Venables In Frame As Next Permanent Newcastle Manager


Even though Terry Venables turned down the interim manager’s job at Newcastle United yesterday, he was nevertheless keen to take the job on a more permanent basis.

Terry Venables – would accept permanent Newcastle manager position

It seems to us Terry could remain in the frame as the possible new manager when new owners buy the Tyneside club within the next month or two.

Terry gave some decent reasons why he turned down the job yesterday, with the primary one being that he would not be given the time, and once new owners were appointed, it was always going to be up to them as to who the new manager would be.

The bets are obviously on Kevin Keegan to be reinstated, but Terry has the CV and experience to come in permanently and make the Newcastle side successful again. And of course he gets on very well with Alan Shearer whom he managed when England did so well in the 1996 European Championships.

It’s not beyond the realm of possibility that Alan Shearer could come in and be the assistant manager under Terry, as he learns the ropes from somebody he admires greatly. Alan could then become the Newcastle manager when Terry finally retires, and could add some Geordie pride to the management team.

There’s no doubt that Terry is a great football manager – no doubt at all, and by what he said yesterday he seems willing to put his mind and soul into the Newcastle cause, but only on a full time basis.

There’s only been a couple of managers who have been successful at Newcastle over the last 20 years or so, Kevin Keegan and the great Bobby Robson.

And while we may not want to say this too loud, it’s not a case of “if” but “when” Kevin will walk out again on Newcastle, if he is appointed again under the new owners. We don’t even know for sure if he wants to come back to Newcastle.
To us, Terry has a similar CV to Bobby, without the local attachment, but it’s clear he understands how big the manager job is at Newcastle, and he’s made his case to be the next permanent manager of the club.

While Kevin Keegan must remain the hot favorite, it’s good that a manager as good as Venables would be also willing to come in, if asked.

We’ll just have to wait and see.

Comments welcome.



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22 comments so far

  • vaughany

    Sep 27, 2008 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #1

    HAHA dont b silly

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  • arctoa

    Sep 27, 2008 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #2

    Venables is most definitely /not/ a great manager and his CV isn’t particularly impressive, either. In terms of achievement with what was at their disposal, I’d argue that Kinnear has a better record.

    Not that I want him as permanent manager either, mind.

    I also can’t believe you’d compare Robson’s achievements with Venables; Robson’s in a completely different league up there near Ferguson and Wenger. Venables is an also-ran at best.

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  • iffy

    Sep 27, 2008 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #3

    we’ll see after this week hopefully

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  • Isaac Hunt

    Sep 27, 2008 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #4

    Nonce ence

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  • arctoa

    Sep 27, 2008 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #5

    As for the Euro’96 exploits, we scraped through to the Holland game and we only stuffed them ’cause they were in total disarray: I don’t know how many people can remember but there was a massive racial divide in their camp at the time. The first half-competent side we faced we went out to.

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  • reillers

    Sep 27, 2008 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #6

    This is a wee..Bang head of wall moment. So excuse me.

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  • Toon Graeme

    Sep 27, 2008 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #7

    Thats a good one…. made me laugh

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  • Chris F

    Sep 27, 2008 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #8

    for the love of gazza, ed.

    venables is about as likely to be the next ‘proper’ manager as my gran is.

    and she died 12 year ago.

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  • stephen

    Sep 27, 2008 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #9

    Terry Venebels as interim manager——yessssssssss

    permanent manager???

    dont make me laugh

    why dont we get graeme souness as his no.2

    and souness can tell terry all about his fantastic signings like ali dia and boumsong…….

    ed love the blog

    but dont need anymore negative stuff in my head

    you should be more postive in your posts

    this discussion is borng and upsetting

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  • naijatoon

    Sep 27, 2008 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #10

    How bout getting a winner in as manager? If the manager will be old, let him be a winner or a young guy that’s won some player trophies and is well Shearer.

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  • reillers

    Sep 27, 2008 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #11

    We would be relgeated if Shearer came in. It’s going to be hard enough for any experienced good manager to get us out of this. Enough of this fairytale crap, lets get realistic here now if we want to survive.

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  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Sep 27, 2008 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #12

    i’d tear my hair out if terry venables was named permanent manager, there’s just no chance of it happening.

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  • lee

    Sep 27, 2008 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #13

    please no.. he has lots of skeletons in his closet

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  • arctoa

    Sep 27, 2008 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #14

    I don’t know what to think about Shearer; he and Roeder did remarkably well when they worked together and you have to ponder how much of that was down to Shearer himself, as it’s plain to see that Roeder never did that well again once he took sole charge.

    Personally I think Shearer needs to take the role sooner rather than later, if only to remove his shadow from anyone else who takes the job in the meantime. If he screws up, so be it.

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  • toonfan67

    Sep 27, 2008 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #15

    just goes to show how sharp el tel is….hes had no intention of taking the job, until this opportunity came up…so he gets on media and says id only take job on if i was given a fair crack of the whip….totally out manoeuvrings the gormless cashley…am no tel fan, but his bizness sense is second to none, and you got to admire his sharp thinking and moves…lol
    just gotta back the man in the dug out tis afternoon…so come on JOE, HOWAY LADS

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  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Sep 27, 2008 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #16

    toonfan67-its still hughton picking the team/taking up the position in the dug out this afternoon!

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  • Bill F

    Sep 27, 2008 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #17

    My god I hope not, he’s blown the only chance he might have had. At least Joe has the ba*ls to take a chance. Wouldn’t that be a fairy tale if he did well and kept the job. Can’t see it but stranger things happen.

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  • Obafan

    Sep 27, 2008 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #18

    I hope when the new board arrives they will get a foreign manager or KK in partnership with Shearer.

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  • reillers

    Sep 27, 2008 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #19

    Are ye living in lalaa land or what. KK might or mightn’t come back. But KK and Shearer is even less likely, two big egos in one room..not going to work.

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  • Sean

    Sep 27, 2008 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #20

    What rubbish. Venables is yesterdays man. He’d have been a good choice for caretaker but that ship has unfortunately sailed. It has to be either KK or continental class.

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  • craig chisholm

    Sep 27, 2008 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #21

    where did the bit of being sold in the next month or two come in like? we are supposed to be sold at the begining of october as the deal is nerly done according to Joe k. thats next week, not two months.
    whatever happens i think we are getting relegated as we have no players and cant get any till january. by then we will be so far adrift at the bottom of the table that it will take a miricle to keep us up.

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  • NASMIE JACOBS

    Sep 28, 2008 at 1:20 AM

    Comment #22

    LETS FACE IT ALL OF U NUFC FANS .SAME PLAYERS , SAME RESULTS, DIFFRENT COACH NOW WE BLAME THE CRISIS .WAKE U ALL ITS BOUND TO BE IF WE GET RELIGATED AND THATS IF .THE WRITTING HAS BEEN ON THE WALL EVER SINCE SIR ROBSON LEFT THE CLUB .BUT BECAUSE WE LOVE NEWCASTLE SO MUCH WE DIDNT WANT TO SEE IT TO BELIEVE IT .KEEGAN HAS DONE A LOT OF GOOD BUT HE WALK OUT ONE TO MANY TO MY LIKING .I LOVE NEWCASTLE WITH OR WITHOUT OUR PREMIER LEAGUE STATUS.TOO LONG HAVE WE BEEN SATISFIED WITH REJECTED PLAYERS .IF A PLAYER IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH TO PLAY FOR MAN.UNITED HOW COULD HE BE OF ANY GOOD TO US SO U C WE DUG OUR OWN CHAMPIONSHIP GRAVE.HOWAY THE LADS

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