Fatih Terim Interested In Newcastle Job


Setanta Sports News is reporting that Fatih Terim is interested in the vacant managerial position at St James’ Park, after speaking to his representative.

Fatih Terim – in reckoning for Newcastle

Newcastle will have to appoint a new manager soon, following Kevin Keegan’s resignation last week.

Terim managed Turkey to miracles, during the summer’s Euro 2008 campaign, in which he guided his side to a semi-final spot, where they eventually succumbed to Germany.

His representative, Mel Goldberg, revealed that the 55-year-old would be interested in the challenge at Newcastle.

Goldberg told Setanta Sports News today:

“It goes without saying that any manager, including Terim, would be interested in a position like this,”

“Newcastle is a massive club with passionate fans and we hope they bring in the right man for the job.”

Terim has had a couple of spells in charge of Galatasaray and has also managed Milan and Fiorentina – and with his interest now known, he could now be targeted by Newcastle Owner, Mike Ashley.

Ashley is in rather a desperate position at the Newcastle club, having completely lost the confidence of the Newcastle fans, the Newcastle Public, and the Newcastle City Council, not to mention the players, and is keen to secure a high-profile name and an excellent coach.

Terim was in charge of Turkey yesterday, as they registered a 2-0 win in his country’s opening 2010 World Cup qualifier against Armenia.

We’ll just have to wait and see who Ashley wants at the club, or whether he will sell, which most Newcastle fans would like. We were hoping he wouldn’t bother appointing anybody and just sell the club soon, but maybe that’s wishful thinking.

But if Ashley shows his face at the club for the Hull City game, there will likely be mass demonstrations against him, following the game.

The fans will want to ensure all the players know they support them fully, and we still need the 3 points, but after that, they could well vent their fury at the London business man who has screwed up the Tyneside club royally – and its fans.

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120 comments so far

  • geordiejayne

    Sep 7, 2008 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #1

    LEAVE ASHLEY JUST LEAVE

    PS I can’t believe it but I actually find myself agreeing with some of Freddy Shepherds article…

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/2008/09/07/freddy-shepherd-exclusive-following-kevin-keegan-at-newcastle-is-impossible-115875-20728003/

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  • Ashton

    Sep 7, 2008 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #2

    He is great manager

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  • Tom_Toon

    Sep 7, 2008 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #3

    Please, please, please be true. This would be a dream appointment.

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  • King-Habib

    Sep 7, 2008 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #4

    What a character.

    Fatih in!

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  • DC Toon

    Sep 7, 2008 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #5

    While the current nonsense is inexcusable and completely depressing, we do need a new manager because the season continues. Terim would be a good appointment. I was about to add that maybe he could convince Turan to come as well, but of course that would require money, which clearly isn’t going to happen.

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  • geordiejayne

    Sep 7, 2008 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #6

    At what cost….the regime will still be the same

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  • JJ

    Sep 7, 2008 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #7

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/2008/09/07/exclusive-michael-owen-saga-s-still-going-115875-20728026/

    Could be nonsense but still interesting.

    Yeah, seems a good candidate, wonder how long he’ll allow Dennis Wise to pull his strings for though.

    Either way.

    Ashley and Wise Out!

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  • 51times

    Sep 7, 2008 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #8

    Once Ashley is finally forced out I would imagine Terim would go too, if he’s given the job. Maybe our future owners would keep him anyway.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Sep 7, 2008 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #9

    If Anil Anbami did come in and Terim was here and then replaced him with Keegan he needs his head checking!

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  • Obafan

    Sep 7, 2008 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #10

    First thing he might do is getting Emre back. Wouldn’t mind that 😉 .

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  • danny hunt toon

    Sep 7, 2008 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #11

    not too sure about this one! he’d be a good manager but can hardly speak a word of the queens, but i dont think anyone or thing is going to lighten the mood around newcastle or the fans views of MA or the poison dwarf without something changing quick at the very top

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  • The Entertainers

    Sep 7, 2008 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #12

    Hell the clammering for a new manager is starting……

    This doesnt feel right.

    The problem at Newcastle United is bigger the last manager or the incoming one.

    The problem about ownership should be forefront of every concerned fan, not whos coming in.

    Yes Terim is a quality manager, even the great Bobby Robson recommended him.
    But Mr Terim please dont come to our club, not yet at least.

    We have bigger concerns and it would not be the right time for you to join.

    The ownership needs to be clarified and if once that is done, you still want the job then apply, but now is not the time.

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  • Nick C

    Sep 7, 2008 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #13

    Tom, it would be a nightmare. Nowt to do with Terim, more to do with Ashley sticking around. A new manager = cockney cnuts staying.

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  • happy toon

    Sep 7, 2008 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #14

    THis guy is a fantastic manager. Bring him in….he would do the job for us. This is an excellent choice!

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  • Paul

    Sep 7, 2008 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #15

    Just out of interest, Terim was Sir Bobby’s recommendation to the club when Keegan was appointed for his second term as manager.

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  • 51times

    Sep 7, 2008 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #16

    All he would be is a puppet of Wise.

