It looks like Newcastle are getting closer to announcing an interim Newcastle manager, and there seems a good chance that one will be appointed before the Blackburn Rovers game on Saturday.
Terry Venables – now at 2-1 as Newcastle’s next permanent manager
Around 11:30 am this morning Sky Sports is reporting that lot of bets from London came in for Terry Venables as the next permanent Newcastle manager. Terry was at 33-1 this morning but was then put as joint favorite with Kevin Keegan, as the next permanent manager of Newcastle.
The club needs stabilizing and the appointment of somebody experienced, who can come in and work with Chris Hughton with the first team, would be a very good thing to do right now. We need an experienced head coach in control.
We need to stabilize the club, and start getting some points in the league and Venables, as he did with Middlesbrough a few years ago, would be a great choice to do just that.
Other former managers mentioned include Dave Basset and David O’Leary but we wouldn’t be surprised if the Newcastle Board already have their interim manager ready to announce very shortly.
Of course if Newcastle appoint the manager and say it is an interim appointment the best would not be paid out, since the betting is for the next permanent manager of the club.
Of course if a manager did come in and started to get some good results he would then be in prime position to continue that job under the new owners. It would be a good challenge for Terry, and we hope he wants the challenge.
He’s certainly a great football coach, that’s for sure, even if he is another Cockney. 😀