These Managers Could Be On Newcastle’s List


We don’t know if Alan Pardew will be fired in the summer, and it may well depend on how we do in our final three games of the season, and whether we can finish in the top ten.

David Moyes Manchester United

David Moyes – former Everton and Manchester United manager

Stoke were beaten 1-0 at home yesterday by Tottenham, so they remain two points behind Newcastle, and Crystal Palace are at home to Manchester City today, and if they win that game – which would be their 6th win on the trot – they will go above us on goal difference. 🙁

It could be that if we beat Cardiff City at home next Saturday, that could ensure a top ten finish, and Alan Pardew could keep his job, after another difficult season as Newcastle manager.

And although the season started off very well and we were in 6th place after the 5-1 win against Stoke on Boxing Day, it’s become a disaster this year.

If Alan is replaced here are some of the possible candidates.

Davide Moyes

The obvious candidate now that he has been fired from the Manchester United job, and he would be a fairly popular choice with fans, with 74% in our poll thinking he would be a good choice for Newcastle.

Tony Pulis

Tony has been linked with the job and we have to say he’s done a fabulous job with Crystal Palace this year, and they could still finish higher than Newcastle this season. But the rap against Pulis is the type of football he plays – negative and boring – and he wouldn’t seem to be a good choice for Newcastle.

Steve Bruce

Steve has managed many clubs and the current Hull City manager has vast experience in the Premier League both as a manager and as a player. But he failed at Sunderland, and it could be that Steve is more comfortable managing a smaller club – we don’t think he would be a good choice for Newcastle.

Steve McClaren

We read a report that former England manager McClaren could be on this list – we don’t believe it – and there’s no way Steve would be appointed as the Newcastle manager.  Is there?

New age managers.

A number of Newcastle fans would like to see a younger manager brought in – one who has new ideas and plays an attacking form of football – much like Brendan Rodgers and Roberto Martinez are doing at Liverpool and Everton.

Managers in this bracket could include:

43 year-old Roberto di Matteo – the former West Brom and Chelsea manager, who is available since being sacked by Chelsea over eighteen months ago

42 year-old Mauricio Pochettino – the former Argentine center-back and current Saints manager has transformed Southampton into a team that plays wonderful attacking football both at home and on the road, and is rumored to be leaving the south coast club this summer

45 year-old Uwe Rosler – the new Wigan manager has the Latics playing very well indeed, and he has moved them into a play-off position in the Championship – and of course they beat Manchester City in the quarter finals of the FA Cup with a great display.

Davide Moyes would appear to be a solid choice for Newcastle if Alan does leave, and of the new age managers we would go for Mauricio Pochettino of Southampton – he’d have Newcastle play the type of football we were renowned for under Kevin Keegan and Sir Bobby Robson.

Which manager do you think would be good at Newcastle?

Comments welcome.



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94 comments so far

  • jazzyp

    Apr 27, 2014 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #1

    Tads
    Glad your on the ball this morning pal.
    I think any manager coming in would want some assurances written in to his contract re the way the structure of the club is to be run.
    I know Pardew is his own worst enemy,But has been left to carry the can for a lot of mashlies royal f@ck ups

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  • cestriasteve

    Apr 27, 2014 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #2

    Jazzy, I think that’s a must for next season, don’t get me wrong all the Mackems rate him like but when the words utility player are mentioned it send a shiver, as TDS pointed out in a few posts we need an attacking option, personally I’d like someone who is a bit more combative and has the skill to distribute well. As I said before that isn’t Remy Cabella, I’m praying for Clement Grenier, I really rate him or I’d take Holtby from Spurs, love Caulker from Cardiff and anybody up front.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 27, 2014 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #3

    Small matter of having to actually sack Pardew first Ed

    Then your assuming that Mike Ashkey has the foresight to draw a list of potential managers and then interview and appoint correctly

    Pardew was appointed in a pub……no one else was interviewed

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  • cestriasteve

    Apr 27, 2014 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #4

    Out of that list Rosler all day long, I don’t want the scot managing us. Sorry if that’s a bit racist but having lived on the west coast of Scotland for 2 years it’s pay back I don’t want any carrot faced thistle arsed Scotsman managing the toon.

