Two Different Scenarios Of When And Who Newcastle Will Appoint


If you believe the Mirror this morning,  then Newcastle have made Ajax head coach Frank de Boer their number one target, but in the Chronicle it’s a different story, and the Magpies are supposedly going all out to appoint former Lyon coach Remi Garde.

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Remi Garde – overwhelming favorite right now

Certainly if Newcastle do appoint a coach this month then Garde is now the overwhelming favorite, with several English managers having distanced themselves from the position.

They include former England manager Steve McClaren and young Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe, who seems so mature as a manager at such a young age.

So if Newcastle do appoint a head coach this month it looks like it’s odds on to be Remi Garde, and certainly former Newcastle left-back Olivier Bernard has given him a glowing reference today – and says he’s the perfect coach for Newcastle United.

If this scenario plays out then a good time to bring Remi in would be after the home game against Southampton, when we have a two week break before the game at Hull City on 31st January because we are already out of the FA Cup.

The Frenchman would have time to work with the squad for a couple of weeks,  and we could even get a few good players back from injury before the game at Hull.

If that doesn’t happen then it seems the other scenario is that Newcastle will wait until the summer to appoint a head coach, and in that case you have to believe it’s not going to be Remi Garde, because he’s available now and by all accounts is very keen to come to Newcastle.

If we do wait to appoint a coach we just hope that John Carver and his coaching team can get the results – because the last thing we want is to go an other losing streak – we are still not safe in the league yet.

What do you think?

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14 comments so far

  • cyprus

    Jan 8, 2015 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #1

    If you are gamblers: I think Carver will be the coach, until summer. Unless we get seriously thumped in the next 3 games. The next two are likely to be losses, but if they are thumpings, they’ll fire him.

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  • Average_Contents

    Jan 8, 2015 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #2

    Sarver’s gone back in for rangers at £20m instead of £18m of which £3m is to pay fatty his loan back. He won’t like that one bit lol. Fat fcuk.

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 8, 2015 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #3

    Mag 52 – previous article – what’s funny about it? it’s called a legacy. And carver working with SBR is irrelevant if he was the water boy. Carver is just another non – developed employee. You can see from a mile off he’s no tactician

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  • robertsleftfoot

    Jan 8, 2015 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #4

    I got Carver at 33-1 with Corals when the market first opened and you get paid out as long as he is in charge for more than 10 games!!!!

    I also backed Carver at 53-1 on betfair but this is who is in charge as of the 1st August 2015 he shortened in price to 4-1 so I layed the bet off against the 53-1 – I win in he is or is not manager now (Gotta love Betfair)

    Eddie Howe was still 50-1 last night on Betfair, I think he has a chance to be honest, young and wants to manage in the prem, Ashley probably feels he could manipulated Pardew style a good price in my eyes.

    De Boer is a total non runner for me – no chance he will put up with our clubs hierarchy, he falls out with Ajax legends on a monthly basis

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 8, 2015 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #5

    Cyprus – I don’t think the scorelines against Chelsea Southampton and the like will count towards carvers score, even if we get done by telephone numbers. but if we get thrashed by the bottom feeders and lose yet another derby, that will be him out.

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  • Chris

    Jan 8, 2015 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #6

    “and certainly former Newcastle left-back Olivier Bernard has given him a glowing reference today”

    Is that the same Olivier Bernard who tipped Romain Amalfitano to be a big hit at the Toon?
    http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/romain-amalfitano-tipped-big-hit-1365075

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  • cyprus

    Jan 8, 2015 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #7

    Don’t forget though: Sarver’s a pauper compared to MA.

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  • Average_Contents

    Jan 8, 2015 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #8

    How convenient that we lost the king just as the January window comes around. Perfect timing some might say, coincidence surely? Not a fcuking chance. Distraction of the masses.

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  • BandB

    Jan 8, 2015 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #9

    Football will attract a limited amount of Mike Ashley’s time. The evidence is that the bulk of his thoughts and actions now are directed at Rangers. Since the summer he has established effective control of the boardroom, replaced opponents with two senior and trusted people, seen off a takeover bid and put the manager on gardening leave. It is a strong bridgehead. Whatever he knew of Pardew’s plans to leave, it has complicated the Newcastle end of things for him. It’s possible he wants nothing more from Carver and Charnley but to steady the ship and see us demonstrably within hailing distance of 40 points by the end of February. Six points, I imagine, will satisfy them. I also think that much of his football fighting fund will be kept intact for use at Rangers. Have no doubt, he is deadly serious about Rangers and knows exactly where the money pot is.

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  • northernirishtoon

    Jan 8, 2015 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #10

    Can’t see where the money is in rangers to be honest.

    He would need to win the champions league every year to even get close to what the premier league pulls in.

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  • Mag52

    Jan 8, 2015 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #11

    Tsunki.

    Funny because whatever went wrong while he was here was his fault and now, it seems as if whatever goes wrong in the future has to be his legacy.
    Ffs grow up. Pardew has gone. There’s a clean slate as far as the manager is concerned, and Carver has never struck me as being anyone’s clone. It’s a total disrespect to the man to suggest he is simply copying everything he saw happening under Pardew. Give the guy a bit of credit.

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  • GeordieInSunderland

    Jan 8, 2015 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #12

    I was seriously thinking of getting out this month of the ten year deal if Sissoko was sold and Carver got the job.
    If as reports suggest De Boar could come in the summer I will be very happy with that and would give him time to stamp his authority on the club. In my opinion if Ashley does that then he also deserves a chance and I never thought I would say that

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  • BandB

    Jan 8, 2015 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #13

    GeordieInSunderland,

    You will not be alone. That’s exactly what everything that’s being said and not done by the club at the moment is supposed to work.
    We lose Sissoko, we get Carve. In return for cash you one of those unbreakable promises the club is famous for keeping.

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  • nufc 11

    Jan 8, 2015 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #14

    I dont think Garde brings anything to the table to be honest. Id rather seek out someone like Patrick Veira if were looking for a frenchman my god would he get the players on side. You need a top top team to have a quiet man like wenger leading them and dnt have that you need someone who has done it walks the walk and talks the talk knows the PL inside out. Not for me Mr Garde. Tim Sherwood is a PL winner a man to look up to. Look what he done at Spurs hed still be there only they had pocetino already lined up. He got them up and running dropped the premma donnas. And brought in the youngsters mason, benteleb and one Harry Kane there nearly full internationals now. Hed be cheap so for me its a no brainner but knowing MA Nigel Worthington will be in charge soon enough.

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