Saudi consortium set to include ruthless clause in new manager’s contract – Report

According to The Mirror, any deal being offered to potential candidates for the Newcastle United job will include a termination clause should the club get relegated this season.

The report states that this was one of several factors that put Unai Emery off the job and is also likely to be part of any offer that could bring Eddie Howe to Tyneside.

In the piece, it’s said that the out of work 43-year-old is the ‘last man standing’ and in the frame to take over – even if Saturday’s trip to Brighton will come too soon.

However, this ‘sack clause’ means the former Bournemouth boss may not be given the chance to bring us straight back to the Premier League should he take the job and send us down – which is interesting given he guided the Cherries to automatic promotion with a 90-point haul in the 2014/15 season.

Hopefully it doesn’t come to that and we are still a Premier League team come this time next year, although it’ll take a huge turnaround in form to achieve that after we’ve failed to win any of our opening 10 games – despite having a pretty kind run of fixtures.

We face Brighton, Brentford, Norwich and Burnley over the next month before things turn extremely tough over the festive period, so we’ll have to hope Howe has an immediate impact should he be appointed in the coming days.

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3 thoughts on “Saudi consortium set to include ruthless clause in new manager’s contract – Report

  1. it strikes me as an act of desperation, the latest Saudi offer, who obviously believe their wealth can overcome their lack of tact.
    when insisting their new manager will be sacked if he allows the club to be relegated.
    Is this the way to please fans, I think not, no-one would be pleased by this kind of management and should be made obvious to our ew owners who it appears have no clue about anything other than the fact they have a lotta dosh and feel they can do whatever they want .
    I don’t care if we were in the third tier under Ashley than be told what to do by these idiots.
    Someone should take them and instruct them as to what is expected of them, certainly not this, do as I say or suffer the consequences attitude,
    which may be acceptable in Saudi Arabia, but certainly not in a true democracy .
    As far as I see things they can take their money and go, if this is a harbinger of the future.

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  2. whees keys are these Run off sunshine. It all makes sense in my eyes. No 8 million quid payout for incompetence and failure and no keeping a lame duck either

    chuck:
    it strikes me as an act of desperation, the latest Saudi offer, who obviously believe their wealth can overcome their lack of tact.
    when insisting their new manager will be sacked if he allows the club to be relegated.
    Is this the way to please fans, I think not, no-one would be pleased by this kind of management and should be made obvious to our ew owners who it appears have no clue about anything other than the fact they have a lotta dosh and feel they can do whatever they want .
    I don’t care if we were in the third tier under Ashley than be told what to do by these idiots.
    Someone should take them and instruct them as to what is expected of them, certainly not this, do as I say or suffer the consequences attitude,
    which may be acceptable in Saudi Arabia, but certainly not in a true democracy .
    As far as I see things they can take their money and go, if this is a harbinger of the future.

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  3. I’m guessing ‘Chuck’ isn’t a Toon fan as his statement of rather being under Ashley in L3 that these idiots speaks volumes, as if you were a true Toon fan, being under Ashley is the last thing you’d want, so if that’s the case, be quiet, you know nothing of what the last 14yrs have been…

    As for the clause, I think you’ll find a lot of clubs who pay extremely high wages to managers have this in their contracts, as most top class managers don’t want to work in the lower leagues & would prefer to be sacked than be held to a contract which may mar their future employment. This isn’t something new, so to all the non-Toon fans who want to belittle everything the new owners are trying to do, concentrate on your own club, because in a few years time, you’ll see the true Toonarmy marching back into the top & onwards to Europe πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

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