In football, one year is not an extremely long period of time. The official confirmation of Newcastle United’s acquisition didn’t come until October 7, 2021. Following a 2-1 loss to Wolves at Molineux, with the Toon in nineteenth position, Steve Bruce’s future probably was in doubt.
The unbelievable events in Newcastle United and the worth of manager’s vacancy
The Newcastle United leadership explored a number of people to take his position. There were concerns over whether Brendan Rodgers of Leicester City or Steven Gerrard of then-reigning Rangers might be persuaded to move to Tyneside. There was no work for Lucien Favre and the same about Conte. Forward approximately a year, and Toon supporters may now feel happy with the board’s choice about Paulo Fonseca.
Following 13 matches of the 22–23 season, Howe, who was unaffiliated like these other great managers, had led Newcastle to fourth place after a convincing victory against an Aston Villa team that had recently hired Unai Emery, the former head coach of the Gunners, to fulfill their own coaching vacancy.
Those in control on Tyneside apparently gave the Spaniard some thought as well. However, following the weekend’s humiliating loss to Howe’s team, it seems as though he will have a difficult time turning around Villa’s fortunes.
It’s funny to think that Rodgers, Gerrard, and Emery would all fight tooth and nail for the Newcastle vacancy right now.
The fantastic season of Newcastle United under Eddie Howe
The current PL season is off to Newcastle’s greatest start in more than a decade. They have the most points (16) in the division for the month of October, and Eddie Howe has once again cemented his status as one of the most sought-after young coaches in Britain.
The 44-year-old’s decision to turn down the opportunity to work with Celtic seems justifiable given his past achievements in Tyneside. Their weekend opposition had recently destroyed Brentford 4-0 in a crucial victory that lifted their spirits.