Why Newcastle Will Struggle To Appoint Big Name Coach


There has been some movement over the weekend with Newcastle’s efforts to appoint a new head coach – and it seems that four candidates will have been interviewed for the job by today.

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Chris Coleman – Newcastle will struggle …

One of those is Remi Garde, and it seems that St. Etienne coach Cristophe Galtier is also one who has been interviewed, with other continental coaches like Thomas Tuchel having been contacted.

But since a number of candidates are not available until the summer,  it may be that Newcastle will wait until then to appoint a new head coach, and it seems Newcastle fans would like an appointment made now.

Just how much things have changed under Mike Ashley is becoming apparent, and Wales manager Chris Coleman has weighed in on the situation at Newcastle by saying this:

“If we are judging by what has happened during the last three or four years, then if they are going to try and attract the big-name manager, that is going to be difficult because of the transfer policy.”

“If the manager does not sign the players, then you are not really going to get one of the big names, even though it is Newcastle, which is a huge, great club with fantastic support and 52,000 fans there every week.”

“But having said that, the managers who have got the really good track records, they may want to dodge it as they will want to be in charge of their own fate.”

“And if you are not making the transfers yourself, some people won’t want to get involved in that.”

It’s not clear the problem at Newcastle is that the manager doesn’t have full control of transfers,  because  that  (English) way of running clubs seems to be dying out.

Big clubs like Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and others, including some big clubs in England,  use the continental system already, and they get big-name coaches in – and are very successful – so it’s not that.

And with more and more foreign coaches coming in to manage clubs in the Premier League, we just don’t think the old system where the manager has total control of things, will last long.

What the problem is at Newcastle is that the head coach is not supported by the owner to build a top side and be successful, because Ashley continues to sell our best players when a big enough bid comes in.

That’s one problem – the other problem is we cannot keep our best players because the ambitions of Newcastle are limited to being a middle of the table club.

Top players want to play in the top competitions and that means Champions League football or at least Europa League.

It’s clear Ashley is not willing to spend the money to allow Newcastle to become a top six club again – even though big money will become available at Newcastle.

Those are the real problems at Newcastle – it’s not that we are using a continental type of system – which can work quite well.

Being of limited ambitions and having money be more  important than the team, are the real reasons top coaches will shun the Newcastle job.

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29 comments so far

  • catchy in norway

    Jan 12, 2015 at 8:21 AM

    Comment #1

    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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  • catchy in norway

    Jan 12, 2015 at 8:23 AM

    Comment #2

    he did say that , but peter reid was sat next to him and didn’t quite agree with him, but I guess no one wanted to here that

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  • sparky55

    Jan 12, 2015 at 8:25 AM

    Comment #3

    Venables

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  • expatmag

    Jan 12, 2015 at 8:25 AM

    Comment #4

    Slank

    MYM and HBA were already off the list due to their loans. I take your point a out Taylor and maybe Ferrerya is another possibility. More likely to be a Sissoko or Cisse though.

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  • firebug666

    Jan 12, 2015 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #5

    catchy

    I agree, Coleman and a number of other so call pundits love to have a dig at Newcastle and always have. What he meant to say was, “I hope Newcastle don’t manage to get a decent Head Coach in”.

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  • firebug666

    Jan 12, 2015 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #7

    expatmag

    We have spaces in any case, and the players from the U21s don’t need to be registered. Having the space is not the problem though, getting the club to fill them with the players we need is.

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 12, 2015 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #8

    Ed

    You found the best possible picture of this bitter, slimey turd of a man. He should just shut his moaning face altogether. To steal Average_Contents’ favorite saying…He’s a waste of spunk. (Coleman, not AC)

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  • hibbit

    Jan 12, 2015 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #9

    to be honest the pundits are spot on we will struggle to attract a top coach and the problem is ashley……thats why charnley and carr have the job its called passing the buck we tried but no one wanted the job top people won’t work in a straight jacket

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  • firebug666

    Jan 12, 2015 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #10

    hibbit

    It’s not a case of them being right or wrong, is just them looking for an excuse to have a pop at Newcastle. It doesn’t matter what the subject matter is either, Pundits & press will always give opinions that put Newcastle in the worst possible light.

    Coleman is not speaking the truth, he is just speculating as are the rest of us, and none will know the truth till the club make an announcement. We may be surprised and get a very good coach.

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  • Keith in France

    Jan 12, 2015 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #11

    David Ginola -being linked to us this morning on Orange website (French) -he has his coaching badge apparently.
    One of the papers is saying there is a coach to be interviewed who is off the ‘media radar’
    You heard it here first!

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  • why oh why

    Jan 12, 2015 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #12

    The rumour is tim sherwood is the man being interviewed today
    Others that have are supposedly galtier and tucshel
    Any one of these plus garde I would welcome

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 12, 2015 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #13

    When I said that Pulis had turned us down a few people said he’d never been offered as though we’re above that, don’t flatter yourselves, Mashers would have Pulis in a heartbeat. We are seriously going to struggle to find a manager who has his players chosen for him, is encouraged not to qualify for Europe or win a cup.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 12, 2015 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #14

    Markaccus,
    I think he’s speaking a lot of sense.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 12, 2015 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #15

    I must have missed something, don’t remember any beef with Coleman ?

