Mystery Man Could Be Newcastle’s New Head Coach


For the second time in a week the Chronicle are reporting there is another candidate being considered by Newcastle that has not been highlighted in the media – but is said to near the top of the list of candidates.

mystery man

Is this Newcastle’s new head coach – A.N. Other?

The Chronicle is reporting it’s their understanding that Newcastle are getting close to completing their due diligence on various candidates and they could be ready to announce their new coach in about two weeks – maybe ahead of the our next game at Hull City in 13 days time.

But we don’t know what that announcement will say – whether it will announce who the new head coach will be – but will he start immediately or will he take over in the summer.

If he takes over in the summer then who will take over until the summer – with John Carver not having a very good record at Newcastle – and we have one draw in the four games he’s been in charge as caretaker boss.

But Newcastle shocked us all four years ago when Alan Pardew came right out of the blue, and we suppose it could happen again if this mystery man is the first choice – especially if he can start immediately.

Apparently Newcastle have been a little surprised there has been so much interest in the Newcastle job, but that has to be positive.

Hey – maybe the mystery man is Jürgen Klopp?

Just a thought – but Jurgen is in the betting on SkyBet but at 66/1 – the same odds as Alan Shearer, Kevin Keegan, Gus Poyet, Martin O’Neill, Joe Kinnear and a host of other names who haven’t really been linked with the Newcastle job, and are more than long shots for the position.

What we’d really like to see is somebody like Remi Garde, Thomas Tuchel or Christophe Galtier appointed in the next couple of weeks – either one of those top coaches would be a good appointment.

And if they are not available until the summer, we’d like to see an experienced coach come in for the rest of the season and work with John Carver and the rest of the coaching staff to do the best they can over the remaining 16 games of the season.

While we’ve only taken 4 points out of the last 21 played for in the league, a couple of successive wins would soon raise the spirits on Tyneside.

But that’s exactly what needs to happen with the atmospheres at St. James’ Park very flat yesterday – and that was pointed out by the TV commentators yesterday – with the comment – they are simply fed up.

Mike Ashley may be draining the spirit out of our club, but the announcement of a new top coach would certainly change all that.

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138 comments so far

  • scout

    Jan 18, 2015 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #1

    the mystery guy is a chinese man

    Why me

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  • firebug666

    Jan 18, 2015 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #2

    scout

    And he is bringing in two new Chinese players, Wee Wan Wonce, and How Lang Sinse.

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  • lesh

    Jan 18, 2015 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #3

    Yeh, ok whatever!

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  • Slank

    Jan 18, 2015 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #4

    I said a week ago that if Carr can spot players that the fans and the media are not aware of then he can do the same for a Head Coach.

    Given Carr’s detailed knowledge of foreign teams and their players it would surprise me if he hasn’t had conversations, possibly albeit oblique, with Head Coaches about their futures.

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  • optimistic prime

    Jan 18, 2015 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #5

    Wow, there really dragging out appointing Carver.

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  • Go toon gooooo

    Jan 18, 2015 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #6

    El Tel maybe?

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  • Ron Knee

    Jan 18, 2015 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #7

    Hull collapse.

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  • magscar

    Jan 18, 2015 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #8

    REPOST

    and just read Lesh at 36 previous thread – looks like we may be on same page

    39 magscar // Jan 18, 2015 at 2:55 PM

    Another pivotal window heading towards little or no change and no sign of a manager temporary or otherwise. Never mind Pardew has gone so some on here are having a good year so far. Others are hoping to be proved wrong and wake up one of these cold mornings to find a real upgrade on him and not simply a clone.

    By the end of the month Ashley’s latest intentions for the club may be a little clearer ( I say “may” because there is still a chance that there is some truth in the one they want isn’t available until summer etc.).

    Of course because the club never let the press or the fans know what their exact intentions are we get endless press and fan speculation mostly without any foundation.

    More and more as January trundles on I can’t help but think that the official reference to not selling until 2016 at earliest could be because that is indeed the earliest that the club will have amassed a surplus/profit large enough for Ashley to be able to recoup his loan in one go and yet still leave the club in a saleable position. Simply he recovers the loan from unused Sky money and not from the prospective owners so making the club cheaper and more attractive to buy.

    If that is the aim and as part of it he would have to ensure we stay in Premiership or lose out on the price more patience ( which we as fans have proved since 1969 we have in abundance 🙁 ) is required as we drift along with the occasional highlight like Chelsea win to sustain us.

    Hope I’m wrong and we are about to be astounded but for a change in the best possible way by the new manager but not holding my breath.

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  • scout

    Jan 18, 2015 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #9

    haha thats it fire

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  • bladeuser

    Jan 18, 2015 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #10

    Does not matter who it is this club stinks

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  • Slank

    Jan 18, 2015 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #11

    Magscar

    ‘….we drift along with the occasional highlight like Chelsea win to sustain us…’

    Isn’t that they way it has always been since 1955 ?

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  • Bambams

    Jan 18, 2015 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #12

    I think Ashley might fancy the job…..
    Tell you one thing for certain. Just before we announce the new man whoever it is…a load of money will be put on him !
    Happened with Pardew, all the coaches were told he was coming in and only a few large bets went on him.
    So keep an eye on the betting market

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  • Slank

    Jan 18, 2015 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #13

    Now that he has been able to add attacking flair to his known defensive coaching capabilities is Sam Alladyce the next manager for us or is he now out of our league ?

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  • Wandering Geordie

    Jan 18, 2015 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #14

    Could be ‘Win nowt’ Seriously though, anyone think Paul Jewell could be in the frame now he’s left WBA?

