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John Brewin profile picture  By John Brewin

West Ham, Leicester and Newcastle taking risks with new managers

Leicester City introduced new manager Claudio Ranieri, with the Italian announcing his goal for the season is to earn one more point then the team did last campaign.

When fighting relegation is the expectation for the new season, bringing in new management represents a serious gamble. Three clubs with such an outlook have taken on such a bet, at a moment of increasingly high stakes. New managers rarely arrive at clubs in positions of strength and winning the hearts and minds of owners, players and fans comes only from the delivery of decent results and good football.

Each of West Ham, Leicester and Newcastle are at considerable risk with their new appointments....

 By Lee Ryder

Steve McClaren hoping to breathe life into Newcastle this season

ESPN FC's Craig Burley reckons Newcastle boss Steve McClaren will be a mixture of hit and miss on Tyneside.

Newcastle endured an appalling season last time out, and new boss Steve McClaren is tasked with turning the club's fortunes around. Here's a look at what to expect from McClaren's men as we approach the new campaign.

Preview

After last season's near brush with relegation, fans want to see Newcastle giving it a proper go and getting the fans back onside with a few hard shifts.

Biggest concern

The lack of quality cover is there for all to see at Newcastle. This was a big factor last season, and the...

 By Lee Ryder

Newcastle positive as McClaren brings new signings and new ideas

ESPNFC's Craig Burley tells Alexis Nunes he doesn't know what to expect from new Newcastle boss Steve McClaren due to his patchy managerial record.
Georginio Wijnaldum could be a big hit at Newcastle.

It's been a while since the words "optimism" and "Newcastle United" have been used in the same sentence on these pages.

Don't forget, only a month ago on Tyneside, many fans were still enduring a hangover from the close shave of avoiding relegation to the Championship. However, just a few weeks on from the frustrations that saw the club slow to flex their muscle in the transfer market this summer, Newcastle fans are feeling happier with the additions of Aleksandar Mitrovic and Georginio Wijnaldum...

Newcastle's Aleksandar Mitrovic: part Drogba, part Materazzi, all controversy

Newcastle's new signing Aleksandar Mitrovic scored 36 goals in 69 appearances for Anderlecht.

Newcastle United fans will be delighted to know that their new striker has always been keen on joining the club. At the beginning of 2013, when still playing in the black-and-white stripes of Partizan Belgrade, Aleksandar Mitrovic told Mozzart Sport: "There is no secret that I support Newcastle and admire Alan Shearer."

The great Geordie is not Mitrovic's role model, though -- that would be Didier Drogba.

"He has all the qualities the striker needs -- speed, power, shot, winning duels. There are...

 By Elko Born

Georginio Wijnaldum is prepared for his move to Newcastle United

After captaining PSV Eindhoven to an Eredivisie crown, Georginio Wijnaldum will be tasked with sparking Newcastle's midfield back to life.

When PSV Eindhoven lifted their first Dutch Eredivisie trophy in seven years at the end of last season, one thing was more certain than anything else: There were going to be sales in the summer transfer window.

It started with Memphis Depay, who agreed to a move to Manchester United in early May. But even with the press' attention diverted, PSV fans were aware there was another player who deserved almost as much attention as Louis van Gaal's new acquisition. That player was Georginio Wijnaldum....

Newcastle boss Steve McClaren an enigma on Premier League return

ESPNFC's Craig Burley tells Alexis Nunes he doesn't know what to expect from new Newcastle boss Steve McClaren due to his patchy managerial record.

After the best part of a decade and a half in management, reputations tend to be cemented, for better or worse. Coaches are naive optimists or hard-bitten pragmatists, inveterate attackers or connoisseurs of clean sheets, serial successes or relegation firefighters, transfer-market wheeler-dealers or advocates of the talent already inside a club. Such tags often entail simplifications and stereotypes, but can give an indication of managers' ideals and a hint of their strengths and weaknesses.

Then...