Report That Moyes and Benitez In Frame At Newcastle


The Mail is reporting today that Newcastle owner Mike Ashley is ready to sack Alan Pardew,  after Newcastle were thrashed 4-0 for the second season running by Southampton..

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Mike Ashley – during yesterday’s game – he doesn’t look happy

The Mirror reported last night that Ashley will appoint Hull City boss Steve Bruce with Alan Shearer as the assistant – but we find that hard to believe.

The fans demonstrated against the manager throughout yesterday’s game at St. Mary’s with banners of “Pardew Out” and “Pardew is a Muppet!”  being displayed – and certainly Mike Ashley didn’t look too happy in the Director’s box during the humiliation.

The Mail is reporting today that Newcastle could go after former Manchester United and Everton manager David Moyes – with the emphasis on could.

And we suppose most of the papers will come out in the next day or two mentioning one manager or another who could replace Alan Pardew – assuming Alan gets fired, which is by nor mean a certainty – not next week anyway.

The Mail also suggests former Liverpool manager and current Napoli boss Rafa Benitez is in the frame for the Newcastle job, but there’s just no way Mike Ashley would appoint Rafa – because they are completely incompatible in their outlook on football.

Benitez likes spending big money on big players, and would want to take Newcastle into the Champions League, and that’s not what Newcastle  do these days – we just don’t have that kind of ambition under owner Mike Ashley.

Ashley would not give out the money out to make Newcastle into a top four side in England – never mind a top eight side.

There’s no chance Rafa would take the job at newcatsle is he was offered it.

There’s more chance that if Ashley does decide to fire Pardew he would appoint David Moyes – who before the Manchester United disaster was always thought to be almost the perfect manager for Newcastle under Mike Ashley.

That’s because he showed at Everton that he can get the very best out of players – and got very little money to spend at Everton.

Getting the very est out of our players doesn’t seem to be the case at Newcastle under Alan Pardew these days.

What do you think?

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360 comments so far

  • nico

    Sep 14, 2014 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #1

    When you look at the players that other prem teams have now, it is quite obvious that we are one of the weakest teams in the league now. We have gone backwards this year. I wonder what the 2 Notts Forrest lads think when they come to us next season with Forrest in the Prem and us in the Championship

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  • Go toon gooooo

    Sep 14, 2014 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #2

    Who would be assistant manager Moyes or Benitez? 🙂

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  • Brutooon

    Sep 14, 2014 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #3

    Any of the one mention are all BETTER than pardew !!!!

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  • Slank

    Sep 14, 2014 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #4

    In determining which manager should succeed Pardew a priority should be established.

    That priority is to avoid relegation with the players currently at the club.

    Who has the best track record ?

    Certainly not Sherwood, Roberto Di Matteo and Christophe Galtier as they have no experience of a dog fight.

    The only contenders in the very restricted list is Moyes and Pulis. Moyes took 11 years to achieve a successful blend of players at Everton. He wouldn’t be given that time at Newcastle.

    Pulis took a few months to save Palace. There is no contest. Our results since Christmas are relegation results. The slide has to be stopped and stopped now.

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  • optimistic prime

    Sep 14, 2014 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #5

    I thought I might wake up to some news. Oh well back to bed

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  • GatesheadMag

    Sep 14, 2014 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #6

    Id snap your hand off for benitez. But i just cant see this happening in a month of sundays.
    Dont think moyes is as bad as people are making out, done a good job with everton. Personally i dont feel watching his everton team was anywhere near as bad as watching pardews newcastle team

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  • Dennis Twice

    Sep 14, 2014 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #7

    Attack Toon attack attack!

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  • JAMSHA(PARDEW SLAYER)

    Sep 14, 2014 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #8

    both are too good for newcastle at the moment

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  • bobby mango

    Sep 14, 2014 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #9

    Mentioning benitez is a joke. Napoli are far better than us and downs money.

    Like Slack said it’s Moyes or Pulis for me. Dislike both of them but they’re the best for the job.

    Can’t believe Pardew is still mananging us. His position is clearly untenable

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  • nico

    Sep 14, 2014 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #10

    Moyes was excellent at Everton. They had a good style of play. He suffered at Man U as he was telling players how to do things when they had already done it before and they didn’t have respect for him.

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  • Go toon gooooo

    Sep 14, 2014 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #11

    If Benitez came here Jack Colback will be high quality left back if win a fight with Haidara.Only time will tell.

