Newcastle Consider Offering Troubled Paul Gascoigne A Job


News today that Newcastle are considering offering their former player, Paul Gascoigne, a coaching role in the Newcastle Youth Academy.

aul Gascoigne - Regan Gascoigne pic of dad Gazza and sister Bianca -1784792

Gazza with step-daughter Bianca and son Regan recently

Gazza has had trouble over the last few months with the booze, and news today that his friends and family think it would be a great job for Paul – and help him be sober.

A Newcastle club insider said this in the Sunday Mirror today:

“He will always be a legend at this club. If he can stay on the wagon for around six months, the powers that be may find him a job here.” “Everyone here knows it’s the one thing which could keep him on the straight and narrow.”

“Obviously that could only happen if he was totally sober.” “Even if the only responsibility he had was to put out cones and hand out bibs, it would be a footballing role he could focus on.” “Just having him around the place would be massively inspirational for the youth teams,”

“At this stage it is a theory and hasn’t yet been formally discussed.”

Gazza returned last month from rehab in the USA at a £6K/week clinic paid for by his friends, but we wonder why Paul couldn’t be given the job now – since it would help him stay sober and off the booze.

Along with Alan Shearer and Peter Beardsley – Gaza is one of the best players who was born and bred in Newcastle, ever produced by the Tyneside club.

Paul doesn’t have any formal coaching qualifications, so he would not be given a job as a coach, but he could still be on the staff, and hopefully could start taking his coaching badges.

This week Gaza even told ITV’s This ­Morning show that he had heard some medical staff talking about him in that US clinic, and they said:

“I don’t think this guy’s going to make it.”

And Paul made the headlines recently when he told his friend Jimmy “Five Bellies” Gardner that he had “never been so close to dying”.

It’s clear that Paul needs help – so we think offering him a coaching job at Newcastle now, could help him in his time of need – and then he could have the pre-season to look forward to, and be in a job he loves at a club he loves.

That should help him.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook and +1 us on Google+:


You can also reach Ed at admin@nufcblog.com

=============================================



You can share this articleShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someonePin on PinterestDigg thisShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on Tumblr

90 comments so far

  • Bambams

    Mar 31, 2013 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #1

    He needs help, hopefully the club can do something.

    Just dont let him organise the Christmas party.

    Good luck Gazza

    0
  • Fridge

    Mar 31, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #2

    Davy
    Santon and debuchy yes. Krul is a goalie so he does not dictate play so no. Collocini for mbiwa or taylor-not so much.tiote with his form no. Ben arfa yes. Thats 3 players who could make a difference But not all who Are injured would. It doesnt matter if you have 10 injured players when they Are not in the first eleven!

    0
  • toonbrother

    Mar 31, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #3

    goodluck to gazza. I hope we can employ him as a premier league side. Under the incompetent management of alan pardumb we are headed for the championship. fast.

    0
  • stuart no9

    Mar 31, 2013 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #4

    NO not as a coach- as manager !

    0
  • Spoof

    Mar 31, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #5

    By getting rid of Barton, Carroll and Ranger I believed the club were hell bent on not employing people who are an embarrassment to the club with their off-field life style’s, so why give this idiot a job, he was a superb player in his day, but he was and still is a total idiot.
    Do not give him a job as he does not deserve one, all his problems are due to the life style which he chose for himself.

