New Coaches Needed At Newcastle

If Chris Hughton thought he had enough on his plate to bring in new players over the summer, with precious little money available,  he also has to bring in at least a couple of new coaches.

Chris Hughton – earning his money

Youth coach Kenny Wharton left the club a couple of weeks ago and before the end of this week it looks like Newcastle-born Alan Thompson will leave to join up with his former team-mate Neil Lennon at Scottish giants, Celtic.

And even before we knew these two were leaving,  Newcastle were operating rather thinly at the coaching level, and only last January did the team bring in player reinforcements,  that were sorely needed.

We understand Chris is off on vacation at the moment, and if anybody deserved to have a good and relaxing one, it’s Chris,  after his magnificent work for the Newcastle club over the last year.

There are some good coaches out there of course, who would be only too happy to come to Newcastle, and word today is that  former Middlesbrough coach Martin Scott is being linked with Newcastle United.

Scott played at Sunderland before injury forced him to retire early in his career, and he went on to become youth team manager at Hartlepool United.

Martin indeed managed the first team for eight months and was then assistant manager at League Two club Bury, and he holds the UEFA Pro License.

Scott joined Middlesbrough as an under-18 coach in July 2007, and then took over the Reserve team 12 months later.

But early last month Scott had his contract terminated by Gordon Strachan, along with both the goalkeeping coach Stephen Pears and first team coach Colin Cooper.

The Newcastle Journal is reporting that Scott is a leading contender for a role on Newcastle’s coaching staff.

The Reserve team and Academy coaching positions are important at the Newcastle club,  because of all the top young talent that will need to be brought through the ranks over the next several years.

Chris will certainly be having a busy summer.

Comments welcome.

16 comments so far

  • Geordie_Pants

    Jun 2, 2010 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #1

    Bring back glen roeder to manage the Youth Team!!!!!!

  • Chris F

    Jun 2, 2010 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #2

    i’d second that, but can’t see him wanting to go back to that sort of role now.

  • baro

    Jun 2, 2010 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #3

    We do really need some coaches badly at the moment. No youth or reserve coach? I feel sorry for some of the youngsters. That Martin Scott story being interested in Newcastle is from TRIBALFOOTBALL.COM come on now! Fakest crap ever. Besides he is a Mackem. 🙁

  • G

    Jun 2, 2010 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #4

    I agree with GP @ post 1. We could do far worse. Failing that, Rob Lee seems to have put himself in the shop window today, is he coaching currently? I think he was an inteligent player, so he might be worth a gamble?

  • repo

    Jun 2, 2010 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #5

    Pablo Ibanez just signed for wba on a free

    he would of been a brill signing for us as a commanding centre back And we could of sold taylor..

  • PapaToon

    Jun 3, 2010 at 12:17 AM

    Comment #6

    @ G. uh no we cant take a gamble with rob lee. The youth teams is where the future of nufc lies cant screw it up. Need an established youth coach. nun of this sentimental bull crap signing ex players who have know experience. and that includes shearer. wanna have ex players as coaches first they need to go get themselves some experience at a lower division or as an assistant.

  • geordieal

    Jun 3, 2010 at 12:38 AM

    Comment #7

    Shame we couldn’t get the youth coach from west ham, would have been the best signing of the summer.

  • sirjasontoon

    Jun 3, 2010 at 12:39 AM

    Comment #8

    If Chris Hughton thought he had enough on his plate to bring in new players over the summer-What players a communications bird from an airport and a giant 15 year old from Sweden 😆

  • sirjasontoon

    Jun 3, 2010 at 12:41 AM

    Comment #9

    geordieal-Shame we couldn’t get the youth coach from west ham, would have been the best signing of the summer.

    – you been watching kindergarten cop too much mate.

  • geordieal

    Jun 3, 2010 at 12:48 AM

    Comment #10

    Sjt, how you figure?

  • Sav

    Jun 3, 2010 at 1:58 AM

    Comment #11

    If your lad was being courted to sign for NUFC, the first thing you’d want to look at is the coaches and stability at the academy. While other clubs like West Ham, Liverpool, ManU and even the Boro seem to build up a network and keep specialist youth coaches for years, for all the talk of youth policy we have a poor record of bringing through youngsters and the academy seems a shambles with coaches chopping and changing and leaving without explanation.
    More Ashley lip service and claptrap.

    Bye he way, Ed, nice photo of Chris Hughton showing how many different managers we’ve had since Ashole started.

  • baro

    Jun 3, 2010 at 2:03 AM

    Comment #12

    Ya! A bit surprising but I hope Alan Sharear can be Youth or Reserve coach. He would really work excellently with strikers.

  • baro

    Jun 3, 2010 at 2:04 AM

    Comment #13


    Good One m8! About the pic.

  • N.U.F.C 4 LIFE

    Jun 3, 2010 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #14

    Why not look at some retired players, bring them back as coaches.
    1)Rob Lee
    2) Dean Ashton – am sure he would be able to do at least a coaching job.
    3) Tugay
    All retired players why not get them?

  • NOVA2967

    Jun 3, 2010 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #15

    Gary Speed
    Rob Lee
    or West Hams number 2

  • WLtoon

    Jun 3, 2010 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #16

    There is a coach needed,and thats the one to take Ashley out of nufc and as far away from the north east as possible.


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