Newcastle’s next game is against QPR next Sunday, in an early kick off game and they sacked their manager Neil Warnock yesterday, along with Assistant Manager Mick Jones and first-team coach Keith Curle.
Neil Warnock - sacked yesterday as QPR manager
That’s not really surprising as in their last 11 Premier League games they won just one while losing 8, and they are 4th bottom of the league right now just one point above the drop zone.
And as we keep hearing, all football managers are in the results business – no results and you are out.
The rumor is they will now try to hire Mark Hughes, but whoever is manager next Sunday afternoon, we must be able to beat QPR next Sunday and that will mean we will have won three of our last four league games and we’ll be back on track again.
But if it is Mark Hughes who is the QPR manager next Sunday he will likely then mark will bring QPR to St. James’ Park and will park two big buses in their penalty are and he will try to get a point.
That’s what Mark does initially when he takes over clubs – makes them difficult to beat before he concentrates on the attacking side of their game.
But we’ll be a little surprised if Hughes does join QPR with their 13,000m home gates but maybe the money of owner Tony Fernandes is enough for Hughes to think they have big ambitions.
And news from Sky Sports this morning is that 55-year-old Ray Wilkins, a Sky pundit these days, would love to get the job.
This is what the former Chelsea coach told Sky Sports Radio today:
“Oh yeah, no question about it. It would be a delight to go back and help them out. It would be an absolute pleasure to go back.”
“I thoroughly enjoyed my stint there before, I enjoyed my time at Chelsea. I think I’ve probably grown in that field quite a bit over the last couple of years.”
“So it would be very pleasant to take on.” “If what I’m saying at the moment puts my hat in the ring then yes, that’s the case.”
“I think Mark Hughes is a very good contender. There’s no reason why Mark’s name shouldn’t be in the frame.”
Ray was manager of QPR from November 1994 until September of 1996 and his record was 80 games played 31 won, 13 drawn band 36 lost for a win percentage of 38.75 and a loss percentage of 40, which is only average.
But whoever is the QPR manager next Sunday when they arrive at St. James’ Park we need all 3 points in that game.