'I know for sure': Danny Murphy says Newcastle should look at Roy Hodgson
Newcastle United have been told to consider appointing former England manager, Roy Hodgson, if they intend on replacing Steve Bruce in the dugout.
Bruce is expected to be relieved of his duties in the coming days or weeks and the loss to Spurs yesterday has done him little favour. A number of names are being linked with the job, including Rangers boss, Steven Gerrard.
Other names, such as Roberto Martinez and Unai Emery have also been thrown into the mix in recent times. However, former Liverpool and England midfielder Danny Murphy believes that Newcastle could do far worse than look at his former boss Hodgson.
Speaking to Talksport today about the experienced coach, Murphy insisted the Newcastle players would buy into Hodgson.
“I know for sure the players would like him, and be on board with him. You can’t not. He’s been there and done it. Took Palace from a worse position than Newcastle and kept them up,” Murphy said.
“Knows what he’s doing. Been there and done it. Of course, because of his age, and what Newcastle want to do, it is a short-term thing. But which top manager is going to want to take that risk (of joining Newcastle)?”
Hodgson has enjoyed a stellar career in management and now, at 74, is unlikely to be tempted back in for any old job.
The former England boss has managed over 350 Premier League games alongside spells in Italy, Switzerland, and Sweden.
TBR’s View: Hodgson to Newcastle? Surely not
It’s understandable what Murphy is saying here. Hodgson is an experienced campaigner who would certainly steady the ship. He’d also get players on board, as Murphy says.
However, surely Newcastle need to be thinking beyond Hodgson?
Certainly, it wouldn’t go down brilliantly you’d imagine if Hodgson was given the manager’s job ahead of the rest of the names being mentioned.
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