Venables Wanted Long Term Stay At Newcastle


There is a very good interview in The Sun today, where Terry Vanables gives his reasons for turning down the Newcastle offer, and Terry makes some good points.



Terry Venables – wanted longer term stay at Newcastle United

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Venables told The Sun today:

“I didn’t want to move up to Tyneside and find myself surplus to requirements before I’d even had the chance to get my teeth into the challenge.”  “There is one reason and one reason alone why I’ve turned down the chance to take temporary charge at Newcastle — time.”

“Newcastle United means too much to too many people to take the job on a short-term basis. It demands total commitment and dedication from a manager who is prepared to throw himself heart and soul into the club.”

“The way the job was offered to me meant that I might be working at St James’ Park for two months, two years – or two weeks. There was far too much uncertainty involved.” “I was ready and willing to give it a real go but I was never offered the chance to do that,”

“All they could guarantee was that I’d be in a job until Mike Ashley sells the club whenever that might be. As flattered and honoured as I was to be approached by Newcastle, in the end it wasn’t that difficult a decision for me to decline their offer.”

That’s a good interview from Terry and it looks like he was really up for the challenge of managing Newcastle United.

But the job could last a couple of weeks, and he wasn’t ready to plunge in and give it everything he had, only to be told he was out after a few weeks.

We have to admire Venables’ attitude and willingness to do it on a longer term basis, because he’s right, managing Newcastle United takes 100% effort and commitment.
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85 comments so far

  • HeronMag

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #1

    It’s Joe Kinnear!

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  • Mac

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #2

    I though he was dead. Never mind we win the championship next season

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  • DP

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #3

    Joe Kinnear! Legend, loved watching the crazy gang! Joey Barton the new Vinnie Jones! lol

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  • mag in boro

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #4

    kinnear confirmed on sky sports website as interim manager

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  • john

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #5

    (It’s Joe Kinnear!)well has to be better than wots going on at the minute!give the bloke a break your condemning him b4 hes here! as usual…its interim ffs……

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  • hitman

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #6

    this is wise is doing

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  • paddyq

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #7

    anybody know anything about this kinnear bloke? cant say i know much

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  • Gilly

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #8

    Kinnear WTF

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  • ronjohno

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #9

    If his comments are true then he has really gone up in my estimation.
    Before reading his comments in The Sun I was not happy for him to come and I must admit I thought he would grab at an easy pay day of £100,000 per game. Crikey 10 games and he has a million quid.
    I also questioned his time at Leeds but I did not know that his players were being sold without his knowledge.
    All in all I now think he would have been a decent appointment.

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  • graeme

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #10

    For a £100k a game, mate, I’m on the next plane back to the toon!!!!

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  • xfer

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #11

    And the drama goes on…

    Who is this guy?

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  • Frankieboy

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #12

    Another cockney.

    get me the no. for the Fu!*?ing SAMARITANS

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  • 51times

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #13

    Joe Kinnear…didn’t he manage a certain Dennis Wise?

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  • 51times

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #14

    Oh, Kinnear managed Wimbledon two years after Wise left according to wiki…

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  • geist

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #15

    Former wimbledon manager in the 90’s

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  • geist

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #16
  • scott9

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #17

    who the hell is Joe Kinnear

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  • Frankieboy

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #18

    AYE 51 now the cockeyed dwarf is his gaffa.
    Mick Quinn stated on SSN now that he believes 17 managers have turned us down.He also says the Toon are in bigger shit than the American economy.By the way he is gutted too.

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  • Shot Bru!

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #19

    Joe Kinnear, i’m exasperated this is awful, nightmare, i guess we’ll still be on 4 points come the end of october then!

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  • murvar

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #20

    This is low farce. A washed-up cockney. It’s a very calculated insult.

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  • graeme

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #21

    Kinnear’s last job ended in December 2003 when his team were bottom of the league and he resigned. No idea what he’s been doing since then, but it aint been in football as far as I can find out!!!!

    Sounds perfect for the job then – not a clue!!!

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  • Geordie Jayne

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #22

    If you cna’t remember Kinnear managing Wimbledon that says it all.

    His team played bully boy tactics in one.

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  • tom tomb

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #23

    He fell off his horse and died- Roy. He has not managed since 2004 sacked, had heart attack in 2001. HE IS EX SPURS! Along with Hughton, ashley, venables did we really expect anything else from this shower of shi-e.SPURS MAFIA- we are on the way out I am afraid. I am going to head a consortium in 6 weeks I will have saved £60 then, enough to take it over.

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  • Frankieboy

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #24

    If Ashley keeps pulling stunts like this then it would definately not be safe to be in Toon.
    I do mot condone violence but i do not speak for everyone.
    He is rubbing in salt and taking the P*?S out of every Geordie

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  • Shot Bru!

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #25

    JOE KINNEAR! I’m speechless, till the end of October, we’re down!

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  • Ericles

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #26

    Kinnear is Irish and an ex-Spurs mate of Ashley’s obviously. Sell up quick Ashley se we can sack him!

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  • Geordie Jayne

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #27

    If Vennables would not take the job – especially since we all know about his love for money – then we know its a goddam mess.

    ronjohno – I agree with your comment especially since veneables has come out and told us all straight

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  • samthecat

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #28

    The players wont respond to this at all. Get the club sold Mike and stop trying to make a huge profit out of this club.

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  • xisco biscuits

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #29

    kinnear is irish by the way, read nufc.com

    anyone else shocked that they have been proven wrong and in fact it could get even worse than we though at 10am today?!?! f**k me

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  • Geordie Jayne

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #30

    tom tomb £60 lol very funny

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  • murvar

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #31

    The dressing room reaction will be interesting……… Shay and Owen will be very interested to learn from this man who led Forest to the dumps and then seemingly wasn’t wanted by anyone else for 4 years….until Ashley wanted to humiliate us all over again. This is too much to bear…

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  • bowburnmag

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #32

    Kinnear is at the opposite end of the motivational scale to KK. So in a period when the only thing which can work is motivation and inspiration, we get this fella? Mike Ashley is the only one JOKIN’ ‘ERE.

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  • Geordie Taipei

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #33

    Joe Kinnear, thats a name i havent heard in a long long time. Well, its only a temperay deal, and although venables would have been my choice Kinnear is a tough no nonsense guy and although the the greatest manager in the world he wasnt bad. So what can we do waccept welcome him until the return of the King. Hopefully. One question is anyone slightly worried that this Nigerian thing is a hoax? – it could be nothing but im a bit worried that we dont really know who they are supposed to be, its all lacking in info you know !!!

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  • Micky Toon

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #34

    Well we really are in the crapper, but don’t worry half a million geordies will stump up £1000 each to save the club.

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  • Geordie Jayne

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #35

    bowburnmag – can you believe this m8, unbelieveable unbelieveable

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  • Rich

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #36

    what a joke. FFS.

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  • The Legend Of Jonas

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #37

    Is it just a coincidence that his names sounds too much like ‘joking here’…

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  • Geordie Jayne

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #38

    Micky Toon I understand you donot agree with supporters owning the club but at least trying to do something.

    I don’t think it could happen but I would not down them for trying

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  • Shot Bru!

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #39

    JOE KINNEAR, till the end of october, we’re an absolute shambles, we’re down!

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  • Geordie Jayne

    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #40

    If Ashley wants the best for the club and fans lower your price M8 then you may be believeable

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