Managers Lining Up To Rule Themselves Out Of Newcastle Job


We heard yesterday that Tony Pulis had told his advisers to end any negotiations with Newcastle about the vacant Newcastle job, because he knows he will not have full control on who comes and who goes at Newcastle.

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Steve Bruce – Hull City manager staying put

And now today a bit of a surprise in that Hull City boss Steve Bruce – a Geordie – has also ruled himself out of replacing Alan Pardew as the new Newcastle manager.

Bruce said this today, in his press conference for the game tomorrow at home to Everton:

“People know that I am from Newcastle, I was a Newcastle supporter as a boy and it has been regurgitated since I was a 22-year-old playing for Norwich and Gillingham.”

“For that obvious reason every time I am linked with them. It’s very flattering as I’m a Geordie but that’s it.”

“I have a job to do here and it would be wrong for me to think of anything else other than get this club out of the position we are in and that’s all I am focused on.”

“It would be wrong for the speculation to keep carrying on for the club, for the supporters, for the players.”

“I am determined to see this through and make sure we stay in the Premier League and build on the good work we have done in the last two hand a half years.”

“I have had three offers in the two and a half years I have been here and I have turned them all down so I think the Chairman knows the way I feel and why would I want to leave now?”

“It’s not right, and I hope people respect that.”

So Steve Bruce is in big demand as a manager?

Some managers come out and say they are not interested in a job,  when they have absolutely  no chance of getting it – but that’s not true with Steve.

But we’ve never thought Steve  would make a good Newcastle manager, even when Freddy Shepherd tried to get him to the club over ten years ago, when the Corbridge-born manager was at Birmingham.

That’s after Freddy, in his wisdom,  had just fired Sir Bobby Robson because we had only finished 5th in the Premier League, and we didn’t qualify for the Champions League.

Yeah – right – those were the days.

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280 comments so far

  • cyprus

    Dec 31, 2014 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #1

    Ed,

    The new manager will be our transfer this January. And, no one will leave. Unless he pulls off a Cabaye-like tantrum.

    When that happens, there’s not much you can do. If someone wants out, get rid, fast!

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  • Toon_Tom

    Dec 31, 2014 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #2

    bullet ~ dodged!

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  • thekingisdead116

    Dec 31, 2014 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #3

    Steve Bruce should be an absolute last resort – no need to rush this – just get the appointment right

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  • geordie157

    Dec 31, 2014 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #4

    Ings would be a good addition, still improving, works his socks off, missed part of the season so took a few games to get fully fit and then started adjusting to the premier league.

    Off subject but with Leeds struggling and us a little short of cover for Janmaat Jan might be a good time to try and get Byram in, don’t think he’d cost stupid money either.

    Hope Charnley’s shortlist is a good one.

    Mines

    De Boer
    Karanka
    McLaren
    Bilic

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  • thekingisdead116

    Dec 31, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #5

    That German on the chronicle short list pulled up trees at Mainz with high pressing attacking style that was very successful and all done on a budget – great choice if you can get him

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  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Dec 31, 2014 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #6

    Can’t express how relieved I am at this news. What’s worrying is these bang average managers are distancing themselves. Ashley must surely be thinking twice now. Even Mclaren is distancing himself.

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  • nut meg

    Dec 31, 2014 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #7

    repost
    Our Toon
    career games goals assists
    Barnes 239 62 25
    Ings 139 44 16

    yes your right but it’s took him 100 more games to do it.

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  • thekingisdead116

    Dec 31, 2014 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #8

    Over the next 6 months were gonna find out conclusively exactly how thick the people running this club are – getting in cheap desperate managers you’ve met down the pub or in some casino is false economy – they run down stock

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  • jazzyp

    Dec 31, 2014 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #9

    Alan Brazil ?@SportsBreakfast · 21 mins21 minutes ago
    Glenn Roeder tells the two Danny’s that Jurgen Klopp would be his choice to take over at #NUFC

    Never gonna happen as I doubt Deboar will but we can all dream.Personally would have hoped a total clear out of all backroom staff and a total over haul would have now been on the cards from the hierarchy

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  • Marty-Toon

    Dec 31, 2014 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #10

    16Marty-Toon // Dec 31, 2014 at 9:58 AM

    Our toon
    Seriously,do you think Pards should’ve finished in 5th every season?…
    Lol
    With the way he was treated at board level?
    No players in for 3 windows.
    We had less net spend than Derby county I’m sure.
    Given scraps to use,it’s difficult to make a goldmine.
    All of the top six spend 20mill and double that on each player,Pards got to spend 2.mill.
    Typical KK era Toon fan,expecting CL and chasing a title or cup.
    Forget it now,it ain’t gonna happen.
    With Ashley here,just get yourself comfy in a chair and be happy with 9th-14th in the league,he thinks you should be kissing his feet for having the club in such a good position and not you or I can change his mind.

