Newcastle legend Alan Shearer is the bookies favorite to take over the St James’ Park after the club sacked Sam Allardyce after less than 8 months in the job.
Alan Shearer – Bookies favorite for the job
Here are the favorites for the job:
Alan Shearer 4/6 fav (Ladbrokes)
Martin Jol 4/1
Marcello Lippi 10/1
Jose Mourinho 12/1
Steve McClaren 16/1
Jurgen Klinsmann 25/1
We’re not sure Alan’s the right person for the job at this juncture and think it would be a huge risk for him to take over, Whoever comes in will probably get better results than Sam through the end of the season. That’s what happened with Glenn Roeder but then looked what happened the next season. We would like it better if an experienced older manager like Terry Venables would work with Alan, if indeed he is appointed. Alan is currently on holiday so we have no idea if Ashley has already talked to him about the position.
We don’t want Martin Jol, if he couldn’t be successful at Spurs, why on earth would we want him at Newcastle? If Martin was appointed it would be even worse than Graeme Souness’ appointment which stunned Newcastle fans.
Lippi is a good manager but of course no experience in the Premier League although he has managed a world Cup winner in Italy. But that would be easy compared to managing Newcastle, as we all know 😀
Jose Mourinho would be great. He would be welcomes with open arms as the Messiah and rather hate the Newcastle Goldfish Bowl he would love it â€“ because he would be the big goldfish. He knows all about Newcastle United from Bobby Robson, his mentor, and it would be certainly be a terrific challenge for Jose. But we don’t think he’s allowed to manage in the Premier League. We cannot believe the person Mort and Ashley have lined up cannot manage the club until the summer.
Steve McClaren â€“ we don’t think so.
Jurgen Klinsman would be good and plays really good attacking football, but he has no links with the club and as far as we understand, wants to continue living over here in California, where he can lead a normal life with his American wife and kids. He is not well known over here in the land of American Football.
Sven Eriksson is one person we’d like to see manage the club. However, we’ve probably lost that chance now he is doing so well at Manchester City and he can hardly leave City now.
Ottmar Hitzfeld is another manager who is currently managing Beyern Munich again, but we’re fairly sure he doesn’t want to manage in England.
The news swirling around Newcastle tonight is that a British manager is being targeted for the job.
Comments and opinions are welcome.