“Eddie who?” – Newcastle urged to go behind Howe’s back and open talks with Nagelsmann

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Newcastle United’s wealthy owners should make contact with Julian Nagelsmann to understand the German’s willingness to replace current manager Eddie Howe.

That is the view of former Aston Villa and Liverpool attacker Stan Collymore, who believes the Magpies would be foolish not to at least register their interest in Nagelsmann following his reported dismissal from Bayern Munich.

According to leading transfer expert and CaughtOffside columnist Fabrizio Romano, the Bundesliga giants have opted to part ways with Nagelsmann in favour of hiring former Chelsea and PSG boss Thomas Tuchel.

Consequently, with Nagelsmann set to become available, Collymore believes the Magpies should ‘at least put the feelers out’.

“If Bayern Munich can get rid of a coach like Nagelsmann, who had the club competing for the Bundesliga title and was unbeaten in Europe, then Newcastle United can definitely part ways with Eddie Howe,” Collymore said in an exclusive interview.

“The Magpies’ owners should, at the very least, put the feelers out and ask Nagelsmann if he’d like to take charge. They don’t even need to tell Howe that they’ve made contact with him but come on, they have to at least go and find out if he’d like to come to the northeast. That is how they will improve because they’re not going to get to the promised land with Howe in charge.”

Likely to be a little bit miffed by Collymore’s take, Newcastle United fans will certainly argue that their club’s new model operates in a more sensible manner with a key long-term project firmly in place.

However, predicting the arguments against his opinion, Collymore added: “I know a lot of fans will be thinking ‘but that’s not the way Newcastle are doing it, Stan’ and that is true; it isn’t how they’ve gone about their business, so far – but if they snapped up a manager of Nagelsmann’s reputation and went on to qualify for Europe and win a trophy, then, believe me, the feeling would quickly go from ‘Eddie Howe’ to ‘Eddie who?’

“At the moment, they’re [ the owners] testing the waters and seeing how far they can go without spending a ridiculous amount of money but once the excitement dies down and they decide to take the club to the next level, they will be ruthless, mark my words.”

Newcastle United fans – we want to hear from you. Would you like Nagelsmann to replace Howe? – Let us know in the comments.

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  1. Eddie Howe has done a very good job at Newcastle since he arrived he is the best manager they have had for years ! Let him do his job and don’t worry what other people say, èddie however you are the best manager newcastle have had they will ŵin things under him. Come on Eddie and the lads.

  2. Stan Collymore has not got a clue.
    He talks utter rubbish.
    Eddie Howe is just starting our Journey and in less than 18 months,has taken us from 2nd bottom of Premier League,to a Cup Final.
    Lying 5th in Premier League with games in hand.
    Owners that understand Eddie,us Fans,and the true nature of our Club.
    So Collymore can GFHS

  3. Eddie How has done an amazing job at newcastle.Why would we want to get rid of him.This is coming from a life long supporter.I feel Eddie How is taking newcastle places and you havnt seen anything yet.The sleeping giants are awakening!!!

  4. Collymore is entitled to his opinion and he may well be right but let’s enjoy the ride for the moment.
    Eddie Howe has created a team spirit that few other managers anywhere have managed to develop.
    Of course the owners have the right to move forward but, in the meantime I believe they would be foolish to disrupt the ethos which so obviously exists in the club at the moment.

  5. Why would we hire someone who has just been sacked because i asume hes not good enough for them.

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