Five Managers To Replace Alan Pardew At Newcastle


It’s looking like Alan Pardew could be appointed as the Crystal Palace manager maybe even within the next 24 hours,  with a compensation deal said to have been agreed of around £2.25M – so now the attention turns to who can Newcastle appoint as the next manager on Tyneside.

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Frank de Boer – Ajax manager

Here are some managers Newcastle could go after – and they are in no particular order.

  • Frank de Boer  – the 44 year-old Dutchman has been in the manager’s job at Ajax since 2010, and has had the Dutch giants League Champions in Holland in each one of those seasons. Frank was pursued by Tottenham earlier this year, and said he wouldn’t discuss any position until the end of the season, and it’s very unlikely that either Frank or Ajax would consider letting him leave half-way through the season.
    One thing Newcastle could do is to appoint an interim manager for the rest of the season, as they pursue who could be the long time replacement for Alan Pardew, who spent just over four years at Newcastle.
    Frank’s agent has already said he will not leave Ajax in mid-season.
  • Eddie Howe – the 37 year-old former Bournemouth defender has been in management since 2008, when he first managed Bournemouth, before having a spell of about 20 months as the Burnley manager before rejoining Bournemouth.
    Bournemouth are now top of the Championship – four points clear of second placed Ipswich Town –  and he is destined for big things in management in the future, but whether he has enough experience to take a job as big as the Newcastle job is a good question.
    Again it would be very unlikely that he would move in mid-season, with Bournemouth close to promotion, but we could potentially get him in the summer.
  • Fabricio Coloccini – It’s not the first time that the 32 year-old Newcastle captain has been mentioned as a possible future Newcastle manager, and he could become player manager of the club for the rest of the season as Newcastle look for a long term replacement. In that case we could keep the three coaches we already have – John Carver, Steve Stone and Andy Woodman and this option probably is the minimum change alternative – but Fabricio is also untested in management – so it could be risky. The Magpies skipper is quite an odd selection so high on the betting odds. At the age of 32, he appears to still have a good couple of years left in him on the field. Coloccini’s wish to return home to Argentina just last year decreases the likelihood of him sticking around long-term. Another option would be to appoint John Carver as manager for the rest of the season.
  • Tony Pulis – we would never have thought of 56 year-old Tony Pulis as the Newcastle manager had he not done so brilliantly last season and saved Crystal Palace. And not only did he have the team well organized but he played fairly decent football too – with not many good players available at Palace.
    But if Tony is announced as the Newcastle manager, there may be some resistance from the fans, and it would possibly be a short-term deal where the former Stoke City manager could show he can get the team playing good football and getting the results too – for the rest of the season.
  • Steve Bruce – 53 year-old Steve – a Geordie –  is bound to be discussed as a potential manager after he turned down the management job at his home town club when he was at Birmingham, after Sir Bobby Robson was fired in August of 2004. And Steve has regretted that ever since.  He failed as manager of Sunderland, but he would still be a fairly popular choice we suppose, and presumably Steve would jump at the chance of managing Newcastle United this time around – but again we’d be surprised if Mike Ashley appoints him.

In all of this we should remember that Alan Pardew has only had British managers at Newcastle since he bought the club – Sam Allardyce, Kevin Keegan, Joe Kinnear, Alan Shearer, Chris Hughton and Alan Pardew – and they are all English except Joe Kinnear – who was born in Dublin but was brought up in London.

And as with Alan Pardew four years ago, Mike Ashley could shock us again.

Who do you think Newcastle should appoint as manager?

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291 comments so far

  • JackButler

    Dec 29, 2014 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #1

    Look no further than Tony Pulis or Steve Bruce, but Pulis is his own man and i doubt he’ll allow Ashley and co to run roughshot over him the way Pardew has

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  • mattyNUFC

    Dec 29, 2014 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #2

    great how the pro-pardew brigade is still trying to get in a few “i told you so’s”.

    was it ever about NUFC to some of you? Seemingly you were more worried about being proven right against all odds on a supporter blog. Get over it. He’s gone. I accepted, finally– towards the end–, that AP was our manager for as long as he’s here. Time for you guys to move on now that he’s not

    who are the neggars and doom mongers now? 😀

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  • Transfer Sage

    Dec 29, 2014 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #3

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0ktcEyAPOM

    This would be my choice, Aitor Karanka, doing a sensational job with middlesbrough, look so good to watch and very solid too.

