Poyet Being Courted But Newcastle Fans Don’t Care

Gus Poyet looks to be the favorite to be offered the chance to fill the Newcastle manager job left by Kevin Keegan’s shock departure from Newcastle.

Gus Poyet – favorite to take over at Newcastle

But the choice of Poyet, who is a big friend of Dennis Wise, and was the assistant manager under Wise at Leeds United, and is now at Tottenham, is unlikely to be met with any excitement at all by Newcastle fans.

Dennis Wise is not liked at Newcastle, and more of his associates at the club, is not what fans want or need right now. The club is being run from London, by Londoners, who have now started to treat the Newcastle fans, some of the best in the country mind you, with some disdain.

It’s hard to imagine how Mike Ashley can attend games at Newcastle , because he will be subject to ridicule from the fans, who do not like him one little bit, since his actions over Keegan. There is news this morning that he is increasing his bodyguards, and that’s probably a wise move (excuse the pun) by Mike.

And his statements on who was responsible for players are not consistent, because in his piece in the Newcastle Newcastle Fan magazine a couple of weeks ago, he had stated that those players were the ones Kevin wanted.

Apparently Newcastle plan to approach Tottenham this week seeking official permission to open talks with the Uruguayan, who only moved to the London club last season to become Juande Ramos’ assistant manager.

We should say we find nothing wrong with Gus himself, and he’ obviously very passionate about football and seems great with the Tottenham players, but he has no links at all with Newcastle, and we’d be surprised if he even wanted the job.

However, the wages and opportunity in the high profile job would be great for him, should he actually become successful.  But it would be a difficult situation for him to inherit, and of course it is none of his own making.

Newcastle fans are demanding the departure of owner Mike Ashley and Dennis Wise, his Director of Football, as they’ve had enough of them.

Since Keegan’s departure last Thursday evening, Wise has been working to draw up a short list of top-line coaches. Another name that has been mentioned in the mix is Terry Venables, currently out of work after making the fateful decision to become Steve McClaren’s assistant with England.

But Alan Shearer is not dumb enough to consider coming into a club that doesn’t allow its manager to choose the players he wants so articles such as in SoccerLens today saying that Shearer is the fans’ number one choice, may be wide of the mark this time around.

Shearer doesn’t want the job when his good friend Kevin Keegan has just had to resign because Ashley and his cronies were doing deals behind Kevin’s back, and Alan is very much like Kevin. He will not put up with any nonsense like that.

Poyet seems first choice, but Newcastle fans just don’t care, because they are still mourning the loss of the great Kevin Keegan, probably for the last time.

Comments welcome.

329 comments so far

  • xfer

    Sep 7, 2008 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #1

    Is this a joke?

  • Greg B

    Sep 7, 2008 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #2

    Bring in KETSBAIA as next manager, for those who dont know, he is doing pretty well as manager of Famagusta in Cyprus and would, IMO offer a better option than Poyet, Wise, Joe Bloggs etc…


  • jettson

    Sep 7, 2008 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #3

    poyet has done a decent job, and is media friendly, however the big issue is his association with Wise, its clear that it was poyet who worked wonders at Leeds, and to be fair, he is doing ok at spurs, he may be open to offers, but no-one will ever replace KK for passion or love for the club, Shearer included. We must get behind the team on sat, as we need 3 points and to win games, the fans are club, let them be heard loud and proud on sat!!

  • Michael

    Sep 7, 2008 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #4

    Only a tiny minority of Newcastle fans are bothered who the next manager is, and they wont be until a new owner is in place. Then and only then will we look ahead.

  • Midjew

    Sep 7, 2008 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #5

    Well to be honest.

    If there is not gonna be a take over, we just need to get someone in soon.

    This Poyet bloke seems ok, but he doesnt really have a proven record as being a Manager at high level, but that dont mean he cant do the Job.

    And him being from South America will only help with our spanish contingent.

    Maybe we could have a good looking style, south american team, that would be good.

    But right now. WHO CARES. we’re a bit of a Joke.

  • Bill F Ash Didn't Splash :(

    Sep 7, 2008 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #6

    I doubt if any of the current managment’s choices will be poupular with us. Even it was a big name like Mourhino. The best obvous option for all concerned would be to leave Hughton in charge till the dust has settled. If it ever does.

