Taking on the roll of manager at Newcastle is a ‘no brainier’. Let’s examine the facts:
This is a one club city with immense potential and a fanbase like no other. Rafa may be gone but other managers will be more than aware of the passion and support Newcastle fans can offer if you get it right.
To succeed at Newcastle you will be immortalised.
If the current owner stays, you will get no backing, no finances and you will struggle to compete at Premier League level, probably your worst case scenario – but every Newcastle fan will realise who’s REALLY to blame if it all goes wrong. On a more ‘positive’ note, you will get a decent wage and a healthy severance package if and when you get sacked should we struggle, but again, I’m sure supporters would blame Ashley – and rightly so.
If the club is sold and we have new owners, they may embrace you and hopefully back you and maybe we will see some success – your dream ticket.
If however, the new owners want their own man at the helm, no problem, a big dividend awaits and you lever a richer man.
So, despite the state we find ourselves in, I still believe there’ll be a HUGE number of managers who are keen to have this job. It’ll be seen as a win win for some.
It’s hard to be positive right now, but I don’t think it’ll be too long now until this club is sold, enabling us to enjoy competitive investment and a manager like Kevin Keegan, Bobby Robson or Rafa Benitez who we are able to worship.