Steve Bruce has been let go from Newcastle, a new investor comes with a new vision for the club, one that the new owners felt Bruce could not achieve. The 3-2 loss to Spurs seemed to have been the final nail in the coffin for Bruce however not a surprising one. Now we have a highly lucrative job opened up and many managers who will be more than prepared to throw their hat in the ring. Let’s take a look at the possible replacements:
From Dezembro to Rome, Paulo Fonseca is a well-seasoned manager with over 13 years of experience. He is the favourite to take over at Newcastle United. His last job was a 2-year stint at Roma which saw him in charge of 102 games with a win percentage of 52%. Roma under-performed during his time in charge with them finishing 7th in the 20/21 season. Fonseca plays possession-based football. He plays a 4-2-3-1 formation which is a change from their defensive 4-1-4-1 formation. He encourages his fullbacks to join in on attacks, of course, the current Newcastle squad will get an overhaul so he would be able to make room for the players that understand his techniques and will implement his style of playing.
The 63-year-old Swiss looks to be second best for the Newcastle board should they fail to sign Fonseca. To a large extent, he is remembered for a failed spell with Borussia Dortmund where his only trophy came from the 2019 DFL-Supercup. He took charge of 110 games with a win rate of 62%. He was sacked in 2020. His managerial style is passing build-up play with quick attacking. His sides tend to take the game to the opponents however are known to sit back and absorb the pressure which can leave fans feeling frustrated. He does like to online casino switch the wings up and give his team another option when the opponent is hard to break down.
Yes, he might not be as decorated as the above two managers however Newcastle have shortlisted him albeit a bit low on their list. Gerrard joined Rangers in 2018 and took charge of 187 games with a win percentage of 65%. Of course, the positives lie with the glorious scenes that will be remembered at Rangers when they were undefeated to win the title and end their drought. Some can still argue that the Scottish Premier League and English Premier League are far apart but with a big purse, he would be able to compete with the best the premier league has to offer.
The dismissal of Bruce leaves an open position at possibly the most exciting job prospect in recent years with a huge fan base, a great atmosphere and millions of investor money waiting to be spent; any manager will be licking their lips at a chance to make history. Whoever takes charge will have a chance to build a foundation for a footballing institute to be built in the future.