Houllier, Eriksson Considered As Next Newcastle Managers


The Sunday Sun is reporting today that Gerard Houllier and Sven-Goran Eriksson are set to be pursued to manage Newcastle United under new ownership.

Sven-Goran Eriksson – would walk to Newcastle to be manager

But thart is only if the Nigerian Consortium takes over and Keith Harris has already cast doubt on the seriousness of their bid. But the consortium are still considering making Ashley an offer of around £300M, or so they say.

We really wonder if there’s any truth to this – but we like the idea of sounding out top managers once the new owners are brought in – whoever they may be.

Certainly Sven-Goran Eriksson would walk to Newcastle from Mexico to take the Newcastle job, but he signed a two year agreement with the Mexico national side in the summer to take them to the 2010 World Cup, and it would be difficult for him to break that deal.

However, Sven has always admired both the Newcastle club and its supporters and knows all about the Newcastle history from Bobby Robson.

Sven even had England games switched to St. James’ Park to get the atmosphere of the Geordie Nation, and while he was not particularly successful in his 5 years as England manager, his club record is absolutely superb.

Houllier was mentioned as a possible replacement last January and maybe a Houllier/Shearer initial partnership would be good – or even a Venables/Shearer management partnership, with Alan taking over the job fully after say a couple of seasons.

It’s no longer that certain that Kevin Keegan will return, but we’re probably jumping the gun here – and we first need to wait to see who the new owners are.

That’s the next step – and we still have no idea who they may be.
Comments welcome.



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37 comments so far

  • neeraj

    Oct 19, 2008 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #1

    sunday sun

    didn’t they mention who are going to be our club’s new owners

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  • Keith

    Oct 19, 2008 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #2

    to be honest im getting to the stage where im quite open minded on a different manager coming in, and i think id pick sven over keegan if i had the choice

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  • thelongshanks

    Oct 19, 2008 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #3

    id be happy with sven or Houllier.both good managers and Houllier has great connections with scouts in le france.

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  • Jonas the Legend

    Oct 19, 2008 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #4

    Would take either, glad to see the Keegan talk is over we need to move on

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  • dave

    Oct 19, 2008 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #5

    Ed it’s about time you made your mind up about the speculation regarding the new manager and what may or may not happen with regard to potential new owners.

    How may rumours do we have to add to forum and speculate on.

    Like many supporters I’ve had enough of the whole farce. Joe Kinear is currently doing a good job with limited resources and deserves our full support.

    If we improve and build on the Everton game we should get behind Joe and actively support him, instead of creating more speculation and uncertainty for the team and supporters.

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  • Ganiyu

    Oct 19, 2008 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #6

    Sell the club and talk about a new manager.

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  • SwedEric

    Oct 19, 2008 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #7

    Would love my fellow swede Sven to take the job!

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  • selly no skill

    Oct 19, 2008 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #8

    give it to shearer,would do similar job to keane at mackems.loves the club,commands respect.worked under most good managers,would have a great team around him and would be manager for years.just what we need.

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  • Bill F

    Oct 19, 2008 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #9

    Speaking about the Nigerian bid, I received this e-mail yesterday.

    Subject: FW: The End of Spam?

    NOTICE:
    OFFICE OF THE TREASURER GENERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA.
    DESK OF: ALHAJI. IBRAHIM. H. DANKWAMBO
    E-MAIL:
    TEL: +234 7023186029
    I AM SECRETARY OF MINISTRY OF TREASURY OF SMALL AFRICAN NATION.
    I MUST SHARE MY CONFIDENCE WITH YOU IN TRUST:
    I WAS PLANNING TO SEND AN EMAIL TO RIP OFF RICH ENGLISH LIKE YOU.
    AFTER LAST WEEK OF FINANCIAL NEWS, I NO LONGER HAVE THE HEART TO DO THIS.
    CLEARLY ENGLISH’S HAVE ALREADY BEEN SCAMMED ENOUGH BY THE BEST IN THE CITY – MUCH BETTER THAN ME AND MY FRIENDS.
    I CAN NO LONGER COMPETE WITH SUCH CLEVER ENGLISH WHO HAVE RIPPED OFF FELLOW COUNTRYMAN FOR TRILLIONS OF POUNDS.
    PLEASE ACCEPT OUR SINCERE CONDOLENCES ON YOUR LOSS OF YOUR LIFE SAVINGS.
    BEST REGARDS,
    ALHAJI. IBRAHIM. H. DANKWAMBO
    TREASURER GENERAL OF THE FEDERATION OF NIGERIAN REPUBLIC

    Although I don’t know if they are in any way connected with the bid.

