David Moyes Hot Favorite To Become Next Newcastle Manager


If it’s true that Mike Ashley tried to hire David Moyes twice – once when Kevin Keegan left the club in September of 2008, and then again when Chris Hughton was ruthlessly sacked in December of 2010, as reported in the Telegraph today, then there’s a good chance that if the last three results of the season are as bad as the previous five – all defeats –  then Alan Pardew’s time as Newcastle manager could be up, and David Moyes could become the next Newcastle manager.

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Moyes and Pardew – while Moyes was at Everton

There are various odds depending on which betting site you go to,  but as just one example Moyes is 3-1 on the thesackrace site and the next in line are Tony Pulis and Steve McClaren (what??) and both are at 20-1.

And most of the other sites – like Paddy Power have Moyes at 5/2 followed by former Swansea manager Michael Laudrup at 9-1 and former West Brom and Chelsea manager Roberto Matteo at 10-1.

The point is that on the betting web-sites David Moyes seems to be the very clear favorite – and we think Alan Pardew has got to get at least one win in the last three games to keep his job as the Newcastle manager, and that’s still possible if – for example – we can take Cardiff City apart in our next home game.

It’s up to Alan Pardew and the players to show they can fight back and get some points on the board from our final three games of the season, but the performances have to be good enough in each of the last three games – after just a terrible time of it since Boxing Day.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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285 comments so far

  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 24, 2014 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #1

    Ed…We still have the delicate issue of our current manager and whether we’ll even be looking at new managers first.

    I’m not sure why you would think that one more win this season will make the slightest bit of difference really to Pardews destiny.

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  • clinath@ed

    Apr 24, 2014 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #2

    Agreed Ibiza, any decision should already have been made. Only the how, where and how much left to settle….

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  • Bambams

    Apr 24, 2014 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #3

    If Pardew stays it is only because he knows the truth behind the Ashley regime and Ash wont risk another manager coming in and possibly walking before any contract is signed. Pards is unique due to his arm is up his back because he allegedly owes a gambling debt.

    Any other club would of sacked him ages ago.

    imo

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  • clinath@ed

    Apr 24, 2014 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #4

    A possible compromise posted on here before is that he (Pards) gets promoted upstairs. Certainly wouldn’t be a threat to a manager of Moyes’ stature..

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  • Spoof

    Apr 24, 2014 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #5

    Ibiza, isn’t it amazing how some people can jump the gun, none us know how secure or insecure Pardew’s job is, yet so many (me included) can talk about who is or isn’t likely to take over from him, as I said yesterday if Ashley wanted rid then surely the headbutt was the time to do it, gross misconduct means no compensation, sacking him now would mean paying compensation to Pardew, putting personal opinions to one side regards Ashley, no owner, even if it was an owner whom I like would waste money by sacking him now rather than earlier, Ashley like most owners would not waste money like this, would they ?

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  • Spoof

    Apr 24, 2014 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #6

    Bambams, if Pardew had some sort of hold over Ashley as your post implies then surely Pardew would have used this hold to pressurise Ashley into buying Pardew a decent squad which hasn’t happened, do you have any idea’s as to what the “truth” is which Pardew may have knowledge of.

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  • Mike's Iron Curtain

    Apr 24, 2014 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #7

    Honestly think Pardew’s future hinges on whether we cling on to top 10. It shouldn’t be that way, but I reckon that’s the situation we’re in.

    Unfortunately, even a point against Cardiff will likely see us finish 10th, as Palace have Man City and Liverpool to play.

    Honestly think Moyes would be ideal for this club. He’s definitely more accomplished, respected and capable than Pardwho anyway, doesn’t publicly trash his players and imply they’re all useless aside from 1 or 2 that he completely relies on (great man management Alan, now you’re paying for it as the players want you out too, despite your brown nosing favourites attempts to support your guff about the squad being crap) and has been very good at blooding youngsters and helping them develop to fulfill potential, not to mention turning numerous players from the lower leagues into very good established PL players- Baines, Jagielka, Cahill, for example.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 24, 2014 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #8

    why would anyone want either pardew or moyes. We need a euro manger with 21st century tactics and an attacking mindset.

