Redknapp Flying Into Newcastle


Sky Sports is reporting this afternoon they believe Harry Redknapp is on a plane heading into Newcastle, to discuss the management position at Newcastle with Chris Mort.

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Harry Redknapp – jetting into Newcastle?

We have no idea if this is true or not, but that’s the report . However, we find it hard to believe that Harry would leave the South of England, where he has managed all his life to take the stressful job at Newcastle.

His wife Louise, who is the sister of Frank Lampard Senior, wouldn’t want to live in the North East either, we’re almost sure of that. But there again, Harry may be jetting in to at least discuss what he may be missing. It’s hard to turn something down, until you know what it is.

Certainly the wages will be more than he is getting at Portsmouth, but so will the hassle and stress. We don’t think there’s much chance of Harry taking over at Newcastle United.

Since it seems that Mike Ashley wants an English manager it would seem that Blackburn manager Mark Hughes would be the more likely to take over the reigns at the club. But Mark is hardly a proven manager at the higher levels of the Premiership, and he would need time at Newcastle, just like Sam did – but didn’t get from owner Mike Ashley.What do you think?

Comments welcome.


190 comments so far

  • Pete

    Jan 10, 2008 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #1

    LOL….

    They are playing Sunderland on sunday. Sort it out Ed.

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  • ToonKing

    Jan 10, 2008 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #2

    pls pls no 🙁

    if it is indeed Harry i will be utterly disappointed and pissed with our new board. Sacking Sam for him is just daft.

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  • Pete

    Jan 10, 2008 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #3

    Whats wrong with ‘Arry? The bungs? Sam had that past too.

    He has done very well at portsmouth, they play good football, he has a great squad, gets bargains on the transfer market….

    I don’t think it will be him anymore but I would love it if it were

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  • ToonKing

    Jan 10, 2008 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #4

    Nothing’s wrong with ‘Arry but he’s no better than Sam.

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  • Sven Goran Eriksson !!!!!!!

    Jan 10, 2008 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #5

    next time Mr Ashley he is out and about on the Toon he should stop off for a beer in the Pig and Whistle !!!!!!! ahahahahahahaha !!!!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScyRmiaEOUw

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  • arren

    Jan 10, 2008 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #6

    bring on king kev !!!!!!!!

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  • steve

    Jan 10, 2008 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #7

    this is our chanmce to go for a top manager, bollox to having an english manager, we’ve hardly got any english players anyway.

    please don’t let it be Harry, he’s no better than fat sam

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  • Steeley

    Jan 10, 2008 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #8

    ToonKing – I think you’re right. Can I just clarify with someone where this English manager mullarky has come from?? Is everyone still taking this from the Sky Sports “breaking news” this morning which also said that Shearer was almost the dead cert??

    I’m not convinced that it will be an English manager at all…..and to be honest, there isnt one good enough (or not any better than Sam anyway!)

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  • Gordon Benz

    Jan 10, 2008 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #9

    Could someboby name a succesful English manager who is active?

    Mark Hughes is Welsh and crap.

    Arry Rednose does not play attractive football just a lot of running and fighting. He is an older version of Sam.

    I hope this report is wrong just like the reports of us wanting Shearer as manager now!

    Please give us modern coach that can inspire us and the players. Someone like Jose Mourinho when he was at Porto!

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  • Toon Al

    Jan 10, 2008 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #10

    here here steeley and everyone else who knows these managers simply arent good enough

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  • ObaFan2

    Jan 10, 2008 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #11

    Redknapp ain’t gonna improve his (MA) business cos I for one will not goto see them if he’s incharge.

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  • nightfall

    Jan 10, 2008 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #12

    if any of you would be a billionare and an owner of NUFC…would anyone of you sign harry?

    it’s gotta be someone better… ashley bought the club ‘cos he wants to win sth. and he know he won’s succed with such manager… harry’s ok…for an average PL club, but not enough to win the league (in a few years time)

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  • Toon Barmy

    Jan 10, 2008 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #13

    Lets not blow this chance, is Arry better than Sam, well his tactics are and he likes attacking football, but lets get someone of real quality or it will be the same down the line & the last thing we want to do is sack another,, Hitsfeld / Klinsman / Shearer/king kev / o neil, but please please try and get JOSE that way the fans will be united.

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  • Edd Case

    Jan 10, 2008 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #14

    1 Pete // Jan 10, 2008 at 18:19

    LOL….

    They are playing Sunderland on sunday. Sort it out Ed.

    HAHA – PETE, you are absolutely SPOT ON!!!

    Good little story this though!!

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  • Tripp

    Jan 10, 2008 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #15

    Yeah, it really doesn’t make any sense to bring in ‘Arry. The lack of real new is a bit disconcerting. I bet it’ll be Wenger. 😉

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  • awc88

    Jan 10, 2008 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #16

    keegan has come in from 33-1 to 7-1, and there has bee sightings of him in the area, cud be something in it?

