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Journalists Give Insight To Overwhelming First Week For Newcastle’s New Owners

Earlier this morning, Keith Downie provided some insight as to why a decision on Steve Bruce’s future was seemingly ‘dragging on.’ Part of his explanation revolved around a chaotic first week for the new owners.

The takeover happened abruptly on Thursday after being shrouded in uncertainty for over a year. So the plans the consortium had made 18 months ago had to be altered. One obvious example is Rafa Benitez joining Everton over the summer.

The Spaniard would have been the top choice to lead Newcastle’s revolution in a second stint with the club. However, Benitez is an honorable man and won’t break his contract with Everton even if he would love another chance at St. James’ Park.

Luke Edwards with the Telegraph has also touched on the frantic start for our new owners. He tweeted the following earlier this morning which stresses the suddenness of the takeover’s completion.

Edwards also reveals that the makeup of the new board means there are a lot of competing voices and opinions. They are also being inundated with advice from outside the club. So things are very overwhelming at the moment.

However, that is to be expected and as Edwards notes, was also the case at Manchester City. Our new owners are coming to grips with the situation and hould soon be able to reveal more of their plans for the future as well as the interim

George Caulkin also alluded to the new owners playing catchup in a recent mailbag in The Athletic. He stated that Lee Charnley will be retained for longer than anticipated to help with the transition.

Caulkin also referenced the make-up of the board. He revealed that a source told him decision making, at least initially, could be a ‘long and arduous process’. He added this is due to the complex dynamics between the three-pronged ownership group writing:

There are also three spokes to Newcastle’s ownership. That means there are three sets of opinions, if not more, and three sets of people receiving information or messages from contacts, from agents, from total strangers.

While it seems to be ‘dragging on’ from the outside, at least in regards to Bruce’s position, there is a lot happening behind the scenes to get Newcastle’s rebuild underway.

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88 comments so far

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Oct 13, 2021 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #81

    The lad at work whose relative works at the club, the one that told me when Rafa packed his things away and that the Ruebens were involved last year, well he’s just told me that Bruce is gone, he’s been offered £3.5M and won’t be in the dugout Sunday, however he also claimed the Crown Prince was at the training ground on Monday???

  • lesh

    Oct 13, 2021 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #82


    Among other things, I was responsible for quality management in the unit I managed. BS5750 pt 1 became BSEN9001 and in the late 90s, requirements were high.

    I looked at a recent BSEN9001 manual owned by an accredited employer and wondered whether whether accreditation standards are less exacting.

  • toon22

    Oct 13, 2021 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #83


    As welcome as a fart in a space suit


  • Mund

    Oct 13, 2021 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #84

    Pete Graves
    My colleague
    tells me on
    that world renowned Sporting Director Luis Campos would be interested in a role at #nufc and that he expects him to be under consideration by the clubs new owners. Campos helped Lille and Monaco beat PSG to the French title.

  • cleveleysbob

    Oct 13, 2021 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #85

    A thought, (careful I don’t have too many). There is talk of Newcastle branded coaching schemes/academy’s being set up in Saudi.

    Therefore, there is scope for PIF to offer Bruce a position as coaching director at such a place. He’ll think about it and because of family and farm commitments have to turn it down. So he has to leave of his own accord with nowt but our blessings.

    That makes more sense than offering him something on Tyneside, where he’s toxic, but the result would be the same. Job done £8M saved. Happy days 🙂

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Oct 13, 2021 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #86


    Campos would be a dream the quality players that guy must have in his little book……

    Him with a proper good manager would turbo charge us up the league as we would still be capable of picking up bargains

  • cleveleysbob

    Oct 13, 2021 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #87

    Lesh, were you in the kitchen trade?

  • lesh

    Oct 13, 2021 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #88


    Kitchen trade? Nope. Engineering industry, yes.


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