Newcastle United have been one of the stories of this Premier League season as the Magpies currently sit third in the league table, but not all have impressed Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville.
When Eddie Howe replaced Steve Bruce as Newcastle United manager last year, the club were 19th in the Premier League as survival seemed like a tall order, but the Englishman has the club far from those days now due to some excellent coaches and signings.
The Tyneside club made canny signings this summer with the likes of Nick Pope, Sven Botman and Alexander Isak in particular coming through the gates at St. James Park, but Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville isn’t entirely impressed with the Magpies because of the money they have.
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“It’s not unbelievable because we know that when Saudi Arabia came, more money was going to be invested. They were going to buy better players,” he said on The Gary Neville Podcast on Sky Sports Premier League.
However, Neville went on to credit the club’s approach since taking over, saying: “The first signings have been measured, sometimes you see sovereign wealth funds going into football clubs and all of a sudden there has to be a star to pin.” . it. Almost a badge of honor.
“We haven’t seen that with Newcastle actually. They have been much more measured in terms of how they have done. Bringing in a manager, Eddie Howe, I think he’s in, but he wouldn’t be considered a famous manager.
“The way they have done it has been quite controlled and they have built a good team spirit and ethic. They’re getting more out of the players that were there before.”