Coaches McDermott And Sadler Sacked by Newcastle


Newcastle United today have confirmed that assistant manager Terry McDermott and reserve team coach Adam Sadler have left the club, and it looks like both have been sacked.

Kevin Keegan with Terry McDermott

Newcastle have also said today that Chris Hughton will take over as caretaker manager and will be assisted by Academy coaches Richard Money and Alan Thompson, starting with Saturday’s home game with Hull City.

McDermott has worked alongside many managers at Newcastle over the last 10 years, and has presumably been sacked, along with Sadler, who has only been in charge of the Reserves since January. Both men were key allies of Keegan.

Adam Sadler – Reserve Team Coach

Adam Sadler worked with the Newcastle Academy until 2006 before he was promoted to the first team coaching staff under Glenn Roeder, and was the Newcastle Reserves manager and of course a local lad. He was a popular up and coming coach at the club, and had done very well with the Reserves side at the end of last season.

Apparently the two coaches were told not to report to the training ground as usual this morning, and to make their way to St James’ Park where they were informed they had no futures at the club.

Both have clearly been given the sack, and this terrible soap opera of how Mike Ashley is wrecking the Newcastle United club, or at least trying to – continues.



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163 comments so far

  • Marty

    Sep 8, 2008 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #1

    Great news fills us full of cheer….
    Pathetic really,Sadler is a good coach but Mac was just doing nothing anyway so thats ok he has gone

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  • hadrian

    Sep 8, 2008 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #2

    terry mnac was one of the greatest players going in his time , for peopleto say he couldnt have been a decent coach doesnt make sense to me , ive always found in any walk of life , you learn more from people who have been their and done it and not just base their knowledge on a textbook .

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  • graeme

    Sep 8, 2008 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #3

    Its looking like a purge of everything that was there prior to Mike Ashley – regardless of the consequences.

    I bet the players are really impressed with this. Now there is NO continuity anywhere within the club.

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  • Socrates

    Sep 8, 2008 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #4

    It looks like MA is trying to remove anyone who may have been loyal to Keegan.

    He certainly shows no signs of treading carefully with the fans on this power trip of his.

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  • Bill F Ash Didn't Splash :(

    Sep 8, 2008 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #5

    Blimey Ed you need to be quicker than that, we have already talked the life out of it in an earlier blog. 🙂

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  • Davies

    Sep 8, 2008 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #6

    Shake ‘n bake. That just happened.

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  • hitman

    Sep 8, 2008 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #7

    whos next for the chop at the toon.

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  • Angryman the Angry Fan

    Sep 8, 2008 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #8

    Terry Mac was never a coach, he was there to act as the buffer between the Manager and the players, to some success I hasten to add.

    Thats why Chris Hughton was brought in, Chris Hughton is a coach, as was Adam Sadler.

    Isnt it weird how Alan Thonpson is a coach at the club?
    The same Alan Thompson, Brought in by Wise, who had a bust up with KK in his playing Days and was promptly shipped out to Bolton.

    Everything seemed geared to Upset KK where the little Cockeyed Cock a nee is involved.

    Ulterior Motives? You have to ask teh question!

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  • Toon4Life

    Sep 8, 2008 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #9

    Terry McDermott 🙁 These guys just don’t understand Newcastle United and never will…

    They will do anything they feel like, next they will remove our Balck and White Stripes and our Emblem…

    Makes me Sick…

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  • The Entertainers

    Sep 8, 2008 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #10

    Sorry to see both go…..

    The board are striping the club of all credibility.

    So i guess it was obvious these to had to go, after all they appeared to be decent guys.

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  • Socrates

    Sep 8, 2008 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #11

    I’m beginning to think MA only ever wanted Keegan as a ‘figurehead’.

    Let’s face it KK helped sell a lot of Ashley’s precious shirts.

