Time For Full Time Newcastle Manager Appointment


Hopes of a sale of the Newcastle United club have been played down this morning, and isn’t it time a full time manager was appointed, as this thing could go on another 6 months or more.

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Time for dynamic duo to appoint a full time manager


Hopes had been lifted over the weekend with talk that Dubai International Capital – who had previously been previously linked with Liverpool – were interested in buying Newcastle, but this has been played down to the local Evening Chronicle by Mike Ashley’s people.

And so too has talk of a local consortium with Middle East backing coming in imminently backing  Tyneside businessman Barry Moat.

Moat is one of  Newcastle’s best corporate customers and renewed his plush executive box last year for a five-year period. The funds were then pumped right into the club’s Academy.

However, a source close to Ashley has told the Chronicle:

“I would guide people well away from the link with Dubai International Capital.”

“The reality is there is nothing there on that.” “The club is still up for sale and the asking price is £100m.”

“To ask how long it will take is almost an impossible question to answer.” “It could go through in due course – or it could take six months.”

With Seymour Pierce’s Keith Harris now back from vacation we may get an update this week, but we’re not holding our breath and from what we can see on the outside a sale looks a million miles away.

And with less than four weeks in which to buy new players it’s time a full time manager was appointed.

Ashley has to assume that a sale will not go though before the end of this month and it is his responsibility now to ensure the club is equipped for the rigors of a Championship season.

It always has been this summer and in the 10 weeks that have passed so far, Mike’s done nothing on that front, but time is now running out.

A new manager is needed because somebody needs to decide which players will be brought into the club, and soon.

We wouldn’t be at all surprised if a new full time manager is in place before the end of this week.

Wishing and hoping. 😀

Comments welcome.



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23 comments so far

  • cooldj

    Aug 4, 2009 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #1

    2 in 2!! 🙂

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  • lesh

    Aug 4, 2009 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #2

    He’s tried to manage with Houghton and Calderwood and tried with JFK and their records were attrocious.

    I’d like to think that if he was to appoint someone it would be someone with a degree of credibility and that should therefore exclude the above names from his consideration.

    Could he be serious about JFK?

    Very probably as Joe’d jump to MA’s tune and wouldn’t d anything to rock the rather sinkable boat of ours

    Will MA ever learn? His record thus far suggests not.

    He’s presided over an unmitigated disaster and let down so many people – not least himself.

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  • stevep

    Aug 4, 2009 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #3

    Can’t see Ashley getting JFK back – Newcastle are a high stress club to manage and if he had another heart attack (possibly fatal) Ashley would be crucified

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  • stevep

    Aug 4, 2009 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #4

    And I doubt anyone including Shearer would take the job on game by game basis until the club is sold.

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  • Rangerman

    Aug 4, 2009 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #5

    Time to take the club off the market (again) get Shearer in if that’s what they want and tell him he will review selling the club at the end of the season.

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  • THE MAGPIE

    Aug 4, 2009 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #6

    I dont think the club will be sold and i dont think Ashley will appoint a Manager-he will sell enough players to balance the books-no players will be bought.

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  • komfort

    Aug 4, 2009 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #7

    let’s bring back jfk and we can have a good laff as we slide into oblivion…

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  • Solaidback

    Aug 4, 2009 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #8

    He could always get Iain Dowie back on a game by game basis, as he’s out of work & the players know him, so that’s an option but I doubt anyone will be coming in because Ashley doesn’t care & will let Houghton run with it with Calderwood!!

    What I don’t get, if there are no buyers, then why isn’t Ashley running the club as a going concern, that way any potentail buyers could see that the club is still a vaible option & maybe make a bid, on the other hand, if he doesn’t do something soon, potentail buyers are going to be put off buying the club due to it needing major surgery when they take over, which no one really wants, not straight away anyway!!

