Saudis decide on new NUFC manager & could activate €16m clause – Sky Sports Italy

According to Sky Italy’s Gianluca Di Marzio, Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers is ‘in pole position’ to become the new manager of Newcastle United.

The renowned journalist – who has over a million followers on Twitter – states that the Saudi consortium ‘has chosen Rodgers as their new manager’, but know a sizeable clause would have to be paid to secure the 48-year-old.

Sky Italy claim that a 16m clause (£13.5m) would have to be activated to take him away from the King Power Stadium – a huge fee, yet one the PIF would have no trouble paying given they are worth around £320 billion.

Time will tell if there’s any truth in this, however it is worth noting that his odds went from 12/1 on Monday to 7/4 just yesterday – a big drop that left him the bookies favourite to replace Steve Bruce.

Here’s a snippet from Di Marzio’s piece this afternoon:

The new Newcastle ownership has chosen Rodgers as their new manager. The clause has to be paid to Leicester

The first step to relaunch Newcastle starts right from the bench. The name in pole position to lead the “The Magpies” is that of Brendan Rodgers current manager of Leicester City. 

To free him, Newcastle would have to pay the 16 million clause .

Rodgers, therefore, could be the man on whom to build the new course.

With Rodgers spearheading an impressive era at Leicester City, having plenty of Premier League experience and delivering an FA Cup to the Foxes fans, he ticks so many boxes.

Many question whether he’d swap Leicester for a side sat second bottom of the Premier League, however some wonder if he has taken them as far as he can following their poor start to the 2021/22 season.

Would you like to see Rodgers in the hot seat at St James’ Park?

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Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

9 thoughts on “Saudis decide on new NUFC manager & could activate €16m clause – Sky Sports Italy

  1. As I’ve said already I’d definitely take Rogers as a safe pair of hands who knows the league top to bottom for a few seasons to build the team up. As long as we bring in that sporting director who will be directing the vision to an extent with players etc, I don’t see a problem with letting Rogers coach the team and stabilise us in the premier, and then going for the top tier manager when we’re a more attractive proposition. Of course I’m sure Rogers would back himself to be more than a mere stepping stone appointment, should these rumours prove to be true.

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  2. So 24 million to swap the Gregg’s ogre for Brendan Rodgers. No interest from me, why not get in a top DOF and let them choose. Gotta be cheaper, spend the rest on players.

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  3. I’d just be happy for Bruce to be moved to the window cleaning crew…

    …and let Jones cover – we don’t want to see Bruce in the dugout again!

    I think a lot of players we already have will shine with a MANAGER = even Joelinton – everyone heard Carroll saying that in training he’s a brilliant finisher (!?)

    Be great to see a Manager work with these players for a couple of months then in January get rid of Hendrick, Fraser, +?

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  4. “ Who are these stupid people who are saying Brendan Rodgers Etc are no
    Good to manage Newcastle United .,I have suffered the. Mediocrity of Bruce ,McLaren ,Etc Etc ,The people who are knocking NUFC don’t hav a clue ,I have supported NUFC since at least 1956 ,Through Thick and Thin disappointing
    Times and exciting times (not that there was many ) but I put up with it cos
    ItWas My Team ,My Playeterryfparkinson@live.co.ukrs My Manager , my expectations were massive , I was at Wembley in 1976 When the best player on the pitch was Dennis Tueart a Mackem player who was playing for Man City scored that fantastic overhead kick oh the pain /pain/pain .Tuert was a Geordie and how he enjoyed it ,Anyhow Onwards and Upwards I cannot exist on Looking always on the past ,I now want an exciting future and am prepared to put up with all the hype and excitement, so here’s to the future ,” HOWAY THE LADS “ HOWAY THE BAIRNS “ HOWAY THE PCP “. HOWAY THE RUEBENS ,HOWAY THE SAUDIS “,XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX “

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  5. Right on Terry – WE JUST NEED A MANAGER that can actually Manage!!!

    we are light years behind City and Liverbirds…

    …but what we are seeing is the Emperor’s Clothes with regards to Bruce, Solskjaer, Southgate – rubbish managers given top player’s but without a clue just how to MANAGE

    No wonder ManU were crying about another Team about to spend money – hypocrites – they have spent fortune after fortune on Top quality players without much return

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  6. I dont think rodgers would be a good fit for newcastle, far better go for a tried and tested manager who would be popular with the fans, kevin keegan springs straight to mind.

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