Is This Man To Be The Next Manager Of Newcastle?

For some reason, we don’t think if Tony Pulis was appointed the new manager at Newcastle, the Newcastle fans would be jumping for joy, but we could be wrong on that.

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Tony Pulis – current favorite to replace Alan Pardew

Alan Pardew has his faults (don’t we all?) , but the Londoner does try to play an attacking style of football at Newcastle, and that’s not always been the case with Tony Pulis, at least not when he was the Stoke manager.

Maybe Tony’s  defensive and spoiling kind of play was forced on him, because of the players he had available at Stoke City?

But we have to admit that Tony did a phenomenal job when he was manager at Crystal Palace earlier this year, and that really surprised us.

And he rightly won the Premier League Manager of the Year award in May – and Tony is now out of a job, after resigning from the Palace job just two days before the start of the season, after a disagreement with Chairman Steve Parish over policy.

It was hardly surprising the Palace fans were devastated when that happened, but the savvy Neil Warnock is manager at Palace now, and he could do a decent job for them this season.

We’re sure if Tony was offered the job at Newcastle United, he would walk to Tyneside to take up the position.

According to the odds checker website Tony is the current favorite at 4-1 to take over the Newcastle manager job from Alan Pardew – should Alan continue with the poor results we have had so far in the Premier League this season.

The thing that so impressed us with Tony in the short time he was at Palace was the way he quickly organized the team, so that every player knew exactly what his job was – and then he started to get the very best out of the players he had available.

We’ve always thought with the players Newcastle have in the squad, some (very) good ones, a manager who can get the very best out of players – would be successful at Newcastle.

David Moyes is the other early favorite,  and the former Everton and Manchester United boss is at 6-1 for the Newcastle job.

Who are some other managers available who would be a good choice as the Newcastle manager?

This is always assuming the job becomes available over the next couple of months, of course.

Wonder if Sir Alex would come out of retirement to fulfill his lifetime ambition of managing Newcastle? 😀

Just trying to lighten things up just a wee bit.

Comments welcome.

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25 comments so far

  • beermonkey

    Sep 4, 2014 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #1

    lol he aint been sacked yet

  • tequilamag

    Sep 4, 2014 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #2

    The stuff of nightmares

  • archaeomag

    Sep 4, 2014 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #3

    Attack minded-adventurous-innovative-fast-flowing-one-touch-foot-ball

  • valle

    Sep 4, 2014 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #4

    Please god no!!!… One inept british manager replaced with another. Both best suites for small clubs who can go by with defensive tactics and long ball mentallity.

  • tequilamag

    Sep 4, 2014 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #5

    Mind you Sameobi would probably get plenty of game time as the tallest player in the squad. Always thought he was wasted as a winger.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Sep 4, 2014 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #6


  • MrMojoRisin76

    Sep 4, 2014 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #7


    Right lads, I want the wingers to cover the fullbacks, midfielders to cover centre backs, attacking midfielder to drop back often to cram the midfield, and the striker to chase down fullbacks. If we all run about loads like I did as a player

    You are ridiculing this and this is what a team SHOULD do.EVERY team does it,this is the basics of football yet you are ridiculing it.Have you ever played the game in your life?.I don’t think you have or you would know this.

  • Mister Tuff

    Sep 4, 2014 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #8

    With his demise at Palace it appeared thatPulis was a man of principle. He’ll never get on with Mr “El Gourdo” Tubbs.
    Whilst he kept Palace up (that might appeal to Tubbs) he is Percy Mk11.

  • catchy in norway

    Sep 4, 2014 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #9

    I would take him over pardew

    get him in until the end of the season ,

    out might not be the prettiest football, but at least he has a game plan

  • Sliema

    Sep 4, 2014 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #10

    Good Morning… Mr Magpie … How are we today?… (only me?)

