Bookies And Fans Agree On Next Newcastle Manager

We conducted a poll after Saturday’s second 4-0 disaster at St. Mary’s in six months on who could become the next Newcastle manager,  although we only had a limited number of choices in the poll.

David Moyes Manchester United

David Moyes – thinks – am I the next Newcastle manager?

We put down those Premier League managers that we knew were available, because otherwise it may be difficult to get somebody in form another club and Mike Ashley is unlikely to want to pay compensation to another club for their manager – although we suppose that’s possible.

Here’s the current results of our poll with Davide Moyes getting almost half the vote.

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It’s true that managers linked with the job like Steve Bruce are not in our poll – but it’s also true that the bookies favorite for the job has now moved away from being Tony Pulis – who has only 10% of the vote.

We didn’t like the way the Stoke team played under his watch, but he was sensational as the Crystal Palace manager, and we’re sure he could come in and organize the Newcastle team and get us out of the mess we are in fairly quickly.

But longer term Tony would probably not be a good longer term manager for Newcastle.

On Skybet here is the latest betting on who the next Newcastle manager will be:David Moyes 15/8:

  • Tony Pulis 4/1
  • Steve Bruce 5/1
  • Steve McClaren 10/1
  • Neil Lennon 12/1
  • Roberto Di Matteo 16/1
  • Joe Kinnear 20/1

We went down the list as far as Joe Kinnear,  just to send shock waves through Newcastle fans this Monday morning. 😀

It’s also interesting that Mike Ashley has only had English managers at the club – Sam Allardyce, Kevin Keegan, Joe Kinnear, Alan Shearer, Chris Hughton and Alan Pardew – so maybe that’s why Moyes, Pulis and McClaren are the top three in the betting.

And in the Skybet betting on who the next Premier League manager to be sacked is – Alan Pardew is favorite at 2/7 followed by Sam Allardyce, Alan Irvine and Harry Redknapp at 15/2.

But Alan was odds on to be sacked a year last January too, after the 2-1 home defeat to Reading and he survived that, and by all accounts today he will survive this week  – well at least for the Hull City game on Saturday.

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20 comments so far

  • Markaccus

    Sep 15, 2014 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #1

    So, after the weekends dust has settled, a familiar pattern is emerging. Pardew and Ashley out. Since the palace game, i have joined the Pardew out clan, after accepting he is too scared to change his negative tactics, and also he has started blaming fans now. Idiot. I think it was Catchy who drew parallels with Steve Keane. There are differences, but basically that fits. Both are managers who are/were being held onto while being utterly out of thier depth and it affected them mentally. Keane never blamed fans, but he was convinced he was.playing good football.and would survive, despite the fact bburn were being trousered every week. Pardew is convinced his set up is.right, despite the fact we rarely get near the goal, and then he blames everything but himself. He has always.made excuses, but they have become delusional in the extreme.

  • Markaccus

    Sep 15, 2014 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #2

    Not much of a bloody choice! But out of that list, Moyes i suppose.

  • lesh

    Sep 15, 2014 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #3

    But does Ashley agree?

    And, more to the point, Moyes’s said to want a club with ECL aspirations!


    Howaaay, North Korea United!

  • Markaccus

    Sep 15, 2014 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #4


    North Korea utd….. Fans song…..

    We only sing what we’re told to, sing what we’re tollllld tooooo. Et.c 😀

  • bobby mango

    Sep 15, 2014 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #5

    If losing to Hull guaranteed Pardew being sacked I’d take the loss.

    That’s providing we don’t end up with Di Matteo, McClaren or Kinnear.

    Sometimes it seems Ashley does things just to spree the fans but if he continues with Pardew and the current coaches Ashley will see his investment crumble.
    If we go down we could do a Fulham.

  • 70TWO

    Sep 15, 2014 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #6
  • catchy in norway

    Sep 15, 2014 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #7

    he isn’t good enough

    and he will not come, he wants a job abroad and his salary is stupid high for a guy with very little tallent

  • firebug666

    Sep 15, 2014 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #8

    Moyse might want champions league aspirations by I wonder then, can he afford to pick and choose after his year with Man Utd?

    There was a team that should have been in the CL but Moyse took that away from them.

    I just have a horrible feeling that Jabba the Hut will stick with the inept one for a while yet. I don’t know what the tie is between the two of them but the inept one seems unsackable.

  • Markaccus

    Sep 15, 2014 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #9

    If Bruce had been on the vote list i would.have went with him.

  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 15, 2014 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #10

    Moyes, Pulis, Bruce. So depressing the list of names linked. All Brit also-rans who’ve never won anything and hardly lit up the PL with exciting great to watch football.

    Why can’t we go for someone who has a philosophy of playing good football? Hall took a chance on KK who was totally unproven in management.

    Pardew has never had a plan B but if I were him and it was obvious the players hadn’t been playing for him for a long time now I’d just throw everything out the window and tell the players to forget about containment, defending deep and zero movement in midfield and just go out and enjoy themselves and at least go out with a bang.

    If it has to be British then Hoddle, Dyche and Howe would produce decent football. However, a Spanish / Latin / Dutch / German manager would be so, so much better.

