Several Candidates Interviewed For Newcastle Job


Sky Sports is reporting that at least three candidates have already been interviewed for the position of head coach at Newcastle, so that it seems that Remi Garde is not the only candidate who has talked to Lee Charnley and Graham Carr.

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Remi Garde – one of four candidates interviewed

And the news is that at least one other coach will be interviewed today.

This is what Sky Sports reported:

“Newcastle have held informal talks with former Lyon coach Remi Garde about succeeding Alan Pardew at St. James’ Park according to Sky Sources”

“It is understood Garde is one of at least three people Newcastle have spoken to and the club will be speaking to one more candidate within the next 24 hours.”

With the news of last night, it’s not clear if a head coach will take over now or in the summer, since the Mail reported last night that Remi Garde wants to start the job in the summer if appointed – and he also wants to bring in his own coaching staff.

It’s interesting that other papers are not reporting that news about Remi Garde so we don’t know if it’s true or not.

If Newcastle don’t have a candidate that can start the job immediately, it will be interesting to see how the club plays that .

Newcastle could simply install John Carver as the coach now through the end of the season, and then wait to appoint a coach in the summer, when a lot more candidates will become available.

But we are still not safe from a possible relegation fight, so we need to start winning some games too.

What do you think?

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25 comments so far

  • WestOzMag

    Jan 12, 2015 at 7:52 AM

    Comment #1

    Just get one in FFS!! The longer this is left the more chance we have of slipping down the league with nuggets carver and stone running the show

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  • Kazzy

    Jan 12, 2015 at 7:58 AM

    Comment #2

    Can somebody tell me how long is de jong out for ?

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  • firebug666

    Jan 12, 2015 at 7:59 AM

    Comment #3

    This is likely to continue for a while yet folks, while it is distracting our attention from wanting signings in it is doing it’s job.

    I believe the Remi Garde interview is the red herring, to focus our attention simply on the basis that this is the only one that has been let slip to the media, all other names have been kept secret.

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  • Slank

    Jan 12, 2015 at 8:00 AM

    Comment #4

    If it is true that Garde would like to continue his sabbatical and then consider the position in the summer then he is almost certainly out of the equation as there will be other candidates in the summer, possibly as good or even better.

    Presumably the reason the club are interviewing people now is because they want a Head Coach now and not in the summer.

    But if the buying of players is the responsibility of Carr and Charnley then it may not be so important when a Head Coach arrives as his input into the buying process may be limited.

    Although we lost to Chelsea, the way the team was structured and the way they played in the first half may convince the club to continue with Carver. Southampton may be a the clincher.

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  • firebug666

    Jan 12, 2015 at 8:00 AM

    Comment #5

    Kazzy

    He is back in training so should be back in a couple of weeks.

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  • robertsleftfoot

    Jan 12, 2015 at 8:00 AM

    Comment #6

    I think Remi Garde has got it bang on wanting to take over in the summer, from his point of view he will see that Cisse may end up at Swansea, Sissoko wants to leave, any decent bids for Krul, Tiote or Perez will see them away.

    Why would he take over now when by the time Feb comes he could be 3 of his first 11 down

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  • expatmag

    Jan 12, 2015 at 8:09 AM

    Comment #7

    Ed

    Please provide proof of interviews and jot heresay on guessing games circulated by the press who havent a clue what is going on either.

    Noone will be appointed till the summer. We are a joke club run by a circus ringmaster called Mike Ashley.

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  • Slank

    Jan 12, 2015 at 8:09 AM

    Comment #8

    robertsleftfoot @ 6

    Any new appointment may have limited input to the buying and selling of players so it may not matter when the Head Coach is appointed.

    But it is better to have some one (presumably good) now than later as the uncertainty is possibly unsettling to the players although it is part of football life that managers come and go and players are used to it..

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  • sing in the corner

    Jan 12, 2015 at 8:09 AM

    Comment #9

    speculation continues to be rife, its all we’ve ever got with the silent Mike Ashley.
    Don’t know much about the guy but to me Garde sounds too fragile / brittle for the EPL, never mind the toon.
    Sherwood is too bolshy and stroppy for Ash.
    Thinking about it I don’t think he is actually going to sell up in a hurry – if he was surely he would have got the most attractive manager in in attempt to improve the profile for a prospective sale, going against his hanging fire, natural cheap yes man choice. Which is looking like the way things are panning out now.
    Still a mess.
    Trespassing inside SD store over the Christmas period it struck me how bored, demotivated and sackless the howked in staff are in his businesses. Unprofessional, grunpy,openly arguing in front of customers… Mike clearly doesn’t care too much about who he employs on the coal face. Its all about the numbers and the sneaky suits behind the scenes

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  • banjax

    Jan 12, 2015 at 8:10 AM

    Comment #10

    Once again a season that looks like it’s in the toilet. Where is the forward planning for contingencies such as a new manager. Unless we know a manager is signed up to start in the summer then he should be discarded in favour of someone who will. As a club we are a joke in the eyes of the media and struggling to bring in a quality replacement because of it. As paying customers we are not getting anywhere near what we supporters pay for in loyalty and hard cash. The sooner this regime goes the better !

