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West Ham coach Stuart Pearce has claimed that Newcastle fans think they are going to ‘instantaneously’ be ‘catapulted to the top of the echelons of the Premier League’ after their takeover, as he told talkSPORT (09/10/21 at 10:15 pm).

On Thursday, Mike Ashley’s 14-year reign as owner was ended, with Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) now taking charge of proceedings.



It makes the Magpies the wealthiest club in world football and those dreams to end 60+ year wait for a trophy might now be coming to an end.

This news has, no doubt, been heard all across the Premier League and in Europe, with those in England’s top-flight seemingly unhappy about the takeover.

Former England international Pearce warned it’s ‘not easy’ for Newcastle to head towards the top, now they have a load of money in the bank, as he sent them this message.

“Well, the fans have been clamouring for a takeover for many a year,” said Pearce. “It is one thing with the euphoria of a takeover, the other thing is realising.

“The Newcastle fans think they are instantaneously going to be catapulted to the top of the echelons of the Premier League. It’s not easy to do that.

“It took Man City a fair while to do that. Liverpool are strong. Chelsea are strong.

“But, for Newcastle fans, they are absolutely delighted. You can see that in their reaction. However, it’s not as easy as people think, just having money is one thing. Utilising it, is another.”

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One of the first steps Newcastle will want to take his building a structure to move forward, from buying new players and possibly bringing in a new coach.

Whilst ensuring they maintain their survival this season and then they will be tasked to try and get in Europe during the next campaign.

West Ham did that last season when David Moyes punched well above the club’s weight, in terms of spending, to guide them to a respectable and deserved top-six finish.

It’s getting pretty busy near the top, with the top four from last season, added with Leicester, West Ham, Everton, Aston Villa, Leeds, Tottenham, Arsenal and now Newcastle trying to finish in those top-six places.

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