Newcastle’s new co-owner Amanda Staveley says the club shares the same ambitions as PSG and Manchester City
Saudi Arabian consortium PIF has completed the takeover of Newcastle United for around 305m pounds, thus making Magpies the richest club in the world.
Newcastle United’s new co-owner Amanda Staveley has revealed that the club wants to be on par with European giants like Manchester City and PSG in a few years time.
Staveley said (h/t The Daily Mail): ‘Of course we have the same ambitions as Manchester City and PSG in terms of trophies, absolutely, but that will take time.
‘Do we want to win the Premier League within five to 10 years? Yes. This takeover is hugely transformative. We want to see trophies. But trophies need investment, time, patience and team work.’
The Magpies are highly speculated to axe under-fire manager Steve Bruce, with the search for his replacements set to be carried out by Staveley and the Magpies board.
Newcastle want to hire a top manager with experience and are eyeing Leicester City’s Brendan Rodgers as a worthy replacement.
Rangers boss and Liverpool legend, Steven Gerrard, is also said to be intrigued by the takeover. Gerrard, who has been in Scotland for three years, is likely to leave Ibrox Stadium next summer.
The former Three Lions midfielder has long been mooted to return to the Premier League after doing an impressive job with Rangers, leading them to the league title last season. It remains to be seen whether Gerard would be the first manager for the new-look Magpies.