Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce would have no issue working with a director of football under new ownership, Football Insider understands.
As revealed by this site on Wednesday, PCP Capital Partners have instructed intermediaries to hire a high-profile sporting director ahead of their prospective takeover on Tyneside.
A source at St James’ Park has told Football Insider that Bruce has no problems with the potential new owners appointing a new senior figure in what would be a major restructure.
As revealed this week, the Saudi-backed takeover bid, fronted by British financier Amanda Staveley, is set to be given the green light by the Premier League after a forensic investigation into allegations of broadcast piracy.
The Middle East edition of Forbes now claim that the deal has received the final seal of approval from officials, meaning they can push on with finalising the paperwork of the deal.
Steve Nickson is currently head of recruitment at St James’ Park, having been promoted from his head of youth recruitment role during Rafael Benitez’s time in charge.
However, it is understood Bruce would not be opposed to seeing a director of football appointed if he were to remain as manager.
The source told Football Insider: “He wouldn’t have a problem working with a director of football. He’s done it before.
“It’s a modern way, it’s something that a lot of clubs around the world have got now, it’s a role that’s come into football and it’s an important role. If it can help the manager and they can have a good working relationship, it can work well.”
Newcastle’s recruitment has come under fire from fans this season, with record-signing Joelinton scoring just one Premier League goal since his move from Hoffenheim.
The Magpies also brought in Andy Carroll, Allan Saint-Maximin, Jetro Willems and Emil Krafth last summer, with the French winger the standout performer of the quartet.
In other Newcastle United news, the Magpies have been tipped to be without a star player for the rest of the season.