Joe Thomlinson has been discussing why Ralf Rangnick should be the man to replace Steve Bruce on the Football Daily YouTube channel.
Last Thursday saw Mike Ashley’s tenure at Newcastle come to an abrupt end with a whirlwind 48 hours seeing the club change hands with the club now owned by PCP Capital Partners. Meanwhile, Amanda Staveley is thought to be meeting Steve Bruce at the training ground on Monday as the manager’s future appears to be up in the air.
Would Ralf Rangnick be a good appointment for Newcastle?
Following the takeover being announced, Bruce spoke to The Telegraph about how he knows the new owners may want to bring in their own man, and someone who’s being linked with a move to Tyneside in some capacity is Ralf Rangnick, who is currently in a director role at Lokomotiv Moscow.
Thomlinson gave his reasons as to why he’d pick Rangnick to replace Bruce.
“I think it’s a safe assurance to say if Steve Bruce goes, if I was picking somebody from a sporting perspective, I think Rangnick is the perfect guy to overhaul Newcastle.
“From behind the scenes on a sporting level, recruitment level, maybe even tactically and put a really clear philosophy through the club, I think Rangnick would be amazing appointment.”
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Bruce has admitted himself that he wouldn’t be bitter if he was to be relieved of his duties at Newcastle and this could mainly be down to the reported £8 million pay off he will receive if he is sacked by the new owners, as well as the fact he has won seven of his last 37 matches as Newcastle boss, so there can’t be too many complaints if he is let go.
Rangnick would be an interesting appointment as he’s a manager who has received praise from Jurgen Klopp in the past and managed to guide a Schalke side to a Champions League semi-final, however, he would arrive with no Premier League experience, so potentially seeing him land a director of football role instead of being the main man in the dugout could be more feasible.