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.
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.
Note: George Scratcherd is a long time reader of the blog and he’s running both the Great North Run this weekend and the Oxford Half Marathon on 12th October – in support of Cancer Research UK. Please see if you can support George on his JustGiving page.
You can follow us on our three social media sites below: