Speaking live on talkSPORT in the last few moments, Jim White has made some big claims about the managerial situation at Newcastle United.
According to the former Sky Sports host, the new owners are now looking for a ‘temporary’ manager who can keep the club up this season before they appoint a more long-term option next summer.
White claims that the Saudis are are ‘extremely concerned’ about the threat of relegation and are eyeing an ‘English manager’ with ‘Premier League experience.’
He then states that they could then ‘go big’ next summer and target a more exciting, forward thinking ‘foreign manager’ as the new owners look to ‘reboot’ the club in 2022.
Watch what he’s had to say below:
White has made a host of big claims over the past few years and hasn’t always been on the money, so I’d take this with a pinch of salt.
Things may have changed and he may have got wind of that, however it was widely reported just last night that Paulo Fonseca, Lucien Favre and Roberto Martinez were all in the frame, with the former a serious contender after talks.
With an almost retired Roy Hodgson recommended by talkSPORT pundits in recent days and many Toon fans hoping to see a more fresh and forward-thinking coach arrive on Tyneside, let’s hope we get our next move right and don’t appoint another dinosaur.
The 74-year-old may well sort out defence and keep us up, but it’s a slippery slope that sometimes leads to Sam Allardyce if you start looking for available Englishmen with Premier League experience!