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Newcastle United: Matt Dickinson doubts Mauricio Pochettino will end up at St. James’ Park

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In the latest episode of The Times’ The Game Football Podcast, Matt Dickinson has been discussing the potential takeover of Newcastle United.

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Nice easy one to start off with, which club did Newcastle United sign Shearer from in 1996?

Dickinson spent quite a bit of time talking about Steve Bruce and the Newcastle takeover and expressed doubt about whether or not Mauricio Pochettino would be interested in the Toon job even if the takeover happens.

Here is what he had to say when asked about Steve Bruce’s future and if being a 59-year-old Englishman could count against him.

“In the sense of having gone around the block, a number of clubs, and not having that kind of proven top-end ability is going to be held [against him] when new owners come in, and there’s a sense of ‘oh there’s going to be loads of money around’ and then fans will read ‘Pochettino has been linked’ suddenly expectations, certainly among fans, will transform in those respects.

“I have to say I’d be surprised if Pochettino can’t get rather better offers even if Newcastle were to say ‘here’s money to throw at the problem’.”

It seems as if Dickinson does not believe that even if this takeover goes through, Newcastle would be able to attract Pochettino to Tyneside.

If the takeover happens can you see Pochettino taking over at St James' Park





TIF Thoughts…

The former Tottenham Hotspur manager is apparently the top target for Amanda Staveley’s Saudi-backed consortium should their deal finally get the approval from the Premier League.

However, at the moment, Steve Bruce is the Toon’s boss and claimed that the talk of him losing his job was disrespectful and until there is some sort of decision on the takeover, we agree with him.

If the Premier League do accept the deal; however, Newcastle will have some major wealth backing them – so the rumours over Bruce’s future could start again.

Until then, though, we think that talking about Bruce’s future is disrespectful.

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