    0
  • davybtoon

    Mar 31, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #6

    Some of u look at Swansea n WBA or Southampton n think they play great football but there players arnt as good as ours so why can’t we play like that must b pardew, he can take some blame but it’s down to the players n that’s a fact our players are better but watch there players n then watch our players game, they pass control pass they hardly take more then 2 touches b4 it’s giving to someone else our players get the ball n keep it for as long as possible b4 passing fact, there players are always on the move without the ball trying to find little pockets of space our players pass the ball n then stand in the exact spot they’ve just passed it from surely u can all see these basic things which are down to the players not just the manager

    0
  • toonbrother

    Mar 31, 2013 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #7

    @spoof i do not believe carroll was sold because he was an embarrassment to the club. Personally i hope and pray we get him back in the summer. We have nobody capable of playing with their back to goal at this point. he and cisse would complement each other

    0
  • JAMSHA

    Mar 31, 2013 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #8

    May b U-15 Coach

    0
  • davybtoon

    Mar 31, 2013 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #9

    As for gazza give him a job but drugs n drink test every Monday morning or he’s sacked it’s that simple but the fact someone should of done this years ago with him

    0
  • toonbrother

    Mar 31, 2013 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #10

    @davy, imho we have p4p one of the best 6 squads in the premier league. I honestly believe we have a better squad than liverpool and everton let alone the likes of swansea and westbrom. unfortunately we also have one of the worst tactical managers overseeing them

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 31, 2013 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #11

    Spoof,
    I take it your not a Samaritan,and I would wager that Carroll’s sale was more influenced by the 35M rather than the fact he has a pony tail.

    0
  • Fridge

    Mar 31, 2013 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #12

    Davy
    That is were you Are wrong. That is theire manager putting his stamp on their style Of play. I dread that we will bring back andy carroll This summer just because pardew is all out Of ideas and resort to real hoofball. But the same time i want pardew out i struggle to see who to replace him with.

    0
  • Spoof

    Mar 31, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #13

    davybtoon, are our players better than theirs or do we just think they are, to me Pardew is in the same position as that of Roy Hodgson for England, both Newcastle and England fans alike believe that their players are better than what they actually are and as a result blame the manager when things aren’t going to well, at the end of the day if your players aren’t good enough you could be the best manager in the world but you would still fail, some fans need to get a grip on reality and stop living in this fantasy world where they have a team full of great players, we don’t !

    0
  • Alan Pas-de-clue

    Mar 31, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #14

    sacking pardew now would be fatal. however i think his position must be formally reassessed in the summer, hopefully when we stay up. david moyes finished 17th in his second season with everton, then got them into europe.

    i feel we need to give pardew a clean slate, next season should we stay up, get rid of morale sapping dead wood like williamson and simpson, and buy another striker.
    he will have no injuries, no european games to hide behind,

    0
  • davybtoon

    Mar 31, 2013 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #15

    Toonbrother we do have one of best squads but like I say it ain’t all pardew fault those basis things I mentioned are don’t do, n it’s been goin on long b4 pardew even turned up, the training methods needs seriously looked in the summer, it’s little things like a man free on the wing it’s most teams 1 to 2 passes to switch play n get it to him it takes us 6-7, sissoko first goal v Chelsea is great example of what we can play like if the players sorted them selfs out, one end of the pitch to other in like 4 passes at pace n a goal brilliant

    0
  • Spoof

    Mar 31, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #16

    TB and JFA, yes Carroll was sold for the £35m and not because he was an embarrassment, but that doesn’t alter the fact that he was an embarrassment, do we really need disruptive influences back, personally I don’t think we do.
    By the way, you guessed correctly, I’m not a Samaritan lol.

    0
  • Sack Llambias

    Mar 31, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #17

    jesper
    Let’s not panic. We did not realistically expect anything from yesterday’s game. With players returning for the Benfica, Fulham and
    Mackem games we can expect a whole different outcome. Watching the game yesterday it was apparent that once we had gone behind the priority was to ensure that there were no further injuries. My only criticism of Pardew was that he should have pulled Simpson off as he
    Just plain looked as if he couldn’t be asked. But although i know it’s the thing the blog does best over re-act it’s not the right time. I am with Tads and his reasoning. It’s time for more rational thinkers to come out in force; for example:
    Belfast Magpie , Conaldo, Dannyo, fray bentos, Geordie Two,Ian Toon, Ibizatoon Back By Popular Demand, JP from The Rock, Pushy Pardew, Ruddy, Super Magpie ,tequilamag, toonarmydownsouth
    And of course the ubiquitous kitchen fitter Tsunki .