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Apr 24, 2014 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #9

    there is no evidence pards has gambling debts its a silly rumour its prob more likely pards looked at his contract the morning after he signed it at midnight and saw it was written in blood

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  • Mike's Iron Curtain

    Apr 24, 2014 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #10

    Spoof

    What’s the legislature on retrospectively sacking somebody for amongst other things, gross misconduct, at a preplanned, mutually agreed end of season review?

    I think there’s more significance on this target of top 10 than we realise, regarding Pardew’s contract.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 24, 2014 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #11

    Clinath..Or of course whether anything will happen at all 🙂

    I can’t help but feel if he was moving upstairs, why they wouldn’t have said anything yet? Mind, it’s not like they feel it important to keep us in the loop. You would have thought though, that it would have calmed a lot of the recent anger, if this is what they are planning.

    Bambams…It may even be as simple as Pardew is carrying out Ashleys orders near on perfect. He would have likely already signed some form of gagging order, so can’t see that being the issue tbh.

    Spoof…It’s natural for us to speculate, especially when things are as they are, however, I think one or two articles is probably enough until something actually changes.

    You are spot in with your reasoning. Unless of course the last 6 games have proved too much for even Ashley to take, but it does seem shall we say far fetched..that would be me assuming though.

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  • Mike's Iron Curtain

    Apr 24, 2014 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #12

    Rotonda

    Because we have to be realistic within the confines of what MA is likely to do. He’s paranoid, insular and cautious, he’s not gonna employ an unknown ( to him ), foreign manager.

    On top of that, I have a hunch he’s probably a UKIP voter, or at least shares a lot of their values. Now there’s an unfounded claim for ya’!

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  • Average_Contents

    Apr 24, 2014 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #13

    Anyone seen this from sky sports?
    They understand we could bring in upto 8 new players lol

    http://mobile.newsnow.co.uk/A/709089121?-11058

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  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 24, 2014 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #14

    Iron Curtain…It may well be that Pardew was given this top 10 target or else ultimatum at the beginning of the season.

    Seems a bit odd that one place, that really matters little, would be the decider, but hey, what’s not odd about the way our club is run these days.

    Rotonda…Moyes is a slightly better version of Pardew, but wont bring too much with regards to changing the style of the club.

    Other than pure frustration with how things have been, I don’t see why people would want Moyes that much more than Pardew.

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  • Spoof

    Apr 24, 2014 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #15

    MIC, you could be right, failing to get into the top 10 may have written clauses into it, obviously I have no idea as to what the outcome will be but I just find it odd that Ashley would wait until the summer to dismiss him when the Hull game took us to 43 points which was always going to ensure safety, I just can’t see why Ashley would keep for the last 7 games if he had doubts about him, but what do we know?

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  • Average_Contents

    Apr 24, 2014 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #16

    Ibiza

    Exactly, people are that desperate to get rid of the puppet that anyone will do such is the hatred for the man/cretin/creature of the night/bullshitter/egotistical halfwit 😉 but as has been mentioned previously I think fatty had the perfect opportunity after hullgate to be rid and chose not to!

    Until Ashley goes his puppet will be here too

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  • Mike's Iron Curtain

    Apr 24, 2014 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #17

    Anyway, tip of the day:

    Karim Benzema – World Cup Golden Boot – 40/1 with Coral, 1/4 odds for top 4. Hitting form with Madrid and France have a gimme group and likely to pay a weak team in the first knock-out round.

    Another twist in the Pardew bonus narrative. Mike Ashley has told him to sabotage the season so we finish 11th, meaning he doesn’t have to pay any of the staff or players bonuses, whilst Pardew gets an extra bit on top of his bonus for his collusion, saves Mike a few quid, which is after all the motive for all his actions. Would have to calculate the difference between the extra prize money for places against the bonus package, but if it saves Ashley a tenner, he’ll sure know about it! Tight fisted git!