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  • Average_Contents

    Sep 14, 2014 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #12

    What I will say is that the lads n lasses wanting him out at the game yesterday did a sterling job. Keep it up please to those that attend against hull (a lot of ashley chants too I noticed)

    But bedsheets as banners written on with spraypaint make us look like a ragtag group of supporters who have just before the match decided we want him out I.e not a lot of thought has gone into it and makes what pundits say seem true. Paul merson mentioned it yesterday, “there only 3 games in and want him gone, it’s ludicrous”

    No Paul it’s 2 seasons of shite football served up by a charlatan. That’s why!

    Not knocking the fans as I’d never do that especially after giving them both so much stick which I applaud but we have to be more professional and better prepared visually in order to be taken seriously.

    I don’t go anymore so I can’t say anything really….just a thought though.

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  • catchy in norway

    Sep 14, 2014 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #13

    zola

    he is free right now

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  • catchy in norway

    Sep 14, 2014 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #14

    nico

    im not sure you watched everton, they played containing football,

    fact

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  • theartfuldodger

    Sep 14, 2014 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #15

    Surely there is no way back for Pardew

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  • NUFC-0180

    Sep 14, 2014 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #16

    so wrapped up in getting pardew out we forget to support our team.

    No wonder the confidence is gone when we are singing from the stands to get pards out!

    Get behind our team next week lads!

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  • GatesheadMag

    Sep 14, 2014 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #17

    Steve mcclaren, glenn hoddle, chile manager.
    Id take any of those 3, not sure of mcclaren, i dont like his personality during interviews. But to be fair to the bloke he has good club record.
    Whats happened martin jol since fulham sacked him?

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  • NUFCJackW

    Sep 14, 2014 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #18

    I really dont think Pardew is going to be sacked, i reckon Ashley has said that the Hull game is his last chance. But thats fine, we will still lose that game…

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Sep 14, 2014 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #19

    Benitez?
    Aye he’s ganna quit Napoli to come work for Mashley!

    Moyes, lot of people seem against him, not “exciting” enough
    Really? That’s your complaint? The footballs not exciting enough?
    Not the fact that on this run we will plummet out of the PL?

    Moyes is not as defensive as most are making out and is a damn good organiser, now seeing as we’re leaking goals left right and centre with no goal scorers to be seen surely some f** king discipline and organisation should be number one priority?

    Or should we stuck with FM hot pick of the moment, Rosler, who apparently has a good attitude and us exciting, despite having a very strong Wigan side sitting 16th in the fizzy pop

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  • Harley

    Sep 14, 2014 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #20

    GatesheadMag

    Benitez would be amazing but agree there’s no chance.

    I also think it’s almost irrelevant who we get in as Ashley will not change. I do think we need a new manager for the short term benefits it would bring (keeping us up this season). But long term the same problems would exist.

    As soon as we looked safe he’d sell a player and not reinvest, the crowd would turn and it’d be back to square one again.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Sep 14, 2014 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #21

    Surely the big big question should be just how the hell is Alan Pardew still in a job?
    Under massive pressure?
    From where?
    Facing the sack?
    He’s been facing that since January?

    How the hell is he still employed this morning?

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  • G

    Sep 14, 2014 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #22

    Dyche for me like.

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  • Bambams

    Sep 14, 2014 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #23

    Well he is still here. Whats the betting “Alan I dont like what I see, my SD advertising is at risk. You have until Christmas”

    I believe if he was going to be sacked it will have been last night.

    imo

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  • Ancientcoptic

    Sep 14, 2014 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #24

    Moyes will cost around £3/4 million per year. Benitez is on £2.8 million per year, and, is already tied to a club.

    Oh well, let the pathetic trash rags run their fabrications if they wish, it is all speculation that will ramp up the pressure.

    It would be nice if they did a bit of research and came up with some more realistic links.

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  • John Tudor

    Sep 14, 2014 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #25

    has he not gone yet
    bathtub

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  • G

    Sep 14, 2014 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #26

    My gut feeling is that AP has managed his last match, and will go mid week. MA isn’t the sort of man who would want to appear submissive to the fan reaction.

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  • optimistic prime

    Sep 14, 2014 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #27

    My problem with Moyes is if you look at his record at Everton one good year one bad year except last cpl seasons.

    He maybe organised but I’ll say it now he’d take us down IMO.

    It took him best part of ten years to make Everton consistent I don’t think he’d help our plight just add to it.

