Richard Money will take control of the first team for the foreseeable future, along with Chris Hughton, until a new manager is announced by the Newcastle Board, but that seems as if it will be next week at the earliest.
Richard Money – needs support from the fans – and he’ll get it
Money told The Journal today:
“I’m convinced that the supporters will be behind the team on Saturday and it is so important that they are,”
“I think that at the end of the day the supporters love their football club and I am totally comfortable that they will get behind the team on Saturday.”
“This football club needs the supporters and the team to be as one, there is no doubt about that.”
There have been reports that some of the players are more than discontent with the resignation of Kevin Keegan, but Money has said the players are buckling down and showing good professionalism as he continued:
“That has certainly not been the case. What we have to remember is that they are professional people – we have got a lot of experienced players and their attitude in training has been absolutely exemplary,”
“The players not on international duty have been extremely bright in training over the last few days and their attitude has been nothing short of first class. I can’t stress that enough. This is an important game for this football game and we can’t afford to lose sight of that.”
But Money has also admitted that it’s been a difficult week for everyone at the Tyneside club:
“I think the first few days are always difficult and it was tough for everyone involved. With it being international week that gave us the opportunity to keep the players away from it all, which was definitely a good thing.”
“But with everything that has gone on we shouldn’t forget that a four-point return from the first three games is a creditable return. It is important that we get the right result on Saturday because it’s a very important game.”
Money, Hughton and Thompson will continue to take control of first team affairs on a day-to-day basis while Newcastle look for their fourth manager in 16 months, which is something they appear in no hurry to do.
And it’s a difficult position for Money, Hughton and Thompson to find themseleves in, but they will get all the support they are looking for from the faithful Newcastle crowd.
The fans’ anger is not directed at them, but specifically at Ashley, Wise and Llambias, who have torn the club apart, after a good start to the the playing side of the season.
We wonder if Ashley will show up for the game against Hull City, which under normal circumstances, would be a fairly easy 3 points for us.
We still expect the win, and that will give us 7 points from our first 4 league games, not a bad start to the season. We’re sure the lads will deliver, with the help of the fans, and that will be good, because we all need a little good news.