Former Newcastle United captain Mick Martin believes Mauricio Pochettino might be a perfect option to handle the Magpies following the modification in ownership.
The Magpies are on the edge of a ₤300 m takeover from PCP Capital Partners — backed by Saudi Arabia’s Public Mutual fund and a statement might be made by the end of the month.
In The Middle Of this, there has actually been the talk of the Magpies possibly altering their head coach ahead of next season and former boss Rafael Benitez, currently with Dalian Yifang, has actually been fancied to go back to the dugout.
Nevertheless, Martin feels the Tyneside outfit should be taking a look at ex-Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino, who is a ‘big name in the game’.
Speaking With The Express, Martin offered his guidance over the next Magpies head coach after confessing that Steve Bruce has actually done a ‘great job’ at St James’ Park this season.
“Steve came in and I was one who was saying, ‘It’s going to be hard work for him’. But I could understand him taking the job because he’s a Geordie. I have to stress, I think Steve has done a great job and the players have responded well to him,” He informed.
“But if the takeover happens, I think Steve might be vulnerable. I think there could be huge changes. If so, I might be looking at the likes of Pochettino. He knows big players, he knows South America and he knows Europe. He’s a big name in the game.”
Bruce was a surprise visit as the Magpies boss last summer after Benitez went out at the expiration of his contract to sign up with Chinese Super League side Dalian Yifang.
At First, there was lots of disappointment amongst the fans over the supervisory decision made by owner Mike Ashley however Bruce has actually had the ability to win over the advocates with the club’s strong position in mid-table.
Still, there are concerns where he will stay at the helm beyond the present campaign, offered the potential owners might desire somebody, who can attract a few of the world’s elite players to the club.
Pochettino certainly improved his reputation during his five-year stint with Tottenham Hotspur and last season’s run to the Champions League final was among the major emphasize minutes of his supervisory profession.
It stays to be seen whether the Argentine is thought about for the task ahead of a popular fan figure such as Benitez, who left the Magpies due to the fact that on unfinished guarantees from Ashley.