The Newcastle Management have stated this morning they will take the time to appoint their new manager. After today’s humiliating defeat at Manchester United we don’t have the time to wait too long.
Chris Mort – under severe pressure to appoint a top class manager – quickly
Here is a portion of the Official Newcastle United statement from Chairman Chris Mort:
“In the process of appointing a new manager at Newcastle United, we have identified and spoken to a number of potential candidates.”
“This is a very important appointment – our first since taking control of the Club – and we will take as long as required to make sure we bring in the right person.”
“That person will be someone we believe will be able to deliver successful results and performances to accompany that.”
Here are some obvious points that are now apparent after the game today in which we were thrashed 6-0 by League Leaders and Champions Manchester United. We always have to remember that Manchester United are one of the best teams in the country, and they played near their best today – especially in the second half.
We know that’s true because some of their fans were actually cheering their team on, especially after they were 4-0 up. 😀
That was unlike their game against Birmingham when their very own manager Alex Ferguson referred to the ground as a morgue.
But onto our own much more serious problems. Here are some points we want to make about the rather serious state of affairs that now at Newcastle:
- We don’t have time to wait for someone to take control of managing the playing side of the club. That was evident in the second half capitulation this afternoon.
- Sacking a manager in January is a risky business because lots of managers are not available and their clubs are not too willing to let them go. It’s very disruptive at this time of the year and that’s especially true since this is the winter transfer window month.
- We thought when Sam was sacked we had another manager all lined up to come in – but that doesn’t appear to be the case
- Mark Hughes is not the man to come in to replace Sam Allardyce – he’s too much like Sam. Mark has done a great job with very little money at Blackburn. Isn’t that what Sam did at Bolton? It would be a ridiculous move to replace Big Sam with Mark, at this point.
- There will be mounting pressure on Chris Mort and Mike Ashley in the comibng days and weeks. If a manager is not appointed before Wednesday evening for our game against Stoke City, which was their initial target, fans will be a little edgy on Wednesday, depending on what has evolved by then in the manager search. Heaven help things should we be defeated on Wednesday
- Chris and Mike have lost credibility with the Newcastle fans for the club to be in this mess in the middle of January, a short 6 months since they took over. It makes Freddy Shepherd look like a reasonable Chairman.
- We need a rapid exit from the mess the club finds itself in, and we expect the duo to be working night and day to rectify the situation they have placed the club in.
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