Newcastle’s millions have eluded eight players, managers, and directors of football.
Newcastle United’s recent ownership may have made them the richest club in the Premier League, but their methods did not entice many players, coaches, or directors.
Many others have been unable to ignore Newcastle United’s current plight as new director Amanda Staveley strives to create the foundations for a new era at St James’ Park.
The Magpies are five points from safety and are the only team in the Premier League without a single victory this season.
Despite being bought by a consortium led by the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund and the Reuben Brothers, St James Park still faces relegation.
However, the team has now found a new manager, with Eddie Howe taking over as the club’s first manager under the new ownership. However, the club did not approach the former Bournemouth manager for the first time.
Brinkwire Sport examines eight major players who have already turned down Newcastle United’s millions.
Newcastle’s offers were apparently quickly turned down by the current Tottenham management. Conte was the first big name connected with a move to St James’ Park at the time of the acquisition.
Despite the fact that Conte was a free agent after leaving Inter Milan at the start of the season, Italian journalist Fabio Santini said the club had made him a ‘pharaonic offer.’
“Antonio Conte turned down a pharaonic Newcastle offer,” Santini told Area Napoli. “What is the explanation for this? Manchester United has called him, and he is awaiting their call.” Conte may not have joined United, but there appeared to be no way he could manage Newcastle.
Unai Emery, the current Villarreal manager, was undoubtedly the most unpleasant tale to engulf the new Newcastle board.
Several rumours said that the Spaniard was on his way to the North East, but the former Arsenal manager was taken aback by the news.
And it’s understood that Emery’s advisers were concerned about the club’s current structure, as well as the fact that word of his alleged imminent arrival had leaked out before they were even aware of it.
“There was a lack of a clear vision from the club,” stated Guillem Balague, a Spanish football specialist. Do you approach him in such a hurried manner if you want him, without an official offer and with it coming out of the English side that everything is virtually done?” Emery then went on to commit his own crime. The news is summarized by Brinkwire.