Martin Jol Resigned From Ajax Tonight – Odds On Favorite At Newcastle


Martin Jol has just resigned as manager of Ajax tonight, and that has obviously linked him with the vacant manager position at Newcastle.

Martin Jol – big admirer of Chris Hughton

But of course Chris Hughton was the Assistant manager to Martin Jol when he was at Tottenham a few years back, before they were finally sacked together in October, 2007, shortly after Newcastle hammered them 3-1 at St. James’ Park, when big Sam was Newcastle manager.

Chris then joined Kevin Keegan at Newcastle in the following February.

And it seems that Jol was prominent on a number of bookmakers’ lists for the Newcastle position, and with this new news is now presumably available to discuss his future with the club, after submitting his resignation at the Amsterdam club.

Martin was approached to be Fulham manager recently, but could not take the job because Ajax refused to release him from his contract.

It sounds a bit daft to suggest that Chris Hughton could become Martin’s assistant, but it would solve a lot of the the problems created at Newcastle with Chris leaving – as long as Newcastle give Chris a big wage increase to stay – we’d love to see a Jol/Hughton partnership on Tyneside.

But it’s a very long shot – we know – and would be a come down for Chris – but there again Chris has very little ego.

But he will also likely to get some good offers to manage other clubs,  and would want to take up a new challenge as manager in pastures anew.

And a late update – we have just heard that Martin Jol has now been installed as odds-on favorite for the Newcastle manager position.

Comments welcome.



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132 comments so far

  • Thump

    Dec 6, 2010 at 9:06 PM

    Comment #1

    If this happens as described in the headline I’ll be a fairly happen man.

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  • Lew Davies

    Dec 6, 2010 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #2

    Smells about right. the spuds connection and all.
    Stinks.
    Hoots would do better going it alone at a championship side. Good Luck to him.

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  • Warwick Hunt

    Dec 6, 2010 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #3

    Things are heating up right now.

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  • supervil

    Dec 6, 2010 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #4

    Hughton would absolutely not revert back to being Jol’s assistant… howay.

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  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Dec 6, 2010 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #5

    Plz! say this is true someone I’d say he’d kick Kop butthole on Sat, he did fairly well with spurs and I think had Ajax top of the dutch league, if that fat shit doesn’t offer him the job I am getting a ticket to Tyne!!!!

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  • Parky

    Dec 6, 2010 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #6

    Jol becoming manager would probably be the best case scenario, other than Ashley admitting that he’s ballsed up and reappointing Hughton.

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  • leedodd

    Dec 6, 2010 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #7

    We Dont Want Martin Bloody Jol’ He is another No Hoper O’Neil is The Man for the Job!!!

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  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 6, 2010 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #8

    God please let this be true.

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  • shaun83

    Dec 6, 2010 at 9:16 PM

    Comment #9

    In my opinion he may well be too weak, Ashley probably sees him as a yes man, then again no manager can survive under ashley too strong and he’ll get rid, too weak he’ll walk all over them affecting performance and ultimately leeding to the sack

    I’d rather o’neil personally but there is no way he’d want to work with fat man and fat man would never want him.

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  • Greg B

    Dec 6, 2010 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #10

    Maybe he can bring a quality right back (van der Wiel) and top striker (Luis Suarez) with him………..

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  • Howay The Lads

    Dec 6, 2010 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #11

    No way Hoots would work for ashley again!

    If Ashley sold right after appointing Jol then maybe, but, what are the odds on that?

    100,000/1?

    We’ve seen the last of Hughton unfortunately.

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  • shaun83

    Dec 6, 2010 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #12

    leedod agreed but see post at 9

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  • alex84

    Dec 6, 2010 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #13

    lets not forget that hughts is a great man and did a great job.

    id like hughts to go and manage somewhere is else he deserves a shot

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  • leedodd

    Dec 6, 2010 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #14

    The word Is The Fat Controller was in the Pub Last Night and Met someone in the Boozer and Offered them The Job Like He did With Joe Kinneer !!! It Has to Be someone from the london area .
    After all we are Newcastle united we are again Becoming a Laughing stock !!!! All the Good work for the last 18 months down the Toilet Once More !!

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  • listie

    Dec 6, 2010 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #15

    Yes please, Ashley your still a numpty but this will help no end.

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  • Turkish Magpie

    Dec 6, 2010 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #16

    I’d like to share the story of how i heard the news of the outragous events that have gone on today and my day overall

    I am a young man aged 21 that has a Turkish father and a Geordie mother, i was born in Turkey however moved to North Shields at the age of 3 and lived there til the age of 16 when i spent my whole summers in Turkey.

    This morning at 8:15 am i arrived from Bodrum and immediately i fealt a certain unrest about the place (of course at that time the announcement of Hughton hadnt been made) and maybe this was coincidental.

    I’m staying with my mam, dad, sister and brother and i’m staying over for xmas.

