Malky Mackay Linked With Newcastle Assistant Manager Job

The Daily Mirror is reporting today that Newcastle’s Alan Pardew wants to bring Watford manager Malky Mackay to Newcastle.

Malky Mackay – interested in becoming Newcastle assistant manager?

The 38 year-old Scot has been manager at Watford since 2008, first on a caretaker basis, but then he got the job full time in June of last year, after Brendan Rodgers resigned to join Reading.

Pardew has turned to Mackay after failing to persuade Leicester’s up and coming coach Chris Powell to leave Sven Eriksson.

There is some history between Pardew and Mackay as Alan signed the former Scotland center back when he was manager at West Ham in September of 2004 from Norwich City.

Malky played most of his football in East Anglia, signing for Norwich in 1998 from Glasgow Celtic.

Mackay has Watford currently in 10th place on 30 points in the Championship, just 4 points out of a play-off place, and has done very well at Watford since becoming manager.

We have to think that if Malky arrives on Tyneside, it would be as Assistant Manager to Alan, and presumably for the Watford manager it would depend on the level of compensation being offered by the Newcastle club.

Certainly it would seem like a good opportunity for a promising young manager, if everything else was right.

Comments welcome.

17 comments so far

  • GeordieToon89

    Dec 21, 2010 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #1

    why would he leave a managerial job wher he is doing well and could possibly get promoted to become assistant manager sounds pretty stupid to me, seen it on sky sports this morning and was pretty confused by it

  • RichK

    Dec 21, 2010 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #2

    Utter rubbish, why would any young up and coming manager leave a decent post in the championship to become a number 2?they wouldn’t!

  • tdt

    Dec 21, 2010 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #3

    CC left his championship managerial job to be CH’s assistant, so there’s no reason why MM wouldn’t do the same.

  • GeordieToon89

    Dec 21, 2010 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #4

    no he didnt he was unemployed :s he got sacked in 2008 from forrest then billy davies took over

  • Mrs.Darkbottom

    Dec 21, 2010 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #5

    geordietoon89 is right about CC , he was on the rock ‘n’’s a place where fat ash is forced to do his shopping.

  • tdt

    Dec 21, 2010 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #6

    My point is still valid however, considering he (almost certainly) would have had offers to manage other CCC sides rather than be our no.2. He did after all get Forest back up and in good shape.

  • tdt

    Dec 21, 2010 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #7

    He was only out of a job for 1 month, which suggests he had it lined up beforehand.

  • GeordieToon89

    Dec 21, 2010 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #8

    yeh but then that isnt the same point cos he was unemployed and was being offered an assisstants job so naturally your going to take it when you aint being offered a managers job cos its a step up from the dole office..wereas malky is employed as a manager and being offered a job as an assisstant lol totally different mate but i do see what you mean am just trying to point out different facts bud

  • GeordieToon89

    Dec 21, 2010 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #9

    couldnt of had it lined up cos he got sacked he didnt leave so couldnt of lined it up unless he deliberatly made his team lose alot of games lol, he got sacked because they only won 4 games from start of season til xmas time after they promotion season

  • GeordieToon89

    Dec 21, 2010 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #10

    anyway colins a good lad and manager of hibs, malky if hes got some sense he wont leave a managerial position to come to us as no doubt it wont last very long due to our managerial record

  • GeordieToon89

    Dec 21, 2010 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #11
  • tdt

    Dec 21, 2010 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #12

    here about the rumours about barton?,19528,11678_6605977,00.html

    Surely shite?

  • mashearer

    Dec 21, 2010 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #13

    wtf? seriously even ashley cant be this stupid right?

  • GeordieToon89

    Dec 21, 2010 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #14

    av heard he’s goin to Aston villa as replacement for sidwell who’s going to west ham and ireland who wants to leave aswel

  • tdt

    Dec 21, 2010 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #15

    IF lets say he’s on £75,000 per week, then that’s £300,000 per month and £3,600,000 per year.

    So, £3.6m per year. That’s quite a lot. Could we get a replacement in for better value, IF we sold him for £1.5m? I’m not sure. IF we put that £5m of the 1st years savings straight into youth players, say 5 £1m starlets, then surely we would be better off in teh long-term?

    That would be the only positive I can see from selling him for £1.5m. However, I’d prefer we didnt sell him and MA sorted the dosh out so we dont have to be a selling clubs, thank you very much!

  • GeordieToon89

    Dec 21, 2010 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #16

    we cant rely on the future though we need players for now why can we keep him til end of season atleast n sell him we’d still get £1.5million for him just 6month later, they’s no-one who can come in and do as good as job as he’s done for us unless villa give us £1.5million plus albrighton

  • jesus was a geordie

    Dec 21, 2010 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #17

    Jose Enrique posted on his twitter that we have a new assistant (got him today) but he doesn’t know his name so don’t bother asking…

    Josenufc3 José Enrique Sánchez
    We have new assistant manager but dont ask me the name because i dont know hem

    Also, Danny Simpson just posted this:
    dannysimpson12 Danny Simpson
    Don’t believe everything u read in the papers!


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