Sam Allardyce Sacked by Newcastle


Newcastle United have today parted company with Sam Allardyce as its Manager with immediate effect. Sam was only appointed in mid-May but has had a terrible string of results with the club for a couple of months.
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Sam Allardyce – left by mutual consent is the party word

The decision for Sam to leave Newcastle United was said to have been reached by mutual agreement between Sam and the club. But that is the usual message issued and we expect that Sam was asked to leave. Certainly there’s no way he diodn’t want to remain in the job at the club, if he could.

Newcastle United Chairman Chris Mort said this afternoon:

“Mike and I would like to place on record our thanks for Sam’s efforts and wish him well for the future.”

“A new manager has not yet been appointed at Newcastle United. We will make a further announcement on the managerial position when appropriate.”

Sam Allardyce said:

“I am disappointed to be leaving Newcastle United but I wish the Club all the best for the remainder of the season and for the future.”

First Team coach Nigel Pearson will take charge of the team for Saturday’s game at Manchester United.

This is a big shock, but surely the club have someone else lined up to take over the manager position at Newcastle United. We can only assume that Chris and Mike have talked to Alan Shearer, and that Alan has agreed to manage the club. We assume an announcement will be made very shortly on this.

Comments welcome.


57 comments so far

  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 9, 2008 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #1

    LOVE IT!

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  • Prince_Monkey

    Jan 9, 2008 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #2

    If we dont have a top TOP manager lined up then this is a stupid move!

    We have been rubbish recently but as I said a couple of days ago you can’t turn a rotting club round in 6(?) Months!

    Officially starting the “NO TO SHEARER” campaign

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  • Bosck

    Jan 9, 2008 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #3

    Shearer is a newcastle legend and one for the future, but i honestly hope its not him. If it is i will support him 100% but dont think he has the experience we need unless he has a director of football, someone like bobby maybe but dont think he is well enough.

    Mourinho or hitzfeld they are the only two for me.

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  • Tom

    Jan 9, 2008 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #4

    i, along with many people im sure, was willing to give sam a good chance to get it right at newcastle, however, after the poor results and the negative, often confusing tactics, I think it is only right that he has left the club and fair play to the board.

    Now lets get it right and get in a top european coach for a change!

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  • Greg B

    Jan 9, 2008 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #5

    Got to be Shearer. Very inexperienced though but I think the majority of the fans will have more patience with him than we have with past managers – lets just hope whoever it is we finally get it right this time.
    Im a bit shocked Allardyce has been given the boot, id have given him till the end of the season at least.
    Lets look at the possitives – its a brand new era, new chairman, owner and now their very own choice of manager.
    Toon Toon Barmy Army!

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  • reggie22

    Jan 9, 2008 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #6

    our club is a joke we have to realise were are not half as good as we think we are not a manager in the world could turn us around in even 1 season if shearer gets the job it will be a joke im just fed up with this what are our board thinking at least wait till after the transfer window now were goin to try and get players with no manager no chance i better happen fast cos from what i can see there is only 1 way for our beloved club

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  • Callum

    Jan 9, 2008 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #7

    Dont sack Allardyce to replace him with Shearer.. unless Shearer has someone like Bobby Robson to give him advice or to that effect.. go for Lippi/Mourinho/Hitzfeld or someone with those kinds of reputations, or what about Klinsmann?

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  • nightfall

    Jan 9, 2008 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #8

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! sorry sam but every decision you made was terrible… hope smith’s next to go… damn..a great news…made my day! 😀

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  • davey

    Jan 9, 2008 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #9

    what a crock of shit….we’re doomed

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  • ende

    Jan 9, 2008 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #10

    I’m sure folks will be thrilled, but alas this only continues the cycle of misery… we’ll get a new manager who will need time to get things going but won’t be given it by the impatient fans and his head will be called for and management will oblige, sack that poor bastard, and thus continue the cycle still.

    I don’t think we’ll break out of the cycle until we hunker down with one manager and give him at least two seasons with very low expectations and a lot of patience. Of course as long as my fellow fans expect overnight miracles, this will never happen and we will continue STILL to be carried away by the never ending cycle.

    Smarten up lads.

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  • nightfall

    Jan 9, 2008 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #11

    why not mourinho… he was bobby’s assistant at sporting… 😀

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  • Petworth Mag

    Jan 9, 2008 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #12

    I must say that I am shocked but in fairness he never looked like he had a clue. From an infrastructure point of view I felt he was moving us in the right direction (hopefully to continue) but from a tactical and purely footballing point of view he is absolutely inept.

    So, who’s it gonna be?

    Did I hear Bruce Arena?

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 9, 2008 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #13

    Ive actually heard rumours we were in talks with Mourinho.

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  • Petworth Mag

    Jan 9, 2008 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #14

    … only joking

    Jose’s a Geordie?

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  • Greg B

    Jan 9, 2008 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #15

    Agree, Hitzfeld or Mourinho would be brilliant, or maybe best choice of all would be Hiddink IMO.
    The other names that will be banded about are Lippi, Klinsman and Jol but please god, please, dont let it be McClaren!! (Or Mike Baldwin as the lads over at .com call him :))

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  • obafemimartins

    Jan 9, 2008 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #16

    i would agree to the no to shearer campaign as it would be worse than allardyce. we dont need a manager with no experience in transfer market at this time

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  • ToonKing

    Jan 9, 2008 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #17

    fook fook fook, and triple fook. we’ve officially become the biggest joke in football for the xxx-th time.

    I’m joining Prince_Monkey on the “NO TO SHEARER” campaign, if he becomes manager i’ll bloody loose my mind.

