Les Ferdinand claims Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce has it all to do after succeeding Rafael Benitez as manager.
The Magpies have welcomed experienced coach Bruce to St James’ Park and he’s tasked with trying to help them be successful in the Premier League this season.
The 58-year-old is now in charge of his boyhood club and it’s his 11th different position in management.
His team have started with four points from their opening four Premier League games, while they were knocked out of the Carabao Cup on penalties by Leicester City.
Spaniard Benitez was a major fan favourite during his time at Newcastle and exit in the summer was not greeted well.
Ex-Newcastle striker Ferdinand believes that Bruce has a sizeable task to step into Benitez’s shoes.
“I think the fans will love Steve Bruce and enjoy his time at Newcastle if Newcastle win games of football,” he told talkSPORT.
“Whoever was going in there after Rafa was going to get this effect. They see another manager coming in under the same regime and I think it is more to do with that than with Steve Bruce.
“Steve has got it all to do. I know his heart is in wanting Newcastle to do well and he will give it his best shot.”
Bruce has had a mixed start to his Newcastle tenure, but there have certainly been another signs to suggest it’s not all doom and gloom around St James’ Park.
He has a quality backline at his disposal that are going to play their part throughout the campaign and just needs to solve the issue going forward.
Newcastle need to try become more clinical in front of goal to stay away from a relegation battle in the Premier League.
Summer addition Joelinton has looked the part at striker and should only improve, while it’s up to the likes of Christian Atsu, Allan Saint-Maximin and Miguel Almiron to chip in with goals too.