Simon Jordan questions whether Howe will deliver trophies for Newcastle with Mark Hughes comparison

The former Crystal Palace owner has drawn parallels between Manchester City’s development and Newcastle’s.

Simon Jordan has drawn parallels between Manchester City’s decision to break ways with Mark Hughes and Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe, stating the Magpies boss will not be the man to lead the Toon to glory.

It comes on the heels of Newcastle’s spectacular 4-1 Champions League triumph over PSG in midweek, having done what no manager in the last 20 years has done in qualifying for Europe’s elite league. Last season, Howe led the Magpies to the Carabao Cup Final, but they were defeated by Manchester United 2-0 at Wembley Stadium.

“I feel that Eddie will do you a job that gets you to the point where you’re getting close to it,” Jordan told talkSPORT. You’re approaching Mauricio Pochettino territory with a team that can get you there but can’t quite win.

“I’m concerned about him because I believe there is an evolution when a club changes direction and pivots on a sixpence.” Eddie Howe’s timing couldn’t have been better.

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“They could have, but with Genghis Khan in charge of Newcastle after Mike Ashley, Newcastle fans would have rallied around him with the fervor that they have.” Newcastle’s feeling, enthusiasm, and vitality, you’ve arrived at the best time.

“You can then get a group of players to play better and get £300 million to supplement the playing squad.” I think it feels a little bit like the Mark Hughes transition from when Sheikh Mansour takes over and Hughes starts to buy big players and develop a Man City side that’s really beginning their engines.

“Then [Roberto] Mancini says, ‘Thank you very much, I’ll take it from here,’ and the league is won.” That’s what I expect to happen, and I hope I’m wrong.

“I hope he reaps the benefits of being a building block.” There will eventually be a discussion about ‘what does it take for Newcastle to win the Premier League, what does it take for Newcastle to win the FA Cup?’

“I just think there’s a journey when it comes to evolving a football club, when they go through a transition, and very rarely does someone get to take it all the way through.” I believe he will have some important achievements along the way, but if the goal is for Newcastle to win significant things, I’m not sure if Eddie Howe will profit from that achievement.

“What he will be is a remarkable stepping stone for someone else.”

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