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  • Spoof

    Apr 24, 2014 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #18

    Average, for some unknown reason I get the distinct impression that you don’t like Pardew lol

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  • Average_Contents

    Apr 24, 2014 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #19

    Mike’s iron curtain

    lol but it wouldn’t surprise me 😉

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Apr 24, 2014 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #20

    PArdew could get sacked

    Newcastle could get up to 8 players

    Pigs could fly

    Sounds too good. doesn’t it. I guess People will renew season tickets

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  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 24, 2014 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #21

    Average…Could you not think of any other names to put in there as well? 🙂

    To be fair, they’re a perfect couple. It’s just a shame they’re ours. What a revolting comment!

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  • Spoof

    Apr 24, 2014 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #22

    MIC

    there’s no such thing as a gimme group in the World Cup finals, especially when half the French team have alledgedly been “Pardewed”, you see, people have got Pardew totally wrong, the sacrifices he has made in order to possibly help England ? lol

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  • Average_Contents

    Apr 24, 2014 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #23

    Spoof

    What on earth gave you that impression 😉

    In all honesty I never have liked the fool, just too much self loving going on for me, obviously other things too but let’s not get into all of that, otherwise we’d be here all day and the post would be astoundingly long winded and boring 🙂

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Apr 24, 2014 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #24

    Mike Ashley Lies ?@MikeAshleyLies 5m
    #NUFC seasonal slump
    10/11 – 14 games 2 wins (14%)
    11/12 – 17 games 5 wins (29%)
    12/13 – 14 games 2 wins (14%)
    13/14 – 17 games 4 wins (23%)

    After effect of FA cup exits?

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  • Spoof

    Apr 24, 2014 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #25

    Average, just a wild guess, no idea how I could have thought of such a thing, hehehe

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  • Dax Trajero

    Apr 24, 2014 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #26

    Doesn’t matter whether it’s Moyes, Laudrup, or even Mourinho for that matter. If Mike Ashley continues to sell our better players at the end of a transfer window, as he did with Cabaye, Ba and Carroll, then any manager will face what Pardew has faced since he joined the club. When we stop selling players, we get a top 5 finish with Pardew. Even this season would’ve promised a top 5-6 finish if we’d kept Cabaye. I don’t think the issue is Pardew, at least if you’re happy with a top 5 finish.

    Furthermore, having demonstrated to our own players we’re a selling club and lack ambition, why would we expect them to stay? For what exactly? They want to see progress each year and not the demoralising loss of the likes of Cabaye.

    Finally, how’s about pre-empting the sale of our better players and actually bringing in a replacement for the final 6 months before the likes of Cabaye leaves? You knew since summer with the aborted attempt to join Arsenal that he was going to leave. Why not do something about it?

    Or is Mike happy for us to just wallow in our own crapulence?

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  • Average_Contents

    Apr 24, 2014 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #27

    Ibiza

    Oh no their are plenty more but I feel ed wouldn’t allow 90% of them to be posted and replacing the letters with **** just doesn’t have the desired effect for me 😉

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  • spitfire_

    Apr 24, 2014 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #28

    Average_Contents

    They say that we will bring up to 5 in the last January.

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  • Spoof

    Apr 24, 2014 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #29

    HD

    I haven’t checked your figures out, but in season 11/12 did we not win 6 on the bounce after the FA Cup exit ?

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  • GIBBO 69er

    Apr 24, 2014 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #30

    Moyes is a bad choice he’s old school and boring i would much prefer Di matteo to be honest at least he’s won something in his short spell as a manager and he’s also young and very outgoing and upbeat when interviewed.
    I know a lot of people on here want Moyes to take over pardew “IF” he is sacked but i only think thats because its an improvement on Pardew and hes avilable and also the media are using Moyes to NUFC to make headlines.

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  • Mike's Iron Curtain

    Apr 24, 2014 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #31

    Decent people always underestimate the depths of immorality people like Mash will go to, so what may seem like weird conspiracies like my one above, I will always have my suspicions at every turn with this club. Every single word from any club representative should be met with circumspection. I’m pretty sure Shola’s ‘ blast’, if that’s what constitutes a blast these days, shouldn’t be taken on face value, Mike the puppet master at work again, me thinks, just a little more subtle than Pardew’s smarmy Sir Bobby demagogy.

