New Favorite Emerging For Newcastle Head Coach Position


It’s worthwhile keeping an eye on the betting odds for the new Newcastle head coach, since we assume some candidates will start to be contacted this week – and the news of who are being contacted could leak out.

SOCCER Derby

Steve McClaren – current favorite for Newcastle job

So it’s interesting that former Middlesbrough and England manager Steve McClaren is now the favorite for the position on most betting sites.

At the time of writing, he’s 2-1 on Sky Bet with Remi Garde, Glenn Hoddle and John Carver all at 6-1 and Tim Sherwood at 10-1.

Thomas Tuchel and Paul Clement are at 12-1.

Most of those coaches are not available, but neither was Alan Pardew, although we noticed Newcastle didn’t exactly stand in Pardew’s way when he wanted out so quickly.

But it’s hard to see how Derby County would be willing to let McClaren go before the summer, when they have a good chance of promotion to the Premier League, after just missing out last May.

We just cannot see Derby agreeing to release Steve from his contract – even if he wants to join Newcastle, which would be likely.

Only yesterday Derby Chief Executive Sam Rush told BBC Sport this:

“There is no question whatsoever of him leaving.” “He is one of the highest-performing managers in English football, so he is going to be linked and admired by others.”

“But we have had no approaches.”  “I’m aware that there is speculation about Steve at the moment but he has completely dismissed it. His future is with us.”

Maybe Derby will get an approach from Newcastle in the next day or two if he is one of Newcastle’s top choices.

Steve has done well in his 16 months at the helm of Derby County – and in 70 games played he has won 42, drawn 13 and lost 15 – and that’s a win percentage of 60 and a loss percentage of 18.6 – good numbers.

But the most likely to be appointed are those who are available  now – and they include Remi Garde, Glenn Hoddle, Paul Clement and John Carver.

Hopefully something will happen in the next few days …..

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60 comments so far

  • dazzler

    Jan 5, 2015 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #1

    Rubbish, as if LC & GC would tell the chronicle their list of candidates for them to tell the world. We know how closely guarded information is coming out of the club.

    This is especially true for those managers attached to clubs.

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  • dazzler

    Jan 5, 2015 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #2

    Jail,

    He has more money than sense, two fat hands capable of grabbing turkey drummers, and burgers at the same time as grabbing more money, all the while stuffing his fat f***ing face.

    I’d say he was jesus himself in his past life :P.

    Next time he’ll be born as a leper.

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  • Ron Knee

    Jan 5, 2015 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #3

    Slank
    I don’t know where Lee Ryder stands with NUFC management these days. Is this a leak or just something out of Ryder’s head? But anyway, please no Carver!

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  • saliba91

    Jan 5, 2015 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #4

    Are we going on the dinosaur manager hunt are what. we need a young ambitious coach with tactics of attacking football. If this is the man then god help us.
    P.s Mike Ashley burn in hell.

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  • Slank

    Jan 5, 2015 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #5

    Dazzler

    Absolutley.

    I would imagine that if there are not rules and regs there will be gentlemans agreements on how one club goes about securing the services of a manager at a different club. And giving the list to the local rag would definitely be a no no.

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  • Mag52

    Jan 5, 2015 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #6

    I think McClaren would be a popular choice amongst certain of the bloggers on here as the image of him and his brolly would give them plenty of ammunition to get after him at the first signs of things going wrong.
    Whether 1. He is a strong enough character to survive this job or 2. Whether he would be prepared to walk away from the Derby job where he is having a lot of success at present, I havs serious doubts.

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  • Slank

    Jan 5, 2015 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #7

    Ron Knee

    It’s in his little vacant head.

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  • dazzler

    Jan 5, 2015 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #8

    The reason carver isn’t on there is because it is the external candidates only from what I have read. But it is essentially who they think are included. ryder would not be told this information surely??

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  • Slank

    Jan 5, 2015 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #9

    Mag52

    If McClaren was a foreigner with the same CV he would be the fans favourite.