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  • catchy in norway

    Jan 12, 2015 at 8:11 AM

    Comment #11

    3 candidates interviewed

    my Guess

    Caver

    Garde

    Hoddle

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  • expatmag

    Jan 12, 2015 at 8:12 AM

    Comment #12

    Slank

    In order to buy players, someone must leave as our list at present is full complement of 25 players.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jan 12, 2015 at 8:12 AM

    Comment #13

    Three interviewed – Carver, Stone and Beardsley.
    For f••ks sake stop mucking about and just give it to Carver until the summer.
    I thought the first half against Chelsea was the best we have played for along time – just could not put the ball in tyhe net and fell asleep for the corner – mind you quick thinking form Chelsea.
    To be honest I saw more hope in the first half performance than I have in ages.

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  • sing in the corner

    Jan 12, 2015 at 8:14 AM

    Comment #14

    Consider this if you will:
    Pardew still manager til the end of the season? We’d not get relegated.
    Carver and Stone, the dynamic duo? We might, Or at least its more likely.
    Shoot me if you must. But thats how I see it right now

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  • expatmag

    Jan 12, 2015 at 8:14 AM

    Comment #15

    Catchy

    No interviews mate. Hoddle stated last week he wasnt interested and Carvers recent embarrassing ravings in the press tell its own story really.

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  • catchy in norway

    Jan 12, 2015 at 8:15 AM

    Comment #16

    I think they need a good appointment now, for one good reason, season ticket sales,

    people might just be saying enough is enough, why am I paying 4/6/8 hundred pounds out, every year now, with no consideration for me.

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  • Slank

    Jan 12, 2015 at 8:16 AM

    Comment #17

    Catchy

    Carver has said he hasn’t been interviewed and as he is a very straight bloke I believe him.

    Garde has been interviewed.

    Hoddle I’m not too sure about. He has been out of the game a long time. He may talk the talk but can he walk the walk. Shearer demonstrated that being a pundit is no learning apprenticeship to becoming a manager.

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  • firebug666

    Jan 12, 2015 at 8:17 AM

    Comment #18

    expatmag

    The registration window is now open again, so there is room, MYM, and HBA can both be removed from the list along with S Taylor who is out for the season, so we have three places with possibly more to come.

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  • catchy in norway

    Jan 12, 2015 at 8:17 AM

    Comment #19

    expat,,

    it was only a week or 2 ago he was interested in it, I think he had a talk, not an interview, then distanced himself when he found out he had no control over anything

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  • catchy in norway

    Jan 12, 2015 at 8:20 AM

    Comment #20

    Slank

    im not saying he would be my choice, he wouldn’t get in my top 5 realistic contenders for the job

    most don’t want to leave half way through a season, and rightly so, P45 should have taken that job in the summer when he had the chance,

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  • kelykos

    Jan 12, 2015 at 8:24 AM

    Comment #21

    On French TV, they asked Ginola if he was interested and if he has talked to Ashley, he did reply by a big smile. However he has never coached before.

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  • BoyDoneGood

    Jan 12, 2015 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #22

    The reason why it is not a good idea just to “give it to Carver until the summer” is because a dynamic new coach gets something new out of existing players, even before he gets to influence recruitment. In Garde’s case at Lyon, after years of overspending with diminishing returns on the pitch, there was very little spending at all. But Garde turned the team around. This is how “442” reported his first league match in charge:

    Lyon, lined up in a new 4-4-2 formation, managed to give away six corners and inevitably went behind after six minutes. It was Nice winger Anthony Mounier, perhaps the smallest player on the pitch, who somehow got in front of Dejan Lovren to nod one of them in past Hugo Lloris.
    Rather than collapsing like they had done at this ground in April when Lloris was caught by a Canal+ cameraman screaming: “We shat ourselves! I’ve had it up to here with this shit!” Lyon pulled themselves together and set about playing some wonderful football, decorating the pitch with arabesque short-passing patterns.
    Although their goals came from Lisandro Lopez chasing down a long ball, Bafatimbi Gomis scrappily turning in a corner and Maxime Gonalons pouncing from close range after Lovren nodded a Kim Kallstrom free-kick back across the box, Garde’s side were expansive and an absolute pleasure to watch, serving up a reminder to those numbed by the Puel years that this team can still put on a spectacle.
    “What a breath of fresh air,” wrote Le Progres [regional newspaper in Lyon]. “And to think we all thought that this had been lost in a corner deep in the club’s archives.” There was even talk of a ‘Gard-iola’ effect among the fans as Lyon’s 3-1 win saw them share top spot with Montpellier. “Their style of play and intentions have changed,” beamed L’Equipe [French national paper devoted to football and other sports]. “Lyon want to seduce and make the ball run again.”

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  • BoyDoneGood

    Jan 12, 2015 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #23

    Come to think of it, “We shat ourselves,” is a great goal-keeper quote. It would make an excellent caption for that still shot on match of the day with Colocini strolling back from the corner flag and Krul wandering off to buy a hot dog.

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  • davis_toons

    Jan 12, 2015 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #24

    Ginola will not be a bad choice either. He should be given a role like Giggs.

    He can be a very good motivator for the France lads and he knows what we wants. He know about our history that’s important.

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  • davis_toons

    Jan 12, 2015 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #25

    Some years ago some fans are even desperate for Steve Bruce to be manager.

    Lucky he turn us down, He is just another peices of crap like Pardew.

    Wanted more WORK RATE from Ben Arfa?

    Both this Managers are SO defensive minded yet they let in alot of goal.

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