The betting has changed a bit today on SkyBet for the new Newcastle head coach, and it could even be that Mike Ashley will again appoint an English manager – for the fifth time in seven and a half years.
Steve McClaren – still the favorite
The latest betting on SkyBet as we write this, is as follows:
Steve McClaren 11/4
Remi Garde 5/1
Tim Sherwood 8/1
Glenn Hoddle 9/1
There have been six managers at Newcastle since Mike Ashley bought the club – Sam Allardyce (appointed by Freddy Shepherd), Kevin Keegan, Joe Kinnear, Alan Shearer, Chris Hughton and Alan Pardew – and five of them are English with Kinnear being Irish.
We had thought that because Newcastle are going to appoint a head coach rather than a manager, some coaches on the continent would be considered, since they are used to the continental way of running football clubs.
But at the moment there’s only former Lyon manager Remi Garde in the top five in the betting.
Maybe Mike Ashley is more comfortable with British managers, although if you believe the news today, Mike has left it to Lee Charnley and Graham Carr to choose the new coach.
It’s starting to look like the new coach may not be too different from the last coach – Alan Pardew.
That may all change tomorrow of course.
John Carver has not been told whether he should prepare the team for Saturday’s game at Chelsea, so that may indicate an appointment could be made soon.
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