    0
  • davybtoon

    Mar 31, 2013 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #18

    By the way we can set European record on Thursday night if we get a clean sheet b the first club to have 5 clean sheets in a row in the knockout stages of European football

    0
  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Mar 31, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #19

    Spoof
    I have always thought the present day newcastlke are very much like England Football team and the rugby team.
    Boring to watch and think they are better than they really are

    0
  • Spoof

    Mar 31, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #20

    @18, you’ve put the mockers on it now ?

    0
  • Spoof

    Mar 31, 2013 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #21

    Ouch, Charlie, that hurt, but sadly the truth does.

    0
  • Rotonda heights

    Mar 31, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #22

    The commentator said yesterday that city played with a joyous freedom with their passing and moving. Something we could never accuse Pardew of.

    Everyone keeps saying we can’t do better than Pardew. Well Swansea got Laudrup and Southampton got Pochettino. There must be an absolute host of better technical and footballing managers out there. We just need one or all these players will be completely wasted in Pardew’s atrociously negative tactics.

    0
  • davybtoon

    Mar 31, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #23

    Celtic drew 0-0 at home n were beat 2-1 away by benfica we have nothing to fear we can get through, no tougher than anzhi in last round

    0
  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    Mar 31, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #24

    Sack…We know it’s bad when Belfast is included in a list of posters we need 🙂

    Sorry, I just miss having a go at him.

    Belfast…Come back and take some abuse ffs, you must be missing it 😉

    So then, yesterday, have to say it was a giant pile of you know what. There were 5-10 minutes in that second half that showed some fight, apart from that little commitment from anyone on the pitch, except maybe Elliot who despite conceding that many did put in a great performance.

    Not trying to belittle the situation, however, we can not alter opinion too greatly off the back of an away game to Man City (who incidentally looked back to their best). Not saying the game should have been a write off before we started, but nor should anyone have been expecting this game to provide the difference for the outcome of this season.

    We clearly have other priorities.

    There is an argument that this is the beginning of the real struggle and whilst a possibility there isn’t really anything to suggest it’s the more likely scenario.

    We have the Benefica game coming up and more importantly some needed players. We may not be favourites in this game, but we haven’t been in many games. They haven’t been pretty, nor do I expect them to become pretty this season, but we did get through and we can get through this as well.

    Then we do have some winnable PL fixtures coming up and Pardew and the players need to have their heads in them and get the points.

    Busy fixture list coming up and players coming back, that is my mantra as of now. I can get past a game like yesterday if the response is right.

    Don’t write anything out yet. This is the business end of the season 😉

    0
  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    Mar 31, 2013 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #25

    Oh and happy Easter everyone.

    0
  • Sack Llambias

    Mar 31, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #26

    A Happy Easter back By Popular Demand. Belfast was included to ensure you keep your edge and don’t let an imposter cover for you.
    Away to tuck into the chocolate eggs.

    0
  • One comment a day

    Mar 31, 2013 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #27

    What a great idea, what a superb role model for young kids!

    0
  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    Mar 31, 2013 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #28

    Sack…. 🙂 Enjoy the chocolate. I may have to go and see a man about a bunny.

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 31, 2013 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #29

    Rotunda,
    You’re missing the point,of course there are better managers out there are but we have an owner who appointed Wise,Kinnear and of course the not so recently sacked Alan Pardew.

    0
  • Tommyy

    Mar 31, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #30

    I’m just utterly sick of watching us. We’ve shown no sign of improvement over the last 18 months,
    If anything our game has regressed. Don’t care if its Pardew out or whatever just get these internationals playing bloody football. It’s the same old same old, we buy in these promising players to help take us forward and somehow we sap them of any ability. It’s wearing me out.

