Former England Manager Could Get Newcastle Job This Week

57 year-old former England, Chelsea and Tottenham manager Glenn Hoddle is available, and is said to be very interested in the head coaching position at Newcastle, and he would be willing to work at Newcastle under a continental system where the head coach wouldn’t have full control of players coming into  the club and leaving the club.

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Glenn Hoddle with Harry Redknapp at QPR

Glenn did a decent enough job when he managed England from 1996 through 1999,  and took us to the quarter finals of the World Cup in France in 1998, when we were eliminated by Argentina on penalties after extra time.

That;s the game when England were down to 10 men when David Beckham managed to get himself sent off early in the second half.

Glenn has also managed at Swindon Town (player/manager), Chelsea (player/manager), Southampton, Tottenham and Wolves and is currently the first team coach at struggling QPR.

His club management however has not been stellar in terms of results, but we suppose he could do a decent job for Mike Ashley, which is basically to keep Newcastle in the big money – translation – in the Premier League – preferably in the top ten and therefore out of relegation trouble.

That seems to be the remit from the owner.

Glenn is a football man and a good communicator too, and in that sense he is not unlike Alan Pardew, and Glenn also has a mediocre record in club management – again like Alan Pardew.


So perhaps he is a viable target and the Chronicle is reporting that Glenn is interested in the Newcastle job and the club are interested in talking to him about it.

Glenn Hoddle could get the Newcastle job and this week too – because he’s available.

What do you think?

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30 comments so far

  • TheToonKing

    Jan 5, 2015 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #1

    this would be the last straw for me.

  • catchy in norway

    Jan 5, 2015 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #2

    wonder what Eileen thinks of this move

  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Jan 5, 2015 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #3

    Not the person we need at all. We need to be looking to the future, not the past.

  • The overrated Frenchman

    Jan 5, 2015 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #4

    This would be such a bad choice, it’s actually plausible.

  • Obertan's better than Messi

    Jan 5, 2015 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #5

    Isn’t Hoddle a clappy-happy Christian?

    Perhaps he’ll find lying through his teeth to us on behalf of the SD leech a problem? Will he deal with the devil?

    Other than that his record does suck and he might come cheap … so he’s perfect for Ashley.

  • Pottz

    Jan 5, 2015 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #6

    Unfortunately this is the sort of appointment everyone is realistically expecting.

    Keep the pressure on Carver/Ashley by voicing your discontent.

    If Hoddle or any other geezer of Uncle Mike is appointed, keep protesting vocally.


    Jan 5, 2015 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #7

    Not even Ashley would now risk this appointment! 10 years ago this would of been an awful appointment, but Hoddle in 2015. Not a chance surely! . Oh wait…….. Joe Kinnear

    This would be the end for me until Ashley dies unexpectedly or sells up!!!

    Last chance saloon you fat greedy bstard!

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Jan 5, 2015 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #8

    I’ve said it before, the fans need to take a group stance to rid us of Ashley. Drips and drabs is a drop in the ocean.

    When the Time 4 Change march plus the other demonstrations have been organised, there’s a lack of people attending compared to a full house game. Even the walkout could have had more joining together to make a statement. I did each of them to help.

    It needs a movement like those groups to lock down a time/date for walkouts which is decreased in time over a couple of games, then ultimately miss the games and not renew tickets. Asking people to immediately stop isn’t good as people just wont because the next guy hasn’t. A gradual decrease in attending is one of the best things for group inclusion, and in turn, group action over the course of a few games.

    Of course, all of this may deter a potential up and coming head coach, which wouldn’t be a good side to it.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 5, 2015 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #9

    See Carver covering his arse the stooge, he couldn’t even put any decent players on the bench to back his claim.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 5, 2015 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #10

    I thought the last march against Lpool with an early kick off was bad timing plus there are that many people who just don’t seem to care enough to get off there ar$es and do something.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jan 5, 2015 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #11

    The walk out was a farce though. Two separate groups telling fans to walk out at 2 different times. Fans walked out in dribs and drabs over the course of 10 minutes. Rather than it making a statement against Ashley, it demonstrated how divided fans are.

    I’ve said it before, that until someone with a bit of presence, charisma and intelligence takes up the role of bringing the groups together none of these fractious groups can do that in my opinion.

    Not to mention I don’t really know what form of protest would have any effect on Ashley. There needs to be a buyer ready to move in alongside the protests, otherwise Ashley will just stay at home, and ignore it all while his ads still get aired in countries across the globe.

    At least if there is a buyer with the finance to take the club off Ashley at at a price Ashley is willing to accept then there is a viable escape route for him.

  • Obertan's better than Messi

    Jan 5, 2015 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #12

    He’s changed the makeup of the crowd at SJP.

    Lots more families and kids … people very unlikely to join in protests or even chants. They’ll turn up and cheer every match.
    Look at all the b&w Wonga shirts.