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  • Leo

    Oct 19, 2008 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #10

    bill f, who sent u that, or were u not joking

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  • jude

    Oct 19, 2008 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #11

    f***ing idiotic twat you are….Bill F

    For ur info Nigeria is not a small african nation….

    And what the f**k is the point of that post..huh?

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  • wigaz

    Oct 19, 2008 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #12

    Would love sven as Toon gaffer! his record for clubs is second to none, and as a scot i can say without blinkers on his competive record for england was very good! He would also be able to attract big players to our club & keep some there (mr Owen). Sven for Boss!

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  • Joseph

    Oct 19, 2008 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #13

    Sven would be great as manager but he’s only recently joined Mexico, could he balance both maybe?

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  • buddy

    Oct 19, 2008 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #14

    lets not be silly ed, venables would do nothing for the club. he is NOT a good manager!! as for shearer, i wudn hold my breath with him. dont think he wud be any good either

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  • GLASGOW MAG

    Oct 19, 2008 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #15

    Bill F, I thought that was highly amusing. Some people just have no sense of humour….

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  • cause I got the girth

    Oct 19, 2008 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #16

    Just read the story in the Sunday shite and its possibly one of the worst examples of lazy journalism ive ever saw. Absolutely no substance, quotes or facts at all, pure speculation and guess work, why bother even talking about it!!
    ohh and “Sven-Goran Eriksson would walk to Newcastle from Mexico to take the Newcastle job”, you think he’s living in a shanty town like Ed? Why on earth would you think that? Get real! We know NOTHING and the people who are involved in a possible take over have signed that confidentiality agreement anyway, so the people who talk about a bid are scam artists!!!!
    Hello madame…..im calling from your building societay!!!!!!

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  • Michael12

    Oct 19, 2008 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #17

    I must agree with “cause I got the girth”: That is an ignorant statement Ed, you seem to suggest that managing Newcastle is better than managing Mexico or that Seven is living in an uncivilized country (Mexico). Frankly, Sven is a man who loves his ladies and hates the intrusive press.

    He is very unlikely because he has only just joined Mexico.

    I would love him to take over Newcastle, good tactically and has far greater pulling power than Keegan. Not only this, but he is simply a better manager Keegan proven both at international and club levels.

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  • NE1

    Oct 19, 2008 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #18

    Martin Jol anyone??

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  • wigaz

    Oct 19, 2008 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #19

    Well said Michael 12! think Sven would be a breath of fresh air for us! plus he wouldn’t crack under the pressure of how big a job the Toon hot seat is as nothing seems to faze him! i for one really hope it’s true & really hope he comes whether he does both jobs (Toon & Mexico) until his contract runs out or whatever. Much prefer him to Houiller. Be nice if he came & signed Elano, be a canny player for us to have in the middle of the park creating.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Oct 19, 2008 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #20

    Sven – yes, Houllier – no.

    Terim or Ketsbaia please!

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  • Jinal

    Oct 19, 2008 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #21

    Keep the faith lads, soon we’ll be out of this mess for the times they are a-changin’.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItPz7f-k-dE

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  • Bill F

    Oct 19, 2008 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #22

    As my reply to that rude Bugg*r Jude did not come up I assume I am being moderated or even banned, fine. I aint bovvered do I sound bovvered, bovvered no!

    By the way Leo just in case this one appears, yes it was a joke.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Oct 19, 2008 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #23

    This thread has got a problem.

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  • DP

    Oct 19, 2008 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #24

    The Nigerians aren’t serious bidders, they have instantly ruled themselves out by talking to the press. The disclaimer sent to all interested consortia’s stated that if any details were linked to the press, that consortia would instantly be disqualified from bidding on NUFC. Personally can’t wait til all this conjecture and rumour is over. In the meantime lets get behind all the lads and JFK, who is doing a very good job I have to add. Howay the Lads!

