Stan Collymore: This will be Newcastle United’s most important signing of the summer

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Stan Collymore says that Newcastle United need to appoint a manager who will unify the club.

Stan Collymore has written in The Bleacher Report that Newcastle United need to appoint a manager who will unify the club.

Carver was appointed the Newcastle head coach in January for the rest of the season, as reported by BBC Sport, and one would expect club owner Mike Ashley to look for a new manager in the summer.

With the Magpies having lost their last eight Premier League matches and staring at relegation to the Championship, it will come as a surprise if the Englishman is kept on in the job.

Moreover, Carver recently hit out at defender Mike Williamson, claiming that he had got himself sent off against Leicester City away from home at the King Power Stadium last weekend, as reported by BBC Sport.

Former Aston Villa and Liverpool striker Collymore believes that Carver should not remain in charge of Newcastle next season and has underlined the importance of appointing the right manager.

“Carver and his assistant, Steve Stone, have Newcastle in their blood and are real football people, but the club need a unifying figure as its next manager in the summer,” the 44-year-old wrote in The Bleacher Report. “God knows who that will be because they would have to work for Mike Ashley.

“But Newcastle's most important signing of the summer will be a manager with personality who can unify a football club.”

Collymore does make a very valid point. With the Newcastle fans also frustrated with how Mike Ashley runs the club, the team do need a manger who can bridge the gap.

The problem is that not many managers will be willing to work under the current circumstances.

If Newcastle do not bring in the right players in the summer transfer window, then they are not going to progress and finish in the top 10 of the Premier League.

If the team do not the finish in the top 10, then the manager - along with club owner Ashley - will be criticised by the fans.

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