Newcastle Favorites To Sign David Moyes


David Moyes was formally sacked by Manchester United today, when the manager attended an 8:00 am meeting with the club’s Executive Vice-chairman Ed Woodward, after rumors saying he would be fired within 24 hours, circulated like wild-fire yesterday.

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David Moyes – sacked by Manchester United

And the world-famous famous club put the news on their web-site at 8:30 am – and it says something about Moyes that he arrived at the Carrington training ground at 5:00 am to thank staff before his meeting – he knew he was going to be fired.

We had an article out yesterday wondering if Newcastle would go after David, who has been panned in the press this week for his poor record at the famous Red Devils.

And would you believe it – Newcastle are immediately the bookmakers’ favorite to be David Moyes’ next club, following his departure at Manchester United.

Bookmakers’ Ladbrokes have installed Newcastle as the favorite at 4/1, with West Brom and Norwich at 5/1, and Aston Villa and Southampton are both priced at 6/1.

Moyes is still fairly young and he turns 51 on Friday, so he is about a year or so younger than Alan Pardew, and David has served 16 years as a manager with Preston, Everton and Manchester United.

Moyes’ record at Goodison was good – he had 9 top 10 finishes and 5 top 6 finishes in 11 full seasons with the Blues, and he achieved European qualification four times.

And Everton had a lot less money to spend than Newcastle in those days too.

Some news coming out is that his training methods were old-fashioned, long and tedious – but have you noticed how these things always come out once a manager is fired?

The same stuff came out when Swansea sacked Michael Laudrup earlier this year, and it seems the Swansea Chairman was the man spreading that information.

When Bobby Robson was at Newcastle he was said to use old training methods – but that didn’t stop Bobby getting the results on Tyneside.

If Mike Ashley was thinking about replacing Alan Pardew  – it may be an opportune time to contact Moyes.

Whoops – I initially had Mike Ashley was thinking about replacing Mike Ashley – a Freudian slip – but that would be nice. 😀

We’re sure some fans would prefer a new-age manager like a Brendan Rodgers or a Roberto Martinez, who have transformed Liverpool and Everton respectively this season, and play some terrific attacking football.

But anyway, let us know what you think.

Comments welcome.



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185 comments so far

  • JackButler

    Apr 22, 2014 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #1

    For this to happen Ashley would have to start to give a damn about the club and we all know that thats not gonna happen

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 22, 2014 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #2

    Davide??

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 22, 2014 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #3

    David Moyes 11 solid years at Everton 10 bad months at Manure (whoever went in after Fergie was going to be hung drawn and quartered with the ageing unsettled squad he left behind)
    No go steer clear

    Michael Laudrup
    Managerial journeyman sacked from Swansea for a poor attitude and creating a disruptive atmosphere among players, one good season on a ten year inherited ethos then broke that up and watched them turn awful
    Get him signed up
    Fan logic!

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  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 22, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #4

    So after the horrendous season we’ve had, we are going to go for another Scottish manager with a dour, negative, defensive, containing, hoof ball style. Didn’t we suffer enough under Dalglish and Souness!!

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  • JackButler

    Apr 22, 2014 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #5

    tads

    I think at this point in time the fans would take anyone over Pardew such is their dislike for the man but the truth is that if Pardew was going to be sacked it would have come after what he did at Hull as it constituted gross misconduct and he could have been sack without costing Ashley a penny

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  • hitman

    Apr 22, 2014 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #6

    carnt see this happining,it would cost ashley the slug to much money,hed have to bladder pardwho and his coaching staff,if he did ya can kiss goodbeye to any taransfer budget.

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Apr 22, 2014 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #7

    RH

    Remi Garde was not the coach of Montpellier when they won the league.

    It was Rene Girard.

    Garde has come through Lyon academy and then assistant and then the manager

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  • Wandering Geordie

    Apr 22, 2014 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #8

    Wont happen.Moyes would have to take a year off to receive full amount of compensation from Manure.We would have to match his wages then we would have to compensate Pardew with his silly contract of 8 years.

    Moyes wasnt good enough and wont be good enough for us .

    We need a euro manager with 21st century and modern tactics.

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  • firebug666

    Apr 22, 2014 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #9

    David Moyes would be a vast improvement on Alan Pardrew, maybe not what Newcastle need in the long term, but as a step up or in the right direction I would take Moyes over Pardrew any day. He did keep Everton in the top half of the table on a very limited budget, and some of their football was very good to watch, well compared to us. Yes there are better managers out there, but they would want more from Ashley to get the job done.

    Still, I feel all this is immaterial as we will still be stuck with Pardrew next season.

