Newcastle Reported Lining Up New Manager


L’Equipe have reported today that Newcastle United are considering going in for St. Etienne manager Christophe Galtier, who we were linked with earlier this year, when our season was coming to an end.

Christophe Galtier

Christophe Galtier – Newcastle again linked with French manager

We were linked with the French manager in early May, and there were strong rumors that Alan Pardew could be replaced after a terrible run-in to last season.

And since there are rumors now that Pardew may  have only two games left to save his job at Newcastle – at least according to the Independent – we suppose it’s not too surprising that we are again linked with Galtier – at least in the press.

Newcastle fans are simply very unhappy with what transpired on Monday, when we let one of our four experienced center-backs leave on loan without replacing him, when we sent  Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa to Roma.

But the move that has simply infuriated fans is the loan move of Ben Arfa to Hull City which was completed almost two hours after the end of the transfer window deadline, after Hull got permission from the FA to go ahead and complete the deal.

We’d be a little surprised if Newcastle are really interested in hiring Galtier, if indeed Pardew is fired in the next few weeks.

There are former Premier League managers available, with former Everton manager David Moyes still out of work after being fired by Manchester United last April.

David was always thought to be the perfect Newcastle manager, before he took the Manchester United job, when he failed badly at Old Trafford.

Former Chelsea and West Brom manager Roberto di Matteo, who took Chelsea to their first ever Champions League title two years ago, is also available.

But the Independent report today if nothing else will have put pressure on Alan Pardew to get something out of the next two games – at Southampton and at home to Hull City.

Ben Arfa will not be allowed to play against Newcastle this season – at least we assume Newcastle put a clause in the contract to stop him playing against us.

We lost both of the next two fixtures last season, and indeed the two games after those two – at Stoke and Swansea – were also defeats for us last season.

So unless we do a lot better in the next four games than we did last season – and always assuming there is some truth in the Independent report – that could be the end of Alan Pardew as  the Newcastle manager.

What do you think?

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164 comments so far

  • Bambams

    Sep 3, 2014 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #1

    Paper talk. …UNFORTUNATELY !!!!!

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  • archaeomag

    Sep 3, 2014 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #2

    The Independent has long had interesting stories / axe to grind with MA….

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  • Sliema

    Sep 3, 2014 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #3

    Is selling MYM not waaaaaay bigger news than it appears to be?!?!

    It’s seriously incredible, the most ridiculous decision by our club I’ve ever seen.

    To any of you who know how poor Saylor Willo and Colo have been these last few years, they’re a year older, one wants to leave, ones a useless (local) idiotic CB who can’t keep his composure for more than 5 minutes at a time, the other, he’s done well but he’s barely a 1st choice premiership CB is he?

    We’re in serious serious trouble now. Can’t wait for Pards desperate attempts to switch to a 3-5-2 and have every single CB at the club on at once… 3 wasted shirts.

    I’m so sick of this bull.

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  • Bambams

    Sep 3, 2014 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #4

    Cant see it happening unless we have something like a 59% loss rate……

    Manager is done for assault……

    Manager has no tactical knowledge….

    Always coming up with excuses…..

    Always losing derbies…….

    Cannot man manage……

    Is a cross dresser….. (well he looks the type)

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  • martoon

    Sep 3, 2014 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #5

    Repost from last topic:
    optimistic prime @407 – I couldn’t find any players on that Professional Finance Association website
    Looking on the thepfa.com there are 2 CBs I’ve heard of Zat Knight & our old friend Abdoulaye Faye – maybe not!

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  • Sliema

    Sep 3, 2014 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #6

    I see us getting hammered by soton, and the struggling to a draw against Hull.

    I wish we had a tougher run of games right now, cause that would boost the case against Pards further (it needs boosting purely for MA to realise it) but it’s a pretty ‘easy’ run and as long as he wins one if the next 3/4 and we are 15th or better, then he defo won’t be sacked.

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  • Sliema

    Sep 3, 2014 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #7

    I’d take Zat Knight.

    That is a measure of how far this has gone.

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  • scout

    Sep 3, 2014 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #8

    Southampton will skittle us they’ve still got a good side and top manager.

    5-1

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  • p

    Sep 3, 2014 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #9

    more likely Mash is acquiring the Gaulthier clothing label and taking it down market.

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 3, 2014 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #10

    Unless the new guy is slinkier in the nurse uniform than Pards no way.

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  • catchy in norway

    Sep 3, 2014 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #11
  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Sep 3, 2014 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #12

    Sterling is going to be some player like . Can imagine Bayern coming in for him as a replacement for Robben or Ribery as he has the potential to be that good IMO .

    Young and just doesn’t care who he plays against he just gets at defenders . Its no wonder we never create anything with Gouffran out wide .

    Hopefully Aarons can emulate Sterling as he is a similar type of player .

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 3, 2014 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #13

    Bambams @4,
    Are you talking about Jeffrey from Benwell.

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  • martoon

    Sep 3, 2014 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #14

    Sliema @7 – Yeah he’s probably the best of a bad bunch. Would probably do a job as 4th choice CB – actually thinking about it he could be 3rd choice above Saylor 🙂

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 3, 2014 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #15

    P – that’s what I was thinking. Galtier track suit bottoms (£4.99 and three for £2.50 sock bundles.

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  • toon kk

    Sep 3, 2014 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #16

    We had speculation about players coming in, fans were coming on this blog thinking this and that player would be signed, clearly forgetting MA owns the club. Now its a new manager, more speculation, Pardew fits in with MA regime, doing enough to keep us up, if we’re in trouble in January Mash will buy.
    in fact Pardews job is the most secure out of every premier league manager, its been proven.