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Dec 31, 2014 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #11

    TalkstwixtPalaceadPardewhaverokedownWelcoeackBigAl

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  • Ibizatoon

    Dec 31, 2014 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #12

    Fans thought we would have a long list of people lining up for the job?

    Have only heard people distancing themselves from it so far – not that it’s been from anyone I’m overly fussed about tbh (Other than FDB’s agent – who I had little to no hope of us actually getting or even going after).

    This waiting game is starting to do my head in now tbh, although I realise I’m being unreasonably impatient.

    Palace who have publically gone after Pardew haven’t even announced him yet. If I had faith in what’s to come next it’d probably be easier.

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  • thekingisdead116

    Dec 31, 2014 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #13

    Someone like Jurgen Klopps obviously not gonna come but there are lots of managers in Europe with similar ideas – Klopps just the one everyone’s heard of – no one had heard of Potchetino before Southhampton

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  • cestriasteve

    Dec 31, 2014 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #14

    Jazzy, I’m sure the next appointment will show us where we are going.

    On Ings, do we need him? Rather have an experienced centre half and right sided midfield so Cabella can play on his preferred left as he did more often than Right side in France.

    If fact while I’m on the subject wouldn’t it be nice to get a manager who plays people in the right position.
    Not going to slate Pardew but every time I keep going back to Reading at home, never forget that game.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Dec 31, 2014 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #15

    Net spend, what a garage way of looking at things.

    Marty,
    Where did Everton finish last season, or Spurs?

    Both of those clubs have a lower net spend over the past 5 years than Newcastle.

    Newcastle have also spent more money than half of the current Prem sides, and more than the teams that have been relegated in the last couple of years.

    Looking at net spend and total transfer amount spent is the most simplistic way of looking at how a manager is backed and often results in a totally incorrect outcome.

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  • Obertan's better than Messi

    Dec 31, 2014 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #16

    Vacancy for Puppet

    Qualifications Required:
    No ambition and the ability to lie.

    Wages pathetic, boss a vile, despised cheapskate.
    Apply to NUFC
    After transfer window closes.

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  • hibbit

    Dec 31, 2014 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #17

    is this a show of solidarity from other managers for pardue

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  • thekingisdead116

    Dec 31, 2014 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #18

    FDBs not such a mad idea – if he really does want to work in England what’s the biggest available job – Swansea?

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  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Dec 31, 2014 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #19

    That’s right and not many had really heard of Koeman either. We’d be worth disintegrating as a club if we didn’t at least seriously consider Holland and Germany.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Dec 31, 2014 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #20

    I’m not saying that Ashley has done well for Pards, but the net spend argument is utter rubbish.

    Pards under achieved with what he had at his disposal. This year is the first since 5th where I’d say he is about par for what he has.

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Dec 31, 2014 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #21

    Should have said – Talks twixt Palace and Pardew have broken down – Welcome back Big Al

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  • 70TWO

    Dec 31, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #22

    The next few games will be nothing but entertaining with Laurel and Hardy in charge.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Dec 31, 2014 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #23

    Lil…I think what may be a worthwhile exercise, if people are keen to look at whether Pardew was bamboozled at all by Ashley, well, more so than other managers, is to look at when important team players were sold from clubs.

    From memory and without looking too much in to it, I know a fair few of our better players have been sold in January, rather than the summer, which must disrupt a season and preperations that were made.

    For instance at Soton, yes they sold a load of their best players, but they also got the new ones in then and had a chance to settle and adapt to their team mates.

    I can think of Carroll, Ba and Cabaye all who left in January, all of whom were not replaced until a later date. Granted I do believe Pardew should have done better or perhaps another way to say that is a better manager would have adapted better, but Ashley didn’t appoint a good manager in the first place.

    Anyway, does it really matter anymore? He’s a goner soon enough.

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  • Our Toon

    Dec 31, 2014 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #24

    Nutmeg

    I didn’t say Barnes was good I just said he’s scored the same goals as Ings in the prem

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  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Dec 31, 2014 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #25

    It is outrageously short sighted of the wider footballing populace to be going on about Pardew’s treatment blah blak, ever so convenient they forget the league 1 wasteland we brought him back from.