    Mort and Ashley just fell on their faces in my book.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 9, 2008 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #18

    I really hope its Deschamps or van Gaal!

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  • Hilly

    Jan 9, 2008 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #19

    IMO, huge mistake. Give the guy a freakin chance. Now we owe a ton of money to him and his staff while trying to convince a Manager that he won’t be subjected to the same crap treatment. We may think we’re a big club, but we’re most definitely not a smart one. Shearer would be an even bigger mistake btw.

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  • Petworth Mag

    Jan 9, 2008 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #20

    Prince, you have my vote “NO TO SHEARER”

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  • carl

    Jan 9, 2008 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #21

    wow well that came out the blue, surely ashley has someone else already lined up. hope not shearer just yet though!

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  • Howie

    Jan 9, 2008 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #22

    as long as mort and ashley have a very good manager lined up who has agreed to join should we have done this. if we havent or have asked shearer, well then its an absolutely shocking decision. i feel sorry for big sam. i really do. this could make or break ashleys term at nufc. if he sacks and then brings in a worse manager he will be another shepard in my eyes.

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  • Greg B

    Jan 9, 2008 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #23

    Geordie Mourinho! I would love it…. 🙂

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  • carl

    Jan 9, 2008 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #24

    men, i really cant see ashley doing this unless a world class manager was lined up, ashley isnt stupid enough to sit with the fans then appoint someone worse

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  • obafemimartins

    Jan 9, 2008 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #25

    ashley is the kind of clever business man that willhhave someone already lined up or take ages to find a top class replacement. i hope it the first one.

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  • steve

    Jan 9, 2008 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #26

    quite a surprise at this stage in season – hope we have someone lined up, not sure about shearer

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  • Southern_Magpie

    Jan 9, 2008 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #27

    I’m ashamed at the moment. In my view he was not the right man for the job but he deserved the season. Our season has been more but not disastrous and there was still time for Sam to change things around, especially with the January transfer window.

    So who will it be to replace him? I don’t believe the world class coaches who are available would want to join us. I don’t want Shearer, but maybe as an assistant manager…

    What about all of Sam’s staff. Are we getting rid of them as well? It would cost millions to do so.

    This is completely out of the blue, during a time where Sam is bringing in players to improve the squad. I have a feeling the two youngsters who have joined us were not Sam’s signings but Mort’s.

    Sam was not Ashley and Mort’s choice of manager, so now they have the opportunity to get THEIR man for the job. In my view it will be Martin Jol, especially as he managed Ashley’s beloved Spurs. A dark day for our club and I feel so sorry for Sam

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  • stjames

    Jan 9, 2008 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #28

    Does anyone have a clue about Shearer’s qualifications as a manager??? I certainly have not.

    Now we need an established first rate manager and I’m sure that’s what Mike and Mort have prepared. 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  • Leo

    Jan 9, 2008 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #29

    woo hoo…. :-/

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  • ToonJon

    Jan 9, 2008 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #30

    SHit this cant be good. Thought we were near to getting Diarra hope this hasnt changed the situation. Also what if the new manager comes in and says someone can buy Taylor :(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(

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  • scott

    Jan 9, 2008 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #31

    sams style of football is the main reason i wanted him to leave its just horrible to watch and i was already thinking to myself of whether i should renew my season ticket nxt year. his tactics were also very strange and playing people out of position all the time is frusrating. it seemed sometimes like the players didnt know what they were doing and as soon as they start questioning the manager thats when the manager will probably be in danger in my opinion

    glad sams gone but im one of the people who doesnt think shearer should get the job just yet. id like anyone who actually plays decent attractive football and is proven at the top level. not sure who there is though myself

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  • ToonKing

    Jan 9, 2008 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #32

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  • keeganpleasecomeback

    Jan 9, 2008 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #33

    christmas again youhoo……….luw it bring back KK

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  • Howie

    Jan 9, 2008 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #34

    please dont bring in shearer. i think everyone will agree with me but i think we all hate when pundits etc. say we all want shearer. WE DONT! please mike and chris. not big al now.

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  • Ashton

    Jan 9, 2008 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #35

    Thank god the fat F%$k was trying to turn us to Bolton !!

    I would love to see Manuel Pellegrini as a toon manager

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  • Steeley

    Jan 9, 2008 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #36

    This news has made my day!! Woo hoo!!

    To all you lot out there who were rubbishing talks of him going…TOLD YOU SO, TOLD YOU SO!!

    If professional sportsmen and experienced businessmen could see that he was doing shite and taking the club downhill – regardless of how long he may have stayed – then it’s the right thing to do!

    So please, all you Fat Sam supporters – get over him…HE’S GONE!! No matter who comes in next it cant be worse than Sam! The only problem on this place is that no matter who we get in (unless it’s Jose) then there’s going to be mixed opinion…especially if it’s Shearer! Well I think that’s where we’re headed anyway….I love the guy and if he comes I will back him 100%, but I’m not sure whether he’s going to be as good as we want him to be. Still, it would be good because he will know exactly what the fans want, and where the players should play!

    COME ON THE TOON!!

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  • Frankieboy

    Jan 9, 2008 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #37

    Somebody lined up already and in place in next few days…gotta be. Mike ashley does not take risks or do anything rash without future planning.

    One to think about…Shearer caretaker till the Summer and then takes on role as No. 2 under Hitzfeld who is leaving bayern Munich at end of season

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  • Jon

    Jan 9, 2008 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #38

    I so glad 😀
    ToonKing is mad 😀

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  • Shaun Dean

    Jan 9, 2008 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #39

    Glad he is gone

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  • scott9

    Jan 9, 2008 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #40

    A

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