Speaking on the latest episode of his Here We Go podcast, Fabrizio Romano has been speaking about the latest on Newcastle United’s search for a director of football.
Following the club’s appointment of Eddie Howe as Steve Bruce’s replacement, reports have emerged over their search for another backroom appointment, with some suggesting a move for a director of football could have been made before last weekend.
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Reports have emerged suggesting former Chelsea man Michael Emenalo has surfaced as one of the frontrunners in the race for the job at St. James’ Park.
And with just a matter of weeks until the January transfer window, Romano had the following update to provide in the Toon’s search to fill the vacancy.
“I’m told that they are starting interviews. So they are talking with Emenalo, they appreciate Roman Planes, they are talking also with Michael Edwards, who is going to leave Liverpool. But timing could be longer than expected. Maybe it’ll take weeks and weeks to decide who will be the new director, not now.”
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We think given the time of the season, Newcastle fans will be hoping the club can appoint someone in time to see the club through the first transfer window of the new regime on Tyneside.
However, Romano’s latest update is unlikely to please those hoping for a quick appointment, with the Italian believing it could take a number of weeks for the club to find their solution.
It is a huge transfer window coming up for the Toon, as they currently sit rock-bottom of the Premier League table, which leaves them with just one month to address their squad before battling it out for survival.
Given their current squad is clearly struggling to pick up the points needed, we think a director of football would only benefit the club in the January window in an attempt to bring in some fresh faces to save their top-flight status.