Steve Clarke Out Of The Running At Newcastle

There is confirmation in the Newcastle Journal today that Steve Clarke is now out of the running to become Chris Hughton’s assistant at Newcastle.

Steve Clarke – will not be coming to Newcastle

Steve had been assistant manager at Newcastle under Ruud Gullit from 1998-1999, and since he is currently out of a job, speculation was high that he would get the job.

But apparently Newcastle have confirmed to the Newcastle Journal this morning that Steve is no longer in the running for the job.

And the Daily Telegraph is reporting the reason that Steve is out of the running is that Newcatsle could not agree personal terms with Clarke, which is another way of saying Steve wanted too much, or at least more than Newcastle were willing to pay.

That probably leaves three potential candidates still in the race.

John Carver was the assistant manager under Bobby Robson and was born and bred in Newcastle, Steve Stone is already at the club helping Peter Beardsley with the Reserves, and he’s been on the bench with Chris since Colin Calderwood left, and a dark horse could be Tottenham’s Clive Allen.

Chris has both played in the same Tottenham side as Clive and also coached with him too at the London club.

But it wouldn’t surprise us too much if Chris brings in somebody who hasn’t even been mentioned yet, and since we were told a decision was close a couple of days ago, there’s still a possibility the announcement will be made before Sunday’s home game with Sunderland.

We’d love to see John Carver return to the club.

Comments welcome.

5 comments so far

  • Toon Sweden77

    Oct 29, 2010 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #1

    Pondering that Chris is by far the lowest paid manager in the premierleague, it would be rather strange to pay the assistent more. So Ashley, if you are going to hire a assistant to Chris, maybe you should give him a new contract with improved terms first!!

  • RichK

    Oct 29, 2010 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #2

    Disappointed with this news as I would have had him as my first choice. Very experienced, excellent coach and assisted/coached under some very good managers – namely Mourinho.

    Nevermind, either SS or JC would be great still, main focus right now is beating the scum this weekend! 2-1 win is my verdict (Carroll & Ameobi)

  • sweendog

    Oct 29, 2010 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #3

    John Carver would be good

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Oct 29, 2010 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #4

    Nicky Butt!

  • leedodd

    Oct 30, 2010 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #5

    It will Probably Be Steve Stone as He is Hungry For the Job Or Even Paul Barron ?? Old Mike wont pay Another wage Just Yet !!!!! We Looked out of it on wednesday Night so maybe we need a New Hand In to Buck us Up a Bit !!!!


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