Newcastle United transfer rumours: Magpies favourites to beat West Ham to £15m-rated sensation, Aston Villa winger tipped for Serie A exit
Newcastle United saw their first game of their new era end in defeat last weekend, when they were beaten 3-2 at home to Tottenham Hotspur at St James' Park.
The result leaves the Magpies just one point off the bottom of the table, and Steve Bruce's side will be eager to get more points when they take on Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park next Saturday afternoon.
Meanwhile, former footballer Paul Robinson has backed Luis Campos as an ideal candidate to become the club's next director of football, and claimed: “Campos had an incredible amount of success at other clubs As good as he is, it is hard to know whether he would be a success. The task at hand is something that has never been done before in football.”
He continued: “The sporting director needs to come in and then oversee millions and millions of spending on both players and infrastructure. Whoever comes in is going to be in charge of a multi-million-pound project.
“Newcastle need somebody who has a very good network, can work with new players and a new manager. I think the owners have done the right thing in taking their time. This needs to be thought about carefully.
“Newcastle have a huge amount of money but they do not want to waste money on bad managers and bad players. The approach has been calculated and I think that’s sensible.”
Take a look at all the latest news from the Premier League, as the reaction to last weekend's enthralling action continues: