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Nigel Pearson Leaves Newcastle United

12:09 am, Saturday, February 9th, 2008 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 17 Comments

Newcastle coach Nigel Pearson has left Newcastle United, according to reports from Sky Sports News last night.

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Nigel Pearson – has reportedly left Newcastle United

 

The 44-year-old was left to coach the game at Manchester United after Sam Allardyce left the club, and while the team played well in the first half, they collapsed in the final 45 minutes and conceded 6 goals for our worst Premier League defeat ever. Last night

Pearson was also in charge for Newcastle’s next game against Stoke City in the FA Cup third-round replay the following Wednesday and the lads played well putting in one of their best performances of the season. They took Stoke City apart and won comfortably 4-1.

That afternoon around 5 PM, Kevin Keegan had just been announced as the new manager, and attended the game 20 minutes after the start with Owner Mike Ashley and Chairman Chris Mort. There was great jubilation at the game that night.

Pearson was brought to Newcastle by Glenn Roeder in October of 2006, following Kevin Bond’s sacking by Freddie Shepherd over the bugs scandal. Pearson managed Carlisle for a while before taking coaching positions at both Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion.

He also helped Stuart Pearce with the England Under-21 team, and was in charge of the squad in the first game ever played at Wembley, when the England Under-21 side drew with Italy 3-3 in a very entertaining game. Nigel had England attacking Italy from the start in that game.

We are sorry to see Nigel go, as he was a good coach, and we had hoped he would have been able to work with Keegan. We now expect Newcastle to issue a statement regarding Pearson today.

Comments welcome.



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17 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Gordon // Feb 9, 2008 at 12:14 AM

    Thought he was a negative coach and was previously a rubbish manager and an ex-Smoggie so not bothered to see him go. Would rather have someone more progressive anyway…

    Get Beardo back from Boro and bring him home!!!

  • 2 Tom_Toon // Feb 9, 2008 at 12:15 AM

    Well we seemed to play playing far worse when he came in, so good news i guess? Not that you can know impact coaches have etc.

  • 3 Atrocious_Footwear // Feb 9, 2008 at 12:36 AM

    He’s crap. Too negative and always a misery.

  • 4 Danny // Feb 9, 2008 at 1:08 AM

    Not too fussed about pearson going, he was too negative, but you have got allardyce on the banner at the top! need to sort that

  • 5 Hadrian // Feb 9, 2008 at 1:33 AM

    thank god, another one of his post match interviews would bore me to death !

  • 6 Leo* // Feb 9, 2008 at 1:44 AM

    i like everyone else happy to see him go. he was negative, and also boring to listen too. worse than paint drying

    would steve round be able to step up to assistant? i only hear good things about him

  • 7 timo // Feb 9, 2008 at 4:25 AM

    there was just something about newcastle’s playing style, the lack of flair, panic passing around the defence. lack of attacking creativity

    and i don’t know if this is attributed to the coaches or it could be the sad reality that our players REALLY lack quality.

    blame the form/morale. but form is temporary and class is permanent.

    why the top clubs stay up, and why the underachievers like man city and everton are doing pretty ok this season, i guess attributes to their playing style, mentality and tactical coaching.

    if we can’t change the root problems, i don’t know when will we ever be able to contend for top honors. substance vs form.

    we can’t just keep changing managers.

  • 8 Cyprus Mag // Feb 9, 2008 at 7:38 AM

    Ed, where’s the evidence that “…. he was a good coach,”? It certainly wasn’t evident in Newcastle’s performances during his time here.

  • 9 UTD111 // Feb 9, 2008 at 7:56 AM

    Sorry to see him go – but his position must have been intolerable when Sir Kevin was listenin to a muggle scouser like McDermott ahead of his own views “calm down Kev, Calm down Kev” LOL

  • 10 Mac // Feb 9, 2008 at 8:46 AM

    Bye bye he just used to bore me simple s that. Was he a good coach,who knows and more to the point who cares. Bring in Peter Beardsley

  • 11 Edd Case // Feb 9, 2008 at 9:27 AM

    Bring in Gazza.

  • 12 John // Feb 9, 2008 at 9:34 AM

    eddie case were’s the LOL after your sentence

  • 13 hanz_emre // Feb 9, 2008 at 10:06 AM

    Great! time to get some1 better than him e.g. Beardsley, Gazza, Waddle, Shearer.

  • 14 sparetheman // Feb 9, 2008 at 10:07 AM

    Haha, Gazza! How brilliant would that be? If Carling made coaching teams…

    Manager – King Kev
    Director of Football – Sir Bobby
    Assistant Manager – Sir Al
    First Team Coach – Beardo
    First Team Coach – Gazza

  • 15 scott // Feb 9, 2008 at 12:06 PM

    people who say shearer as assistant he has already rejected it why doesnt kev bring someone like les ferdinand back as assistant mnager

  • 16 Eve // Feb 9, 2008 at 1:03 PM

    I actually like him, I don’t know why.

  • 17 O'Malley // Feb 9, 2008 at 2:24 PM

    I think it is wrong to slate someone who singularly produced one of the best performances of the season. I think his style and ability were squashed and I wish him all the best. Newcastle’s loss will be someone else’s gain.




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