Paul Robinson has urged the incoming Newcastle United owners to give Steve Bruce a chance to prove himself and suggested Sean Dyche may take over as an alternative.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, the former Spurs and Leeds United keeper claimed the 59-year-old is one of a number of English managers that get “pigeon-holed” from top managerial posts.
Speaking to Sky Sports last week, Bruce suggested he could compete with the likes of Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp if given financial backing by the Saudi-backed consortium.
However, Football Insider understands if a takeover is completed the prospective new owners will look to appoint a “world-beater” manager and a director of football at St. James’ Park.
Forbes magazine claims the £300million takeover of the club has been approved by the Premier League.
When asked by Football Insider if he believed Bruce could compete with the league’s top managers, Robinson said: “I do not see why he should not have the opportunity.
“Managers get pigeon-holed sometimes – the likes of Steve Bruce, Sam Allardyce and Sean Dyche.
“I would love to see these managers given an opportunity and a budget with the players that other so-called “top managers” get.
“Dyche has done an outstanding job at Burnley. He never gets mentioned for top jobs because he is not fashionable – but why not?
“They know how to get results and I would love to see them given the opportunity to adapt and experiment with their managerial style.”
Dyche has led Burnley to 10th in the Premier League so far this season but is often criticised for his team’s direct style of play.
Allardyce has been out of work since being sacked by Everton at the end of the 2017/18 season despite leading the Toffees to eighth that year.
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