    My personal opinion is, I think there is a potentail buyer in discussion right now & that’s why players are being allowed to leave, as long as they meet the required price, as the new owner(s) want the wages & overdraft minimized as much as possible before they bring in their own manager, maybe someone we haven’t even thought of, which will be hard, as I think we’ve mentioned every manager on the planet so far.. lol

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  • Rangerman

    Aug 4, 2009 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #9

    I’d rather have Kinnear than Dowie.

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  • toonie

    Aug 4, 2009 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #10

    Stability is whats needed at NUFC. Appoint a fulltime manager and clear-out the obvious highly paid non performers. Bassong the only exception.
    Bring in 2 or 3 experiened battlers to run with our young guns. If we can then string some results together you will see a bunch of potential buyers throwing their hats into the ring. Sorted !!!

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  • Solaidback

    Aug 4, 2009 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #11

    We’ve had Kenear already & he did nowt for us, Dowie was only second in command, so I don’t think he had a chance to put over his way of doing thing!!

    Other options are Strachen, O’Leary, Gorge Graham, Glenn Hoddle, Venable, Howard Wilkinson, Roy Evans, Gerard Houlier, Avram Grant 🙂

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  • sirjasontoon

    Aug 4, 2009 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #12

    Yawn….How can a manager be appointed when we are in Limbo?

    I really can’t see us being sold.
    Aministration,No Transfers,JK back as Boss,Minus Ten points,No transfers in Winter and Relegated.

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  • Solaidback

    Aug 4, 2009 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #13

    It won’t be JFK that comes back, not after Ashley put up a post on the Official Website saying that Joe Kennear wouldn’t be coming back as manager due to the speculation last time, so I doubt he’ll go back on that!!

    Ans if the new owners, whoever they may be, put JFK in the hot seat, I can’t see that going down too well with the Toon loyal.. 😮

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  • Wigaz

    Aug 4, 2009 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #14

    Strachan would be a good shout like. He can handle the pressure keep his cool when dealing with the media (unlike JFK although it was funny) has experience. Not to mention he would kick the slackers up the ass big time.

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  • will die for the toon army

    Aug 4, 2009 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #15

    The club is in limbo but I wld go with CH and Colin they have always played attacking football leave the first spell wen KK had gone the players had no morale. I go with e second spell look at the game with Manure, Asernal, Everton, Hull, Bolton we played good entertaining football but the result didnt come our way.

    We have fighters in Duff,Nolan, Smith, Barton, S. Taylor and Harper. Bring in the young lads and we are ready for the fight. We are too young in defence.(24,23,19,22)

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  • Rangerman

    Aug 4, 2009 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #16

    Curbishley would be my choice.

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  • will die for the toon army

    Aug 4, 2009 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #17

    Leaving the cry babies out, this is my team:
    …………………Harper
    R.Taylor……..S.Taylor………Kadar………Enrique
    Lua-Lua……..Smith(c)…..Barton……………Duff
    …………………..Nolan
    ………………………………Carrol

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  • Solaidback

    Aug 4, 2009 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #18

    I would have Ranger up front with Carrol, as he’s got a good head on him & can score goals for us 🙂 the rest I agree with 🙂

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  • will die for the toon army

    Aug 4, 2009 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #19

    Luck Ref is in the game for West Brom

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  • Mick G

    Aug 4, 2009 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #20

    Wigaz good shout, but do you think any manager would get respect when the players know that he is probably only there short term ?

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  • will die for the toon army

    Aug 4, 2009 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #21

    Solaidback, Nolan has the experience. It wld be very early to give him alot of responsibility from a very demanding Club.

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  • ian

    Aug 4, 2009 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #22

    Anyone who takes the job will be slated as no good, all the scrag ends will be left.

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  • carrollfan

    Aug 4, 2009 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #23

    I don’t think they will appoint anyone until the 1st of september, leaving Hughton in charge till the end of the transfer window will suit ashley fine as he doesn’t want to spend any money on players

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