Look out Europe, the Toon Army is coming. Newcastle’s surprise top-four finish has the club preparing for an assault on the Champions League, but many believe that they could also be challenging for Premier League success next season.
The club’s takeover in 2021 was welcomed with open arms by their faithful fans, but even the most ardent of supporters would never have imagined how quickly life would change at St James’ Park. Eddie Howe has produced magic with his squad since taking charge, but can he mastermind a first Premier League success for the club in 2023/24?
Newcastle’s wait for a trophy continues, but surely it won’t be long before a piece of silverware makes its way to Tyneside. Eddie Howe has assembled a talented squad of players, and this summer promises to be an exciting one for the football-mad city.
Man City will once again be odds-on favourites to make it four league wins in a row, but if you like to have a bet on football, Newcastle are considered to be the team most capable of putting a stop to Pep Guardiola’s side’s dominance at a price of 15/2.
If Newcastle are to make a title challenge next season, the summer transfer window could be key. Even Eddie Howe has said that his squad is a little threadbare as it stands, and with the Champions League on the horizon, he will need a lot more bodies at his disposal.
The key thing to any potential signings that may come to the club is that they have the right attitude to join a very tight-knit dressing room that possesses incredible team spirit. Champions League qualification will make it a little easier for the club to attract top talent, but Howe has so far favoured signing players with the right personality rather than concentrating on big-name players who could have a detrimental effect on the togetherness at the club.
2023/24 Title Rivals
As stated, Man City at odds of 8/15 are by far the most fancied team to make it an incredible four Premier League wins in a row. More world-class players are likely to join in the summer, and if Erling Haaland can repeat his amazing tally of goals, it could be a case of another walk in the park for Guardiola and co.
For so long last season it looked like The Gunners were going to see off City and bring the title back to London. The pressure seemed to get to Mikel Arteta’s men in the end, however, and he will have his work cut out to get his new squad’s morale back to the optimum level to challenge again.
Liverpool’s 2022/23 season will be considered a big failure, although they did take a big step forward in performance towards the end of the season. New signings will likely be key if the title is to return to Anfield.
⚫️ Eddie Howe at Newcastle:
Joins with the Magpies in 19th last season
⬆️ Ends that season in 11th
⚽️ Gets them to first Cup Final since 1999
Secures #UCL football for the first time in 20 years
The progress he’s made at Newcastle has been rapid pic.twitter.com/GoVMSmi0i5
— SPORTbible (@sportbible) May 23, 2023
With the three teams above, and the likes of Chelsea and Man Utd all likely to be better next season, Newcastle have a tough task ahead of them to be considered potential winners. There is something special happening on Tyneside, however, and Eddie Howe could finally be the man to bring a league title back to St James’ Park.