‘Chaos’ – that’s the word that is reportedly being used to describe the consortium’s first week in charge of Newcastle United.

That’s according to the Telegraph, who have been told that it is ‘complete and utter chaos’ at the club right now.

However, there is no reason to worry.

They add that things were exactly the same at Manchester City in 2008 when Sheikh Mansour took over. Eventually things will calm down.

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It certainly did at Manchester City, and now they’re one of the biggest clubs in the world, dominating English football.

As for Newcastle, their primary goal is to stay in the Premier League. Right now they’re in the relegation zone and without a win from their opening seven games.

It’s been chaos on the pitch at times, and now that’s happening off it too. But of course it’s chaos, how could it not be?!

It should be chaos at Newcastle United right now

The reported state of Newcastle right now is no reason to panic. It is no surprise that ‘chaos’ is the word being used to describe things.

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This takeover has happened out of nowhere. Last week was a complete shock, and all of a sudden the club is under new ownership.

There’s a lot to change at Newcastle – the club needs work doing from the top to the bottom. That can’t all happen at once.

One of the problems has been the timing. While it gave us all something to talk about during the international break, it still hasn’t given new owners a lot of time to make decisions before football resumes.

Fans may want Steve Bruce to go, but the owners have been brave and stuck by him. This decision may be disappointing, but in the long-term it is probably for the best.

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Their first hires at Newcastle United will define the direction the club is going. They can’t rush it.


On top of that, they need to surround themselves with football minds. The consortium might have a lot of money, but they don’t have a lot of experience when it comes to running a football club.

A chief executive and sporting director are being targeted. These won’t arrive overnight. Like picking a new manager, they can’t rush.

To make make matters all the more ‘chaotic’, for lack of a better word, there are multiple figures jostling for position.

There’s Amanda Staveley, Mehrdad Ghodoussi and Jamie Reuben as well as PIF who have the final say. Then you’ve got Frank McParland who has been brought in as a football adviser.

There’s a lot of opinions and views being thrown around. Some will want one person, another could be totally against it.

Eventually, things will mellow out and a state of calm can resume.

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We’ve seen a lot of chaos at Newcastle over the past 14 years, but for all the wrong reasons.

This is a good kind of chaos. The fact it happened to Manchester City in 2008 as well should settle the nerves of fans reading these kind of headlines.

I’m not saying this means we’ll become the next Manchester City, but it’s proof that you can’t just buy a club and build it in your vision within a week. This isn’t FIFA or Football Manager.

This is a process.

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