  • SouthernMag

    Sep 7, 2008 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #7

    Poyet would fit into the current structure of the club, and would make sense if Ashley, and especially Wise stays . However, it is obvious everyone wants Ashley out, and I think the continental structure can work, under the correct guidance, and that can still include Wise. It remains to be seen if Ashley can provide this, but it looks like Ashley is here to stay if they are already making their move for new managers.Wouldn’t Ashley take his time, waiting for a bid for the club from someone else? It would be a more attractive proposition for a potential buyer if they could appoint their own manager?
    I’m not with this Londoners thing. I’d rather have a Londoner than an Indian or American. I don’t care where they’re from in Britain as long as they have the club’s best interests.

  • ed_speed

    Sep 7, 2008 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #8

    where’s “fans should own the club” when you need him(it?)…….

  • clinta

    Sep 7, 2008 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #9

    If you look at the squad of players we have and the players that the new (now of course hated) regime have brought in, and the deals done for them, we are in a much better situation than years past, so someone is due credit for this.

    Also if you factor in that KK, before taking over at SJP hadn’t watched a game of football for 3 years, you could strongly argue that he probably isn’t the best guy to be wheeling and dealing on the transfer market!

    maybe it’s better some one else took over the rains, as i think players in have been good over all, if not enough.

    will be slated for this, but hey?

  • sirjasontoon

    Sep 7, 2008 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #10

    William Hill have said Keegan is favourite to get his job back : )

    Poyet sucks.


    Sep 7, 2008 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #11

    its 3 / 1 at coral for poyet to be the n ext manager but at others it 4/5
    could be woth a punt

    could use the winnings to buy the club

  • Seymour Butts

    Sep 7, 2008 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #12

    terry genitals????? oh dear oh dear this club is goin down the s*itter. 🙁

  • ObaFan2

    Sep 7, 2008 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #13

    Will not be accepted by the Geordie faithful and not because he is no good but because Ashley is not welcome here any more.

    Ashley out before we can go forward…..

  • markthemag

    Sep 7, 2008 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #14

    surely there is better than poyet around as many people have said we dont want ne more of wise or ashley or ne connected with them he wudnt even be on list if it wasnt for the fact he worked with wise we need someone with managerial xperience and someone who understands the passion the newcastle fans have cos the idiots in charge dont

  • richie

    Sep 7, 2008 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #15

    iwant to look ahead now to a takeover and a new manager, im sick to death of the ashley keegan saga,

    firstly, leave hughton in charde for time being and lets start by hammering hull to shut up a few people.

    next then is a takeover, lets cross are fingers that we get ashley out and a new rich owner with big aspirations,

    finally the new manager, its a tough call but as it stands id try take sven gorn erikson from the mexico job

  • ObaFan2

    Sep 7, 2008 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #16

    Ashley and his cronies must leav our club and Poyets name will just be added to the list of cronies imo.

  • Rupert AlBert

    Sep 7, 2008 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #17

    The actual quote from Keegan was “I mean I haven’t watched a game of football, I mean live, since my last game at Manchester City…” Thatis not to say he has no idea about spotting a good/bad player.


    Wise doesn’t even get up to Newcastle so god knows how he’s going to spot the next Beardsley or Shearer on the youth pitches of the Tyne. For Denise it’s just youtube and jollies around the world to pick up players we might well already have at home.

  • geordiejayne

    Sep 7, 2008 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #18

    Is everyone who is talking about a new manager MAD, I mean stark raving bonkers.

    Do we just let ASHLEY and his cronies get away with this.

    For long enough we wanted rid of Freddy, and now we are going to put up with this.

    Yes we support the team, but for those who want to move forward we have to be heard or we will never be the TOON again that I have supported all of my life.

    PLEASE PLEASE do not be stupid let the Fans be heard.

    How the hell can we bring young players through when the fans know eventually they are going to be sold.

    We will never be anything under ASHLEY.


    NO I SAY NO, I and my family will not allow this…….

  • clinta

    Sep 7, 2008 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #19

    That’s not to say i’m happy with the current situation, but it is a point that should be considered in all this madness,

    i feel some people, with emotions running sky high, have actually lost sight of some realities.

  • big pea ov the weab

    Sep 7, 2008 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #20

    ASLEY OUT! ASHLEY OUT !ASHLEY OUT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Black and White Blood

    Sep 7, 2008 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #21

    sirjasontoon – 🙂 Brilliant, you’ve made my day mate…Hooooray!!

    Is it only me, or do any other fans not want another manager, only Keegan will do..!

    I would have no respect for a manager to take up the reins under such circumstances or board, they would have no self-respecte, nothing more than a puppet.

