It’s a little disappointing to read the news about Steve Clarke turning down Newcastle.
Steve Clarke – could not reach terms with the Newcastle club
It may not be true of course, but it seems as though Steve was ready to join Chris Hughton at St. James’ Park, but he couldn’t agree terms with the club.
However, we’re not exactly sure what went on because the club last night claimed they had not offered the job to Clarke at all.
But there’s a decent chance from reading between the lines, that Clarke didn’t get an offer anywhere near what he was receiving at Stamford Bridge, but since Chris himself is currently only on around £250K/year, the assistant manager wage packet will of course be less than that.
We don’t want the club paying out outrageous wages as we did in the past, but we also don’t want to see them become too miserly, and fail to get the right talent at the club in terms of both players and coaches.
As we said before, it’s hard to know exactly what has happened, and maybe Chris can still get somebody in like John Carver, so it’s not really bad news for the club, although the gossip press are panting this as another blow to the beleaguered Chris Hughton.
What a load of rubbish – you talk about trying to create a crisis at Newcastle.
Chris is OK and all he needs on Sunday is the lads to give a good fighting performance, and be somewhere near their best, and we’ll be able to get all 3 points and everything in the Newcastle garden will look quite rosy on Sunday evening.
Well, let’s put it this way, it will be more rosy than the Sunderland garden – that’s for sure.