Robbie Earl and Robbie Mustoe have been speaking on the latest episode of The 2 Robbies podcast, where they discussed Steve Bruce’s future at Newcastle United and how Frank Lampard could be a suitable replacement.
The St. James Park outfit fell to an extremely disappointing 3-0 loss to Brighton and Hove Albion over the weekend, leaving them hovering just one place and two points above the relegation zone.
It’s a result that piled even more pressure on Bruce, with Newcastle supporters protesting against the 60-year-old after the final whistle.
The North-East outfit face an extremely tough set of fixtures after the international break, with games against Liverpool, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal still to come.
He said: (34:26) “Now would you go for the manager bump because I’ll tell you what, I would. I would right now.”
Earl replied: “I was having this discussion with a few friends yesterday over an outdoor beer and I said, ‘make a change.’ Do you know what Robbie Mustoe, Frank Lampard. What you doing? By the way, wouldn’t be the worst club for Frank to go and manage after if not. Frank, what you doing? Eddie Howe, what you doing? You know, something different.”
TIF Thoughts on Bruce and Lampard…
It’s been a tough season for Bruce and Newcastle, and unless the former Hull City, Aston Villa and Birmingham City boss can turn things around quickly, then the club are hurtling towards a third relegation under Mike Ashley’s ownership.
A change in manager would be a logical solution to the Magpies’ problems, at least in the short term, but whether Lampard is the man to provide the answers is up for debate.
The 42-year-old is relatively inexperienced when it comes to senior management and has never been embroiled in a relegation scrap throughout his time at Derby County or Chelsea, so there is likely to be more suitable candidates than the former England international.