  • Jacob

    Sep 7, 2008 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #22

    Remember when our beloved club was linked with big hitters in the world of management? Van Gaal – Hitzfeld – Hiddink – Scolari and the like? Who’s touted for the job now? Some unknown Spanish gadgey, Gus Poyet and Terry Vegetables -just to name a few! How far have we fallen? I’m fed-up with our club being a laughing stock and I really hope our fans do boycott the home games to show the pie man that we’re not to be messed with! The players will understand, and must too feel embarrassed to be plying their trade for such a shambolic organisation. A mass scale boycott will be perfect fodder for the media, finally showing that the fans are capable of ‘real action’. (unlike those sky sports hired chavs the media love to mock because they portray us all as being thick as two short planks)This action will send a bone-chilling message to Ashley that he has no option other than to sell up. If he doesn’t, and the circumferencely challenged tight wad hangs on, installing his own puppet manager, then I truly believe that relegation this season is a certainty!

  • Black and White Blood

    Sep 7, 2008 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #23

    geordiejayne – You’re a star, well done!

  • ObaFan2

    Sep 7, 2008 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #24

    Black and White Blood, its not that we don’t want a new manager its ( as u know m8 🙂 ) WE WANT A NEW OWNER first.

  • clinta

    Sep 7, 2008 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #25

    ‘next then is a takeover, lets cross our fingers that we get ashley out and a new rich owner with big aspirations in’

    this is exactly what ashley was suppose to be remember! most were happy when he came in, and do you really think another rich owner will make a difference? people with money, invest there money, to make a profit- the odd crazy russian excluded of course.

    If we all protest and don’t support th team until ashley is out, that might be some time and that might be in a lower league.

    one problem with KK it seems like he was bigger than the club, the way people go on! that’s not right the team should be first, not a resigning manager.

  • bill

    Sep 7, 2008 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #26

    Agree with 17 geordiejayne – I refuse to discuss a new manager.

    The only issue to debate here, is, if Ashley doesn’t go now, how do we make sure he goes soon.

  • ObaFan2

    Sep 7, 2008 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #27

    A new owner MUST come in and appoint their own manager or whoever is in the position when Ashley sells will be in the same situation BSA was in when Ashley took over.

  • ObaFan2

    Sep 7, 2008 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #28

    Ed, could you please put a poll up:

    Should Ashley sell?

    would be greatly appretiated.

  • Black and White Blood

    Sep 7, 2008 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #29

    ObaFan2 – Yeah, I agree, although it concerns me to hear people contemplating as well as discussing names – There’s only one name KEEGAN.

    Will all witnessed the difference he made since his return; it’s even more remarkable now these facts have come to light! I think Sir Jay Toon…. said it a few days back, the improvement was noticeable, and you could see the early stages of the entertainers making their return!


  • Danish_Magpie

    Sep 7, 2008 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #30

    I don’t care who the next manager is. I want Kevin, and only Kevin.


    Sep 7, 2008 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #31

    I reckon it could be Vialli ! wise’s mate also a good bloke too

  • beyethegreat

    Sep 7, 2008 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #32

    obafan what would be the point in that poll we all know the answer to that and probably 99.9% of the fans think and hope he sells up

    though there should be a poll on how to stage a protest

  • Black and White Blood

    Sep 7, 2008 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #33

    clinta – Why should the team be more important then the manager..?


  • Graham

    Sep 7, 2008 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #34

    GeordieJayne – well said!

    B&W Blood – I think the reason we want KK back is because he has only just started turning things around and then been stabbed in the back.

    I would love to see what he could really do this time around without being over ruled. Im not saying that he needs £100’s of Million to do it. But we need to see what it would be like – could he do it again? Maybe one step further and actually win something. That is what’s eating up inside of me.

  • KKToon

    Sep 7, 2008 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #35

    I don’t care who the next manager is. I want Kevin, and only Kevin.

  • ice dog

    Sep 7, 2008 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #36

    black and white blood hope you got my comment on last blog,i have signed your petition

  • ObaFan2

    Sep 7, 2008 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #37

    beyethegreat, I’d be interested in the number of votes tbh as E’d site has now exceeded 10,000,000 hits (and congrats Ed) it would have a good cross section voting here.

  • Edd Case

    Sep 7, 2008 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #38

    As much as I want Ashley out, I dont think he’ll sell, so we’ll just have to lump it.

    As such, Poyet would be my first choice.
    As mentioned, he and Wise get on fine and in the long run, both men will want success and will work together well – harmony at St James’???

    Well, time will tell but Poyet gets my vote – though he’ll never be King Kev and I still want Ashley out…
    and Wise, the little prick.


    Sep 7, 2008 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #39

    keegan would only get his job back if we are taken over

  • Gordon

    Sep 7, 2008 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #40

    So Ashley’s increasing his bodyguards is he?

    KK never needed any.

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