Alan Oliver in the Sunday People is reporting that Newcastle have interviewed four candidates for the head coach position, including the favorite Remi Garde, but it seems that none of the candidates are willing to join Newcastle half way through the season.
They don’t seem to think things through
Maybe Mike Ashley should have thought about that before he agreed to let Alan Pardew go to Crystal Palace for the £4M compensation fee – but Mike goes for the money, as we all know.
The People are speculating that John Carver may still be in charge in May, even though in the last year when he’s been in charge of four games as caretaker manager and seven games on the touchline when Pardew was banned, he has won one and drawn one, and lost the other nine.
That’s just a terrible record.
And the People is also reporting Newcastle have more names on their list that they want to check out and will not be rushed into appointing a new head coach.
But we are already in a slump and have taken only 4 points from the last seven league games – it could therefore be a dangerous path to take.
Just like clubs don’t like to lose their players in mid-season it’s also true with their managers, but Newcastle should have realized that before they let Pardew go.
The powers that be on Tyneside never seem to think these things through fully, but go for the money far too quickly.
It’s all very sad – and also a rather incompetent way of running any business.
The first thing you always do before letting personal leave, is to make sure your own business will not suffer – like in this case – who could come in – who would be the replacement if Pardew leaves?
And if you cannot get somebody in that’s suitable, then you don’t let your manager leave until the summer, because if you do – you are compromising the business – you are taking a (big) risk.
Newcastle have not done any of that due diligence before they let Pardew go, and that’s now becoming clear.
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