A whole host of Newcastle United fans have reacted very angrily on Twitter to read the latest director of football update.
Michael Emenalo was reportedly the number-one candidate to be handed the new director of football role at Newcastle, and according to The Telegraph, he had even held talks with the board out in Saudi Arabia.
It would have seemingly made sense for Newcastle to have a director of football in place ahead of the January transfer window to make things as easy as possible for the club and Eddie Howe, but journalist David Ornstein has reported that this may not be the case.
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A lot of Newcastle fans on Twitter have slammed this latest claim.
What have these Newcastle United fans been saying?
“these owners are useless”
“This is a bit worrying.”
“This isn’t good news. This should be a priority to make sure we have a good transfer window”
“I do find this slightly odd. I understand the need to be thorough but every decision so far has been painfully slow. Trust the process, yes…..but can the process be a little bit faster please,”
“Seems to me we’re planning for relegation”
“If they move as slow in January transfer window as they have done with manager and DoF appointments then the window will pass without us signing a single player, we need all our business done by January 1st to stand a chance, I hope they realise that..”
It would be a bold move by the owners to not have a director of football in place given how crucial it is that they make smart signings in January because of their precarious position in the league and that most of the other clubs have taken up an ‘anyone but Newcastle‘ transfer policy.