When asked if Eddie Howe would win silverware at Newcastle United, Simon Jordan has suggested that the resurgence of the likes of Tottenham would stop him from doing so. 

Antonio Conte has made no secret of the fact he feels there is a big gap in terms of quality between Tottenham’s squad and the best teams in the Premier League (Sky Sports).

The Italian will look to close that gap with the likes of Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea next year and get the Lilywhites challenging for major honours as they did under Mauricio Pochettino.

Over the long-term, Newcastle could also present a major threat to Tottenham’s hopes of competing with the elite, with the Magpies’ new owners making no secret of their lofty ambitions (Sky Sports).

However, Jordan believes that Newcastle will take several years to challenge the top sides in the league and that the likes of Spurs and Arsenal will make their job very difficult.

The former Crystal Palace owner told talkSPORT: “Do I think Eddie Howe will be around long enough to lay claim to Newcastle winning something.

“Well, it took Manchester City, when the money landed at Manchester City. It took them three or four years to win the Premier League. 

“I think the powerhouses that are Liverpool, Man City, irrespective of what happens to Chelsea when the change of ownership comes into play. 

“The re-building of Arsenal and the re-igniting of Tottenham. They are going to make Newcastle’s job very difficult. 

“I think Eddie Howe is going to be a stepping stone that’s going to build them out, give them some stability and give them some feel-good factor.”

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It is certainly going to take Newcastle at least three or four years to be able to challenge for the title but I expect them to be contenders for a top-four or top-six finish within a couple of years. So, Spurs cannot afford to stand still over the next few windows and need to keep moving forward.

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