    Seen them a couple times this season as like football and mates are boro fans, definitely a one for the future.

    Lilongwe

    You are a good judge of manager, how do you rate him?

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  • Markaccus

    Dec 29, 2014 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #4

    AAARRRGGHHHH

    Tony poo-lis (childish i know) DID NOT do brilliantly last season. He is the epitome of thugball and always will be. PULISNEVERIN.COM

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  • Transfer Sage

    Dec 29, 2014 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #5

    Markaccus

    Pulis did do very well last season, silly to say he didn’t. He had them playing excellent counter attacking football, looking solid and some very clever/creative set plays.

    Not an Ashley man though as he left palace as he wanted to sign his players, experienced and old prem players, not the young lads palace wanted, won’t come here.

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  • mattyNUFC

    Dec 29, 2014 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #6

    FDB
    Sherwood

    past that i’ve no idea

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  • G

    Dec 29, 2014 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #7

    Dyche from Burnley. If its Bruce, I’m done with football until hes gone.

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  • Toon1978

    Dec 29, 2014 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #8

    Not sure about Bruce.No to Pulis. There are some great ex managers out there to choose from.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Dec 29, 2014 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #9

    what about Christophe Galtier, surely he should be the second option behind FDB?

    the rest for me are a no go

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Dec 29, 2014 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #10

    Still doing this huh Ed?

    Sorry Belfast repost

    Worst thing is it was only a couple of months ago Pardew has seemingly cracked it

    Tinkered with the formation, move Sissoko and Perez into central roles, got a bit of pace introduced into the squad

    Tried a few brave moves, Dummett to CB being one of them, and credit where it’s due, it worked

    But there was that nagging, whilst some were clapping and shouting “yeah where’s the #PardewOutBrigade now eh” after are only decent 45 minutes of football this season, that it was a fluke…..an injury induced fluke

    Results starting turning for us, and then the inevitable happened……
    Gouffran was fit again
    Willo was fit again
    Tiote was fit again

    The stage were at now, Tiote has to play, what with Abied being injured
    But at the time….all 3 strolled back in, unchallenged, the formation reverted back to his negative 4-2-3-1 and negative holding tactics and somehow actually got more and more negative
    We looked disjointed, unorganised, panicked and lost again…

    This….this is why fans want him gone

    He’s a self destructive egotist who won’t allow his pride to admit he’s got it wrong and needs to change his approach

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Dec 29, 2014 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #11

    Repost.Lilongwe Geordie // Dec 29, 2014 at 8:43 PM

    JT,
    Baffling isn’t it? It seems like some would celebrate a worse appointment just to celebrate Pardew’s low level mediocrity as being the best we should have been hoping for….

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  • toonking

    Dec 29, 2014 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #12

    i believe the manager is going to be beardsley

    the problem with managers of the past is they’ve either been frustrated with ashley or yes men we hate. Beardsley is the perfect manager because he has got the legendry status at newcastle, therefore we’ll fully respect him, he also has the yes man attitude of pardew, so it’s perfect for ashley.

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  • John Tudor

    Dec 29, 2014 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #13

    waddle

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  • mattyNUFC

    Dec 29, 2014 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #14

    black and white

    have you ever seen St Ettiene play?

    I’ve seen them 3, MAYBE 4 times during his tenure. I could hardly form an opinion on him

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  • mattyNUFC

    Dec 29, 2014 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #15

    …..and doubt you could as well

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Dec 29, 2014 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #16

    Jack,
    Both Bruce and Pulis have stood up to Chairman in the past who haven’t let them run it their way. Neither would work under Ashley.

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  • JackButler

    Dec 29, 2014 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #17

    Fred Rutten at Feyenoord would be my choice, great record at Twente, PSV, Vitesse and now Feyenoord

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  • Markaccus

    Dec 29, 2014 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #18

    T sage

    I just dont see it that way. He had some naturally fast players who could take advantage of the longer balls, and he played relegation-saving stuff. Imo thats what he is limited too. We would actually go backwards under him. He is worse than Pardew all round.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Dec 29, 2014 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #19

    People worry if a manage can “step up a level”….well if he has promise and tactical skill then yes he can, got to look at how and why he does things not just the results he gets.

    Much easier for a manager to step up than a player as a manager can learn and adapt, players can improve but they have a physical limit, this isn’t an issue with a manager as it’s all mental.

