Newcastle United are walking a thin line between Premier League and Championship football. As everyone knows, this team should not be anywhere near the bottom three, but Steve Bruce and his 1990s style of play dragged the Magpies into this situation.
As things stand, aside from the front office at St. James’ Park, everyone on Tyneside wants to see Bruce gone. The environment surrounding the team is toxic and key players surely have their agents on standby depending on how things play out this season.
In order to avoid the same relegation scare next term, assuming Newcastle United can stay up this season, Bruce needs to be out of the picture. A few managers have been mentioned as potential candidates to replace him in the media.
The most notable name is Steven Gerrard, but it is unlikely that the former Liverpool star will jump from the successful Rangers ship for the Titanic being captained by Mike Ashley. The manager most fans want to see take charge of Newcastle United is former Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe, and news from his camp has come out on his future plans.
Yes, Newcastle United is a real possibility for free agent manager Eddie Howe.
According to an exclusive report from Football Insider, Howe is interested in the Celtic job, but his ultimate aim is to secure a job in the Premier League. The report dives into that claim a bit more as it specifically highlights his interest in managing either Crystal Palace or Newcastle United.
Supporters of both clubs are extremely frustrated with their current managers, and Howe would certainly be an upgrade for both clubs. If you are a regular on our site you will have noticed that multiple articles advocating for Howe’s hiring have been published in recent weeks.
Howe earned the respect of everyone in England with the way he transformed Bournemouth from a League Two minnow to a competitive Premier League outfit that exceeded public expectations for four out of five seasons. Newcastle United need a progressive manager like Howe who approaches every game with the intention of winning, regardless of who the opponent is.
The fact that Howe is keeping an eye on the managerial situation at Newcastle United is a good sign. The Toon Army would welcome him in a heartbeat, but everything hinges on how much longer Mike Ashley and Lee Charnley will undeservedly back Steve Bruce.