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Apr 22, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #10

    Paddy Power ?@paddypower 10m
    Even though he’s struggling, can’t help but feel Alan Pardew made sure his phone was fully charged when he left home this morning. #Optimist

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  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 22, 2014 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #11

    Tads

    More than anything people want to see good football a la Martinez etc.

    Swansea knew Laudrup was being courted for better things and didn’t want that hanging over them. Fair enough.

    However, Laudrup did something Pardew and Moyes have never done, actually won something (in his very first season in the PL) and delivered very watchable football in the process (good Pardew word!).

    According to reports Swansea players are now at war with each other long after Laudrup left.

    Moyes actually lost at home with Manu to us !!
    No thanks

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  • BuckLuck

    Apr 22, 2014 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #12

    Peronally I would love to get a modern manager with an attacking philosophy.
    That said I would take David Moyes over Pardew without a doubt!

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  • dubzy

    Apr 22, 2014 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #13

    For any1 whos interested in a bet …. rafa benitez for me 40/1 1yr left on his contract …(we can all dream 🙂 LOOL

    http://www.oddschecker.com/football/football-specials/newcastle/next-permanent-manager

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  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 22, 2014 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #14

    HD

    Apologies. You have to admit they do sound quite similar !!

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Apr 22, 2014 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #15

    RH

    No need to apologise. I was just saying.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 22, 2014 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #16

    Wandering

    ”We need a euro manager with 21st century and modern tactics.”

    Why is it so hard for Ash to see that if we get all French or foreign players then get a French or foreign coach, not a UK dinosaur stuck in the 80’s !!

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 22, 2014 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #17

    Rotonda
    Laudrup is a journeyman look at his career
    Martinez isn’t journeyman, he stated and installed a style and ethos
    Laudrup won the league cup, against a league one club, so did Macliesh that’s a ridiculous logic, then as he has done in ever other job, he ran when the going got tough
    Wouldn’t touch either with a barge pole was just pointing out how fickle some fans are, guarantee you 90% of the people saying Moyes no way were saying Moyes yes please when he left Everton

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  • valle

    Apr 22, 2014 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #18

    This would be a disaster, his teams play football the exact opposite of what we and the fat man wants to see.

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Apr 22, 2014 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #19

    If anyone had any doubts about Pardew before then that news about him wanting

    Shola Fu*king Ameobi to be given a new contract and a coaching role at the club should demolish all faith.

    What a clown

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  • theartfuldodger

    Apr 22, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #20

    Moyes is not good.
    He is as good or bad as Pardew in his style.

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  • TurkishFan101

    Apr 22, 2014 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #21

    There’s nothing in the Moyes story..

    He was earning £5m + bonuses a year.

    Just media stirring usual nonsense, since too many nufc fans are saying “Moyes would be great for a mid-table side like us, look what he’s done at Everton!”

    Firstly, no fan should settle for mid-table for a big club like us, we should be aiming for top 7 regardless of how we lost Cabaye, no team is based around 1 player hence it being called a TEAM.

    Roberto Martinez is squeezing everything he can from his squad by adapting a new philosophy the same time which is what Brendan Rogers is also doing.

    Was it not Baines coming out in an interview and explaining how Moyes and Martinez are from two different worlds? Also the players at Man U while he’s short period there.

    Well I feel happy we are not going nowhere near another dinosaur manager.

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  • ganiyu

    Apr 22, 2014 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #22

    Ashley would never sack pardew until his has 2yrs left in his current tenure. this Moyes article is a hoax.

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  • TurkishFan101

    Apr 22, 2014 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #24

    Himanshu Dhingra

    Shola is not getting a new contact extension or coaching role at club, Pardew tried to persuade the board and Mike Ashley but they refused, rightly so (thank god)

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  • jayphoto

    Apr 22, 2014 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #25

    wouldn’t go near Laudrup! Those rumours of the swansea dressing room are direct replicas of the rumours when he was Mallorca manager! At newcastle I feel we need some one who actually builds teams not someone who rides on the back of pre established sides.
    Failing that I’d take Gerard Houllier as director of football with David Ginola as manager 😉

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Apr 22, 2014 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #26

    Pardew and Allardyce will be tripping over themselves to get to the computer to print off their C.V.

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Apr 22, 2014 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #27

    Turkish

    Thank god for that

    But the endeavor to get him one was certainly a bad move.

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  • theartfuldodger

    Apr 22, 2014 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #28

    Wherd the shola contract coaching whatevr news come from

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  • jayphoto

    Apr 22, 2014 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #29

    guessing the Man utd job will be one that Pardew just couldn’t get over the line…. problem is he probably thinks he’d be in with a shout there or at Spurs
    I’ve never known a time like now when so many good managers will be unattached this summer… The fact that we’re stuck with this buffoon is a joke! usually sacking a manager is damned by most as impatient and hasty, but we face the distinct possibility of being the only club in history where the LMA would probably support sacking the manager, not sacking him, letting him say and do what he’s said and done this season reflects negatively on the club

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Apr 22, 2014 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #30

    Claudio Raneiri 😉

    Looks like he is getting the boot.