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  • JackButler

    Dec 29, 2014 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #20

    Lilongwe Geordie

    True but the pull of SJP would bring Bruce here (hope we don’t get him though).

    Don’t be surprised if Ashley looks towards Glenn Hoddle

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  • mindshaft

    Dec 29, 2014 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #21

    Who will work under Ashley, it’s likely to be some lower league manager or someone out of a job

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  • WWSBRD

    Dec 29, 2014 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #22

    Is this actually happening?

    Christ though that list of names is worrying

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  • Grumpy

    Dec 29, 2014 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #23

    After Pardew , wouldn’t mind giving it a shot myself.

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  • mattyNUFC

    Dec 29, 2014 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #24

    TS

    good point @ 20

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  • sparky55

    Dec 29, 2014 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #25

    Pedro til the summer

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  • Transfer Sage

    Dec 29, 2014 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #26

    markaccus

    Agree that I wouldn’t want him, like you say he is a mid table manager, there is no danger of going forward at all under him, the type of player he buys limits the team to a set level.

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  • toonking

    Dec 29, 2014 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #27

    TS

    i think the point marks making is that was just 1 season, it doesn’t make up for all that hoof ball he did at stoke.

    Pardew himself had 1 great season at newcastle and has the occasional great game when he’s got a fully fit squad but no way does that make him an attractive manager.

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Dec 29, 2014 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #28

    We definitely won’t be getting someone who is already contracted at a club. Ashley is not going to spend money for a manager. Anyone who is currently at a club, you can rule them out from managing us.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Dec 29, 2014 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #29

    mattyNUFC

    he’s basically a French FDB in all honestly, St Ettiene under Galtier have been improving season after season with an extremely tight budget and he developed PEA and Zouma into top players.

    he also plays an attacking fluid style football and produces a solid back 4.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 29, 2014 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #30

    jackbutler

    please look a lot further than bruce or pulis.

    Frank de boer, howe, karanka, are good shouts, ie young, progressive, technical, up and coming.

    people will be moaning at bruce and pulis in no time becasue as wth pardew we know we won’t anything but we at least want to see decent attacking football and having a go.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Dec 29, 2014 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #31

    Sage,
    I haven’t seen much of Boro under Karanka but he has a good grounding in coaching and working on developing players. I think he spent a few years coaching some of the Real Madrid youth sides prior to his promotion to assistant under Jose.

    I’d be happy to give him a shot at NUFC, and if not him, that is the sort of background I’d be looking at. Particularly given Ashley’s thrifty nature. I mentioned (and I think Beattie did as well) Paul Clement. Current Real assistant, been with Ancellotti at PSG and Chelsea. I think he would be worth a gamble as well.

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  • off the ball

    Dec 29, 2014 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #32

    get ready for a temporary manager /head coach until the end of the season and don’t forget carr used to manage

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  • JackButler

    Dec 29, 2014 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #33

    Rotonda heights

    I don’t want either of them but the way that Ashley works thats the level of manager we#ll be looking at. De Boer is a dream that will never come true and so are about 95% of the names that the fans will be hoping for

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  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 29, 2014 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #34

    would be happy enough with hoddle. everyone has baggage but he would definitely provide attractive football.

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  • jj112

    Dec 29, 2014 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #35

    would have de boer but cant see it happening, bruce is a big no no.

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  • Markaccus

    Dec 29, 2014 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #36

    T sage

    yeah thats probably a fair appraisal of his management

    I just cant stand the bloke. I am to Pulis what Catchy is to Pardew!!

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  • Deji adesoga

    Dec 29, 2014 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #37

    I think Mike Ashley wouldn’t look too far.He is a kind of person that looks to appoint a “yes-man”.

    A man like Alan Curbishly seems to fit that mould,someone who would be greatful for getting a job.

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  • JackButler

    Dec 29, 2014 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #38

    Rotonda heights

    Hoddle with Beardsley as his No#2

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Dec 29, 2014 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #39

    Jack,
    He was on my list of likely managers this morning given Ashley likes to appoint from within or people he already knows. Hoddle fits the bill of people he knows.

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  • tequilamag

    Dec 29, 2014 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #40

    Lilo @11 I would not be celebrating a bad manager appointed to prove a point. All I care about is the club.
    I am expecting a bad appointment but that is another matter entirely

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