    I don’t think he’s working on removing Goofy’s att instincts, because I think he’s already achieved that mate. Goofy looks totally lost now, and it’s been a visibly gradual decline since he first put on the shirt imo. A shame really, was well impressed with him early doors. 🙁

    On Pulis, don’t like him, however, you can’t always eat your cake! Don’t often get any to have a bite at being a toon fan so we better take it!!! Anything to be rid if P45.

  • catchy in norway

    Sep 4, 2014 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #11

    keep talking twinkle toes

    post the whole bit and not just a snippet , you will see it’s not me, I just re- posted it from the chronicle , and I happen to agree with it

    and if you think football is that simple , you should be a top coach 😉


  • Sliema

    Sep 4, 2014 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #12


    (I suggest the first to spot a new thread should post immediately in the previous one!)

  • Mickalonius

    Sep 4, 2014 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #13

    It’s all speculation, I think Pardew has time. Mind you if he should lose the next few then I don’t think he will survive. Fans already on his back.

  • WLtoon

    Sep 4, 2014 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #14

    Where does it state fact that Pardew has only 2 games left?
    Some buffoon from the Guardian has an opinion and has filled a space in his paper,thats all.
    IF Pardew does go i would want a total change in tactics from the boring drivel we,ve been fed over the last few seasons.
    Pullis, ? No thanks.
    Im struggling to think of a replacement tbh. bearing in mind that the new manager would have to be happy with probably the lowest salary in the prem, Burnley apart.
    I wonder if Pedro would consider taking the job.
    Now that would be interesting.

  • goommy

    Sep 4, 2014 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #15

    Better than Pard. At lease he wanna play for win not f****g just try to not lose.

  • ronjohno

    Sep 4, 2014 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #16

    Before he went to Palace I would have said a resounding NO.
    But not only did he save Palace he did it playing fast ATTACKING football something which I never thought he would be capable of. He had some great results (Liverpool 3-3 after being down).
    After the reasons for his fall out at Palace I cannot see him coming here in a month of Sundays – he would never get on with Ashley
    Think we should remember Pardew has not been sacked and it is very doubtful if he ever will – think it is something like five more years on his contract.

  • musomag

    Sep 4, 2014 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #17

    These stories stink more of BS than the constant barrage of ‘pre-season transfer target’ sagas

    Tony Pullis? Have a word FFS

  • nufc 11

    Sep 4, 2014 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #18

    My choice would be pat veria with Tony adams as number 2 ticks all the boxs for me.

  • maskedmagicians

    Sep 4, 2014 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #19


    Plus Points…

    Knows the players inside out and whats there best positions and how to play to there strengths…( SCOUTED ALL OF THESE HIMSELF

    wouldnt cost ashley a dime..

    could get alan carr in as his number 2 ( team morale would be awesome)

    Bad points…

    not been a manager in a long time and only lower league

    ANY thoughts welcome 🙂

  • stuart no9

    Sep 4, 2014 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #20

    ED –/ are you cracking up ?? Seriously ? Pardew tried to play an attacking brand of football ?? I’m speechless ED , totally speechless

  • stuart no9

    Sep 4, 2014 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #21

    WLTOON —–/ it was the independent actually !

  • lesh

    Sep 4, 2014 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #22


    A good short-term appointment who’d keep us up and steady the ship until…… Next?!

  • NOVA2967

    Sep 5, 2014 at 1:29 AM

    Comment #23

    Steve “ucking” Bruce…
    and bring Arfa back with him

  • county down magpie

    Sep 5, 2014 at 3:41 AM

    Comment #24

    Catchy , how can you say get him in at least he has a gamelan? When all you did in the past was criticise him and pardew along with allardyce for being out of date British dinosaurs who play route one hoof it long football and have no place in modern football but now you’ll take him? Have a listen to yourself son ffs. Try to have a bit of sense and conviction to your hatred of pardew instead of just leeching onto the newest thread on this blog will you

  • ebobla12

    Sep 5, 2014 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #25

    What about Roberto Di-Matteo. Did ok at Cheski did’t he


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