Jose Mourinho is the best person to manage Newcastle when Bruce leaves, claims Danny Mills

Jose Mourinho-Chelsea vs Liverpool-London, UK-31.10.2015
Jose Mourinho-Chelsea vs Liverpool-London, UK-31.10.2015 /IMAGO

Newcastle United have been advised to replace the departing Steve Bruce with Jose Mourinho. According to Danny Mills, there is no one else better to manage Newcastle at the moment than the former Chelsea and Manchester United boss.

The Magpies were taken over by Public Investment Fund (PIF) for £305million last week, making them the Premier League club with the wealthiest owners in world football. The Saudi Arabia owners have promised the fans they will transform the Magpies from a mid-table club to title challengers in the next few years. 

But the first step in delivering their promise is to replace current manager Steve Bruce with another high-profile coach. The 60-year-old Bruce is due an £8million compensation, and the new owners have no problem settling him, as they are wary of the negative impact his presence in the dugout could have in their game against Tottenham.

So far, some big names have been rumoured to be replacing him, including Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers, former Borussia Dortmund coach Lucien Favre and Rangers boss Steven Gerrard.

But former Leeds United defender Danny Mills believes current AS Roma boss Mourinho is the best candidate to guide Newcastle ‘from survival to top four’.

“If you’re talking about being given money to build a team and be relatively successful, I’d go with Mourinho,” he told talkSPORT, as reported by Metro.

“If you give Jose enough money and allow him to do what he wants to do, he will guide you to success quicker than probably anyone else.

“Newcastle can go slowly and survive this season. Next season finish in the top half, then top six. But If they want to jump from survival to top four, I don’t see anyone better out there than Mourinho to do that.

“You’d have to give him absolute fortunes to buy the players that he wants, but he’s one of the only coaches that could do that.

“He could put a team together next week that will be successful. He could do it in the January transfer window. The football might not be brilliant, but he’ll get you winning games, that’s for sure.”

Mourinho’s side Roma sit fourth in Serie A after the opening seven games and are four points ahead of Juventus going into their clash at the Allianz Stadium on Sunday.