Former Newcastle United midfielder Nobby Solano has told the Chronicle what he feels is the key question the club’s next manager will be asking himself.
It’s unclear as to whether John Carver will be kept at the club beyond this season or whether the Magpies board will bring in a new manager, but Solano has suggested the key issue facing the boss will be the same.
“We all pray Newcastle stay up and hope that after this experience they can make sure they don’t get back to this situation again,” he said.
“Whoever the club are considering as manager will be asking whether they get to bring in their own players or will they be told who they will get.”
Newcastle are staring down the barrel ahead of a simply massive game this weekend against West Ham United.
It’s a match they simply have to win to be sure of their Premier League safety and then they need to get themselves into a position where this season never repeats itself.
That means making sure the manager has full control over who is coming into his squad as well as who leaves it.
Carver would appear to be the man in the best position to make a judgement over what the current squad needs moving forward, but a fresh face could attract a different and more exciting calibre of individual.
Regardless of who is in charge and who that person goes after, Solano feels the most important thing is that they are backed.