While Eddie Howe will naturally receive many of the plaudits, the story at Newcastle United since his arrival has been one of a collective effort.
With the club having stopped short of making superstar signings, there has been a real focus on getting the team together, both on an off the pitch.
Indeed, Jason Tindall has been another prominent figure in Newcastle’s rise.
The 45-year-old has been by Howe’s side since their early days at Bournemouth, moving to Burnley with the head coach before returning to the south coast.
When Howe left following the Cherries’ relegation, Tindall stepped up to plate as their managerial replacement but lasted only a few months before resuming his assistant role when Howe replaced Steve Bruce.
While assistant managers can often blend into the background, Tindall will be a familiar face amongst Toon supporters.
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So then, it’s promising to read some insight into his actual day-to-day role with the club.
According to The Athletic, Tindall “does not merely repeat Howe’s messages” but opts to “reiterate key points but also expands” on the message from the manager.
Newcastle will have to hope Tindall isn’t tempted away
While Tindall’s stance on giving full-time management another chance is unclear, Newcastle will have to hope fresh offers do not come in.
He and Howe clearly form a fantastic duo and the idea of an opportunity to potentially move on emerging and complicating matters would hardly be most welcome.
Hopefully, the two work together at Newcastle for a long time to come.