Newcastle midfielder Gael Bigirimana believes relegation from the Premier League could benefit the club in the long run. The Magpies sit two points clear of the drop zone with three games left to play, having gone on an eight-match losing streak.
Bigirimana feels that a year in the second tier of English football could help the club recover and bounce back stronger.
“This might put me in trouble but you look at what happened to Southampton five or six years ago,” Bigirimana told Sky Sports News in reference to the Saints’ fall to League One before returning to the Premier League in 2012.
“Sometimes, as a club, you need everything to be reviewed – its foundation and the structure. “I don’t want them to go down and get relegated. Nobody wants that to happen but it’s all about the future.”