    0
  • Tommyy

    Mar 31, 2013 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #31

    If we can’t do better than Pardew then God help us, we might aswell give up now and volunteer to play in the championship each year. I’d rather see us competing and winning games in the championship than see us perform like we have this year and a lot of last year, year in year out.

    0
  • Tsunki

    Mar 31, 2013 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #32

    Sack @17 – I think that post is like the blog coming round from a blow to the head, sense and reasoning gradually returns ha ha 🙂

    Ok lets have perspective – we knew at full strength citeh at home = no. Now, We have the winnable games. Rejoice! Mackems are rudderless in a storm. We are NOT going down.

    0
  • bills-son

    Mar 31, 2013 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #33

    The single biggest difference between this year and last is that last year we had a settled team for long periods and this year we haven’t.

    Injuries, suspensions, the Europa and five new players in Jan have meant the team is constantly being chopped and changed and any fan with a grain of fototball sense will understand that getting consistent performances from an inconsistent line up is beyond most managers – Pardew included.

    Fans can rage on all they like and blame Pardew but he proved last year that with a consistent team he can get decent results – 80% of our problems this year have been down to circumstances beyond his control.

    I don’t think Pardew is a great manager but I don’t think he is a crap one either. He has got one helluva decision to make about who plays at Benfica and that IS in his control. If he plays our best team and we aren’t sharp and fresh for the Fulham game and we lose – he has to accept responsibility. Because of that I couldn’t give two fks about the team to face Benfica or the result.

    We HAVE to beat Fulham – and Pardew has to do everything possible to give us the best chance of doing that. Picking the team to face Benfica is Pardew’s biggest decision of the season. He has to call this one right.

    Relegation would be an absolute disaster because no way will Cabaye, HBA and the likes play in the Champs. The fall out from relegation would be horrendous.

    For me, none of the injured players should come back against Benfica and Cabaye, Sissoko, Cisse and one of STaylor or Mbiwa should all be left out. We cannot afford injuries or tiredness to affect any of that lot for the Fulham game.

    0
  • Tsunki

    Mar 31, 2013 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #34

    I am still in London btw. I know that means nothing but just saying. 😐

    Sack – interesting expression – ‘can`t be asked`. 🙂

    0
  • Tsunki

    Mar 31, 2013 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #35

    Where IS Belfast?

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 31, 2013 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #36

    It’s funny how a lot of those who continually harp on about Pardew but class anyone who disagrees with some of Mike Ashleys decision as a neggar ,well Mike Alley in his wisdom appointed Pardew so put up with it.

    0
  • spitfire_

    Mar 31, 2013 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #37

    Fantastic news! He need a job to keep him busy and he have a lot to give to the youngsters. It’s a win win situation.

    0
  • Spoof

    Mar 31, 2013 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #38

    bills-son, I disagree m8, this idea of resting players to keep them fresh for the league games gives you a life time of certain failure (unless of course you win the league), as you would always play weakened teams in cup games which gives you know chance at all of winning a Trophy, successful clubs try to win every match they play, we should do the same, telling players that they are not good enough, fit enough or strong enough to win two consecutive games within three days is not the way forward, lets be brave and go for it, cowards never win battles

    0
  • bills-son

    Mar 31, 2013 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #39

    Jail, Pardew go us to 5th last year.

    It’s amazing how some of those who slammed Ashley for appointing Pardew never gave Ashley any credit for that.

    Works both ways pal.

    0
  • bills-son

    Mar 31, 2013 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #40

    Spoof – normally I would agree with you – but this isn’t a normal situation.

    NOTHING is more important than avoiding relegation – it would be far worse than last time and could set the club back years.

    We are definitely in a relegation battle and losing to Fulham would be another nail in the coffin – I wont accept any excuse of tiredness or injuries picked up in the Benfica game as the reason for a loss to Fulham.

    And neither should any fan.

    0

You must log in to post a comment.