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 – 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.
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 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 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.
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?