Lee Clark – A Future Newcastle Manager?

Lee Clark, a local Newcastle lad,  is at the moment an up-and-coming manager at Huddersfield Town.

Lee Clark – while a coach at Newcastle

Lee has the Huddersfield Town club just one place outside a play-off position in League One right now, in his first full season at the Yorkshire club.

And of course Lee had a great career at Newcastle, Sunderland and Fulham where he played a total of 477 games and scored 61 goals and was in the Kevin Keegan squad that were last promoted to the Premier League back in 1993.

By our reckoning he played 214 times for Newcastle with 23 goals in two stints at the Tyneside club.

Clark’s Huddersfield Town are now in the promotion race in League One, and currently in 7th position.

Lee talked today to the Evening Chronicle about his team:

“It has been a bit disappointing for us of late." “However, we are very much still in this.”

We were well and truly beaten against Southampton and Gillingham was a setback.”

“We went 11 games unbeaten at one stage this season and I think we can do it again.”

“It is exciting and we have more than a chance because we have to play teams above us and we can collect enough points to move into the top six.”

“It would be perfect for me if Huddersfield and Newcastle are promoted this season.”

Gillingham surprisingly beat Huddersfield 2-0 last Saturday and the Tuesday before that, Southampton hammered them 5-0 at St. Mary’s so it’been a forgettable last couple of  away games for Clark’s side.

As we witnessed last August in the League Cup Lee plays an attacking style of football, not unlike that of a certain Kevin Keegan, whom he played under.

Newcastle narrowly beat Huddersfield in that Carling Cup game 4-3,  but it was a rip-roaring end to end game that Wednesday evening, 26th August.

Lee plays just the type of football Newcastle, fans just love to see, and no doubt an eye will be kept on Lee at Huddersfield to see how he progresses as a manager.

Lee has already said  his ambition is to finally be the manager at Newcastle United, so we already know the club he wants to end up at – again. 😀

We’ll just have to wait and see.

Howay The Lads!!

8 comments so far

  • chuck

    Mar 11, 2010 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #1

    Erm, are we looking for another manager ?
    And is it an advantage if he is a Geordie, any future manager that is.
    Dont you think we should go for the best rather than who is from the area.

  • Rexn

    Mar 11, 2010 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #2

    217 appearances in the league with 23 goals. If you include total appearances, you are looking at 261 with 27 goals

  • marshy

    Mar 11, 2010 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #3

    Ithink he he could possibly be a very good manager but only when this disaster we call ashley has gone and we get a decent owner in.

  • G

    Mar 11, 2010 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #4

    I don’t know if I want him as a manager in future, I suppose that depends on which particular form of nasal decongestant he subscribes to these days?

  • Charlietoon

    Mar 12, 2010 at 4:38 AM

    Comment #5

    Give him 5 years and see what sort of partnerships he makes.

  • Bao Zheng

    Mar 12, 2010 at 5:25 AM

    Comment #6

    Correct, Lee Clark is busy proving himself as a very good manager by actually doing the job, hopefully one day at SJP. CH is 51, Lee is 37 and only been at Terriers a year or so. No rush.

  • Alan

    Mar 12, 2010 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #7

    Won’t need him as Chrissy H will have us winning Europe in a few seasons haha I wish 🙂

    Seriously think we need to stick behind Chris though no matter how we get on in the prem!

    Clark definately looks good for the future and its great that he is proving himself at a lower level, unlike Alan Shearer

  • Robby Bobson

    Mar 12, 2010 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #8

    Clarke as well as Speed and Solano would make great future managers.

    Sorry Shearer :(!


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