    Remember the alleged Llambias comments about, paraphrasing, “…those people don’t realise just how nasty we can be…”?

    Rotten.

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  • Average_Contents

    Apr 24, 2014 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #32

    After you mentioned the perfect couple and their ours, I was a little bit sick in my mouth 🙁

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  • geordie066

    Apr 24, 2014 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #33

    I agree with everyones thought on why didnt ashley sack Pardew after the headbutt incident or at the end of last season but fifyou look at both those times who was actually available that was a realistic
    option for us without costing the club anything to buy that manager out of their current contract???? if they had wanted moyes last season he was never going to choose us over man utd and he wasnt available 3 months ago either.the difference now is that there is a manager that the club have tried to sign in the past now available for nothing that would probably choose to come and manage us just to prove a point about himselve more than anything

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  • Average_Contents

    Apr 24, 2014 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #34

    M I C

    Couldn’t of put it better myself mate, well I could but I’m currently washing the remnants of vomit that are resident in my mouth after ibiza’s outburst regarding fatty and his puppet

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  • Spoof

    Apr 24, 2014 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #35

    Dax, I totally agree with you, this is what I posted yesterday which is pretty much the same as what your have just said

    “What the fans have got to do is stop this hammering of Pardew as it is just stupidity, they really need to take the blinkers off and look at what is happening.
    Mistakes happen but you must learn from them and never make the same mistake again, almost 2.5 years ago we were doing well, we kept what we had and bought Cisse in January which propelled us as major top 4 challengers, however in the summer we did not capitalise and assemble a squad large or deep enough to cope with Europe, as a result we nearly went down, Ashley has learnt that lesson and this year he made sure that the same mistake would not happen again, without Europe we are ok, but after we beat Stoke 5-1 we were in 6th place and only 3 points away from the top 4, we were challenging again, but Ashley has learnt his lesson, rather than improve us as he did with Cisse 2 years earlier which nearly got us relegated the following season he made sure that would not happen again as he sold our best player which assured him that European football would not happen again, so anyone lambasting Pardew need to take their head out of the sand as the best manager in the world could not get the club to be where we fans believe it should be.
    Where we are is exactly where Mike Ashley wants us and he will not allow us to get any better so changing the manager would not help us.”

    but people will not listen and continue to have a pop at Pardew when it is clearly not his fault, don’t get me wrong I’m not saying he is a great manager but there are worse but more importantly our woes are not due to him, but it’s like hitting your head against a brick wall !

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  • Average_Contents

    Apr 24, 2014 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #36

    Spitfire

    Puppet says the same every window then backtracks after we get 1 in because that Damn line is so big, then says we have enough

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Apr 24, 2014 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #37

    What ever happens, why would NoNuts make any decision now? Surely if Parsnip is to leave he will be told after the last game!

    I know some of you are saying that NoNut’s mind is made up – but surely a really bad run in the last three games can help him make up his mind just like an impressive run can confuse him even more…

    …and do we really want anymore confusion? 😉

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  • Rake

    Apr 24, 2014 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #38

    @Spoof

    I post rarely because people want to bash Pardew than admit what you’ve said.

    The fact is Ashley is crippling the club. Pardew isn’t the best manager and never will be but to be honest I’m amazed we aren’t doing worse this season. We lose 3-4 key players and it shows how dire our team really is. Pardew has got his balls tied behind his back by Ashley…

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  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 24, 2014 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #39

    Average…That taste will linger for a while, something to remember me by mate and please, no thanks are needed, it was my pleasure.

    Jesper…I’m not sure I can handle any more confusion.

    Although, it may be a good end to the season for Ashley to walk up to Pardew in front of the fans and fire him. Bit cruel, but this is an entertainment business!

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  • Mike's Iron Curtain

    Apr 24, 2014 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #40

    Soof

    That’d be on the premise England advance from their group! Unlikely I reckon! Italy are always better than the sum of their parts and step-up on the big occasions and Uruguay have that shite heel Suarez!

    Gonna be a cracker though, no better country to host a World Cup. The real home of football in it’s purest form. Friendly, fun loving people that know how to throw parties, beautiful beaches and even more beautiful women.

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