It was another very poor display from Newcastle this afternoon, and before the season gets too much further along, we will need a new manager in to take over.
Mike Ashley – needs to draft new manager in – quickly
It’s a difficult situation in that Mike Ashley is looking to sell the club, but we cannot let Chris Hughton and Richard Money continue running the team for too long, and an experienced manager is needed in the short term.
Who we can attract to the club is another matter, but it’s now very clear we need to bring in experienced management in the short term.
It will be a good challenge for some manager to come in and steady the ship, before a new owner is found, but it is purely a short term deal. If somebody like Glenn Roeder had been available, he would have been able to steady the ship, as he did brilliantly in February, 2006, when he took over from Graeme Souness.
Glenn was good in the short term, but couldn’t maintain the progress.
Even though Ashley is looking for a buyer, he is still responsible for the club in this interim stage, and running without a manager is like trying to steer a ship with no rudder.
That’s the obvious verdict after the game this afternoon, where the players again looked to be lost, and the last thing we want is to kiss goodbye to another opportune season on Tyneside.