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  • jazzyp

    Apr 27, 2014 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #5

    Cestiasteve
    Apparently djuricic’s agent was over last week negotiating a deal for the sale of this player to the toon. An attacking midfielder we crave but am unsure myself.
    He’s another player like Ldj has not been able to hold a place down in the benfica squad.For less money would definitely take a punt on Siem de jong.Watched him quite a few times this season since being linked with the lad last summer.
    Is a talent if we can get him over the line.

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  • cestriasteve

    Apr 27, 2014 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #6

    Jazzy, I agree with that too, I’ve watched him a lot too, great player, skilful enough but will also get stuck in.

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  • jazzyp

    Apr 27, 2014 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #7

    Just voted on how we will fare against Arsenal.Glad to see that 90% think we will lose on here.At least that’s one thing the majority on here agree on lol

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  • bobby mango

    Apr 27, 2014 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #8

    Definitely not Di Matteo or McClaren. Please no.
    I like rdm but he’s not that good a manager. McClaren has failed in England consistently.

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  • jazzyp

    Apr 27, 2014 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #9

    Cestiasteve
    You didn’t live anywhere near fort William did you by any chance.Up that way in September “Tay forest” trekking on bikes

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  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 27, 2014 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #10

    Wouldn’t want any of the first list.

    Moyes: hopefully away to Germany

    Pulis: Despite doing well with Palace, he along with Allardyce and Pardew is the high priest of negative, lower mid table hoofball. Stoke got rid as they wanted to see some ”football”

    Bruce: Hit and miss, Bit of a journeyman with many clubs but never really outstanding at any.

    McClaren: At least has some foreign experience and is currnetly doing well but will always have the wally with a brolly image now.

    The second list offers much more hope of seeing any decent attacking football on regular basis

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  • jazzyp

    Apr 27, 2014 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #11

    Another player we were linked with last summer and made a huge mistake on not bringing him in is Bony.Has looked class in a struggling Swansea team this year.Looks a 20 goal a season Cf all day long

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  • Ben3arfa

    Apr 27, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #12

    Moyes is a much much better manager than Pardew.

    I remember when Everton struggled at the beginning of his reign and they almost got relegated, he never once complained and got on with the job. A couple of years later he led them to Champions league qualification.

    Workmanlike manager, just what we need I think.

    PARDEW OUT

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 27, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #13

    Jazzy
    Would love Seim De Jong but it’s another player who we’ve been rumoured to be after for about 3 seasons!
    Just go and get the player you want ash ffs

    I understand scouting the player seeing how he’s developed attempting to gauge his work ethic and all that stuff we apparently do but it’s failing to get these players that see players already at the club walk out through lack of ambition
    If we had gone and got say De Jong and Remy the summer we finished 5th instead of Anita (nothing against him glad we got him I rate him just wasn’t the player we needed at the time) and actually built on what we’d achieved who knows where we’d be now

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  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 27, 2014 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #14

    colback is a typical pardew player, runs hard, very little else. Also why is caulker rated so highly?, he’s not exactly comfortable on the ball.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 27, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #15

    Yes but look at all the smiles at OT yesterday now the shackles have been cast off from Moyes ”sterile” football
    where no one had had any assists or through balls.

    Purely because under Moyes there was no movement in behind. Sound familiar?

    Moyes is an upgrade on Pardew but then so is Geordie 2’s honey badger.

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  • jazzyp

    Apr 27, 2014 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #16

    Tads
    Agee hole heartedly mate with the Anita scenario. I think anita is a consistent player and hasn’t had a bad season,But plays the role of a…….say Perch or Guthrie.
    Which brings me back to the pointless signing of colback !!.
    My opinion is that every season we tend to lose one or two players and maybe make do or bring in another and promote a fringe player.But I don’t see how Mashley will get away with it this summer, As we will be losing a possible 6-7-8 players if not more

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 27, 2014 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #17

    Rotonda
    Highly disagree on Moyes Everton play good football under him and for all there extra intent under Martinez there only 4 goals better off

    Don’t agree he’s negative just plays a different style to Martinez

    I’d love to see Moyes come in, massive upgrade on Pardew and we’re not going to pay the compo to get Martinez so time to put that one to bed, simply look on with envy

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  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 27, 2014 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #18

    bobby mmmango

    everyone gives Di Mmatteo a hard time because he did what no other chelsea manager had achieved. He almost gets blamed for success because he devised a plan to beat the likes of Barca etc.

