It’s going to be made clear that the job available at Newcastle United will be one of head coach, and it will not be a position of Manager, which has been prominent in English football where the manager has the full say of who comes and who goes at a football club- he’s basically in charge of most things at the club expect finance, and the task of getting players through the door, once he has selected who he wants.
Lee Charnley and Mike Ashley at Newcastle
So it’s not really surprising that English managers like Tony Pulis and Steve Bruce, do not want the Newcastle job, but we think that position could be starting to die out in the Premier League – simply because there is now too much money involved to leave all the decisions to one man.
What happens if he doesn’t get things right and theor are some owners who have huge investments in English clubs?
Another reason English managers may not want the job is that the word is out on Mike Ashley, and by his frugal running of the club, he makes it almost impossible for a coach to be successful at Newcastle, when he continually sells our best players and refuses to in vest big money in players.
Alan Pardew towed the company line at the club for just over four years, but in the end it seems he couldn’t get out of Newcastle quickly enough, and he’s moving to a smaller club in Crystal Palace where he’ll have a lot more control on transfers into and out of the club
It’s the only time in recent memory that a Newcastle manager has left Newcastle on his own terms – the only other one being Kevin Keegan who left in January 1997, and then again in September of 2008, after Director of Football Dennis Wise brought two players in that Kevin knew nothing about.
It seems that system of a committee (ir was it just Dennis) selecting the transfer targets is still in effect – although at that time Kevin wasn’t on the committee. 🙁
Continental managers who have been linked with Newcastle include Ajax coach Frank de Boer, rormer Croatia coach Slaven Bilic, who is now at Turkish side Besiktas, and St. Etienne head coach Christophe Galtier, who some higher ups at Newcastle are apparently pushing for the job.
Of those three it seems de Boer is a fan favorite, but he is not available until the summer, and he may not want to come because of the restrictions placed on him by Ashley – who tries to run Newcastle on a shoestring and uses the club as a worldwide advertising platform for his company Sports Direct.
Newcastle managers under Mike Ashley have been Sam Allardyce, Kevin Keegan, Joe Kinnear, Alan Shearer, Chris Hughton and Alan Pardew – all English except Joe Kinnear, who was born in Dublin.
When Newcastle appoint their new head coach is dependent on how John Carver does in his role as caretaker manager, and if John can get results – like a win this afternoon at home to Burnley – it gives the Newcastle owner some time, and he could even wait until the summer.
If not then Ashley will have to appoint somebody before then – and that could be anybody, and we would expect him to surprise us all with somebody who’s not even being talked about – like he did four years ago with Alan Pardew.
We’re hoping John Carver and his team can get results, and it at least will give us some time, and if he does well enough he could even get the job permanently – as Glenn Roeder did in 2006, Joe Kinnear did in 2008 and Chris Hughton did in 2009, after initially being caretaker manager.
What do you think?
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