Story On New Newcatsle Manager Keeps Popping Up

We held a poll of likely new managers at Newcastle, should Mike Ashley decide to call time on Alan Pardew’s reign at Newcastle, with David Moyes the overwhelming favorite to become the next Newcastle manager should that happen, and St. Etienne manager Christophe Galtier was in third place in the voting, behind Roberto di Matteo who has since joined Schalke 04 in Germany.

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Christophe Galtier – again linked with Newcastle

But there were French reports over the weekend that the St. Etienne manager could still end up at St. James’  Park, after he has been doing a very decent job at the French club, with little money available.

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St Etienne are currently in 5th place with 17 points from their first 10 games,  and only one point behind money-bags PSG in second place, and last season they finished in 4th place on 69 points.

It’s probably not surprising that 48 year-old Galtier is interesting some clubs, but it’s a huge step up for him to manage a Premier League club after having some success with St. Etienne, and it would be a (big) risk if he was appointed at Newcastle.

Mike Ashley has always appointed English managers with the exception of Irishman Joe Kinnear, and he would likely go for experience if he wanted to bring in another manager at the club.

With the good win on Saturday, Alan Pardew would appear to have built some momentum going forward, but we are still a long way from being out of the woods, and Newcastle face two tough league games coming up, at Tottenham and at home to Liverpool.

Two defeats in those game could pile the pressure back on Pardew.

But it seems that Ashley would rather keep Pardew in the job, as long as he can turn things around, because when a new manager comes in that generally means quite a disruption for the team.

And it’s not always a silver bullet appointing a new manager, as Fulham discovered last season, when they had three managers and still were relegated and have only recently fired German Felix Magath after a poor start to the Championship season.

Pardew has certainly given himself some breathing room with the 3 points against Leicester, so we will have to wait and see if the Londoner can turn things around on Tyneside.

We hope he can do that for the good of the club, but we would be very surprised if Galtier ever becomes the manager at Newcastle United.

What do you think?

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12 comments so far

  • geordie157

    Oct 20, 2014 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #1

    As long as wilo doesn’t get his place back, Taylor had a decent game, Colo was better but made a couple of rash decisions which left gaps at the back.

    Would like to see obertan, Aarons and riviere start for a few games, good pace there for a 442.

    The mings link is nonsense. If we want a right back go sign trippier! Him and Janmaat would also be able to play together down the right

  • geordie157

    Oct 20, 2014 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #2

    I’d prefer a karanka type manager, young, side plays good passing football.

    The ideal replacement would be de boer, his coaching team would give us a modern approach, they may even have a good fitness coach!

  • Rotonda heights

    Oct 20, 2014 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #3


    One day you’ll realise Hughton was also Irish !!

    It’s a far bigger risk keeping the current loon in charge

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 20, 2014 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #4

    The semi literate Ethiotoon English has come on bounds and leap since he has been started his writing’s on hear, an terrific acheevements in such short timings, makes oneself wonder bout his
    authenticitiess !

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 20, 2014 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #5

    Houghton played for Ireland, he was born and raised in London making him English.

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Oct 20, 2014 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #6

    Galtier took over when they were bottom and saved them from relegation. He’s improved upon their league position each subsequent year.

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Oct 20, 2014 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #7

    Geordie157, yes, Frank De Boer would be a great manager to try. However, Ashley isn’t looking at real improvement, he only focuses on real survival. Shocking.

    Pardew out, Ashley out.

  • Klatoon

    Oct 20, 2014 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #8

    i like haidara but he was shocking when he came on. his positioning was dreadful and for once i found myself glad to have goofy in the team as he saved him 3 or 4 times. I know dummett is limited offensively but as long as we play a REAL winger (aarons, sammy, cabella) infront of him, he’ll do the job required.

  • Average_Contents

    Oct 20, 2014 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #9

    The king admits he had to make excuses during our shockingly bad run over the past year. He was bored with said excuses and couldn’t look fans in the eyes about town.

    He also said the anger was understandable but in this day and age with social media you have to have a thick skin so now we’ve got the win which it didn’t matter how it come about, he can relax with a nice glass of wine.

    Don’t think I have to add my usual sarcastic thoughts on the knobber.

  • anthc

    Oct 20, 2014 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #10

    I’d take roy of the rovers over pardew. The mans an idiot and admitted to filling us with sh*te with his excuses which were getting boring. A bit like your football team alan because that last game was utter dross. I found it really difficult to stay awake as did my son in the first half. Pardew out roy of the rovers in!

  • lesh

    Oct 20, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #11

    Keeping Pardew till the end of or near the end of the season and replacing him early should minimise disruption and allow the new manager to take stock and build from there.

    It’s clear that Pardew is not up to the job and keeping him will provide Ashley with more grief and run the risk of relegation, yet again. He’s shown he’s not even up to being a consistent mid-table manager.

    Time he went, regardless of where we end up.


    Oct 21, 2014 at 7:15 AM

    Comment #12

    My Favourite replacement for Pardew would definitely be Galter, but Frank de Boer would also be good ! But who are you kidding yourself? They would never come to Newcastle with Ashley as owner?


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