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.