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  • John Tudor

    Dec 31, 2014 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #26

    jeff from pennywell hahah should have said

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  • Our Toon

    Dec 31, 2014 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #27

    Marry

    This is what I said…..Please tell me where I said that I expected him to finish 5th every season

    “Toon Tom

    I asked for pardews head, I also know that MA is the problem which is why I avoid all things MA. I will never pay to watch our lads until MA leaves, am I scared at the thought of the next appointment? NO

    Pardew should have gone every season since finishing 5th, the guy was a joke. Unlike you I don’t live in fear, fans have power problem is we are spineless to even use the power we have”

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Dec 31, 2014 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #28

    Ibiza,
    Yeah, it isn’t worth the hassle, but looking at the finance alone is irrelevant when talking about backing for a manager. It plays a part, but there is so much more to it.

    Would fans prefer we had spent £11 million on someone of former Boro striker Alfonso Alves, demonstrating significant financial backing, or sign Perez for under £2million which wouldn’t count as significant backing.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Dec 31, 2014 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #29

    Ibiza mate…you need to be able to enjoy the moment 😉

    …I thought that was why you decided to move to Ibiza instead of residing in Windsor? ???? Maybe I should invite you to cold and damp Denmark! That should teach you ???? Hah

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  • Transfer Sage

    Dec 31, 2014 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #30

    Lilongwe

    I’ve been saying the same. It’s all to with the quality brought into the squad and what players are sold for.

    This season chelsea made a profit on transfers, but are so much stronger. Liverpool spent a ton and are weaker for it. All about who comes in and who goes out.

    I don’t mind the principal of our transfer policy, makes sense, the issue is not spending the extra 1/2 mil here and there to get the players we need at the right time and in the right position, not just anyone off our list who is a bargain at the time.

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  • Our Toon

    Dec 31, 2014 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #31

    Marty

    Sorry Marty predictive text.

    Pardew after finishing 5th has under achieved and should have been sacked for almost getting us relegated, should have been sacked for going on a run of defeats since January. Should have got the sack for the start to the season.

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  • jazzyp

    Dec 31, 2014 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #32

    Obertan’s better than messi

    The answer to your question@16 is already at Newcastle mate…..His name is Carver

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  • Transfer Sage

    Dec 31, 2014 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #33

    Ibiza

    It’s true, it’s about who and when they are signed, not how much they cost. Cabaye for 4 mil or fellaini for 28….I know what I’d rather have.

    Pardew was let down with timing of sales and buys. Also not given the type of players he could get the best from.

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  • LGFUAD21

    Dec 31, 2014 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #34

    Sage at 30 gets it spot on for me.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Dec 31, 2014 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #35

    Sage,
    For me the timing of transfers is my biggest issue. If we can muddle along we will, rather than getting a decent replacement. At times, waiting might be right, if there is one ideal candidate but he isn’t available until the summer, then fine, but that isn’t the case with us.

    We also have too many in certain areas and lack basic cover in others. When De Jong is fit we will have him, Sissoko, Cabella all after what is essentially 1 spot, yet without Aarons or Obertan we have zero natural wingers.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Dec 31, 2014 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #36

    Our toon

    Exactly. The clubs transfer policy is to sell when the price is right, even if that is mid season and a key player we needed to keep to progress. We all know that.

    Therefore the manager should be able to, at least, just make the side solid, pick up draws and the odd win from a set piece goal and clean sheet until they get new players or a new system, we aren’t saying he should continue to win but he needed to be able to make us solid and continue with points.

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  • Ron Knee

    Dec 31, 2014 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #37

    Suddenly I’m pro-Carver! Not true. I was pointing out that Carver had nothing to do with team selection when P45 was banned. I’m fascinated to see who he picks tomorrow. Pardew Mark II, maybe?

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  • murvar

    Dec 31, 2014 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #38

    I won’t rest until Kinnear rules himself out too.

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  • nufcursed

    Dec 31, 2014 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #39

    GOOD NEWS pardew is finally gone!

    BAD NEWS ashley’s still here and pardew’s replacement won’t be better, in fact it will probably be worse!appointing someone like carver til the end of the season will destroy us as he’s a complete tosser!
    we need a manager with a vision, one that will offload or drop players like gouffran, anita, williamson, coloccini, ameobi, obertan, rivière as they’ll never be good enough.

    i’m so happy pardew is gone but fearing for the worst..

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  • Obertan's better than Messi

    Dec 31, 2014 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #40

    Hopefully Pardew will raid the club for “talent”.

    Gouffran, Willo … all his favourites to Palace?

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