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  • LGFUAD21

    Jan 5, 2015 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #10

    From last thread

    Toonk KK, Jesper and Geremi

    I agree sometimes the squad looks like it could use a good kick up the backside but you dont go about that by bringing an extreme into the equation.

    You cant suddenly flip it so one week players get away with a lot of crap and the next they have a drill sergeant. That’s when you cause problems.

    I think Geremi’s comment about earning respect perfectly sums up the culture of english clubs.

    If Magath, a man who won the double 2 years in a row with Bayern, then won the Bundesliga for the first time with Wolsfburg. Then went to Shalke and took them to second. Then returned to a Wolsfsburg team that was battling relegation and saved them and then took them to mid table when everybody thought they were dead certs to go down in Germany at the time.

    If that didnt earn him respect among Fulham then I dont know what will.

    There is a level of professionalism that is a different level in Germany where players are brought up to be “Cogs” in a system.

    We have a predominantly French team where the culture is so different. French football is all about expression and flair and individualism and this is why despite their abundance of talent they have always under achieved an international level.

    If we take a German manager with a no holds barred approach that tries to implement a system where players must perform their roles for the great of good and put him in charge of a team of predominantly French players that are psychologically wired to be individualistic in nature its almost a recipe for disaster.

    For this reason I think Garde or Gaultier would be safer options on paper.

    Personally I’d have Lucien Favre as my choice.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 5, 2015 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #11

    Betting companies doesn’t make money by being right Ed 😉

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  • beefman13

    Jan 5, 2015 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #12

    MA said he employed people to do a job, as Keegan said it was jimenez and wise who did him over not MA but that said, let Charnley and Carr find the right man hopefully, not bloody Carver for godsake he has already shown he is a bullshitter, no way should he not at least have had sisso colbeck janmatt perez on the bench, it would have made all the difference, i mean saying Perez was run in to the ground at 21 years of age, it is major horseshit, pardewesque.

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  • dazzler

    Jan 5, 2015 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #13

    The phrase left field keeps getting bandied about but I don’t see olivier bernards name, or ginola?

    Badum tish

    Thanks I’m here all week.

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  • LGFUAD21

    Jan 5, 2015 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #14

    Slank

    Too true.

    One of the most respected coaches in the game

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  • 70TWO

    Jan 5, 2015 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #15

    We’re going on a Manager Hunt,
    we’re going to catch a big one.
    What a beautiful day.
    We’re not scared.

    Oh, ohhh! Dinosaurs.
    Big, old footballing Dinosaurs.
    We can’t go over them
    we can’t go under them,
    we will have to go through them.

    Stumble, trip, duck!
    Stumble, trip, dodge!

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 5, 2015 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #16

    LGFUAD21…I am not British and only stating what I think could be re remedy for this club!

    …we have tried the other way ever since SBR. Ottmar Hitzfeld is not an option anymore, but the next best thing would do for me.

    …like I said Magath is very old-school 😉 and asking players to train twice a day is a bit radical 😀

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  • HarryBlp

    Jan 5, 2015 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #17

    I don’t know why but I’m leaning more and more towards Paul Clement, if its a Head Coach we are after we could do alot worse than him.

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  • dazzler

    Jan 5, 2015 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #18

    I still think kets would be a good shout. Good manager, young, ambitious and would be given time to succeed by the fans.

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  • beefman13

    Jan 5, 2015 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #19

    Betting wise, go to oddschecker and they tell you all the odds for all the bookies for the next toon manager job, yea they are there to make money of course, bet victor have Paul clement and Mclaren at 3/1

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 5, 2015 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #20
  • dazzler

    Jan 5, 2015 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #21

    Christ I’m sounding like our own kets here.

    We should hire alderwireld as manager!! :p

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  • Slank

    Jan 5, 2015 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #22

    LGFUAD21

    Well said and so very true.

