Lots Of Applicants For Newcastle Coaching Jobs

Chris Hughton will now look to fill  the vacancies created by Alan Thompson and Kenny Wharton leaving the coaching ranks at the Newcastle club over the last couple of weeks.

John Carver with Bobby Robson at Newcastle

Martin Scott of Middlesbrough and John Carver, the former assistant manager to Sir Bobby Robson at Newcastle  have been linked with the job in the press, but  it’s not clear if they are candidates in the eyes of Hughton:

“We will have no shortage of applicants for the position.”“But we will also look at promoting from within.” “No decision has been made just yet.”

It will be difficult for Newcastle to promote from within,  because the only coaches at Newcastle right now are Chris, Colin Calderwood and goalkeeping coach Paul Barron.

There is also of course the Academy manager Joe Joyce, and may be that’s what Chris is hinting at  – that Joe could become the Reserve team manager.

Then Chris would need to bring in at least a couple of  new Academy coaches  – so Newcastle need to bring in new coaches even if they do promote from within.

Personally we’d love to see Newcastle born-and-bred John Carver back at Newcastle, but he may think the job of  Reserve team manager on Tyneside isn’t big enough for him at this stage of his career.

Comments welcome.

8 comments so far

  • sirjasontoon

    Jun 7, 2010 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #1

    Exciting Times Ed-A 15 year old goal keeper,a spin doctor from newcastle Airport and a new coach….we are being spoiled and I hope this dream never ends 🙂

    Long Live Mike Ashley and Owl Heed.

  • G

    Jun 7, 2010 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #2


  • G

    Jun 7, 2010 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #3

    Just a quick question Ed, why would an assistant at plymouth consider a coaching job at a Prem club a step down? Given his background with the club, I would have thought this was deffo a step up? Just a thought.

  • lesh

    Jun 7, 2010 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #4

    “It will be difficult for Newcastle to promote from within, because the only coaches at Newcastle right now are Chris, Colin Calderwood and goalkeeping coach Paul Barron”…

    Aw Ed……. stop being such a wet blanket!.

  • Sav

    Jun 7, 2010 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #5

    Very Good SJT!
    And a fair point from G.
    Not only that, but are we not elligible for some compo from Celtic for snatching Thomo? If we are, surely that should defray the expense of compensating Plymouth. – unless, of course, smart boys Ashole and Llambias didn’t think to give him a contract beyond June….?

    I thought as much.

    3 coaches including the manager, assistant Calderwood and goalkeeping coach, a scouting team of one. We might as well be ‘Newcastle Direct’. This is how Ashole turns around those businesses he buys. The Xmas party should be a howl this year – a 6-pack of shandies and 2 party trumpets ought to cover it.
    So much for finding the best young players locally and worldwide and grooming them into a stream of talent for the first team. What a joke!

  • Sav

    Jun 7, 2010 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #6

    May as well send the whole reserve team and the academy sides out on loan anarl because apart from Joe Joyce we’ve nee bliddy coaches.
    What a damn disgrace and shows how shallow the Ashole promise to nurture talent through he academy.
    Surely the first thing you want over hot baths and pitches like lawns is Good People. Especially at Academy level and you want continuity. If your young lad signs up to a club and you put some bloke in loco parentis, you want to know he’s going to be there more than 6 month.
    I’m thoroughly sick of the cobblers coming out (or not coming out) of SJP.

  • wickywoowoo

    Jun 7, 2010 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #7

    I know he probably has higher ambitions for himself but Glenn Roeder coming back would really appeal to me.

    He’s underrated in my opinion, as a manager and coach. I am a fan of his.

  • G

    Jun 7, 2010 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #8

    Agreed wickywoowoo, GR has a fantastic talent for developing kids. The likes of Frank Lampard, Joe Cole, Michael Carrick and Jermaine Defoe are testement to that. Another name I would love to see lurking round near the blue flame.


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