Martin Jol and Alan Pardew seem to have become the bookies favorites to take over at St James’ Park, but we’d immediately drop Alan Pardew – simply because he’s not good enough – and every Newcastle fan knows that.
Alan Pardew – not good enough to manage Newcastle
What does Mike Ashley want – an experienced manager who is mediocre at best and who couldn’t get the job done at West Ham or Southampton?
That’s what you’ll get with Alan Pardew if you look at his background in management, and really it’s nothing personal with Alan – it’s simply a judgement of the man as a manager.
At least with Martin Jol, the man plays some good football and has had some success (but not much) at Tottenham, but he’s struggling a bit with Ajax this season, which is why it was mutually agreed last night that he leave the Dutch club.
So after we’ve sacked Chris Hughton do we bring in somebody who has essentially not been successful in the Eredivisie – because by that reasoning former Middlesbrough manager Steve McClaren will become a leading candidate.
Let’s put it this way – in our vote for new manager he got only 7 of the total 1447 votes cast at the time of writing.
And Alan Curbishley didn’t too much better with just 22 Votes – which turned out to be 2% – so he would be a terrible choice for Newcastel fans too.
So a huge majority of Newcastle fans think that both Pardew and Curbishley are just not good enough – somebody get this poll result to Ashley – quickly.
The vote was put out before Martin Jol resigned his position, but Martin O’Neill got 46% of the votes and an interesting “none of the above” was second top on 23%.
The problem with Martin O’Neill, lets change that as one of the problems with Martin is that he left Aston Villa because the American Billionaire owner Randy Lerner wouldn’t give him even more transfer money to spend last summer.
And the former Leicester and Celtic manager threw his dummy out of the pram, and left Aston Villa in a perilous position with no manager just days before the season started.
We cannot see Mike Ashley and Martin O’Neill being anything other than oil and water.
So right now, probably the top two targets with Newcastle fans would be O’Neill and Jol, but they are not exactly thrilling candidates are they?
And Alan Shearer has no chance at all, since he has no management experience.
Some other manager may soon enter the ring, and we’ll keep a check on the emerging news today – we hope a new manager will soon come into the reckoning and we are hoping he is a first class man-manager – because that will help greatly in Newcastle’s current predicament.