Numerous Contenders for Newcastle Manager


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.

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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 – 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 – 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.


237 comments so far

  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 9, 2008 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #1

    any of those but not McClown

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  • Greg B

    Jan 9, 2008 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #2

    Latest favoriet is ‘Arry redknapp – not for me thanks.
    Like i have already said, im convinced they have already lined Shearer up as the ‘dream ticket’.
    Ok, not everyones choice but Im sure he si Ashleys choice.

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  • Ruud Boy

    Jan 9, 2008 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #3

    The BBC has just reported this:
    “Sources close to Alan Shearer have confirmed to the BBC this evening that he is extremely unlikely to be the next manager of Newcastle.
    Shearer says he is currently very happy with his job on Match of the Day.”

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  • Ruud Boy

    Jan 9, 2008 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #4

    That option has gone!!!!!!!!!

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  • JOHN

    Jan 9, 2008 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #5

    KEEGAN!

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  • valle

    Jan 9, 2008 at 9:05 PM

    Comment #6

    McClaren, Redknapp, Jol and Klinsmann would make our current leaders no better than the previous board… Actually worse, since this have had a low spend spend season, not the best of combo’s when u combine it with a new manager.

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  • The northern monkey

    Jan 9, 2008 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #7

    i cant believe the boo boys have got BSA the sack, we are now gonna be in a worse state than ever before well done you clowns you’ve just f*^cked us over thanks alot from us newcastle fans x x x x

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  • john

    Jan 9, 2008 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #8

    jose mourinho

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  • john

    Jan 9, 2008 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #9

    the northern monkey, you are as clueless as bsa

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  • IanG

    Jan 9, 2008 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #10

    Jose with a £200M budget! Dare to dream!!

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  • Pierre-Crawcrook

    Jan 9, 2008 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #11

    Why not Jol, he plays the Football the way we want. He has a good eye, Berbatov for one.
    How about Keegan-Shearer-Sir Bobby as a dream team, though. Van Gaal would be probably be the favourite for me.

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  • The northern monkey

    Jan 9, 2008 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #12

    He was never gonna achieve anything in his first season, it took great Sir alex 2-3 yrs to get man utd going why do we think we are gonna achieveinstant success its not gonna happen wake up we all have to stick together and get through this inconsistency is not the way forward

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  • Zero Cool

    Jan 9, 2008 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #13

    Right now i’m looking at the likely positive chances. Martin Jol, leads the pack as far as I’m concerned. And “Couldn’t get the job done”, less you all forget we are Newcastle United. I believe we’d fancy a 5th place finish just fine. Martin did an excellent job at Tottenham 2 years in a row. When was the last time we even had a gaffer for 2 years in a row? Let alone consecutive top 5 finishes? Martin is probably the best chance we’ve got to stop being a joke. Cause as of now…I’ve got us for the drop. or at least fighting the drop this season. …just like last season.

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  • Hadrian

    Jan 9, 2008 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #14

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    *pull’s hair out*

    to summarise my lost post …
    they must have sounded someone out .
    rumors often come true, jose all this week.
    but surely bobby would have to play some part in getting jose , so not sure there .
    maybe it is shearer , been very coy on bbc lately

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  • Pierre-Crawcrook

    Jan 9, 2008 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #15

    Allardyce kept yapping on about what he achieved at Bolton. But was did he acheive, nowt. Straight jacket on Charlie boy, is my main gripe against him. Good riddance, but thanks for starting to get the setup correct.

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  • Tommie Lewis

    Jan 9, 2008 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #16

    Ed, Ottmar has said numourous times how much he would love a job in the EPL!
    He would be a great signing, as I vividly remember the campain for him after/before Souness. Wonderful manager… and VERY attacking, just look at his Bayern team.
    IMO, Ottmar would be the best man for the job! Full stop!

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  • Neil W

    Jan 9, 2008 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #17

    Well BSA going came as a shock. Talk about out of the blue.

    Well, as long as it isn’t:
    1. Fifth Choice Steve
    2. Fifth Choice Steve
    3. Fifth Choice Steve

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  • GS Whickham

    Jan 9, 2008 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #18

    how would appointing Jol be worse than Souness……When we appointed Souness there was only three other managers below us in the league…he was one of them. Tottenham just got off to a bad start after some great work By Jol. i’m not saying he is my first choice but i totally disagree with your comments

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  • Zero Cool

    Jan 9, 2008 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #19

    Even with Jose being Foriegn you can’t find a Geordie that wouldn’t support “The Special One”

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  • Obafan

    Jan 9, 2008 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #20

    SA has gone and I was asking for it, but I’m a bit stunned. I didn’t like his tactics and also his person (too arrogant and more interested in the press than in his players), but I’ve got my doubts about the time of the anouncement. In the middle of the transfer window and with already a few youngster who signed for us.

    My girlfriend is very happy SA is sacked!!!!

    *Shearer; I just read that he rules himself out!!!
    *Jol: no bad idea, but not my favourite
    *Lippi: that would be fantastic
    *Mourinho; would also be fantastic, but I can’t see it hapenning (I also read that he can’t manage anymore in the EPL this season, is this true???)
    *McClaren; if he gets the job, than I eat my head and I will be shouting to bring back SA
    *Klinsmann; not going to be him

    I also read (ATM you can read a lot about the new manager 😉 ) that it will be a British manager; than I think it will be
    Harry Redknapp (delivering perfect work at Pompey, but I don’t know if he can handle the pressure at St James)

    Other candidates:
    *McCartey; defo do not want him
    *Hughes; I hope it is not going to be him (he has not convinced me so far)
    *Houlier; would be a fantastic manager
    *Hitzfeld; will end the season in Bayern and will then bedome the Swiss coach IMO

    I say it is going to be be Harry Redknapp!!!