    At about 3:00pm i heard the news about Chris after returning from a shopping trip with my sister (yes it was torture lads, but i promised her 😉 ) I was absolutely devistated but ever the optimist i kept suggesting the possible outcomes and ways we could either keep Hughton (eg assistant manager) or maybe it was for the best.

    At about 4:00pm my nephew of 5 years of age comes running into our house crying his eyes out. Now i’d only recently heard that he’d been having some problems with bullying and i was ready to march straight down to his school to sort it out. It was only after he managed to briefly gasp for air between what seemed like hours of crying that i found out it that all his dismay was due to the fact Hughton *quote “his favourite manager of all time” had been sacked

    I think that really demonstrates the pride and passion of geordies and i’m sure if Ashley saw that or any other example, he’d realise the massive effects of what he’s just done.

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  • Edd Case

    Dec 6, 2010 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #17

    MO would throw his toys oot within a month of working with Fatty.

    Jol would not walk away from Ajax unless he’s going to be our boss.

    If he waited to get sacked, 1, he’d get paid compo, 2, he might miss the Toon chance.

    Has to be Jol, has to be.

    And I’ll be happy with that.

    Schexy dutch-schtyle football pleasshhh…oh yeash.

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  • G

    Dec 6, 2010 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #18

    If anybody thinks that Martin Jol is the answer to our problems, then they are sadly mistaken. Poor choice indeed. Of all the out of work coaches, I would even take Martin O’Neil and his boring negative tactics over Jol. MJ would (and if the theory is true, will) get us relegated.

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  • leedodd

    Dec 6, 2010 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #19

    Hi Shaun — Yes I agree anyone that Doesn’t Jump to The Fat Controllers Tune Does Seem to Get The Bullet and Like Keegan O’Neil is not a Yes Man !!! Ashley Must Be forced to Sell The Club Now as we have had enough – Get a Consortium to Get Him Bought Out !!!!

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  • rab

    Dec 6, 2010 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #20

    Jol, remind me what has he won ever, nowt one manager of the month, Ajax supporters are pleased to see him go, “now we can get back to playing football”

    Its shite, another yes man with no history not even in English football, wonder how much Spurs supporters are laughing,

    It had to be Newcastle never stable always in transition

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  • Mac

    Dec 6, 2010 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #21

    Must admit i’d be happy with Jol. A really good manager. I’d take him in a heart beat.

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  • magpie999

    Dec 6, 2010 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #22

    I can just see the crowd on Saturday.

    Singing ‘There’s only one Chrisy Hughton’ and

    ‘#uck off Ashley’

    Any manager who sees the backlash from Saturday evening will stay well clear of this job, trust me….nobody is going to want this job.

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  • olitremblay

    Dec 6, 2010 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #23

    Long shot indeed. I for one would be downright sad for poor Chris Hughton if he were to come back as an assistant.

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  • G

    Dec 6, 2010 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #24

    rab @ 20. Apparently Jol won the Cloggy equivalent of the league cup with Roda JC about 15 years ago. According to a Dutch bloke on FB it’s taken about as seriously as the Community Shield is over here?

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  • Charlietoon

    Dec 6, 2010 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #25

    I am surprised to see how many Ajax players are happy he left. Thats a bit worrying!

    I hope we get Martin O’neil. I think we need a man manager as we have proven when we are up for it that that we can compete.

    I do think it sucks he was fired as we were beaten without our first choice centre backs, our captain and our best midfielder.

    On the plus side surely the next manager will get rid of Shola Ameobi!!! That or Shola will magically hit form again for a few weeks. Either way we win.

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  • Edd Case

    Dec 6, 2010 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #26

    @rab – dont talk sh1t.
    When Jol first took over at Ajax in 2009, he won the first 14 games in a row.
    Ajax are currently only 4th in the Dutch league and have only lost 3 games out of 17!!!!!
    Unfortunately for Jol, Ajax fans are even more demanding than us and PSV are top having only lost 2 games.
    Ajax are 5 points off top place…hardly having a bad season.

    The Ajax fans’ main issue is that they are not scoring a shed load like last season, only 17 at home, to PSV’s 35!!!

    Overall though, Jol’s Ajax record is very good.

    Oh, and he’s also won the Dutch cup with Ajax – do your research before posting you nob.

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  • leedodd

    Dec 6, 2010 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #27

    Full House For The Liverpool Game Then – There is Going to Be Hell to pay When the Fat Controller comes out in his White Shirt !!!! No Manager Who ever It is will Be welcomed to the Club By The Fans !!! AT The End of the Day all of this is down to The Players under Acheiving and The Defenders (No Names) Getting 3 Game Bans !!! Mike Ashley is Again Prooving when it hits the fan Knee Jerk reactions First Then Panic Later !!!! How many Managers this Season ?? 2 ?? or shall we go for a New Record ?? Or Has The Fat Controller Been taking His Coaching Badges ?? Is He The New Manager ??

