Newcastle United Set For Major Overhaul In January

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley is prepared to make funds available in January for a major squad overhaul after the club’s woeful start to the season, though he will keep faith in the backroom staff.

Manager Steve McClaren is under immense criticism after the poor start to the Magpies Premier League campaign, whilst they also suffered a shock exit in the third-round of the Capital One Cup against Sheffield Wednesday.

 

However, the board are sympathetic with the manager due to the problems he inherited and The Telegraph states Ashley will also keep faith in other high-profile members of the backroom staff.

 

Managing director Lee Charnley and chief scout Graham Carr also find themselves surrounded with criticism after the £50m they spent on players over the summer has failed to provide an immediate impact, with the overall transfer policy being questioned.

 

No changes will be made there though but on the field Newcastle are prepared to shake-up their first-team squad completely, with player sales providing the majority of McClaren’s funding in January- with plenty of fresh faces needed.

 

The reports state Newcastle will listen to offers for Cheick Tiote, Papiss Cisse, Gabriel Iberian, Vernon Anita and Moussa Sissoko, whilst they will also look to get rid of Mike Williamson, Sylvain Marveaux and Yoan Gouffran.

 

 

4 comments
Porciestreet
Porciestreet

If we do manage to shift the 8 players you mention, (and I wholeheartedly agree with all of them)  You reallise that we will need as many as 10 or 12 in because we never really came up to the compliment we needed in the first place.Heart ruling the head methinks.  As much as it's needing to happen, it won't because the Fat Git would never sanction it, thereby digging himself an even bigger hole , and all because he hasn't a clue how to manage a football club. His business practices are not and won't work in this high finance and very corporate world , so Listen up Fatty, It's time you were gone.


NicholasDryden
NicholasDryden

Gabriel Iberian. Is he a new Spanish player. lol !!!

philrenner09
philrenner09

Still need the same priority players we have needed for 3 years - a TOP striker will premeir league experience and a TOP centre back with premier league experience. Have a raffle at a home match and winning fan selects these 2 that we need, can only be a huge improvement on the pricks that choose the players now. 

DarrenWilkinson
DarrenWilkinson

Jesus we will have to pay clubs money to take players off us.who the hell would take that lot.Everything is a shambles year after year,always in the headlines for the wrong reasons.Another 4 players needed in January & hopefully British players this time,too many European players just over here for the money.