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  • Rich

    Jan 10, 2008 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #17

    I’d love to see louis van gaal in charge, but haven’t heard any reports to suggest it might happen. Mourinho of course is a fantastic idea but it’s so very unlikely. Worth a shot though.

    Redknapp I feel is an improvement over Sam, but doubt he’ll be coming anyway. Whoever it is, even Hughes, will get time I think. Ashley wanted to fire Sam from the start, just because he hadn’t appointed him himself. He gave him a bit of time to impress and he didn’t, losing the support of the fans, making some questionable purchases and generally producing some performances worse than those under Roeder.

    Ashley’s choice will be given a fair chance.

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  • Hadji

    Jan 10, 2008 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #19

    I think i’m gonna throw up cause this story about Harry being our new manager makes me sick.

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  • Leo

    Jan 10, 2008 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #20

    shearer isnt going to be the man, tbh i dont know where the whole english british thing came from… i think it was sky sports news trying to manipulate the betting…

    ed hughes isnt english he is welsh if i am not mistaken

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  • Craig

    Jan 10, 2008 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #21

    Hughes is Welsh…not English

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  • Edd Case

    Jan 10, 2008 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #22

    “I would be very excited if I was a Newcastle fan, as I know Mike will deliver for them. He wants to see good quality, attacking football and he wants to win games.”

    OH YES OH YES!!!

    Thats a quote from Mike’s best mate, former Tottenham vice-president Paul Kemsley, who is a close friend of Ashley. (not the oh yes oh yes part, obviously)

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  • Punk Skunk

    Jan 10, 2008 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #23

    Please, please, please no one english Mike!..Howay the Lads!..in fact, no one british!..

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  • carl

    Jan 10, 2008 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #24

    what utter bollocks!!!!!

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  • Keep Oba

    Jan 10, 2008 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #25

    The only thing I would like from Redknapp…who I dont really want….is that he would probably use Oba very well as he shows with getting people like Utaka, Mwharhi (sp?), and Kanu…but eh…not that huge of a signing…I want a manager who can win and who HAS won.

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  • ginkoh

    Jan 10, 2008 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #26

    Sign For SAck !!! No doubt about that

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  • UTD111

    Jan 10, 2008 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #27

    Frank Lampard Snr said on BBC Five Live that he didnt think Harry would be interested as he likes to walk his dogs along the beach. Frank Lampard Senior obviously hasn’t heard of NORTHUMBERLAND!!!!!

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  • kelvin

    Jan 10, 2008 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #28

    isn’t mark hughes welsh? hardly what you call an english manager. it’s a bit limiting to only choose english, best to go foreign – look at england they’ve gone foreign so why can’t we?

    what about deschamps, ive heard his name a few times, why isn’t he in the poll?

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  • KevinHann

    Jan 10, 2008 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #29

    Can someone give me the link to the supposed “Harry met Sally on the Newcastle airport” story?

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  • Aidan Finn

    Jan 10, 2008 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #30

    Harry… ye good manager but why sack sam for someone basically the same. If we want to move forward it has to be someone who is attacking and has a different playing style

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  • KevinHann

    Jan 10, 2008 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #31

    I heard many dogs have occurred to have drowned at Northumberland in the recent years, UTD111, particularly such belonging to unpopular football managers.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 10, 2008 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #32

    Im willing to bet my left bollock that it is keegan or a foreign manager!

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  • Reading Mag

    Jan 10, 2008 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #33

    It will not be Harry, He has had his fingers burnt before….remember Southampton. He knows were his bread is buttered.

    King Kev. Alan as No. 2 and Bobby director of football.

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  • scott9

    Jan 10, 2008 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #34

    i dont think mark hughes play good quality attacking football though harry does but i dont think he will come and theres be no approach for either of them.
    and surely ashley has already made an approach for someone cause its stupid sacking sam when u aint got a replacement lined up.

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  • tommyy

    Jan 10, 2008 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #35

    id laff if it was Pearson! well id actualli cry but ya no…

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  • KevinHann

    Jan 10, 2008 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #36

    Tom I’d say I take it but I’m in the same boat :S

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  • trotter

    Jan 10, 2008 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #37

    Just seen otmar hitzfeld in Greggs on Northumberland street he was meeting ossie Ardiles and Mike Ashley in there for a business lunch. Sholas Mam told me hitzfeld was going to be the new manager yesterday!!!

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  • the _lord

    Jan 10, 2008 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #38

    redknapp out. thought i’d get that in early

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 10, 2008 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #39

    you ant got balls? 🙂

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  • vEn

    Jan 10, 2008 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #40

    Why why why is Guus Hiddink not linked at all.
    Teams he managed, did they not get unexpected results?

    I would love either Hiddink, Solari, Mourinho.
    Pls Chairman, we Fans have endured enough!
    Bring in a winning manager.

    Dream Management.
    Hiddink(Manager)
    Shearer(Asst. Manager)
    Sir Bobby
    Keegan

    Plus I wouldnt mind BSA to stay in NUFC to oversee the technology and fitness of the team.

    *I’m dreaming………sigh…

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