With the rebuilding job officially beginning tomorrow, Big Sam has laid out a skeleton structure of his plans to turn us from mid-table dross to challenging the top four again. Without naming specific names it doesn`t seem like he`s going to make that dramatic an overhaul straight away:
"I know first and foremost I can give myself as much time as I need by winning football matches. I can't come into this job and not think that's the main priority. To win football matches you've got to build a strong culture, structure and team behind the scenes, and a strong team on the pitch. That does take time.
Obviously, I'll shall need some time and a little bit of patience. Sometimes from the fans, sometimes from everybody who works at the club. We've got some excellent and very talented players already at the club. St James` is a place some players don't find comfortable, and we've got to make sure we find the players that are comfortable with that type of atmosphere and it brings the best out of them. We've got a lot here already, and we've just got to make sure we give them a little bit more guidance, a little bit more organisation and a bit more belief so we can start turning things around early next season.
I've inherited hugely talented players and I've just got to try and guide them and give them the support that they need, leaving no stone unturned so they can be best prepared as they possibly can and give their best every time they run out for Newcastle United."
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