Sacked Nobby Solano Could Take Over At Gateshead

The Gateshead manager Ian Bogie lost his job as manager of Gateshead on Monday, with the Tyneside club in 14th position of 24 teams in the Blue Square Bet Premier, and after being beaten 3-0 at Cambridge United on Saturday.

Ian Bogie

Ian Bogie – dismissed as Gateshead manager

Ian was manager of Gateshead for six years and he did an excellent job for the club, and there were no hard feelings from Ian about the decision to sack him:

“The chairman decided there needed to be a change at the top.” “I respect his decision and leave the club with my head held high and proud of what has been achieved over the last six years.”

“From where we were when I took over as manager the bar has been raised significantly.”  “We have come a long way in a short space of time and are now an established Conference Premier club.”

“I had a good working relationship with the chairman. He is a great man who has put a lot of money into Gateshead Football Club.”

And this coincides with former Newcastle great Nobby Solano leaving his managerial position with Peruvian side Universitario after just over six months in charge.

We have to think that Nobby would just love to join the coaching staff at Newcastle one day, and there are now rumors that he could fill the vacant Gateshead manager position, and be back in the Tyneside area.


Nobby Solano while at Newcastle

Solano took over at Universitario last June with the club in bankruptcy, and near the bottom of the Primera Division table, and the former Newcastle winger did a decent job and got them away from the relegation zone.

But he was still sacked, and maybe that opens the way for Solano to take over at Gateshead.

It is not expected there will be any change in the friendly relationship between Gateshead and Newcastle with a change in the Gateshead manager, and we still expect some of our good youngsters to go out on loan across the River Tyne.

Nobby is now 38, and played at Newcastle in two spells, and was first brought to the club in the summer of 1997 by Kenny Dalglish,  and he played 314 times for Newcastle with 20 goals, and 95 times for Peru with 20 goals – and he was simply an excellent player.

It would be great to have Nobby as the Gateshead manager and I can hear that trumpet playing right now. 😀

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