Mike Ashley has shown  the money and brought in four recruits during January, he also spent the cash last summer for another four signings and that only tells us that as an owner of the club, he has done what he could practically do (in the last eight months).

He has done what he has promised us (interview before West Ham match at end of last season).

The real problem comes though when he chooses his managers. For some reason, his choices for managers have been peculiar and sometimes just pure dumb.

A kid who sits at his computer and plays Football Manager would know that though you splurge your cash in the transfer markets, only a manager with a good record can actually make a team gel and win games.

What is the use of spending so much and then hiring a person who gets FIRED by a CHAMPIONSHIP team? He got fired for a reason, didn’t he?

Okay, let’s stop the complaints and look at what can be done in the future.

If Newcastle manages to stay in the Premier League at the end of this season, Mike Ashley should hire Manuel Pellegrini to replace Steve McClaren.

Manuel Pellegrini, who will be available in the summer, is that good manager with a good record I was talking about earlier!

And why should he manage Newcastle?

Before Manchester City, he was at Malaga FC.

Before he arrived, Malaga were struggling just like Newcastle with a mediocre team and with a rich billionaire owner.

After Pellegrini joined Malaga from Real Madrid, Malaga finished with their club record breaking points finish (fourth in La Liga) and qualifying for the Champions League for the first time in their history.

He developed many players to be superstars of the future.

Just think of Santi Cazorla, Salomon Rondon, Isco and Nacho Monreal?

He can work with clubs that are trying to be the next big thing and Newcastle has been trying to be something since the day I first knew it.

It’s a pity that Manchester City FC does not value him and treats him unfairly, but Newcastle will be the best place for him and it will be a statement of intention and ambition by Newcastle if we ever get him to manage the club.

With the same amount of money spent during this season, Pellegrini and Newcastle would have been fighting for a Champions League spot, or maybe even the title, rather than fighting against relegation. He can surely win us trophies!

The next question asked by those critics will be, what makes you think Manuel Pellegrini would agree to manage Newcastle?

My question to them would be, if a Claudio Ranieri who previously managed Valencia, Juventus, Parma, Inter Milan, Roma and Monaco could join Leicester City, then why not?

Newcastle United Football Club is bigger than Leicester City, no matter what happens at the end of this season, or no matter who does not agree to that. If they can hire Ranieri, we surely can hire Pellegrini.

So I really hope Mike Ashley reads this article, wakes up his ideas and hires Manuel Pellegrini to be our next manager….and hopefully he does it soon while Pellegrini is still available.

Dreams Come True!

Hope never fades!

Howay the Lads!

Hi, I’m Ananth Kumar, a die-hard Magpie fan since 1996 living in Singapore, and hope you enjoyed my first contribution to The Mag.

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