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  • Alex

    Sep 7, 2008 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #17

    According to setanta sports we are in talks with him . Well he has had 2 stints as galatasaray coach , so he will be used to the tension that surrounds the club until the fat cockney tw#t and his dwarf are replaced.

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  • Estranged

    Sep 7, 2008 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #18

    Wow u kno when KK left i was tellin all my mates than Terim would be the best replacement.

    He is a no nonsense manager. No1 wud mess with him. Wud be a great manager at newcastle. Good tactician unlike keegan. (PS I LOVE KK)

    Plz stay away from the Poyet,Wise,Zola,Vialli crap….. if any one of them get the job i’ll take a well deserved break from geordieland.. maybe watch a new sport like equestrian.. bleh

    Anyways my acceptable candidates in order:

    Fatih Terim

    Frank Rijkaard

    Harry Redknapp

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  • Newcastle Action

    Sep 7, 2008 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #19

    Who care about Terim – we should be more concerned with the cr@p ownership and board structure we have at the moment!

    It’s time Newcastle fans got organised and took actions that will get noticed and make our feelings known. No more posting on message boards!

    http://newcastleaction.co.uk/

    Spread the word!!

    http://newcastleaction.co.uk/

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  • happy toon

    Sep 7, 2008 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #20

    This guy plays more technical style football. we would be playing the type of football we crave…….bring him in….

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  • Oba_Goal

    Sep 7, 2008 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #21

    Arda Turan aswell anyone!

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  • ELFER

    Sep 7, 2008 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #22

    I have serious words: If that happens I will turn my back on the club…couldn’t get worser if he really will be offered the job! Please do not let this badest of all nightmares happen…

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  • The Entertainers

    Sep 7, 2008 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #23

    This could have the potential to knock the ‘real news’ off the back pages.

    Just what Ashley would want, i wouldnt be surprised if Ashley is planning on sticking around, there is a high profile scouting campaign through the press and a big manager is named!

    Knocking any news of fans protests and news on Keegan off the back pages !

    Be warned the propoganda machine will kick in this week!

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  • happy toon

    Sep 7, 2008 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #24

    Trust me guys…as much as we all love kk. Tarim is one of the best managers around. Great great great great great great great great great great great choice. kk is good but this guy is way better!

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  • The Entertainers

    Sep 7, 2008 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #25

    Ahhhhhhhhhhh

    its already happening, through our own fans!!!

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  • happy toon

    Sep 7, 2008 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #26

    champions league here we come…….in about 3 years.

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  • ObaFan2

    Sep 7, 2008 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #27

    “The fans adore Kevin and are prepared to give him time they wouldn’t give any other manager. Kevin didn’t win any of his first nine games when he came back, but they stuck by him 100 per cent.”
    Freddy Shephard

    Wow what a time, I agree 1005 with Freddy S….

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  • JaY-TNK

    Sep 7, 2008 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #28

    News on this will be out sometime tomorow…confirming that talks have started with terim….could be appointed real soon

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  • ObaFan2

    Sep 7, 2008 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #29

    You ignorant people creaming youselves over someone who has already left managerial positions because he did’t have control of signings.

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  • GM

    Sep 7, 2008 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #30

    Sky has just said that the club has not approached him…or even drawn up a short list of pos candidates!!! Either they are even more incompetent than they have already portrayed themselves or they have no intention of appointing a new manager, i.e. sold tomorrow please god 😉

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  • nando

    Sep 7, 2008 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #31

    this just gets better. i can see a season long relegation scrap

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  • happy toon

    Sep 7, 2008 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #32

    terim will takes us into the champions league in about 3 years. kk is good but this guy is better. Let’s support him….his the future now…….

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  • Toonboy

    Sep 7, 2008 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #33

    So what kind of protest is being set up at the Hull game??? anything official yet???

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  • The Entertainers

    Sep 7, 2008 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #34

    GM

    I hope your right mate.

    However it wouldnt surprise me that Newcastle United are drawing up a short list (Good job for Wise ha ha) .

    Hey its only been 4-5 days since Keegan left and with the pace this board move at it will be some time in October when Llambias gets around to writing a letter to candidates, via second class post of course.

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  • nando

    Sep 7, 2008 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #35

    toonboy- a dirty protest

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  • Newcastle Action

    Sep 7, 2008 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #36

    Toonboy –

    This is a start. Any suggestions – let me know by way of comments on the site!!

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  • keegen still my king

    Sep 7, 2008 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #38

    1 story and were already 4getting about kev nd the events of last week. Hey maybe a great coach but hes not keegen and will never b. Also we should be more conserned about tomorrows meeting if thts true. Hope so nd bring kev back to do the job he was ment to d. THT INCLUDES BUYING AND SELLING

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  • Gareth

    Sep 7, 2008 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #39

    Fatih Terim would be a good choice – if he were appointed by someone else. We need to change the regime first…

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  • GM

    Sep 7, 2008 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #40

    the ambani people are still denying they are intereted in ANY prem league club, hopefully that it just talk to keep the press off the case

    If not the current tits need to sort themselves out and get someone in who can re unit the players and the club, the only way forward given the current setup in my mind is a european “coach” not a UK old school manager, othewsie the club is doomed, as annoyed as I am I couldnt bring myslef to want that to happen

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