Newcastle fans were warned yesterday there will be no rush to appoint a successor to Sam Allardyce as manager, but we think Chris Mort and Mike Ashley are right now working feverishly to bring in a good manger as soon as they can.
Chairman Chris Mort – casting the net across Europe
A source close to People Sport said today:
“Chairman Chris Mort and Mike Ashley have a good relationship with Alan Shearer,” “We are well aware of the qualities he could bring but they feel that an experienced manager with a proven track record is required.â€
“The most important thing is getting the right man. There is no time-frame on the appointment. It is vital Newcastle United get it right this time and it will take as long as it takes.”
People Sport is also reporting that Ashley and Mort will cast their net across Europe to find the man to turn around the Tyneside crisis-hit club. They say Gerard Houllier, Ottmar Hitzfeld and Louis van Gaal are all now in the running to replace former manager Allardyce.
Newcastle have already admitted they have spoken to other managers about taking over at St James’ Park, with chairman Mort confirming yesterday:
“In the process of appointing a new manager we have identified and spoken to a number of potential candidates.â€“We will take as long as required to bring in the right person.”
There are therefore not surprisingly conflicting stories on whether they may appoint Alan Shearer at this time. But we would be pleased if indeed they are casting their net across Europe. There are some good and available managers there â€“ and letâ€™s be honest, available British managers right now are just not as good as some of the foreign people available.
And they have also proved they can be very successful managing in the Premier League. When Chris says they have already spoken to other managers don’t be at all surprised if one of them is Jose Mourinho, since they need no permission form anybody to talk to the Portuguese native who was mentored by Bobby Robson – and therefore has become an excellent manager. 😀
Ever thought of Jose with Bobby in the background, helping out, if his health permits?
Sorry, dreaming again.
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