Eddie Howe spoke to the press after a 5-0 loss at The Etihad over the weekend, on visions of a glistening future ahead of Newcastle United, if they go through proceedings in the correct manner.
The Saudi-backed consortium took over the club in October of 2021, a day United fans will look back on in fond memory.
Amanda Staveley, a now co-owner of the club, stated to Sky Sports reporter Keith Downie on her first day in charge that she and the club had visions of winning the Premier League within five years of the new regime.
“If we can be smart with what we do in the summer and keep the spirit we have in the squad, the future is very bright for the club. The aim when we came in was to stay in the Premier League at all costs.
“I don’t think we’re looking at that [title contenders] at this stage. We’re looking for progression and we’ll have to grow into that [expectation]. Improvement is the key word.”
Eddie then went to talk on the defeat to City: “We made individual mistakes and got punished for them. We have to find a way in these games to be competitive and get results.
“The expectations are going to be slightly different next season and we have to grow into those demands. I can assure everybody we are not on the beach. We have just played two world-class teams and got beat.”