As Amanda Staveley and her other Newcastle United directors spin their thumbs over a new leadership position, other names are being associated with the hot seat of St. James’ Park.
Steve Bruce took an unfortunate fall, but his position became untenable after taking over the club.
Whoever replaces them has the biggest jobs in their hands, and for the owner, hiring the new manager is arguably the most important business they’ll make, as the incumbent is likely to dictate signings and, as a result, play styles .
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Former Newcastle star Ryan Taylor told Sky Sports that he would love to see Rangers’ Steven Gerrard take over the lead on Tyneside, despite being a little misguided in that belief.
The former Liverpool captain has worked wonders north of the border, but management in the Scottish Premiership doesn’t qualify him for a job that needs someone with a lot of experience to bring the Magpies back to the top of English football.
Gerrard would get himself respect, yes, and would probably play a much better kind of football than he has been seen in St. James’ Park in ages.
He may be the right man, but the time is completely wrong.