Newcastle told Jose Mourinho is only option for ‘instant success’ once Steve Bruce sacked

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Newcastle United should target Jose Mourinho as Steve Bruce’s successor if they want instant results, according to ex-Premier League footballer Danny Mills. Reports have indicated this week that Bruce is set to be relieved of his duties after Mike Ashley sold the club to a consortium backed by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF).

Last Thursday, the consortium, led by Amanda Staveley, completed the £305million purchase of Newcastle.

The new era will likely be the catalyst of change at St James’ Park, starting with the managerial position.

Newcastle are yet to win a single game this season and currently sit 19th in the Premier League, as well as exiting the Carabao Cup at home to Burnley.

Bruce could soon be dismissed as a result, and several potential successors have been thrown around among fans and the media.

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Mills believes Roma boss Mourinho is Newcastle’s man if they want instant success under new ownership, but he would need strong financial backing.

He told talkSPORT: “If you’re talking about being given money to build a team and be relatively successful, I’d go with Mourinho.

“If you give Jose enough money and allow him to do what he wants to do, he will guide you to success quicker than probably anyone else.

“Newcastle can go slowly and survive this season. Next season finish in the top half, then top six.


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“But if they want to jump from survival to top four, I don’t see anyone better out there than Mourinho to do that.

“You’d have to give him absolute fortunes to buy the players that he wants, but he’s one of the only coaches that could do that.

“He could put a team together next week that will be a success; he could do it in the January transfer window.

“The football might not be brilliant, but he’ll get you winning games – that’s for sure.”

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Considering Mourinho only took charge of Roma ahead of this season, Newcastle would face a huge battle in trying to lure him away from the Italian club.

He has made a somewhat successful start to his second stint in Italy, with Roma currently sat fourth in Serie A with five wins from their opening seven games.

The project at Newcastle is something that may very well entice him later on in his career when the club’s stature has risen, but it isn’t easy to see him departing Rome anytime soon.

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