Former Sunderland boss Peter Reid says that Newcastle are a ‘fantastic club’ but if they aren’t prepared to give the new manager/head coach input into the transfer process, then they will be struggling to attract the right person.
Of all the managers the mackems have had in the modern era, Reid had the best rapport with United fans, taking the abuse/humour on the chin and earning respect in the end due to his handling of it.
Reid is undoubtedly right that the person in charge of the players has to be at least part of the framework in deciding who leaves and arrives, with Sky Sports reporting three candidates have been intereviewed and a fourth due to be today – let us all hope that we will see a successful end to this leadership vacuum at the club.
Peter Reid talking to Sky Sports;
“I managed Sunderland for a long while and it is a great football place up there with Newcastle United, Sunderland and Middlesbrough – Newcastle United are a fantastic football club.”
“The game’s changing all the time and different owners and chairmen want different ways of running football clubs but I have always thought that as a manager or a coach, there has to be some input with the players coming in – if you are working with them.
“Now I understand that Newcastle United have a good recruitment policy, but surely the manager can be involved in that in some way, whoever they get, I think that that is important.
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