    Got Mk dons and BA promoted , had 1 bad season at WBA but not fatal, he’s young , speaks english, has PL experience as player and manager, has great contacts develops young players and plays passing football. Ticks a lot of bioxes for me.

    Can you imagine Pardew devising a plan to beat Barca etc when we struggl agaisnt stevenage and brighton.!

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  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 27, 2014 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #19

    Tads

    but in his time at manu the midfield had no assists and no through balls because there was no movement in behind. Yesterday it was back again for all to see.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 27, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #20

    Rotonda
    It’s also funny your giving Di Matteo the thumbs up as he is far more negative in approach than Moyes ever was in his Everyon days

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  • Malta Mag

    Apr 27, 2014 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #21

    Steve Bruce. Geordie lad from Corbridge coming home, has to be. How can you say he failed at Sunderland? Who ever succeeded at Sunderland? As for the claim he seems to be more comfortable at smaller clubs then what about Rogers and Martinez? Steve Bruce has never been given the opportunity and I for one think its about time he had.
    David Moyes. Well you don’t become a bad manager in 8 months! No one was arguing when he was chosen for the Man U job even though everyone knew it was a poison chalice. The claim that he doesn’t play attractive football is another myth. Everton weren’t boring and Man U are going through a transition which didn’t allow him the freedom to be “gun ho” in their play. Don’t be fooled by yesterday’s 4-0 trouncing of Norwich because against the bigger teams there are clear deficiencies that will be exposed. Moyes too would do a great job at Newcastle if, and it’s a big if, he had the backing of the board.
    Tony Pullis
    I think he does a good job but yes I agree that his style of football is archaic.
    Steve McLaren
    Not my cup of tea but he was the only one of Fergusons right hand men who he thought would be a top manager so he must have something but not my choice for sure.
    Roberto Demateo
    Mixed feelings about him but great CV

    As for Pardew, well I do think that a defeat at Arsenal tomorrow would be the end of him and unlike some on here I won’t be jumping for joy as I like Pardew and believe he honestly fell in love with the club. Saying that it’s clear the fans have finally turned on him and I always feel that once that’s happened there is no turning back.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 27, 2014 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #22

    Rotonda
    The situation at Manure is simply ridiculous to use to wipe away 11 years of very good football and progression to build Everton in to an actual contender
    Yesterday had f**k all to do with shackles, they set up in a rigid 4 4 2 ffs and were awful in the first half
    Yesterday was the players playing with a happiness as they had got someone out the job they didn’t want as they didn’t feel they needed to adapt
    He never had the backing from the players, he done something’s wrong, he’ll learn and he’ll improve it’s simply ridiculous to write him off after a bad season, if he’d of come here in the summer fans would if been dancing in the streets

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  • ballerfan2

    Apr 27, 2014 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #23

    I agree with Rotonda. I see Moyes as a marginally better but very similar manager to Pardew. How long would it be before the usual names on here would be having a go at him? It would be very much more of the same IMO. Thats not what we would like to see.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 27, 2014 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #24

    Malta Mag
    Great post fully agree with most of it

    Don’t think Pardew will get the boot if we lose tbh, don’t think he will even if we lose the last 3
    Have to say massive credit to Pulis this season, never liked him as a manager but it’s hard to continue to compare him to BSA given the philosophy and approach he has adapted at Palace who are playing some great football now

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Apr 27, 2014 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #25

    if colback was not from Sunderland he would be considered decent.

    If you read more from decent sources than Ed Harrison you would know he is a replacement for Gosling.

