Mike Ashley will be starting to realize the anger that’s directed towards him from the Newcastle faithful, after last week’s histrionics at the club.
Mike Ashley – understanding depth of feeling against him at Newcastle
If Mike is going to stay in control of the club then we will need a new manager, and we will need a world class new manager, if he is indeed to replace Kevin Keegan.
Most fans would like him not to do this, and just sell up and ship out, so that this particular nightmare at the club will be over. In our vote on what Mike should do now, 81% want him to sell the club and that’s with close to 800 votes in, so if you haven’t yet voted yet, now is your chance in our Poll Corner.
But we shouldn’t just rush into appointing some manager who is available – we should go for the very best available.
With France beating Serbia 2-1 last night in Paris, it would appear that Raymond Domenech is probably safe as France manager for the foreseeable future. That means that Didier Deschamps is still available, and we know he’s interested in the job, and has a good CV, having previously managed Juventus and Monaco.
The news this morning is that Dick Advocaat and Guus Hiddink have joined Gus Poyet and Paul Ince on Mike Ashley’s wish-list, but we’re not sure there is any truth in these reports.
We would love to see Guus Hiddink at Newcastle, but think it would difficult to entice him to come to Tyneside, but you never know.
As far as what Mike Ashley is thinking right now, the proverbial Newcastle insider has told The Sun today:
“Mike is desperate to get the fans back onside and thinks getting someone in by the end of the week will ease tensions a bit.”
“He was planning to stay away on Saturday but is starting to believe it would look better if he fronted up the situation and didn’t run scared.”
There are a number of things Mike can do to get the fans back on his side:
- Reappoint Kevin and give him control of all transfers, and have a love-in following the appointment – that would work.
- Sell the club to Indian Billionaire Anil Ambani
- Appoint Guus Hiddinck as the new manager
It’s your choice Mike.