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  • mozza

    Sep 8, 2008 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #12

    siiigghh, can this feckin club manage to produce one bit of good news at present

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  • Incognito

    Sep 8, 2008 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #13

    Unfair dismissal anyone?

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  • carl

    Sep 8, 2008 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #14

    the shambles continues. just what are the fans to think what next is going to happen

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  • shearer4pm

    Sep 8, 2008 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #15

    fcukin hell

    joke much mike??

    surely it would be easier to get rid of one person that 4-5
    (ashley being the one)

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  • mozza

    Sep 8, 2008 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #16

    hitman you at the protest on saturday or are you back at graft, i’ve put of a weekend away to join it, so i hope it goes ahead

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  • BenjToon

    Sep 8, 2008 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #17

    To summarise what I said on another thread: I for one am abothered that Terry Mac’s gone. Because he has been a loyal and faithful sevant to the club as a player and working under several managers. That level of commitment and contnuity must count for something. And and he certainly has the respect of the players. We need people like that.

    Remember he was Keegan’s “buffer” first time round. And when Souness brought him back it was to do the same thing…talk to players, earn their respect, help motivate them and be the friendly ear they need when the manager (or club) are asking them to do more difficult things, or giving them a hard time.

    So sacking him now BEFOR A NEW MANAGER is appointed, who may want someone in that role, is a sign the club hierachy want to enforce their rule over the players.

    Also care that Sadler’s gone – a good coach and a good bloke.

    __________

    This is a sign isn’t it? MAs digging in and preparing for their own yes man by ousting all that were loyal to KK. Or are we about the get a new permanent “coach” already? FFS don’t let it be Money!

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  • carl

    Sep 8, 2008 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #18

    toon4life- your right.next it will be to remove the white stripes from the shirts so theyl be cheaper to make and more profitable for ma!

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  • geordiejayne

    Sep 8, 2008 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #19

    Looks to me like Ashley is saying THIS IS MY CLUB and I WILL DO WHAT I WANT.

    Do we Stand for this TOON ARMY.

    March on Saturday let Him know who is Newcastle United the FANS not HIM

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  • Arijit

    Sep 8, 2008 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #20

    Well, there have been calls for some action before – during the FFS era – but nothing much happened, atleast I haven’t seen a real fight during my stay of 6 yrs there. MA would know that. He’d also know that the geordie nation is passionate about the club, and he’d try to bank on that passion. It’s essential to continue with the protests this time to embed the reality inside his thick head – that you can’t cheat people by exploiting their love for the club.

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  • David R

    Sep 8, 2008 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #21

    Just another sign of how much Wise is in control
    He got KK out replaced him with Money Elliott
    Hughton all of whom he brought in
    now he has got rid of another two of KK’s men
    and is looking to bring on of his pals in as manager/coach
    What track record of success got him into this posotion

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  • Ageordiedoonsooth

    Sep 8, 2008 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #22

    Another bad day for the Toon & us Geordies. I live down south (for the past 27 years) and normally get the p*** taken out of me when the Toon shoot themselves in the foot. Suprisingly it hasn’t happened this time I think all true football fans (apart from the mackems) are shocked & saddened by what has happened.

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  • BenjToon

    Sep 8, 2008 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #23

    Actually, the more I think about this the more angry I get. What exactly has Terry Mac done to deserve being given the boot? He’s run training since KK left and turned up for work everday. The club should reward him for that, not sack him!

    I thought Ashley was a good businessman, now I discover he’s a ruthless and gutless idiot.

    If he had pride in the Black & White Shirt he’d hold on to those who share that pride (KK, Terry Mac and Sadler among them).

    If he had business sense he’d hold on to his key assets in the football “market” (KK).

    If he had guts he’d come out and explain his decisions. (No statements of intent, no words to tell fans the new direction under a new “coach”).

    If he believed in his “product” he’d back it with investment to make it a success, and I mean ON THE FIELD not just off it.

    He’s done none of this. Time to go Mike.