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  • hibbit

    Jan 12, 2015 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #16

    firebug thats the problem ashley makes it so easy for them like any trade people talke to each other they know people at the the club they have more insight into the running of the club then we do

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 12, 2015 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #17

    hibbit,
    Like yourself I love this club but people are seriously flattering themselves if they think managers will walk over broken glass to manage us because of our fans and stadium, Mashers has made his strategy all too transparent over the last four years and people have seen what happened to Pardew for going along with his plans. Something has to give.

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  • Big Archie

    Jan 12, 2015 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #18

    Ed – you got this one VERY wrong.

    Your headline says we will struggle to get a big name “coach” while Coleman said we would struggle to get a big name ”manager’ because the successful managers want to pick their own transfers.

    But we are not looking for a manager, are we?

    We are looking for a new Head Coach, and as everyone now knows, the difference is………….?

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 12, 2015 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #19

    Jail

    It’s not just about NUFC. Coleman was another one of those “blame everyone and everything but himself” managers. Like Pardew and Pulis. O’Leary is another. It just winds me up when blithering tw@s like these get paid to open their mouths about other clubs.

    All he is doing in this case is stating the obvious.

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  • expatmag

    Jan 12, 2015 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #20

    Garde. Tuchel. Galtier. Clement. Sherwood. De Boer.

    List them all but the fact is Carver will be put in charge until the summer when a certain Steve Bruce is out of contract at Hull.

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  • Mag52

    Jan 12, 2015 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #21

    Ed has it spot on . It’s not simply that the NUFC manager has less than full control of signings, it’s what most people in football have seen going on at our club for the last seven years.
    The Ashley doctrine of No cups, No European football, Mid table finish will never be acceptable to any coach/manager worth his salt.
    The selling of key players without replacing them is never going to attract a decent coach who would be looking to build a team rather than work on creating a new one each season.
    The sheer lack of ambition at the top combined with the total lack of communication, explanation or reasoning from MA, leaving the coach to take the flack for any barmy decisions taken by the owner make the job, by no means one of the better paid in the premiership I have no doubt, one that most serious coaches will run a mile from.
    NUFC has often been referred to as a ‘sleeping giant’. So long as big Mike is in charge of the sleeping tablets it is likely to remain so.

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  • hibbit

    Jan 12, 2015 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #22

    total agree jail this man has us by the nuts dragging us down it could just be managers dont think were worth the hazzel and they are finding it hard to take the job without it being a joke

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  • firebug666

    Jan 12, 2015 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #23

    hibbit

    I whole heatedly agree, but having a little or even a lot of “inside knowledge” is one thing, using that knowledge to speculate about or give an opinion in a derogatory light to the public is another.

    Sometimes is you cannot say something nice it’s best to say nothing at all. It just seems that there is no letup in these comments.

    Yes Ashley is the problem, Yes the club is run poorly, but does that give people, especially those who work in the field, the right to spout of on TV or in the papers their rubbish, all that does is make the job of bringing Newcastle’s next head coach even harder.

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  • The overrated Frenchman

    Jan 12, 2015 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #24

    I think this club deserves every ounce of criticism aimed at it by the media and pundits. It’s a disgrace. Ashley, Pardew, Charnley and Carr have lined their pockets and taken the supporters for a ride. “We can’t compete with clubs owned by sovereign nations” spouted Pardew. Like Southampton I guess. You have to realise what a cess-pit this club has become when such a low form of life as Pardew bails out.

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  • Sav

    Jan 12, 2015 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #25

    What’s the problem with what Coleman has said? He’s dead right. Any manager coming in is trusting his fate to the selections of Carr and the dealings of Lee Charmless.

    Anyone who hasn’t the stomach for the truth had better go back to your FIFA Fantasy Football. Maybe Coleman’s even thinking of applying…

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  • Sav

    Jan 12, 2015 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #26

    This giant isn’t sleeping,… its on life-support.

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  • robertsleftfoot

    Jan 12, 2015 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #27

    Chris Coleman sticking his oar in about managing a club like Newcastle, your manager of Wales mate you dont get an opinion.

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  • danuneek

    Jan 12, 2015 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #28

    I find this opinion of pundits really irritating and ignorant. What makes them think they’re opinion is valuable is beyond me, it just shows a total lack of knowledge. Has anybody from the club actually stated that the new coach/manager wont have a say on transfers. Where has this come from? Of course the new coach/manager will have a say, to think he won’t would be ludicrous. Thats not to say he can pick and choose who he wants to sign, I think our transfer policy over the past few years has clearly worked. Graham Carr can obviously pick a good player. But I dont think its a case Carr signing them behind the managers back or anything. Its a collaborative effort, coach/manager makes a case for position we need to strengthen, Carr makes a shortlist, and between Coach/manager, Carr and Charnley they identify a player. This is a far more effective way of signing players than giving the coach/manager free reign. Let me leave you with one thought, imagine who Pardew would have signed if he were given free reign…

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  • jasonmag

    Jan 12, 2015 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #29

    Here Here danuneek ,valid points, nothing has come out of the club so how can these pundits say anything concerning nufc.

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