Newcastle United board told they need to prepare for Change now!
Steve Hickey of the Mag has urged Newcastle United to prepare for the sacking of Steve Bruce now.
After a failed takeover in the summer, Bruce was kept on as boss of the Toon for this season as owner Mike Ashley did not want to fork out and spend money to bring a top-class manager to the club
And it has not worked out well for the fans, who have seen their side edge towards another relegation battle, as Bruce cannot get his side playing the type of football that fans had hoped this season.
And after another un-impressive 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace during midweek, Now the MAG’S Hickey has appealed to the board to consider their next options, he said: “I now appeal to Mike Ashley and his advisors to carefully consider and act on the current situation. Late February should be the focus, following the Southampton, Chelsea and Manchester United games. Start the hunt for a top replacement NOW.
“This particular season makes late February okay for two main reasons. One is the number of games left this time and the other is the very hard, dare I say it, potentially disastrous run of games in February.
“Who would bet against Southampton this weekend even after their 9-0 hiding? Is there a Newcastle fan out there who didn’t think, ‘you’ll not get a better chance to get your confidence and pride back than in the next game’. It just happens to be against us.
“Then there’s the following two games (Chelsea and Man Utd away) which could see us emulating Southampton if we start as badly as they did.
“Give the new appointment a level playing field. Please not Graeme Jones for his sake, if he is to be given a chance, do that now.
“I can’t finish without bringing up Jones’s lower key role last night, was he told to take a back seat?
“If we don’t prepare now, we will probably go down, just as the Newcastle United Takeover is given the go ahead. Or am I thinking of another film with a similar unhappy ending”
Fans must agree right?