When Jurgen Klopp, Thomas Tuchel, or Julian Nagelsmann endorse your work, you know you’re doing something great.

Ralf Rangnick, a man Klopp described as “one of the finest, if not the best German coach,” has worked with or taught all three tactical geniuses.

Rangnick is known as the “Godfather of Gegenpressing” (according to ESPN), and his influence can be seen all over Europe’s top divisions, with RB Leipzig being just one of the clubs that gained from his knowledge.

Newcastle could be set to enter a new era thanks to a man who appears to be continuously innovating.

The ownership of the Magpies by PCP Capital Partners and the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund has opened up a slew of opportunities, but the worst thing the new proprietors could do is pump money at the first-team in the hopes of curing all of the club’s previous faults.

Newcastle needs a clear message and manner of working, and Rangnick is being considered as the club’s new sporting director, according to The Telegraph.

According to The Telegraph, Steve Bruce is expected to be fired as manager this week, and if Rangnick is appointed, whoever takes over as Bruce’s replacement will definitely be given a footballing education.