Ruud Gullit – Newcastle Fans Proud Of Their Club

Former Newcastle United manager for oine season, Ruud Gullit hopes the Newcastle club  sale goes through quickly and smoothly.

Ruud Gullit – with David Beckham when manager of LA Galaxy
Newcastle United again are a club in turmoil as owner Mike Ashley seeks to offload the club, after his falling out with Kevin Keegan and the fans.

Joe Kinnear has the unenviable task of trying to stabilize the playing side of the club and so far has don e a good job. But there is still uncertainty over the club’s future owners and the time-line of that.

Ruud Gullit managed the club from 1998-1999, and knows all about Newcastle’s passionate supporters, who have seen their side collect just five points from their opening seven league games.

The Dutchman was in LA and talked about the Newcastle situation:

“I think it is terrible for the club. I hope they will find a solution as soon as possible and that they can compete in the future.”

“There is expectation from the fans but they just want to have a little bit of success, they are very proud of the club.”

“There is a lot of pressure from both outdoors and indoors. It starts at the top and if they are okay then they have a chance.”

Those are actually good words from Ruud, who never had trouble with the fans at Newcastle, only with a certain Alan Shearer, and of course he famously lost that battle, as we all know so well.

However, Ruud’s departure led to the fantastic 5 year reign of the great Bobby Robson – oh the memories.

Comments welcome.

15 comments so far

  • sirjasontooon

    Oct 14, 2008 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #1

    Beat it jockey

  • 51times

    Oct 14, 2008 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #2

    Another one who can’t make his mind up. In one interview he’ll slag us off and in another appear sympathetic.

  • lesh

    Oct 14, 2008 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #3

    What makes me think someone’s letting the world know he’s available?

  • graeme

    Oct 14, 2008 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #4

    You would think that after 10 years away from the club, with only one year in it, he would have got over it by now.

    Just what is the relevance of any comment on NUFC by this joker???

  • skin d

    Oct 14, 2008 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #5

    off topic,i would like to pass on my condolenses to lucas radebe and his family for the untimely passing of his wife R.I.P.

  • Ant

    Oct 14, 2008 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #6

    I like Ruud Gullit…He made some moronic decisions but did you see what Dalglish left him with?

    Did what he could…If only he’d stuck the the NDS premise…Never Drop Shearer

    Honestly…I’d take him back now…Sounds daft? Souness, Roeder, Allardyce…Which of them is better?

  • lesh

    Oct 14, 2008 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #7

    Although not one of the choices….. JFK


    Oct 14, 2008 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #8

    Sexy football??????????????

  • Ganiyu

    Oct 14, 2008 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #9

    Newcastles next manager

  • sirjasontooon

    Oct 14, 2008 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #10

    Ganiyu I really can’t stand are nothing but a T@sser !

  • ToonEskimo

    Oct 14, 2008 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #11

    Greatest midfielder of his generation….

  • keegan was king

    Oct 14, 2008 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #12

    long time since i been on here. glad to see everyone is loving ganuyiyu and his waste of time comments. i think gullit will be laughing his big head off at us. cant come out and say haha serves em right which will be what hes thinking

  • ronaldeano

    Oct 14, 2008 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #13


    I cant stand the little mong either mate!

  • Ganiyu

    Oct 14, 2008 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #14

    Jump into the toilet if u cant stand me

  • Born Again Geordie

    Oct 14, 2008 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #15

    sirjason & ronaldeano,

    right with you there lads i can’t stand him either, complete f**king waste of space.

    JK – ‘which one of you is Guillit’ – ‘your a C**t’ – lol 😀


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