    Would also add that it is often said that a trait of the Dutch is to argue amongst themselves and Dutch national teams infamously squabble amongst themselves.

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  • beefman13

    Jan 5, 2015 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #23

    Harry, have yourself a fiver on Clement 16/1 with Ladbrokes,

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  • Ron Knee

    Jan 5, 2015 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #24

    Slank
    Is The Chronicle still banned at SJP?

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  • dazzler

    Jan 5, 2015 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #25

    Ron

    I think they aren’t banned now, but I doubt they would be given such sensitive information anyways.

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  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Jan 5, 2015 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #26

    LGFUAD

    I think there are many different forms of respect. Players can have respect for a coaches achievements and success, but that does not automatically equate to respect for them on a personal level and how they go about their day to day management, like you’ve suggested.

    Also I think only a total moron would expect to come in and change an entire system immediately. A good manager will tweak things over time and allow players and personnel to get used to new systems and put forward their own thoughts and beliefs.

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  • Slank

    Jan 5, 2015 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #27

    Ron Knee

    I don’t know but even if it wasn’t I very much doubt Carr and Charnley would hand their list over to the Chronic or any other newspaper.

    I bet that only Ashley, Charnley and Carr know the list. Carver and co are probably excluded from knowing.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 5, 2015 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #28

    On a side-note – was just reading about yet another young talent signed by Ajax – their way of bringing talent through and scouting them should be an envy to all clubs.

    …only club that can match them at this is Bayern Munich.

    …we have so much to learn!

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  • Ron Knee

    Jan 5, 2015 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #29

    dazzler
    Thanks. This all happened very discreetly!

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  • beefman13

    Jan 5, 2015 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #30

    Jesper interesting article, i took my prelim badge at the old Benwell training ground also, i came across Carver a few times, thoroughly decent bloke, i dont think he will get the push, so he may have to stay around, but not as the head honcho, please.

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  • Ron Knee

    Jan 5, 2015 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #31

    Slank
    I’m (slightly) reassured that Carr is involved.

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  • hibbit

    Jan 5, 2015 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #32

    only 3 people will know who’s on that list what list we don’t know if they have list its in house we will be told when its sorted and only when there ready

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 5, 2015 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #33

    beefman…totally agree!

    …do you still coach?

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  • scout

    Jan 5, 2015 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #34

    What do you lads reckon 3 or 4 names on the list?

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 5, 2015 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #35

    Lots of troubles going on at Norwich, Neil Adams just quit!

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  • archaeomag

    Jan 5, 2015 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #36

    You have to admire the Chronics’ balls, they must be tapping LC phone, but it’s nice to know Lee Ryder is in the loop;
    “Here is our guide to United’s candidate dossier”
    But
    “Do they make their move now for one of the coaches on their shortlist,…….Or do they wait until the end of the season and secure the services of…..”
    Come on Lee, don’t be so mysterious, tell us who you are going to appoint and when as you clearly have the inside track and the ear of the board.
    Makes a change of the usual baseless transfer “News”.

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  • Our Toon

    Jan 5, 2015 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #37

    Does anyone truly believe MA will let Carr and Charnley decide who is next manager?

    Or even draw up a list if potential prospects?

    Have we not learnt anything over MA tenure?

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  • Go toon gooooo

    Jan 5, 2015 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #38

    Steve McClaren is not a bad manager.Bringing him will be a smart-wise decision.

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  • Klatoon

    Jan 5, 2015 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #39

    if Mclaren got the job I’d want him to bring Will Hughes with him. Our midfield is crying out for his type. Plus he’s young and British so Cashley’s would only see $$$$$$$ as soon as he sets the prem alight.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 5, 2015 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #40

    Manolo Gabbiadini has gone to Napoli (£10 mil). When ever Sampdoria sems to be doing well someone pinch their brest players!

    …sounds familiar?

    Had a lot of love for Sampdoria in the ’90tees. Was where my interest for football really started (followed by Newcastle)

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