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  • Nobby'sDad

    Oct 19, 2008 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #25

    DP….how does anyone know about this so called disclaimer?? This is something that came from I know not where and now appears to be taken as gospel. So if Warren Buffett (in case you don’t know the World’s richest person) offered £500 million but blabbed Ashley would say ‘sorry Warren I can’t take your excessive offer because you have talked’. Get real!!

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  • DP

    Oct 19, 2008 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #26

    Nobby’sDad – I know what I know mate. And no, I had know idea who Warren Buffet was, thanks for the update! Just to let you know, the disclaimer is quite well known throughout reliable sources within the club, and seymour pierce.

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  • skin d

    Oct 19, 2008 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #27

    aye warren buffet loads a cash,but he,s 78 he,s in the twilight years of his life.
    god forbid if anything were to happen such is life,where would that leave us?.
    as for sven started okay at citeh,but they fell away after xmas.
    when sven manages a team after a while they start not scoring enough goals for some reason.
    houllier had that good start at the bin dippers winning them three cups,but after that thought his team were better than they actually were.
    he came across a bit deluded if you ask me.

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  • skin d

    Oct 19, 2008 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #28

    the nigerians buying newcastle? you got more chance of hitching a lift from a pop wagon in the desert.

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  • chuck

    Oct 20, 2008 at 12:41 AM

    Comment #29

    Martin Jol, Gus Hiddink or Juande Ramos after spurs fire him. (kidding) though its a thought.
    Sven has a gig he aint coming, think Houllier may be a better manager than his Liverpool experience suggests, but Holland has produced some pretty good managers and thats where I would Begin the search.
    They have excelled in youth developement programs and are knowledgable in both tactics and technical skills.

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  • BLEEDING BLACK+WHITE!!

    Oct 20, 2008 at 1:51 AM

    Comment #30

    I AM FRIGGEN SICK TO DEATH OF ALL THE TALK!!!!! LET’S JUST BLOODY WAIT AND SEE!! I WANT 100% COMFIRMATION…IF THAT TAKES A WEEK/MONTH SO BE IT!!!!!

    BACK THE BOYS TO WIN AGAINST mcfc.
    HOWAY THE LADS!!!!!!!

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  • neeraj

    Oct 20, 2008 at 4:33 AM

    Comment #31

    zico

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  • iain

    Oct 20, 2008 at 5:24 AM

    Comment #32

    give me keegan over sven or houlier anyday.

    would even prefer a young up and coming manager than houlier.

    hes a top manager but not sure how up for management he is anymore.

    keegan, deschamps, martinez would by my 3 choices for managers.

    pity mourinho doesnt want to leave inter right now maybe he does given his comments about loving the pl, who knows, imo though hes promised sir bob he will come and manage us one day, he was saying great stuff about sir bob not too long ago and funnily always says he expects us to be challenging at the top end of the table when he discusses our league.

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  • Toon Chicken

    Oct 20, 2008 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #33

    I’ve just got back from 2 weeks in Mexico – beautiful country like. I love the Toon too but if I were Swen I would stay put.

    Saying that – not sure it’s up to him – they lost to Jamaica and drew with Canada in WC Qualifiers while I was there and have tougher fixtures to come. A few Mexican’s I spoke to thought/hoped he’d get the boot sooner rather than later.

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  • RKO

    Oct 20, 2008 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #34

    KEEGAN/SHEARER
    thats a good partnership…………….

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  • Ericles

    Oct 20, 2008 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #35

    If the Sunday Sun has not the faintest idea who the new owners will be, how on earth can they say NUFC would be after Houllier and Eriksson? A lot of newspaper tripe! Houllier would not be bad but Sven is too well esconced in Mexico. Anyway, tonight we “GO WITH JOE”.

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  • redeye

    Oct 20, 2008 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #36

    Houllier would not be good for us, shocking in the transfer market. Bruno Cheyrou – the new Zidane say no more.

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  • scotty

    Oct 20, 2008 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #37

    Like i posted last week. The club is already sold and Shearer has agreed to be the manager……..

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