This Is The Man Fans Want As Next Newcastle Manager

We put up a poll last night on some managers who were available and it seems the Newcastle fans want David Moyes as the next Newcastle manager, should Mike Ashley call time on Alan Pardew’s tenure at Newcastle.

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Alan Pardew and David Moyes last season

It’s interesting that Tony Pulis, who is the favorite among bookies to get the Newcastle job is near bottom of the poll, and Tony’s style of play is hardly what Newcastle fans want to see.

Here are the results so far and this still to vote:

Who Should Be Newcastle's Next Manager

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This is only a limited list but former Premier League managers David Moyes, Roberto di Matteo, Tony Pulis and Tim Sherwood are all available at the moment.

And certainly there could be some foreign managers who could be appointed – certainly Robert Koeman showed yesterday that he has started fast on the south coast – even though the Saints lost their best players over the summer.

One that is not on the list is Ajax manager Frank de Boer, who has talked about Newcastle United in the summer as being a sleeping giant – and he has won the Dutch Championship with Ajax for the last four seasons – and he plays some great looking football.

But maybe he would have too much ambition for owner Mike Ashley – Frank may even want to take us into Europe for heavens sake. 😀

What do you think?

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30 comments so far

  • jazzyp

    Sep 14, 2014 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #1

    Cant believe Glen Roeder is not on the list !!

  • Slank

    Sep 14, 2014 at 8:29 AM

    Comment #2


    I watched the match on my laptop and although not crystal clear it was nevertheless quite clear there didn’t appear to be any desire (other than Haidara) and any leadership from the players.

    They looked like a team playing at the end a long season knowing that they are relegated.

    If the players looked towards their bench they would have seen their manager devoid of passion and motivation. He looked defeated. He looked like he had seen the writing on the wall.

    Ashley is a maverick and very often confounds and outsmarts people by his actions. He has remained loyal to Pardew but the shockingly poor run of results after Christmas have continued into the new season despite an infusion of (on paper) talented and skillful players.

    There is a deep malaise that Pardew, Carver and Stone cannot overcome, perhaps because they are part of it.

    The situation needs a complete change with a new manager and new coaches who can enthuse and motivate a very dispirited group of players.

    My pick would be Tony Pulis. He did a great job at Stoke using the players he had to great effect. He rescued Palace from almost certain relegation playing a style of football totally different to that at Stoke by recognizing the players strengths and weaknesses and adapting a style and formation accordingly.

  • dazzler

    Sep 14, 2014 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #3

    Well I can only assume that he’s not going since nowt has been announced. I voted the french lad simply as he’s french.

  • cyprus

    Sep 14, 2014 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #4

    You’re list is incomplete Ed. At least you should have an extra category (Other) before you can declare a winner. I bet Mr. Other would come first or thereabouts!


    The bravest statement I’ve ever heard from a manager regarding this job was by KK. I thought it was naive at the time, but in hindsight it was brutally and refreshingly honest. He said something along the lines that he could not take this team any further, he didn’t know how.

    That’s what AP should’ve said. I too don’t think he’s a bad man, he’s just a bloke an average ex-footballer with managerial ambitions. The thing is, he doesn’t have it. I don’t know if he doesn’t get the tactics thing, if he has a poor coaching team, if he is vindictive, if he can’t motivate, but he doesn’t have it. I can’t blame players because he’s had an array of decent ones at his clubs.

    105cyprus // Sep 14, 2014 at 5:42 AM

    Would I take Bruce? Absolutely, there are so many advantages there. Shearer? No, too big an ego, the guy can’t manage, he relegated us: 24 available points, got… 5! Argued with players… if he wants to manage, he needs to work himself up to the PL.

    Would prefer a French dude.

  • Slank

    Sep 14, 2014 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #5

    Today it is a results business.

    Managers are not given time to build and mold a team over years as was the case with Moyes at Everton. He would not get that luxury by the Newcastle fans.

    Pulis has demonstrated he can take a club and turn it around quickly. He is the only one capable of turning our club around.

  • sparky55

    Sep 14, 2014 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #6

    dont fancy Moyes I must say.

    he’s already stepped into one cauldron of fire and failed and don’t think he’d fancy another…this job is not right for him…we need someone like Pulis to steady the ship as this would be the biggest club he’s ever managed and one worthy of a good crack at.

  • bobby mango

    Sep 14, 2014 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #7

    Not Di Matteo. Good player, awful manager. Forget the champ league, look at his WBA record

  • cyprus

    Sep 14, 2014 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #8

    MA’s departure was vehemently denied by the club. No such assurances regarding AP. I think MA bought into the stability loyalty idea and doesn’t want to relinquish it. However, his hand has been forced. The football is unwatchable and doesn’t give results. If you were a billionaire (or anyone else!) you wouldn’t want to waste your afternoon thus.

  • cyprus

    Sep 14, 2014 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #9

    Forget the CL eh 😉

  • Go toon gooooo

    Sep 14, 2014 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #10

    Not another blue-eyed manager.Not a good option.That fraction of fans although the biggest are honestly wrong and later will regret about that.Roberto Di Matteo is classes above this manager and get him NOW OR NEVER for Newcastle’s own good because he will not be available next time.For sure.Smashley.Mashley,Ashley or whatever is the most important in this”new manager selection”story.

  • Harley

    Sep 14, 2014 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #11

    I shudder when I hear Pulis linked with us, Di Matteo too.