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  • James

    Jan 9, 2008 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #21

    I’ll stick my neck out here :

    I want Mourinho (the right man for the job)

    I have a hunch its going to be Keegan.

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  • Howie

    Jan 9, 2008 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #22

    wats wrong with big ‘arry. plays good football at fratton park and is reasonably successful

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  • IanG

    Jan 9, 2008 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #23

    Well if Ashley and Mort don’t have anyone lined up for immediate appointment I hope they don’t rush in without aiming to recruit the very best there is, after all they have the cash!

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  • valle

    Jan 9, 2008 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #24

    Howie… And how many seasons did that take him???… He wouldnt have survived his first season if their supporters have had as many clueless moaners as we do

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  • GS Whickham

    Jan 9, 2008 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #25

    whats the betting Pearson gets it for the rest of the season

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  • GS Whickham

    Jan 9, 2008 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #26

    Valle…..just exactly where do you think we were going under big Sam…….had he played with two wingers, dropped Smith & Geremi….played Martins upfront everygame…..we would be 8 or 9 points better off this season at least……he didn’t and has payed the price

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  • Howie

    Jan 9, 2008 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #27

    very quickly when you think he got them promoted. stayed up. left. then kept them up again.then 8th last year i think and this season are good. valle i wanted sam to stay but we must move on now

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  • Stami

    Jan 9, 2008 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #28

    i agree with Northern Monkey! i cant believe our own ‘fans’ managed to chase away one of thebest managers we have had in years! and dont give me that bollocks that he was underperforming, our players where underperforming, there is only so much a manager can do! did you actually expect him to win the premiership in his 1st season…HONESTLY! the FUTURE looked a whole lot brighter when BSA was at the helm! we have just wasted 8 months of building! now we start from scratch…AGAIN!!!!:(

    NOT IMPRESSED!!!

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  • john

    Jan 9, 2008 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #29

    has any of his backroom staff gone. they should sack the lot including clueless mort

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  • steve

    Jan 9, 2008 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #30

    northernmonkey – he got himself the sack through poor results and disappointing football
    fergie saved man u from relegation in 1st season & came runners up in 2nd season so shut up

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  • Obafan

    Jan 9, 2008 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #31

    What about Keano???

    Martin O’Neill would aslo be a man for the job IMO.

    valle – SA had limited time at NUFC, but let’s be honnest if you want to build something than you have to see improvement. I’ve never seen that, on the contrary things became worse. I dare not to think who he might have brought in (like Nolan and other players who kick the ball upfront)…

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  • GS Whickham

    Jan 9, 2008 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #32

    Stami….what are you on about….It was HIS players that were under performing?

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  • billy

    Jan 9, 2008 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #33

    i think keegan and shearer . sick of hearing the ferguson nearly got sacked but they stuck with him look at them now line. hes a one off and those days are gone managers were given longer then and they didnt have millions to spend or waste.

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  • big pea ov the weab

    Jan 9, 2008 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #34

    a dont no why shearer would want the job am a life long geordie n a dont think it will do shearer any favours being a hero a think he will end up a zero to us geordies stay on match ov the day alan the geordie fathfull will maim u otherwise

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  • Howie

    Jan 9, 2008 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #35

    was gutted sams gone but for anyone dissapointed about it move on and look forward to the future. o’neill wont leave. if ur sayin keano u might as well say shearer as keane has not much experience

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  • Obafan

    Jan 9, 2008 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #36

    stami – our players just did not what to do, because 75% of them was played out of position. You just saw that most of the time they did not know what they had to do. Lack of confidence is also a point on which SA has to blamed (look at Martins)…

    Example: Roz was very bad last Sunday at RB, why??? The 1st time that he ever played there ffs.

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  • valle

    Jan 9, 2008 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #37

    Howie… Fair enough if you wanted Sam to stay… My point is that managers such as Arry who dont have big club exp will get slaughtered by our moaners, his profile match Sam if anything, plus he carries baggage atm

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  • graham

    Jan 9, 2008 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #38

    this may well be the red wine talking but Pearson to see the season out and mourinho in the summer.

    Ashley wants to make money from his investment. The best way to do that is to speculate to accumulate.

    But not shearer!!!!!!

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  • Zx

    Jan 9, 2008 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #39

    Other than Jol and Shearer, I doubt anyone wants the job…but I do hope that Keegan can come back.

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  • Stami

    Jan 9, 2008 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #40

    John…you would appear the clueless mate! i read you ramblings everyday and to be honest, i never quite understand why you call youself a NUFC fan! a bit of optimism and support is always appreciated! confidence is always a winner, in players, and especially Managers! with supporters like you it doesnt make it easy for a manager to build confidence!

    i cant see a an easy way forward from here for us, i just hope that whoever steps in gets a better reception than BSA did!

    i wish you the best in the future Sam! May you go on to do great things and proove the boo boys WRONG!!!!!

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