    With our total lack of defence I’m really worried no matter who comes in, we maybe set a drift by jan with no way back.

    Saying that has or is Pardew going to get the bullet, we all know he deserves it but it’s taking far too long.

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  • hdavid23

    Sep 14, 2014 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #28

    How about Beardsley as our next manager?
    I know it’s a big gamble, but MA likes to do that, and I think he could turn out to be a very good choice.

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  • Average_Contents

    Sep 14, 2014 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #29

    Tads

    I wondered the same myself and no doubt countless fans did aswell.

    If he’s not sacked what on earth does he have to do in order to be? He’s currently broken every bad record there is to break with shocking results to compound these records. Foul and abusive language the list is endless but he remains! Why?

    Perfect for fatty I’d wager mate, that is until fatty opens his eyes at Christmas time and we’re still languishing around the wrong end of the table. Then and only then do I think he’d act and put the creature out of its misery, not for us but for his profits! Fcuking boils my piss.

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  • John Tudor

    Sep 14, 2014 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #30

    clueless macaroon

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Sep 14, 2014 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #31

    hdavid
    Based on what? He did a shocking job with our U21’s

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  • optimistic prime

    Sep 14, 2014 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #32

    Tads

    I’m with you on Beardo but it’s just the sorta stroke fatty would pull

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Sep 14, 2014 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #33

    God knows who will be our next manager heres one left of field
    Lee Clark

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Sep 14, 2014 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #34

    Optimistic
    Sorry but moyes take us down? Bit of a stretch that isn’t it?

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  • Average_Contents

    Sep 14, 2014 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #35

    Beardsley got the under-21’s relegated so no thanks and I wouldn’t like to see a club legends reputation tarnished like that of shearers.

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  • estechco

    Sep 14, 2014 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #36

    Spoke to an Everton fan last night who felt their 10 years under Moyes had produced some horribly turgid football. Hardly a ringing endorsement.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Sep 14, 2014 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #37

    Lee Clark Peter Beardsley
    Should we just forfeit the rest of the season and start fresh in the fizzy pop next season?

    Are we aloud to appoint managers who aren’t Geordies? Because the ones being mentioned here are sh1te

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  • Ron Knee

    Sep 14, 2014 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #38

    I didn’t expect an immediate announcement after yesterday’s catastrophe. Presumably, it will take Fat Ar*e a few days to sign a new manager.

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  • hdavid23

    Sep 14, 2014 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #39

    toonarmydownsouth
    Basically it’s just a gut feeling.
    Also, I think one of the biggest problems with Pardew is that he’s completely lost the dressing room. He brought in attacking minded players, but he doesn’t know how to use them. The players know that.
    As one of the best attackers of all time, Beardsley would probably know how to utilize them, and also would have a lot more respect from the players than Pardew does.
    He’d definitely need a defensive coordinator as an assistant tho, coz our defence is also horrendous.

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  • nut meg

    Sep 14, 2014 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #40

    Just how big has this big picture got to get before our dear leaders can see what they are doing to this once great club??? I couldn’t even get angry after watching yet another absolutely dreadful performance because I was pretty sure that it was going to happen. I was bitterly disappointed to be proved right in my expectations which were pretty much the same as many people on here were forecasting. Pardew was stuck to his chair in the dugout like a rabbit caught in the headlights offering HIS team zero advice /instructions / encouragement ….nothing….100% ZILCH…..disgraceful. The players themselves look like they were just left to their own devices,no game plan other then to use Williamson as the set piece target, real planning & organisation skills there then.It’s been discussed on here many times about the system we should use, 442 / 433 / 4231 /451 /4141. It is so many yet nothing playing wise changes …..why ?? Is it because Pardew isn’t a good coach who doesn’t explain himself very well & the players can’t understand what he wants them to do,or is it that EVERY player he signs is just a thickhead or has never ever been taught tactics ? I know what I prefer to believe. Yesterday he had the look of a condemned man about to face the hangman & in one shot of him he was swallowing hard looking a very worried man.Will he walk,will he be sacked soon? I am not going to try to second guess what Ashley will do but he was there to see it at first hand.If he, like us supporters ( according to Pardew)can’t see the bigger picture than we have a shed load of more pain coming our way.Who’ll drop first,Pardew from the gallows or the team from the Premier League, you decide Mr A… It’s your decision. I would suggest a decision before the potential fireball next weekend would be good unless of course you want to see SJP go up in flames.

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