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  • Turkish Magpie

    Dec 6, 2010 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #28

    @ G comment 24

    He also won that with Ajax last season and their his only ever trophies however he has reached the uefa cup semi finals 6 times and the final twice

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  • chris6033

    Dec 6, 2010 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #29

    lovin it, get in…. football is a results based game guys,, only a few weeks back there were a lot of people calling for hoots’s head, then we beat arsenal and all is rosy! don’t be fickle guys, he had poor results against teams we should be beating.

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  • magpie999

    Dec 6, 2010 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #30

    Too right Charlietoon but can’t see it

    How many managers has Ameobi had and none of them have got rid of him.

    I’m sick of seeing that lazy waste of space in a toon top. I don’t care about the goals against the scum I’d rather he was got rid of.

    If I was to buy the club tomorrow the very first thing I’d do would be to tear Ameobi’s contract up and tell him to #iss off.

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  • Lew Davies

    Dec 6, 2010 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #31

    Ah yes get the knives out even b4 he is appointed.lmao

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  • mattnufc

    Dec 6, 2010 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #32

    Jol manager, Hughton assistant would have been beautiful.

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  • Turkish Magpie

    Dec 6, 2010 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #33

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmQNCOmkiO8

    Watch this video not only to put a bit of joy back into today but also from 2:48 onwards it shows Jol’s last game for Tottenham when we beat them 3-1 with fat Sam however even more noteble is the man standing beside him (Chris Hughton) the man we love and i’m sure he would return with Jol aswell

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  • Plasticine Pete

    Dec 6, 2010 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #34

    Like a whole bunch of other people I’m sad to see CH go. Maybe he has deserved better treatment than has been dished out. Given time he could become a top class manager.

    Unfortunately few of our managers have ever been given that. Some have been given money, though CH certainly hasn’t had the benefit of that either.

    Having said this, there has been far too a hysterical reaction to his going. Imagine if Jol is going to be the next appointment. It is easy to recognise the circumstances under which this happens.

    CH Knocks at boss man’s door and asks for the sort of contract that could be expected of a decent premiership manager. Lets say 2million or so a year. By doing this he is immediately playing with the big boys. The present contract has come to an end and the boss now also has the prerogative to look around and see who else he can get for that sort of money and make a decision on who he wants for the longer term.

    On one side it may seem to be unfair on CH who has done a more than decent job. Having said that MA has to date given CH the chance to show what he can do and put himself in the shop window for his next role, even if not at our club.

    The next managerial contract at Newcastle was always going to cost, possibly Jol is the better bet.

    Forget all of this if it goes to Pardew !!!

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  • colwell

    Dec 6, 2010 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #35

    Lets get real here guys CH has gone now (no matter how stupid the decision was)

    Jol is the best choice we have yes ok i`d take mourinho or pep guardiola but we aren`t getting them MON runs away as much as Keegan does. Look at the teams Jol has built up from Spurs,Hamburg and Ajax loves attacking football, what do we want?
    There has to be some method to Ashleys madness he has money in the club he`s not going to let his money go down the drain. We are Toon fans come on who isn`t used to this rollercoaster

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  • G

    Dec 6, 2010 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #36

    Thanks for correcting Turkish. Couldn’t be bothered to google his achievements. Regarding the comments above, I know very little about Ajax fans myself, having never been to Amsterdam, however, the fans are sure happy he (Jol) has left. I just remember him hitting a Brick Wall when his single minded tactics got sussed at Spurs, then his team couldn’t buy a win. If CH seemed to have no plan B to some people, then MJ is not progress, it is madness.

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  • DublinToon

    Dec 6, 2010 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #37

    Just joined this website. First comment so forgive me lads if it sounds ***n thick. But would I be wrong in saying that no managers will want to come to St. James.? Bar the hard working players and devoted fans, what else is appealing? The unfair salary? The gobshite that runs the place Mike Ashley? Or maybe the fear that you lose a couple of matches, sit nicely at mid table, and immediately get the sack? We were to have CH and Ashley a f***n idiot for sackin him. What manager will want to come to Tyneside after seeing poor Chris get the cut like that?

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  • Whitecap

    Dec 6, 2010 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #38

    Just talked with my friend who is a life long Ajax supporter. He says he is not sad to see Jol leave. Ajax expect to finish top of the table every season, so finishing 2nd and currently 4th is nothing to celebrate.

    I’m fine with Jol, as he has a decent record wherever he goes.. Just not so sure how much I like a man who comes in to replace his friend from a job he was unfairly sacked from.

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  • Lew Davies

    Dec 6, 2010 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #39

    Yup dont give him a chance just knife the basa b4 he even gets appointed.
    Sweet

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  • Lew Davies

    Dec 6, 2010 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #40

    Jol or pardew ?
    your choice

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