Newcastle United could seal a replacement for Rafael Benitez in two weeks if they wanted to make a swift appointment, according to the Chronicle.
The newspaper claim on their website that the Magpies are unlikely to appoint an immediate successor when the Spaniard’s contract comes to an end at the end of the month, having confirmed he will be leaving St James’ Park after three years at the club.
However it is stated that Newcastle could seal a new manager within a fortnight if they were to move quickly, meaning they are unlikely to have a permanent figure in charge of the first team when they return to training on July 4.
This has been a complete and utter shambles and it is embarrassing that a club the size of Newcastle have allowed themselves to fall into such a deep pit of disorganisation. The Magpies surely knew that they were not going to come to any sort of agreement with Benitez when negotiations were taking place over the last couple of weeks and as such should have been looking to get potential candidates lined up. It might have been the club chiefs trying to demonstrate that they still had faith in securing a deal with Benitez but they would have known in their heart of hearts that was not the case. Are Newcastle likely to appoint a new manager in the next two weeks? With how dysfunctional those running the club have proven themselves, you would not be surprised to see them without a man in the dugout this time next month. What an awful state of affairs the Newcastle faithful find their club in.