I'm can't get my head around what direction Newcastle will take after the take over.
I think most of us thought "massive spendings"?
But signing Eddie Howe?
Don't get me wrong ,good manager ,but top manager?
If Newcastle signs big stars ,is he the guy to deal with them.
To me it looks like Newcastle will thread carefully with their signings ,getting Howe in signals that.
Which in all fairness is a good approach ,keeping it more local (but expensive)
I was expecting a Zidane type/level of manager.
If they've any sense it'll be to walk before they can run, and I think Eddie Howe could help them hit that objective. Can't ever see him being an elite-level manager but he seems like one who can reenergise and rejuvenate. It'll be his job to help them become a team the top names want to join.
However, I think the biggest problem is one they can't overcome: it's Newcastle. Cracking place, cracking people, cracking club, and a highly enviable relationship between all three. But are their new riches enough to make star players turn down bigger and better-connected cities? Time will tell.
I think a lot of fans 'Champ Man' these situations too often. These guys will have partners, kids, (real) social networks to consider, too.