Date: 25th June 2019 at 11:45am
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The new Newcastle United manager won’t have control over transfers, according to football insider Dean Jones.

The Bleacher Report insider revealed the news on his personal Twitter account on Tuesday, claiming that Rafael Benitez’s replacement will have little say on who is brought into the club.

It was announced on Monday that the Spaniard will be departing the club once his contract expires at the end of this month.

Whoever gets the unenviable task of replacing Benitez will only be allowed to bring in one assistant/coach to supplement his staff.


It seemed like one of the big sticking points in Benitez’s contract negotiations with Newcastle was his ability to have more freedom in terms of the players he was able to sign. The Spaniard desired the freedom to bring whoever he wanted to Tyneside, but Mike Ashley was seemingly unwilling to allow him that luxury. Clearly the Magpies are extremely committed to their current business model, i.e. signing young players with high potential sell on values. It’s no surprise, then, that having ousted Benitez, Ashley has taken the opportunity to make it clear that his way of business will not be changed. His transfer model stays, no matter who the manager is. So clearly the new man won’t be given much say on who is brought to the club. What’s surprising, though, is that the new boss will only be allowed to bring one assistant or coach in – only one! So they won’t be able to put a genuine staff together, it will only be the manager and one other man. Who would want to work under these restrictions?