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  • Belfast

    Sep 3, 2014 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #17

    OUT OUT OUT

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 3, 2014 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #18

    Belfast I agree that’s where you should be.

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Sep 3, 2014 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #19

    Team for Saints:

    —————————Krul—————————-

    –Janmaat——–Willo——–Collo——–Haidara–

    —Cabella——–Tiote——–Colback——Aarons–

    ————————–De Jong————————–

    ————————–Rivierre————————–

    Sissoko & Gouffran need to be dropped for a few games until they can prove they deserve to be in the starting 11 and not just get there on merit .

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  • Yohan Kebab

    Sep 3, 2014 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #20

    pleeeeeease

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 3, 2014 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #21

    Toonkk – Pardew doing enough to keep it up? That’s exactly my point about the nurses uniform. 🙂

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  • Sliema

    Sep 3, 2014 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #22

    Martoon

    How did it come to this mate?
    Zat fcuking Knight.

    He’s probably on a par with Saylor tbf.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Sep 3, 2014 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #23

    Aww look, Belfast has learned how to spell a new word. Good work mate.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 3, 2014 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #24

    galtier or similar would be great, really have to get away from deadbeat brit managers

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  • Belfast

    Sep 3, 2014 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #25

    We should give him some more time stability and that you know.

    24 hours – 48 hours maybe

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  • Transfer Sage

    Sep 3, 2014 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #26

    Maybe Ashley will swing the axe, he has spent 36mil (although most of that was recouped from cabaye nd debuchy) but after last year when he never had to spend a penny it’s still a lot for him.

    He might finally be getting sick of this, he has given pardew time to turn it around and he can’t (even with selling players we should be better) so maybe he sees a new manager as a way to get more for his money.

    A better manager with all players playing better could mean more profit in league prize money but mainly in players looking good and getting sold….maybe pochetinno’s success at southampton has made him think.

    Not only did they sell players and make 92mil from them they also ‘sold’ their manager to spurs and made a further 9mil.

    His eyes might be lighting up at the thought of what he can make

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  • ToonTiger

    Sep 3, 2014 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #27

    And kk

    He’s on the lowest pay

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 3, 2014 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #28

    Ibiza – he takes a while to respond but it’s usually worth it. (whistles and taps foot, looking towards sky)

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  • Belfast

    Sep 3, 2014 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #29

    I had you up in the vip room with me at the Pardew leaving party skunki.

    Ungrateful swine.

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  • ToonLynx

    Sep 3, 2014 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #30

    Would be happy with Galtier! Would much prefer De Boer though!

    What do people think of this formation:

    —————————Krul—————————-

    –Janmaat——–Willo——–Collo——–Haidara–

    ——————–Tiote——–Colback—————–

    ——Riviere———–De Jong————Cabella—–

    ————————–Ferreyra————————–

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 3, 2014 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #31

    I said it would be worth it Belfast what do I have to do? You’re always mean to me.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Sep 3, 2014 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #32

    Robert Snodgrass
    Jake Livermore
    Tom Ince
    Andrew Robertson
    Harry Maguire
    Michael Dawson
    Brian Lenihan
    Mohamed Diamé
    Abel Hernández

    then Ben Arfa and Gaston Ramirez on loan.

    Hull have shown us what a good window looks like. Only player of note to leave was shane long and they got 12mil

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 3, 2014 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #33

    I was going to bring a nearly full bottle of clan dew and a bag of iced gems. Your loss mate, your loss.

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  • Toon Tang

    Sep 3, 2014 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #34

    Christophe Galtier could be Janmaats dad at a glance.

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  • Average_Contents

    Sep 3, 2014 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #35

    Jamestoon

    Now this is an article 😉

    Pretty much sums it up I think

    http://mobile.newsnow.co.uk/A/731699545?-11058:809

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  • Ibizatoon

    Sep 3, 2014 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #36

    Tsunki…Not sure that last response was worth it. A little creepy if you ask me. A VIP lounge with Belfast in it? Proceed with serious caution.

    On thread, didn’t we get these stories last season? Ashley was having meetings with this manager, then another, all as he had finally had enough of Pardew?

    It’s like a Punch and Judy sketch. Oh no it isn’t.

    3 games in to the new season and now he’s had enough? I really don’t see it.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Sep 3, 2014 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #37

    Not sure how I’d like us to line up…probably like this.

    ———————–Krul——————-
    Janmaat——willo—–colo—–haidara
    ———–tiote————colback———
    ————de jong–cabella—————
    ————riviere—-perez—————–

    4-2-2-2

    All width from fullbacks, two behind the central strikers. A bit like liverpool have henderson and gerrard holding/supporting then have sterling and coutinho behind the forwards with license to drift to either side.

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 3, 2014 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #38

    …and Pardew is mike Ashleys Daddy…. but that’s another tale for those long winter evenings

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  • Transfer Sage

    Sep 3, 2014 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #39

    Does anyone other know the players behind the ‘get ben arfa out’ campaign?

    All I’ve seen is Captain Colo who’s been in decline the past 2 years and spent his time ‘injured’ recovering in argentina jumping around in the stands of San Lorenzo whilst claiming he wants to leave

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  • ToonLynx

    Sep 3, 2014 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #40

    Toon Tang

    Such a good spot! Can’t unsee that now

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