Let’s Hope Newcastle Are Paying The Going Rate

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.

Comments welcome.

3 comments so far

  • Charlietoon

    Oct 29, 2010 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #1

    I was under the impression he did not want to join the club as Chris had no long term assurances himself. Why sign up to be an assistant coach if the main coach cold be gone at xmas

  • punk skunk...

    Oct 30, 2010 at 12:04 AM

    Comment #2

    ‘It’s believed Steve was ‘sounded out’…
    By whom?
    Yea, it must be true then!..

  • Sgt. Heagerty

    Oct 30, 2010 at 6:05 AM

    Comment #3

    sorry ive been awol mates, i am officially retired from the us army at 27 years young and im gonna celebrate with an 8 am beer for the derby sunday. on to pressing matters…

    this shite with sacking ch is pure rubbage. the gaffer is the right man for the job. he has brought us back from the brink of death to 9th in the prem league. ashley needs to give him a new contract with a heavy pay raise. how can he get a good number 2 when as a number 1 he only makes 250 k. thats embarrasing that the mighty and history rich newcastle are paying their general shite. pay em ashley, you have got the toon army back almost, if you sack the gaffer you will lose us for good and we will chase you back to london…


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