    I’d prefer Hoddle out of all of the “out of work” managers who are within our reach. Moyes and Bruce would be ok but more of a safe bet than an attractive one.

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Sep 14, 2014 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #12

    I don’t think it matters who we get in !!!
    I had a bit of optimism after the Man City and AV game but it has all been blown away by a poor performance against Palace and a spineless gutless performance yesterday.
    There is no leader on the pitch no Nolan or Barton of later years who will kick asses just a bunch of lightweight pretty pretty footballers nice touches back heels etc., picking up a small fortune every week.

    To be honest I can’t see us picking up a win before the opening of the transfer window when hopefully a new manager will sign a couple of scrappers and a captain who leads by example

  • Go toon gooooo

    Sep 14, 2014 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #13

    bobby mango
    What is the problem with Di Matteo record in WBA team?WBA still suffers his sacking for 6 bad games and they are the first favourite for relegation this year.They deserve that.

  • nico

    Sep 14, 2014 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #14

    I can’t believe people are suggesting Pulis. Hoof ball football. Come on

  • geordie157

    Sep 14, 2014 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #15

    Rosler would be my choice.

    Maybe Bruce, even Pearson would be a decent option. Outside bet on Lambert.

    Speaking of villa senderos looks better than our centre backs, now that does sum up how bad we are.

  • Average_Contents

    Sep 14, 2014 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #16

    Is it still here? If so, why?

    Embarrassment alone should see him go but his ego’s far to big for that.

    Fcuk you fatty! Sort it out! Wishful thinking I know but something needs doing because it’s gone on far too long!

  • Tsunki

    Sep 14, 2014 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #17

    Anypne, virtually anyone off that list would be an improvement as Pardew would need an absolutely record breaking season to get his managerial record back onto an even keel.

  • nico

    Sep 14, 2014 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #18

    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

  • GatesheadMag

    Sep 14, 2014 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #19

    Agree with you there harley, i think hoddle would be a good shout. But like i said the other day, chairman must go before we start competing.
    If we bring in a new manager who cant sign players he wants and is forced to play cheap exports, we will always struggle

  • Slank

    Sep 14, 2014 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #20

    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.

  • george rileys glasses

    Sep 14, 2014 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #21

    Those of you knocking Pulis obviously didn’t watch Palace play last season, and clearly didn’t watch the comeback against Liverpool. He had them playing tight and organised at the back, tough to break down in the middle and fast on the break.

    Pulis had Stoke playing the way they played because his players were big and physical. At Palace he showed what a smart, tactically aware manager he is. It’s very, very lazy to say ‘Pulis style of play’. He’s far more tactically aware than Pardew could ever be.

  • dannitoon

    Sep 14, 2014 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #22

    How about Rafa

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Sep 14, 2014 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #23

    I think the fans want De Boer, or maybe even Laundrup but they’re not on that little list.

  • Toytowntoonfan

    Sep 14, 2014 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #24

    Okay, so…Pardew is an utter charlatan and high time he went (even before it became clear that he had lost the dressing room yesterday – that was awful yesterday!).
    Having said that, for me, Pulis just isn’t the answer – for me as a fan, but nor do I think for the owner – I can’t see it happening.
    He does have the ability to simplify things and put round pegs in round holes and, for this season, would stabilise a team in free fall and give me confidence that we wouldn’t be relegated. However, beyond that – his style of football is awful – he repeatedly buys carbon copies of the same type of striker (fast, strong and woeful – exception with Crouch of course), and he is utterly desperate in the transfer market.
    The mythology that he “worked wonders at stoke on a tight budget” – worked wonders yes, but 5th largest NET spend in the Premiership across heaps of seasons to be able to work those wonders – a £90m net spend. You seriously think Cashley is going to appoint a manager with that profile – and who walked out on Palace because he couldn’t spend what he wanted (allegedly)? I just can’t see it – not only will I eat my hat if it happens, I am laying this bet all over the place so will cry my eyes out as I will lose a pretty packet too!
    Seriously though, if Pulis is the answer, then we are definitely asking the wrong question…

  • itsonlyagame

    Sep 14, 2014 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #25

    Shearer said on MOTD last night that he has heard the manager has had no say in players coming in or going out? I worry that if thats true who on earth would want to manage under Ashley. An owner who’s ambition is to just stay in the PL until he decides to sell, even Ashley must worry that by the end of next season he may only be in the Championship at best.

  • Sav

    Sep 14, 2014 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #26

    Houghton? di Canio?

    I’m backing Beardsley will get it.- he’s cheap, he’ll get at least 3 games grace before the fans start calling for his head, he knows where the toilet rolls are stored and how Mr. Ashley takes his tea. What’s not to like?

  • jameskwl

    Sep 14, 2014 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #27

    I’m not going to watch another game until pardew leaves. Enough of embarrassment! we have come to this stage where even the hull city game looks like a sure lost.

  • Ferdinand von Prondzynski

    Sep 14, 2014 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #28

    Moyes? Don’t get that at all! He’s a mid table manager who showed at ManU what his limitations are. Actually, I wouldn’t go for any of these. Benitez? More interesting.

  • chenz7

    Sep 14, 2014 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #29

    glen hoddle …no brainer ..hes worked on the continent and lets face it so has 95% of our squad hes tacticaly very astute and please please ..not pulis

  • Sav

    Sep 15, 2014 at 2:02 AM

    Comment #30

    Seriously? You think an ego like Hoddle could work under Monster Mash? Pass me what you’re smoking. And Benitez at this stage in his career isn’t going to take it on either.


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