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  • hibbit

    Jan 18, 2015 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #15

    scout heard he’s bring two players… we won once and how long since

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  • lesh

    Jan 18, 2015 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #16

    Utter bollox – if Ashley thinks that leaking such crap to the press is funny, it ain’t.

    It’s nothing less than insulting to the many thousands who’ve given so much of their time and money to supporting Newcastle United.

    Ashley is despicable as is what he’s done to Newcastle United.

    As he sits among his wealth, he’s doubtless laughing at the Club’s fans whilst playing his own evil manipulating games with people’s loyalties and emotions.

    The sooner he receives an offer for our Club that he can’t refuse, the better – and he can take all of his tatty Sports Direct paraphernalia with him too!

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 18, 2015 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #17

    Is it one of these?

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0132347/

    I think Ashley is the Spleen, Charnley the Sphinx and Carver might be Mr Furious. We’ve just got rid of the Shoveler, so… I dunno.

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  • magscar

    Jan 18, 2015 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #18

    Slank@11
    Not entirely – Fairs Cup run in1969 was perhaps an unexpected win and wasn’t able to be sustained bu not just due to then regime. Keegan’s Entertainers nearly broke the mold and he was initially given backing until club went on stock market. In general though as I have posted Ashley and Pardew on not the worst I have experienced in my lifetime. Whilst I have been supporting Liverpool and Leeds came from behind in the 60’s to have long success.

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  • Grumpy

    Jan 18, 2015 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #19

    Would be nice if we could get Hubert Fournier, Lyon mgr but that’s wishful thinking.

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  • MacToon

    Jan 18, 2015 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #20

    Michael Laudrup.

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  • heavenfire

    Jan 18, 2015 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #21

    Oh no! Harry Redknapp’s on his way!

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  • Slank

    Jan 18, 2015 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #22

    Magscar

    Agree.

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  • Go toon gooooo

    Jan 18, 2015 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #23

    Harry Redknapp is the best manager IF available.

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  • Belfast

    Jan 18, 2015 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #24

    It’s Big Ron

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jan 18, 2015 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #25

    Carroll again on the scoresheet at West ham. How much to price him here. He’s forward and linking play is getting better and better. He’s intelligent as well complimenting his aerial power.

    Ayoze would love a player like Carroll beside him. Carroll is definitely now one of the best forward in the league. Fat Sam has made him a success..

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  • mainemagpie

    Jan 18, 2015 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #26

    Michael Laudrup is in Qatar at the moment and Newcastle are on the way to Dubai.

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  • G peart 83

    Jan 18, 2015 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #27

    Joe kinnear,Dennis wise,anyone who is a yes man

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  • Belfast

    Jan 18, 2015 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #28

    Or Curbs or George Burley

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 18, 2015 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #29

    Paul Jewell,
    He has all the credentials, English, unemployed, former manager of the month winner and has been embrioled in a sex scandal!

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  • MacToon

    Jan 18, 2015 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #30

    Only mentioned Laudrup as there’s been a few rumours and someone’s stuck some money on him today with William Hills by the looks of it. He’d be daft to swap Qatar with a winter in the NE though.

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  • scout

    Jan 18, 2015 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #31

    redknapp wouldnt move norf

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  • scout

    Jan 18, 2015 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #32

    Anyone know how I can contact Mr.Carr?

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  • Lynny

    Jan 18, 2015 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #33

    It’s Claudio Ranieri. I got a plane down to London with him this morning. Asked him what he was doing up here and he said “I really can not comment on that. Ive been asked not to” why else would he be up here and wouldn’t be able to comment?

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  • dazzler

    Jan 18, 2015 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #34

    Lynn

    In London? It could surely be one of a thousand reasons, such as he used to work there and has friends in the area?

    That daft soccer sauce lot are saying it’s McLaren.

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 18, 2015 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #35

    At last serious nominations now. George Burley. We can but dream.

    Maybe we should just heave a dish of relief if we don’t get:-

    1/ any more of Mike’s seedy drinking buddies
    2/ someone who has a questionable penchant for (ahem) home movie making or frequenting lonely parking areas.
    3/ a former crap manager of ours
    4/ one of our recent players. ( by definition also likely to be crap)
    5/ Carver.

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  • Lynny

    Jan 18, 2015 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #36

    Also it doesn’t matter who the “head coach” is because they have no input into who comes and goes, so Carr should be working on pushing a list under chandleys nose regardless eh? There’s not long left in this window, so to spare us relegation we need a few quality players in. At least one centre half with experience and a proven goal scorer! I’d love to seethe tinker man up here though. Thoughts?

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  • Lynny

    Jan 18, 2015 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #37

    Lynny. And aye he left Newcaste Airport on a plane to London. He has no reason to be in Newcastle aye?

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  • Lynny

    Jan 18, 2015 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #38

    I wouldn’t mind McLaren up here either like, but I don’t know about him long term?

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  • count

    Jan 18, 2015 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #39

    Dazzler, she said “a plane DOWN TO London” presumably FROM NEWCASTLE. You might want to work on your ability to comprehend what peolle are saying and cut back on the snide poo-pooing.

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  • IrishGeordie9

    Jan 18, 2015 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #40

    It really frustrates me when all the empthasis on our game against Southampton was the fact that they had three top players injured. What about us? What!? Just because we arent in the top four they just disregard the fact that we are top of the injury league and have players at AFCON. We had Cissé-top goal scorer- Tioté, vice captain and Siem De jong (vice captain-£6 million signing) all out along with our most improved/influential player-Obertan. Aarons and Abeid aswell. If they are going to mention there injuries they could at least mention ours. Pr*cks!

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