Paul Merson has labelled the managerial situation at Newcastle an “absolute disaster” ahead of tomorrow’s clash with Chelsea.
Graeme Jones is set to take charge of his second game as caretaker boss, with the first being our 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace last weekend.
It is still unclear who our new owners will appoint to replace Steve Bruce, with the callto fire the unpopular manager taking place 10 days ago.
Former Arsenal winger Merson can’t get his head around the decision-making at St James’ Park – even questioning our decision to part with Steve Bruce – and feels we were “lucky” to escape Selhurst Park with a point last week.
This is what he said while speaking to Sportskeeda:
“I worry for Newcastle.
“Nothing’s changed for them – they don’t have a manager, they’re in a relegation battle, and I don’t know what’s going on.
“They got absolutely ripped by Crystal Palace last week and they were lucky that Benteke didn’t have his shooting boots on.
“It’s all right to come in with all this money, but you need to have a plan.
“They’ve sacked Steve Bruce and they’re going into tough Premier League games without a manager. I can’t believe what I’m seeing at the moment.
“Chelsea have rested most of their players this week. They made loads of changes in the Carabao Cup, and I don’t think they can be stopped this weekend.
“Newcastle United are an absolute disaster at the moment, and I don’t see anything but a Chelsea win here.”