What does Champions League qualification mean for Newcastle? – Eddie Howe has guided the Magpies back into the Champions League group stages for the first time in 20 years in just his first full season in charge at St James’ Park.
‘They had not planned to be dining at Europe’s top table so early’
How are Newcastle planning for the Champions League?
Newcastle have secured a top-four finish, meaning they will return to the group stages of the Champions League for the first time in 20 years; Sky Sports News reporter Keith Downie gives his verdict on how the Magpies will prepare for their return to Europe’s elite
“They did not anticipate qualifying for the Champions League.”
What does qualifying for the Champions League mean for Newcastle?
- “It will mean everything for them”
- Champions League qualification creates new challenges for Howe and Newcastle – first of which is how best to equip the squad to compete with the likes of Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Napoli.
If you ask anyone involved, they will tell you it’s ahead of schedule. They did not anticipate qualifying for the Champions League. Eddie Howe was asked at the start of the season what he wanted to achieve and he said he just didn’t want to be involved in a relegation battle.
Privately, he probably wanted a bit more than that. I think people behind the scenes would have been more than happy with a Europa League or Europa Conference League finish.\
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