Chelsea and Man United decisions look good for Newcastle United after Amanda Staveley's bold vow

The Premier League campaign only concluded a few days ago but we're already seeing major managerial changes from some of the clubs set to do battle with Newcastle United next season.

Brighton's Roberto De Zerbi opted to leave the south coast club after a disappointing campaign, before Chelsea and Mauricio Pochettino mutually agreed to part ways despite a strong end to the campaign. It also looks increasingly likely Erik ten Hag's position at Manchester United will soon be available despite an FA Cup win at the weekend.

Meanwhile at Newcastle United, Eddie Howe will lead his side into next season despite a testing campaign and European disappointment.

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Magpies co-owner Amanda Staveley raised eyebrows in 2021 when telling the world she believed Howe could become Newcastle's answer to Sir Alex Ferguson. In the cut-throat world of modern football, managers these days are lucky to last 26 weeks, never mind 26 years.

Howe has an extremely long way to go to match the achievements of the Scot but behind the scenes there is major internal backing for the former Bournemouth boss. Despite a disappointing campaign on four fronts, Newcastle's ownership have resisted any urge to panic into a change in the dugout.

Next season there is of course added pressure and Howe will be aware the support he currently enjoys both from the hierarchy and the fan base is not unconditional. A slow start could result in a decision being taken by Newcastle's Saudi majority owners in Riyadh.

For now, it is refreshing to see 46-year-old given time to get things right. Many would not have expected such restraint from the Saudi Public Investment Fund given their vast resources and public desire to be 'number one'.

Chelsea pipped Newcastle to sixth-place in the Premier League and will subsequently be playing Europa Conference League football instead of Howe's side - but that wasn't enough to salvage Poch's job. After a 12th-place finish the year before, and a barnstorming end to the season, the south American had started to win fans over.

Owner Todd Boehly wasn't impressed, however, and with the two often at war in public over the direction of the club, the decision was taken to part ways. The likes of De Zerbi, Brentford's Thomas Frank and Leicester City's Enzo Maresca are all in the running to replace Pochettino.

Newcastle were sandwiched in between the Blues and Manchester United in the league table, with the latter finishing eighth and therefore set to miss out on Europe until they won the FA Cup at Wembley on Saturday.

Ten Hag now has two trophies in two seasons and after a plethora of injury concerns this term, has been applauded for ensuring the season ended on a high. The Glazer family and minority owners INEOS now have a decision to make.

The Red Devils hierarchy are said to be considering a managerial change, with the new era at Old Trafford expected to be led by a new manager who fits the INEOS brand and philosophy. Fans, however, are backing Ten Hag to be given a third year in charge after another trophy win.

Newcastle, heading into next season, must surely take solace from the fact clubs around them could be starting afresh. Chelsea under Pochettino were suddenly looking a threat once again, while it could take time for a new manager to get things going at Old Trafford with potentially only a month to strengthen the squad and prepare tactically before the start of a new Premier League campaign.

Stability is the message from those in charge of Tyneside as others prove happy to chop and change. Staveley and co will be hoping their patience and support pays off with an improved showing next term.