Newcastle Demanding Compensation For Steve Round


Newcastle United are reported to be locked in a compensation battle with Everton Football Club, for first team coach Steve Round.

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Steve Round – impasse with his move to Everton

Everton were given permission last week to speak with the former England coach, whose contract runs out at the club today.

But apparently the negotiations are now at an impasse, because Newcastle are demanding compensation from Everton if Steve joins them.

37 year-old Round was brought to Newcastle last summer by then manager Sam Allardyce, and as a surprise to us, no new deal has been offered to Round by Newcastle. But maybe it was Round who wanted to move on to another opportunity.

We don’t understand why Newcastle want compensation, if indeed Round’s contract runs out today, because how can we expect any compensation for him, if he has no contract at the club?

It’s like when a player’s contract runs out – he is then a free agent – and the club gets nothing for him.

Round is also interesting Chelsea – but it seems like they will need to wait until new manager Luiz Felipe Scolari gets on board fully, before they’ll know exactly what they need in terms of coaching.

Former Newcastle coach Steve Clarke was recently sacked by Chelsea, and maybe Kevin has him lined up to join the Newcastle revolution.

Steve of course is an excellent coach, and served as an assistant manager when Ruud Gullit managed Newcastle from 1998-1999 – but one season was enough for Gullit and Shearer working together.

Steve’s done a great job at Chelsea over the years, and was prominent when the great Jose Mourinho was managing the club, until last year. We’d love to see Steve rejoin the club and start working with Kevin.

We’ll watch the developments on Round, but it’s almost certain Kevin has another coach lined up, given that pre-training starts next Monday.

Comments welcome.



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15 comments so far

  • HalftimeBovril

    Jun 30, 2008 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #1

    Maybe Kev is bringing back Derek fazackerley or Mark lawrenceson!!!!!

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  • A geordiedoonsooth

    Jun 30, 2008 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #2

    Wouldn’t mind Fazackerley coming back I think he’s a top coach.

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  • ANON

    Jun 30, 2008 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #3

    I think if we all chipped in a couple of quid we could take a contract out on Mark Lawrenson!!!!!!!

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  • Leo

    Jun 30, 2008 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #4

    mark larensen or what ever his name is would be a catastrophy i hate the whining little sh1t

    i bet im not the only one

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  • ScottyT

    Jun 30, 2008 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #5

    well tbh i cudnt giv a sh1t bowt this.. am sick of movement on staff whers tha players these are tha ones who win matches!

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  • HalftimeBovril

    Jun 30, 2008 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #6

    The Mark Lawrenceson suggestion was a bit tongue in cheek, but I wouldn’t be surprised if a former coach or player is lined up as a replacement

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  • Cyprus-Toon

    Jun 30, 2008 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #7

    Sod the back room staff, I think we still have about 40 left after Big Sam was sacked, so lets not bother with anymore & start getting some playing staff in….. after all we only have 22 players left in the squad & need at least 15 for the first team & I mean 15 top playersm not 5 top players & 10 reserve players either… 🙁

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  • Bill F SPLASH THE CASH ASH

    Jun 30, 2008 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #8

    Nope Leo you aren’t the only one. The thought of Lawrenson and Terry Mac working together would not fill me with optimism.

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  • The Entertainers

    Jun 30, 2008 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #9

    Rob Lee…….

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  • Punk Skunk

    Jun 30, 2008 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #10

    Pedro, Speed, Albert…

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  • The Entertainers

    Jun 30, 2008 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #11

    Ah those were the days…..

    Can still see Albert making THAT chip!

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  • Punk Skunk

    Jun 30, 2008 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #12

    Mate, i was just watchin’ that yesterday, excellent!..Some more of that please!..

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  • Rob Kirton

    Jun 30, 2008 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #13

    NUFC are demanding compensation for Steve Round:

    So Far Sam Allardyce is refusing to pay, stating that “It was not entirely my fault that he came to the club”.

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  • Nobby's Dad

    Jun 30, 2008 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #14

    I posted earlier in the week that I know someone who knows Round well and I said he’d been offered a contract sometime ago but wants to leave. I don’t know why but was worried – good clubs are after him so he must have something.

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  • figsdad

    Jun 30, 2008 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #15

    he is crap let him go he was the bloke who played players out of position when big sam was here and he did it when at boro with that ginger noob was incharge and also for england under the ginger as well

    gooood last of the smoggys at the toon..

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