Newcastle United might be able to sign footballers like Gareth Bale if they appoint a top-class manager like Mauricio Pochettino, Berbatov has said.
Berbatov believes signing the Argentine as manager would be a brilliant move for the club because he is a top coach who is proven in the EPL.
According to him, rebuilding the club with class players will also be possible since names like Gareth Bale will be attracted to the project.
He added that Pochettino has established himself as one of the best coaches in the world and would still consider Newcastle despite the consistent links to Mufc and Real Madrid.
His words, “If the rumours are true, and Newcastle are looking at appointing Mauricio Pochettino, it would be a great move for the team,
“If he goes there then it will be the first sign from the new owners, to the players they are targeting, that the club means business.
“If you put Pochettino in charge at Newcastle and you go and speak to players, trust me they will pay more attention and take the offer seriously, and I’m talking about big players as well.
“I know Gareth Bale is among those who have been linked with the club. I’m sure Newcastle will want to rebuild with some top names.
“If the rumours are true, the first thing Pochettino is going to want is a guarantee that they will buy players because he would like to have as many good players as possible at his disposal so that he can achieve the club’s goals.
“He has already made his name as one of the best coaches in the world. The question is, does Pochettino actually want to go to Newcastle? When you are connected to names like Real Madrid and Manchester United – and I mean no disrespect to Newcastle – there is a bit of a difference there.
“The biggest factor that would persuade Pochettino to go to St James’ Park would be having the funds to buy players.”