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..
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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