The Daily Mirror is reporting today that Newcastle may go after Gus Poyet, the former Totternham assistant manager.
Gus Poyet – tapped up by Newcastle? maybe
But getting past the the headline it seems a very soft story. The Mirror says Newcastle have put Chris Hughton and Colin Calderwood in temporary charge, but could move for Gus Poyet to come in if the side drops into the bottom three.
Well if we don’t do well in the first few games Mike Ashley will move to bring in somebody, it’s just who that person will be.
Take your choice from Bryan Robson, Terry Venables, Gus Poyet, and even Glenn Roeder has been mentioned.
Glenn of course did a brilliant job when he took over in February 2006, after Graeme Souness was sacked, and got us up to 7th place, and in that season we won 6 of our last 7 league games, drawing the other one at Birmingham.
But then in the next season he was sacked after a very mediocre performance from the side, but the injuries at that time were also very bad.
The Mirror is reporting that Gus Poyet was on the list to succeed Kevin Keegan last September and is of course a close to Director of Football Dennis Wise.
Poyet was Wise’s assistant manager at Swindon and Leeds before becoming Juande Ramos’ right hand man at Tottenham in 2007. The former Chelsea and Tottenham star was sacked by Spurs last year, when Juande was sent packing.
The best thing about Gus is his enthusiasm, and he seems to be terrific with the players, and would love the atmosphere at St. James’ Park and in the City itself.
Bringing him in this season could perhaps even open the door for him to stay at the club with Joe, since we are still short of coaches and Calderwood is only here until the summer.
At least that’s a possibility, but right now it looks like Chris Hughton and Colin Calderwood will be given the chance to steer Newcastle to safety.
The players must also step up to the plate too, but they started to do that in our last game, and we have lots of players coming back from injury too.
So things may not be bad as they look, but a win against Everton is really what we need a week on Sunday.