The Newcastle Journal is reporting this morning that they have been told by a senior Newcastle United official, there is a possibility a new manager may be appointed before the home game against Blackburn Rovers on Saturday.
Mike Ashley – about to appoint interim manager?
That may not be good news for Newcastle fans, because it suggests it will still be some time before Ashley finally sells the club. At this time it is not known whether the appointment is for a temporary manager to take over the club in the interim, or if it is a permanent appointment.
Although it’s hard to see how it could be a permanent appointment with Ashley presumably trying to sell the club quickly. Apparently The Newcastle Board are meeting in London this week to discuss potential management candidates.
It seems that Ashley has finally recognized the club needs more stability restored.
It’s as much a business decision right now as anything else, because more defeats will only help drive down the selling price of the Tyneside club, so this move is as much to protect Mike Ashley as anybody else.
Chris Hughton will try to turn the ship around tonight in the Cup tie against Spurs at St. James’ Park, and another defeat would really see the mood on Tyneside darken even further.
The club is in the biggest mess it’s been in my almost 50 years of following Newcastle United, but that’s what happens when people buy the club, and have no idea how to run it. My father must be turning over in his grave.