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According to The Sun, Mauricio Pochettino is the first-choice managerial candidate for the prospective new owners of Newcastle United if they decide to part company with Steve Bruce.

However, according to the British tabloid, the former Tottenham Hotspur manager has made it clear that he wants total control over signings.

As reported by The Times, Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) will own 80% of the Premier League, Amanda Staveley and her husband Mehrdad Ghodoussi will have a 10% share in the club, and the Reuben brothers – Simon and David – will have a 10% stake as well.



Sensible stance

Pochettino is a very good manager who has shown what he is capable of at Tottenham.

The Argentine can certainly make Newcastle a very competitive team and push them towards the European places.

However, for that to happen, the club need to allow Pochettino to build a team in his own image and will have to give him freedom to make his own signings.

Football in England is suspended at he moment due to the global health crisis, and it remains to be seen when the summer transfer window opens.

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