The Newcastle Journal are reporting today that Terry Venables met with Mike Ashley in London yesterday, and was offered the job as interim Newcastle United manager.
Terry Venables – offered job as Newcastle manager
Terry has yet to accept the offer, but it is expected that he will accept the offer, because we understand he will be handsomely paid for stepping into the breach at Newcastle by owner Mike Ashley.
And of course it is worth it, not only to owner Ashley to steady the ship, but also to those who really matter, the club and the fans.
As we reported last night we expect it to be a temporary position until Ashley has found a buyer, willing to meet his asking price for the club.
But that will still give Venables enough time to prove he still has the magic, and can turn the club around, but most of all get the players competing again, and get them enthusiastic about their football again.
They looked as though their heads and hearts were not in the game last night against Tottenham, and in the end were a well beaten side, and again the defense let in a very sloppy goal, in fact the worst goal of the season so far, and a mistake from Coloccini of all people, with help from Steven Taylor.
It’s certainly necessary for Ashley to steady the ship until a new buyer is found for the club, and it will be a tough game on Saturday against Blackburn Rovers, so the sooner someone takes charge the better for everybody concerned.
We hope Terry steps up to this considerable challenge.