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  • Incognito

    Sep 8, 2008 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #24

    Ashley is STILL not paying attention to the fans. If he was, he’d know that sacking Terry Mac and Sadler would inflame us even more.

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  • Ericles

    Sep 8, 2008 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #25

    Cannot say this vindictive act was not expected. I suggested last week this would be the case. Who is next for the chop? The knives are certainly out. Apart from Hughton we have some real dugout inexperience for the game on Saturday. Is the Bollywood rescue package on the way yet?

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  • BenjToon

    Sep 8, 2008 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #26

    Another thought on Terry Mac – if he’s been sacked and doesn’t pursue unfair dissmissal then he should be at liberty to say whatever he likes. We think KK is looking at a legal battle, so he’ll keep fairly quiet for the time being. If Terry Mac doesn’t got he legal route then he can say what he likes right?

    Tell us what’s really going on Terry!

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  • geordiejayne

    Sep 8, 2008 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #27

    Well said Benjtoon

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  • mozza

    Sep 8, 2008 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #28

    llambias has to be the biggest joke of a chairman ever seen, its like the whole lot of them are in denial and are just ignoring the white hot anger among the fans, ignore it at your peril you bunch of tools

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  • Mark

    Sep 8, 2008 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #29

    not really bothered about terry mac…but I heard adam sadler was a good coach.. I remember him goin to holland and working with van gaal was it? and getting a glowing report from him…so yerr..maybe they were further destabilizing the club (bad mouthing it to players) coz keegan left and the 3 stooges found out ?

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  • BenjToon

    Sep 8, 2008 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #30

    Ericles – hasn’t Ashley aready proved he doesn’t care about the fans? I thought he might, just, maybe have a place in his heart for us. His lack of comment on this whole farce speaks volumes about how much he “cares”….not one bit!

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  • carl

    Sep 8, 2008 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #31

    no manager.no coach..no confidence.low morale and players on the verge of striking.and a tit of an owner.welcome to nufc.welcome to hell!

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  • davey

    Sep 8, 2008 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #32

    3-2-1-BOOM!!!!!!!!!! we’ve self destructed. Ashley and his crooks are a bunch of f%cking C%nts

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  • Born Again Geordie

    Sep 8, 2008 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #33

    Ashley – sorry but you are a JOKE !!!! you are making us long suffering fans look like a joke too. Yeah we have not won anything for over 50 years, but you had a man there that given the right backing and control of the team would have offered the best chance to put some overdue silver ware in the cupboard. You have so shot yourself in the foot this time – its time to limp away. !!!!!

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  • hitman

    Sep 8, 2008 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #34

    mozza im waiting for a phone call to go off shore mate,i will be there if dont get the call like.

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  • Ross

    Sep 8, 2008 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #35

    here this is madness like.
    No manager, no coach. what exactly are they upto?
    looks like just because KK’s gone they’ve sacked terry mac for the hell of it. absoltuyl terrible like.

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  • Ross

    Sep 8, 2008 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #36

    yes thats meant to say absolutly, and no i dont know how i managed a typo like that.

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  • Steven

    Sep 8, 2008 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #37

    Well seems like we having to face the reality that KK won’t be re-instated anytime soon which is obviously very frustrating . Who thinks that we will be able to get a manager of any pedigree now?

    Rykaard? Terim? Don’t think any decent manager wants to work in our current club hierarchy.

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  • Spyro

    Sep 8, 2008 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #38

    ageordiedoonsooth

    “…I think all true football fans (apart from the mackems) are shocked & saddened by what has happened.”

    Your dont live in London do you?

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  • hammy

    Sep 8, 2008 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #39

    wOw, we’ve got more story lines running than an average Eastenders epsiode, and probably more cockney involvement too.

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  • neeraj

    Sep 8, 2008 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #40

    next news coming out of newcastle

    ASHLEY SACKS HIMSELF

    hopefully

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