  • hibbit

    Sep 15, 2014 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #11

    if they dont sack pardew this week we have to hound him out at the hull game make him walk if he thinks st marys was bad just wait till st james

  • Roger

    Sep 15, 2014 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #12

    Hello lads,
    enough is enough. The game on saturday was the
    badest game i ever saw from NUFC.
    The last goal, 1 and 1 half minute Southampton
    had the ball in their own rows and then they make
    the 4 to 0. Terrible.
    It`s now time for all real fans and lovers of NUFC
    to show Ashley and Pardew that we are not willing
    to see what they do with OUR CLUB!!!!!
    The game against Hull City on next saturday, i will
    see 30 banners with Pardew out and Ashley got to hell.
    I will hear the people crying Pardew out from the first
    until the last whistle.
    I think when this happens, Pardew must go.
    If Pardew not understand he is a tumb nut.
    And Asley this fat man, i hope he will find an investor,
    who have ambitions to make OUR CLUB again to
    a good club, who plays in the top five in the next
    As a german member and supporter i don´t understand
    why you, fans and supporters who live in Newcastle
    cannot organize the things i speak from.
    It`s not five before 12, it`s five after 12.
    Now or never – PARDEW OUT.
    Howay the lads

  • firebug666

    Sep 15, 2014 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #13

    Rotonda heights

    I totally agree, but Ashley is never going to give the fans what they want. As for Pardew not having a plan B, I have yet to see his plan A.

  • hibbit

    Sep 15, 2014 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #14

    were do people get these list from no one has a clue what ash thinks

  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 15, 2014 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #15


    Llambias is the one who should be shot for handing out the 8 year contracts.

    I did think Ash had been blindsided by Llambias on that, but I’m not so sure as Ash could have sacked AP for nothing after the headbutt.

  • firebug666

    Sep 15, 2014 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #16

    Rotonda heights

    This is the crux of the situation though. Ashley has had numerous opportunities to be rid of Pardew, but has never even given it a second thought.

    Pardew is bad for the club, and therefore bad for the fans, and I think that’s why Ashley keeps him on. I think the only way Pardew will go is if Ashley’s money is in jeopardy.

    As for the long suffering fans, they will remain just that.

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Sep 15, 2014 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #17

    You haven’t given us much choice in that poll. 1 longball merchant (Pulis); one slightly better version of Pardew (Moyes); one defensive french guy nobody has heard of; one untested manager; & Di Matteo.

    We need to look at Swansea & Southampton who continuously pick good managers based on their philosphies and fluid attacking play. Moyes will just start grinding out results with mediocre grafters, and we’ll get on his back. That style of football is struggling in the modern game and guys like Moyes will slowly disappear from the game, just like George Graham & Dalglish’s tactics were no longer successful after Keegan & Fergusson came on the scene.

    We’ll need to find someone from abroad or a young British manager. Remi Garde, Salzburgs managers, Rosler, De Boer, Chile’s manager, maybe Sherwood.

  • nufc 11

    Sep 15, 2014 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #18

    If AP is not gone by the next home game the only thing left that fans can do is not turn up then we might get what we want can you imagine the headlines on sky sports an empty SJP for a PL game the “NUFC FANS HAVE TOOK THE POWER BACK AND VOTED WITH THEIR FEET AND NOT TURNED UP”

  • ebobla12

    Sep 15, 2014 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #19

    By all means PARDS is not up to the task in hand. His tactics seem woeful, man management shocking(HBA / Haidira) list of excuses endless, but at the end of the day the main culprit for NUFC’s demise at present is Cashley. Lack of investment, atrocious people choices, and general lack of interest in the football side of the club(all he wants is to promote Sports Direct). Until the leach that is Cashley goes we are going nowhere fast.

  • chuck

    Sep 16, 2014 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #20

    I would put the names mentioned in the none of the above category, just a group of loser retreads.

    If a club like Southampton, can attract and have the nous to sign good young managers like Koeman and Pochetino, what is preventing a club like NUFC from finding a new Rodgers, Martinez, etc.

    Obviously Ashley is not interested, might cost him money, whereas Pardew does what he’s told, using the funds provided by Ashley and the players chosen by Carr.

    With mid table mediocrity (we are aiming for a top ten spot) the clubs goal.

    No distractions please, meaning no cup involvement, as it may effect our league ranking and cost the club money.

    The business plan being make money through PL revenues and packed houses plus the profit’s from selling on our most talented players, from Carr’s assembly line of young continental talents bought cheaply.

    So why hire a manager with ambition, when the present plan is working perfectly.

    The foremost candidate Moys would probably satisfy most fans, but he’s only one step above a Pardew, does what he’s told (at Everton) was a total failure and out of his league at M.U., nah! just another mediocrity.

    Newcastle fans need a side they can get behind, one with both heart and flair, a side that can get them out of their seats and a manager who can introduce a modern style of playing the game, like the innovative young managers recently coming into the league, not some direct footballing clown like those mentioned above.

    But it aint gonna happen, as Ashley will hire another ass kisser that will be happy to have a job and we will continue as a hopefully mid level mediocre side, reaping the rewards of PL revenue and filling St James’ park.

    That is unless we are relegated, which at this time could be a distinct possibility.

    That or a fan revolution,,like the recent “walk out” that took place during the latter part of last season, but obviously there’s not enough solidarity for that amongst the fans.

    So! Pardew going will only result in hiring another ass kisser and more of the same.

    Ah well !


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