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  • jayphoto

    Apr 22, 2014 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #31

    @28 think Lee Ryder reported that? It’d explain why shola looks genuinely pissed off constantly, the fact that he’s had 15?? years as a Newcastle player is both a mystery and a tragedy though

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  • toon kk

    Apr 22, 2014 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #32

    Strange most wanted a younger manager playing more modern tactical football now they’re voting for Moyes.
    desperation I gess.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 22, 2014 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #33

    Laurent…

    Reporter: “So Alan, we understand you were after the Man United job?”

    Pardew: “Yeah, I did try to put my name forward, but it’s difficult to compete. I went down to PC world, but couldn’t get the ink over the line and was therefore unable to submit my CV”

    Reporter: “We understand Alardyce got in his CV, do you think he stands a chance?”

    Pardew: “Make no bones about it, Sam is a top manager with great experience and tries to play football on the front foot, just like me. I feel he had an advantage being based down south as he gets to deal with workers from middle class families. Have you been to a PC World in Newcastle?”

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  • jayphoto

    Apr 22, 2014 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #34

    not sure that Man Utd ad at the bottom of this page to buy the new shirt is going to prove to be the most successful piece of advertising ever….

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  • GeordieDan

    Apr 22, 2014 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #35

    Unbelieveable!

    Already most of you are slagging Moyes off as the next potential NUFC manager.

    I thought surely Rotonda “the insatiatable Pardew basher” would love the idea but no, he has just started slagging Moyes off in EXACTLY the same way!!!

    Moyes is 1000% a better manager than Pardew. 1000%. He was given an impossible task following Fergie but when had Everton playing fantastic stuff with Baines, Pienaar etc just over season ago on a tiny budget I doubt you would have slagged him off then! No budget to spend yet his record at Everton was fantastic.

    WHO ELSE BETTER THAN MOYES ARE WE GOING TO GET ???

    FFS man this blog and the fickle morons who talk such utter bullshit on here drives me mental!

    No wonder you all come on here to spout your “opinions” because nobody in the real world would pay any attention-you lot just like complaining and never let the facts get in the way of a good whinge!!!

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Apr 22, 2014 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #36

    Ibiza, the sad thing is that a real story would be very similar.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Apr 22, 2014 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #37

    Dan, Rotonda also maintains that he wants to see positive attacking football, which I 100% agree with.

    Van Persie has publicly said that Moyes doesn’t advocate midfielders overlapping and going beyond the forwards.

    Carragher has analysed this very thing in their downfall.

    It is just an opinion on a manager. Moyes is definitely better than Pardew, but I’d want a Martinez style manager.

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  • sparky55

    Apr 22, 2014 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #38

    GeordieDan…I take it that’s just your opinion or are we to take your spoutings and insatiable defence of Pardew as gospel and your pro Pardew arguments are the only ones of any substance that should be taken seriously?

    Get a life Dan…even your support of Pardew must be wearing thin and Hutchinson’s opening statement in his latest blog is bang on the money…” if he had been serious about making Newcastle a force Mike Ashley would never have appointed him (Pardew) in the first place”

    Just about sums it up for me

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  • jayphoto

    Apr 22, 2014 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #39

    @GeordieDan, agree with you on Moyes, he is leagues apart from Pardew! Think Moyes has a great eye for a player too. Actually think Moyes would have done better than Martinez this season if he’d have been given Lukaku!
    Think fans problems with Moyes are he has a very dour personality for one. He’s also very pragmatic! He’s cut from the same cloth as pardew (albeit he’s a much better version).
    Moyes is actually very similar to french managers that i’ve seen people clamour for on here! In france if you don’t manage PSG you play 2 ways. If you are at home you play the first half to win and the 2nd half not to lose. If you are away you play the 1st half not to lose and try to win in the 2nd half. This is very similar to Moyes at everton. Also similar to rene girard, remi garde, christian gaultier, even laurent blanc to an extent. What differs is the way you try to win in that half. Always thought, when people where raving about moyes’ everton last season that they played the MOST long balls of any team both at home and away that i saw that season! played good football too once the striker had held the ball up mind

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  • TurkishFan101

    Apr 22, 2014 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #40

    GeordieDan

    Here are the list of managers that are miles ahead David Moyes.

    Also, they are cheaper, will work in a financial restriction like ours and would get attacking football at St James Park.

    Also listen to Laurent, what he has said is correct. Players have come out criticising the manager and also what Baines has said comparing Martinez to Moyes, two people I’m two different worlds.

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