View: Newcastle must steer well clear of former player who calls manager role ‘perfect’

OPINION

The Newcastle manager role is one that isn’t usually seen as overly desirable.

Everything that comes along with being in charge of the Magpies includes the demanding fan base, and the not so open owner Mike Ashley, but should any boss get it right they are in for something special.

Rafael Benitez did just that and formed a great formula both on and off the pitch which saw the fans come together but eventually it was Ashley who put an end to all of that by not offering the Spaniard what he had asked for.

Steve Bruce has taken the reigns and has already struggled despite being backed in the transfer window. The new boss has lost his opening two Premier League matches and has failed to find a system which helps his side pick up points.

Newcastle legend David Ginola recently admitted in an interview on Peter Crouch’s Back of the Net, as quoted by the Express, that he would love to return to the North East as manager.

“I would love [to manage Newcastle],” he said.

“That would be the challenge of my life… it would be the perfect situation. The perfect scenario.”

Newcastle must steer well clear of Ginola, with a manager who has no experience in management whatsoever the last thing they need right now.

Bruce needs to prove he was the right choice to take the club forward – and a change of system is exactly what is needed to do just that.

In their opening two fixtures, Newcastle have only averaged 41.2% possession [WhoScored], mainly down to the fact that their attack are way too isolated to the midfield – which is offering no sort of support going forward.

Their average of 10.5 shots per game [WhoSource] also proves that they need more than just two forwards on the pitch, and need an option inbetween the midfield and the final third.

Either way, Ginola is certainly not the answer and Newcastle must steer well clear of the Frenchman in any future management search.

This article was originally posted here