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Apr 27, 2014 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #26

    Sadly the List Shows ED’s knowledge of football.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 27, 2014 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #27

    HD
    Why does it
    You actually think Ashley has a huge list of scouted managers that can drive the club forward?

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  • Average_Contents

    Apr 27, 2014 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #28

    No, that was jdiscussing , it wasn’t an instruction (from Ashley),” Pardew said.

    And there we have it boys, even if we don’t finish top 10 he still won’t be sacked, obviously he might get sacked if the abysmal run continues. So all these stories about he NEEDS to finish top 10 are bollox, no point in discussions regarding new manager’s as we all know fatty doesn’t care how/when/by how many we lose

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  • Average_Contents

    Apr 27, 2014 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #29

    No, that was just our goal, it wasn’t an instruction (from Ashley),”Pardew said.

    Sorry Damn phone messed the quote up 🙂

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  • Malta Mag

    Apr 27, 2014 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #30

    Ed mate don’t listen to the shite on here, you’re doing a fine job and if I don’t always agree with you, I and dozens more appreciate your opinion and the fact you give so much time to this blog. Keep up the good work and as they used to say in the military ” don’t let the bast rads get you down”

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Apr 27, 2014 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #31

    TADS

    Sadly it does Quite Profoundly I may add

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 27, 2014 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #32

    AC
    I’ve maintained that league position, as long as we’re safe, will have no influence on the managerial role
    Pardew is under zero pressure and has been pressure free since we hit the 40 point mark, that really was season over
    We’ve got 40 so you can go Cabaye, JFK don’t replace him that can wait, Pards just limp through then turn the lights out at SJP after Cardiff and we’ll see you next season…..
    Oh and Pards, try and make it 11th not 10th, save me a few quid on paying bonuses good lad, then pretend you’ve had a b0llocking and that we’ll learn from it next season

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Apr 27, 2014 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #33

    Yeah Ed

    I bet Ctrl C and V are quite worn out on your Lap top.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 27, 2014 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #34

    HD
    Why does it?
    It could be said if you think we’re gonna sack Pardew, let Shola leave and appoint a young continental manager then you know very little about NUFC under Mike Ashley

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Apr 27, 2014 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #35

    TADS

    I don’t know anything about football 🙁 Unfortunately, or fortunately I wish I hadn’t known anything because it Hurts too much.

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  • Average_Contents

    Apr 27, 2014 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #36

    Tads

    Sadly that’s probably exactly what will happen mate as we all know fatty cares not one iota he’s just content with things as they are and clearly showed everyone what,he’s all about when he sold cabs with no replacement yet there are still some who believe he has our best interests at heart! His puppet being the main one!

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  • wynsleap

    Apr 27, 2014 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #37

    I notice in the Sunday Sun this morning there is some slackening off by the local press of the anti Pardew and Ashley bashing. Have they been told they may be coming back in the fold? Even Steve Harmison in his column is strongly defending Pardew???
    Will this part of the world never learn?
    We’re talking about transfers next season like Colback, Cresswell and a young unknown striker from Man U. Great – something to look forward to eh lads? Champions League here we come.

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  • sparky55

    Apr 27, 2014 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #38

    TADS @ 3

    Urban legend has it that it was JFK was interviewed in a pub owned by Dennis Wise and JFK was actually working behind the bar. Dennis Wise gets Ashley to give hime job, goes to the pub to celebrate and tell all his mates and JFK puts himself forward for the managers job and half an later has a contract in his hand!

    Pardew was offered the job after being called into Lambias’ office in his casino after racking up some more serious losses, and after being asked to settle his losses there and then which of course he couldn’t do, Ashley walks in and offers to buy his debt in return for being his puppet manager…and so the farce began.

    dont you just love the pantomime that is NUFC

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  • sparky55

    Apr 27, 2014 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #39

    ….and he’s going nowhere by the way so we’re all speculating and wasting our time by summing up the managerial options…futile at best!

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Apr 27, 2014 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #40

    If Alan Pardew doesn’t go anywhere else I bet 20-30K fans will go somewhere, Including me.

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