NEWCASTLE: GIVEN LAUDS BRUNO GUIMARES IMPACT

Newcastle United legend Shay Given has lauded the impact of new signing Bruno Guimares at the club since he made the move from French giants Lyon during the winter transfer window. Shay Given praised the impact that the Brazilian midfielder has had on the Magpies since his move in January while he was on Premier League TV. According to him, Bruno Guimares is a fans favourite at Newcastle United in a matter of months when it took him 12 years to achieve the same status.


Retired Republic of Ireland shot stopper Shay Given spent the majority of his Premier League career at Newcastle United. He also featured for clubs such as Aston Villa and Manchester City.

NKETIAH UNLUCKY AGAINST CHELSEA – GIVEN

Newcastle United legend Shay Given said young Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah was unlucky to be withdrawn from the London Derby encounter at Chelsea in the Premier League last week Wednesday after his impressive two-goal performance. Shay Given talked about Nketiah and Arsenal while he was in the Premier League TV studios alongside Gunners legend Ian Wright. According to him, former England junior international Nketiah would be disappointed that he had to leave the pitch in the 70th minute for Brazilian international Gabriel Martinelli as he missed out on the chance to score a hat-trick against the club that released him as a teenager.


Both Shay Given and Ian Wright praised Nketiah who was able to seize the opportunity given to him by Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta during the Premier League clash with the reigning European champions. The Gunners were clinical against Chelsea with two goals in each on the way to a 4-2 victory with Nketiah at the heart of the superb goalscoring display.

PEP WILL SIGN NEW DEAL – GIVEN

Former Aston Villa, Manchester City and Newcastle United shot stopper Shay Given is certain that Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola will sign a new deal at  the club thus taking him beyond the summer of 2023 when his current deal will expire. Shay Given talked about Pep and the possibility of signing a new City contract in a chat withtalkSPORT.


Shay Given made 50 appearances for Manchester City at the start of the takeover at the club many years ago andthe Irishman has retained an interest in the club since he left their playing roster.

GIVEN BACKED ROONEY TO BE GOOD FIT FOR EVERTON JOB

After English Premier League outfit Everton sacked their underoerforning manager Rafael Benitez following a series of poor performances and unacceptable results, the Toffees were in dire need of a replacement. After the appointment of Benitez some months ago as a replacement for Carlo Ancelotti who left the club to return to take over at Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid, the opinions of Everton fans were divided. While some were unimpressed because he had previously managed the club’s fierce Merseyside rivals Liverpool in the past, some others were giving him the benefit of a doubt and wanted to see him do well.

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But just like how things don’t always work out how we want or plan, Benitez was not able to turn Everton’s fortunes around and it eventually cost him his job in the process. Following series of defeats in the League and the last one before his sack, an embarrassing hike defeat to Huddersfield, it was clear that he had no idea how to make things better at the club and they sacked him as a result.

KELLEHER NEEDS LOAN MOVE – GIVEN

Young Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher will hugely benefit from a loan move according to former Premier League shot stopper Shay Given. Retired Republic of Ireland star Shay Given is widely regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League era.

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Given played for the likes of Newcastle United, Manchester City and Aston Villa in the Premier League before he retired. He discussed Liverpool shot stopper Kelleher and his need for a loan move in an interview with Premier Sport. According to him, Irishman Kelleher needs to knock on the door of his manager over a loan move. Shay Given advised him to approach Liverpool manager JurgenKlopp over a loan move during this winter transfer window.

RAMSDALE: ARSENAL RECRUITMENT TEAM DESERVES CREDIT

Ex-Newcastle United, Manchester City and Aston Villa shot stopper has hailed the Arsenal recruitment team for the signing of Aaron Ramsdale who has been the best player at the club since he made his debut in the big win over West Brom in August.

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Newly capped England international Ramsdale played his first Arsenal game during the Carabao Cup second round clash at English Championship side West Brom and he managed to keep a clean sheet on the way to the 6-0 thumping of the Baggies thanks to the goals from club skipper Pierre-EmerickAubameyang (three goals), Bukayo Saka, Nicholas Pepe and second half substitute Alexandre Lacazette.

NEWCASTLE SHOULD TARGET MBAPPE, HAALAND

Newcastle United legend Shay Given has told the new owners to target big names such as KylianMbappe and ErlingHaaland in the January transfer window.Shay Given talked about his former club and the transfer window while he was doing pre-match analysis for the Bein Sports ahead of the Premier League matchup between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur at St. James Park.

Struggling Newcastle United played hosts to Spurs in their first game after the club’s takeover was officially approved. Shay Given and other Newcastle United fans are delighted with the £300m Saudi-led takeover of the club and it is almost certain that they will sign some quality players in the January transfer window.

LAMPARD WOULD LOVE TO MANAGE NEWCASTLE

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Chelsea legend Frank Lampard would love to manage Newcastle United according to club icon Shay Given. The ex-Newcastle United shot stopper talked about the managerial job at the club while he was on TalkSPORT earlier this week.

Steve Bruce is the current Newcastle United manager but he’s expected to lose his job in the coming days as per the various reports in the media after Saudi takeover of the club, orchestrated by businesswoman Amanda Staveley, was finalised last week. Bruce is expected to get around £7m as payoff if he’s sacked as expected in the British media. His assistant, Graeme Jones could be the one to take charge of the team for the visit of North London side Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League this weekend.

GIVEN: BLACKBURN ROVERS CAREER EXAMINED

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Shay Given began his career with the Celtic youth team before he left the Scottish Premiership giants to sign for Blackburn Rovers. In his first season as a Blackburn Rovers goalkeeper, the club won the Premier League title under the guidance of Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish, who’s popularly known as King Kenny.

Tim Flowers was the first choice goalkeeper at Blackburn Rovers during their Premier League title-winning campaign. Shay Given was unable to displace him from the number one position following his arrival from Celtic. The Irishman spent two separate loan spells at Swindon Town as he was unable to secure a place in the Blackburn Rovers starting XI.

GIVEN LEAVES DERBY COUNTY ROLE

Former Premier League goalkeeper Shay Given has left his role as the first team coach at English Championship club Derby County.This is the latest in the long line of problems at the club.Derby County have been facing a lot of problems including the transfer embargo slammed on the club. Manager Wayne Rooney has not been able to work with a lot of players in preseason. He has just seven first team players at his disposaldue to the transfer embargo.

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The Athletic revealed that Shay Given is a free agent after he failed to agree a new deal at Derby County.Given has been at Pride Park for three years.