    I thought he’d sell hardly any … some people don’t seem to care too much. Having said that … it is a nice shade of blue and it would match my eyes …

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Jan 5, 2015 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #13

    It’s worrying that Carver has the 8 year contract and is desperate for the job. If he did get it, I think it would be an Ashley decision and not a Charnley / Carr one.

    Talented foreign coach please.

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Jan 5, 2015 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #14

    Jail, unfortunately that is about right, yes.

  • lesh

    Jan 5, 2015 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #15

    catchy in Norway

    We need to know what Eileen thinks about Hoddle.

    Cue for a song? ‘Come On Eileen’, spill the beans, let your fans know what you think!

  • beermonkey

    Jan 5, 2015 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #16


    carver said the otherday that pards had given him a 5 year deal I think it was carr and pards that got 8 no1 else
    but I might be wrong

  • Santon03

    Jan 5, 2015 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #17

    the only way to get MA out is money. Unless there is someone willing to buy, he won’t go. Are you really asking MA or any owners to leave their investment for free just because you want them out? Get real!
    Protest won’t get you anywhere, it’s more efficient if you just lobby a billionaire to buy NUFC.

  • lesh

    Jan 5, 2015 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #18

    Lilongwe Geordie

    John Hall threw his opinion over the weekend and he’s taken on the establishment at SJP once before. Do we want him a Freddy back – they’ve done well out of the Club before!

  • Markaccus

    Jan 5, 2015 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #19

    Looks like any hope we had of mash selling up and buying Rangers is squashed.

  • ilovetoon8788

    Jan 5, 2015 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #20

    i just don’t like the way football dinosaurs are being linked with us and it’s seems more and more likely they are the ones who are going to get the job.

    football has evolved too much that these people though did decent in the past will no longer be able to take our club forward.

    we need young fresh continental coaches like Tuchel or Galtier or someone like this. No to Hoddle and co.

    Might as well Ashley hire Keegan back or Kenny Daglish, Peter Reid, Chris Coleman while we are at it.

  • Ian Toon

    Jan 5, 2015 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #21

    Lilongwe- I agree. And- also with your earlier post , it’s time to move on from Pardew.
    We have our own team to worry about. Incidentally- Cabella was the only toon player who looked interested and when operating through the middle I think he will be worth persevering with. Alnwick didn’t look TOTALLY out of his depth .

  • Markaccus

    Jan 5, 2015 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #22

    On GH. Same as Pardew really, although we would possibly see better football for similar results.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jan 5, 2015 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #23

    I reckon with the club making steady profits and established in the Prem he will be looking for nearly £500million for it (including his loan). I’m not sure Sir John and Freddy have the available cash to stump up for it!

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 5, 2015 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #24

    That’s a huge factor in the apathy of what’s happening, that huge fan base that for years couldn’t get hold of or afford tickets have just replaced those who have stopped going and as you say they’re mainly dads taking their kids and neighbours kids.

  • beermonkey

    Jan 5, 2015 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #25

    while I don’t think hoddle is the best choice
    he is a lot better than pardew
    he has an understanding of the foreign training methods and tactics and is an pretty intelligent when it comes to football
    and I think he would play to the squads strengths rather try and shoe horn them into a formation that don’t work
    so not the worst appointment

    I did see a a program on him a few years ago and that Eileen women he met her through her daughter
    the poor bloke was trying to laid and that women got her claws into him who has not been led by there c0ck from time to time

  • Byker Boy

    Jan 5, 2015 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #26

    Not such a bad idea, Hoddle is a gifted coach, he is controversial because of his religious foibles but when has strangeness and peculiarities been a draw back to running the Toon its merely the norm. Hoddle could be worth a shot, at least he knows the game.

  • Consett Mag

    Jan 5, 2015 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #27

    I might not be popular here for saying this but IMO it’s a pretty blinkered way of looking at Glen Hoddle as just a football dinosaur – some may have misguidedly looked at Sir Bobby when he came up here, and given him that label. How wrong that would have been!

    From a coaching and tactics point of view – the next guy will be head coach. Glen Hoddle cut massively as a player, he’s managed England and in my view, done reasonably well as a boss. He’s an intelligent fellow, if you heard him analyse tactics during the world cup.

    As Byker Boy said, he might be worth a shot.

  • Thetruthhurts

    Jan 5, 2015 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #28

    Absolutely no problem in the appointment of Glenn Hoddle at Newcastle. His managerial win record seems to be around 40% which is better than Pardew, he will speak French I have no doubt, and I also understand both he and Graham Carr know each other quite well. At 57 he is at a decent age and not a dinosaur….. and I also think he did a good job at England… Hoddle is as good as we are going to get.

  • beefman13

    Jan 5, 2015 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #29


  • beefman13

    Jan 5, 2015 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #30

    Hoddle is full of hot air, he has not had a decent job for donkeys? i wonder why that is, hes a loon.


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