Note To Lee Charnley – This Is Coach Newcastle Fans Want

Lee Charnley almost said yesterday that Newcastle will have to wait until the summer to get their head coach in as a replacement for Alan Pardew  – who we let go to Crystal Palace halfway through the season.

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Frank de Boer – Newcastle fans want him

That helped out Crystal Palace and we may be about to help out Arsenal by selling Cheick Tiote to them for around £10M this month.

We’re very good at helping other clubs out in the January transfer window – maybe we should think more about Newcastle?

One very good thing about waiting until the summer before we appoint a head coach is that more and better candidates will become available, and in the poll we have run – Frank de Boer is the top choice of Newcastle fans with over 6.000 readers having already votes.

Who Do You Want As New Newcastle Head Coach?

  • Frank de Boer (58%, 6,784 Votes)
  • Remi Garde (21%, 2,465 Votes)
  • Thomas Tuchel (9%, 1,025 Votes)
  • Temuri Ketsbaia (4%, 477 Votes)
  • Paul Clement (3%, 321 Votes)
  • Christophe Galtier (3%, 311 Votes)
  • Aitor Karanka (2%, 290 Votes)

Total Voters: 11,673

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We know there have been quotes in the press that Frank de Boer wouldn’t want the Newcastle job, but you never know, and as long as Frank thinks he can awaken what he calls a sleeping giant – there’s a chance he could take the Newcastle head coach position.

Wouldn’t that be something?

And that’s especially true because he will be available in the summer, while he’s not available half way through the season.

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135 comments so far

  • spitfire_

    Jan 21, 2015 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #1

    Yeah, this is what the fans want. The minor problem is that the club don’t even try to give the fans what they want. End of story.

  • Lynxie

    Jan 21, 2015 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #2

    The fans would also like an occasional exciting cup run, and to NOT be force fed bullsh1t at every opportunity. In fact there are lots of things the fans want………..
    but won’t get.

  • Ron Knee

    Jan 21, 2015 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #3

    More to the point: Does de Boer want us?

  • Obertan's better than Messi

    Jan 21, 2015 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #4

    Who cares …?

    Does it matter who coaches the team to 10th in the league and for the two losing cup matches as season?

    Don’t support Ashley’s NUFC.
    Keep your money in your pockets.

  • bosamuelson

    Jan 21, 2015 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #5

    I will get slated for this, but I actually think what is currently going on at the club is a good thing.

    Yes a risk indeed but if we were all asked with a pole from Ed would we have voted Yes or No if asked “Would you let Alan go tomorrow for 1m (let alone the 3mil that has been put about)?” I would guarantee it would be a overwhelming YES.

    The next thing I think is a good thing is making sure the right person comes in. Just think if we got another random, Joe Kinnear or even Alan Pardew to some extent. They were not, in our eyes good options. They were for the board because they down what they were told. What the board are trying to do is make sure the next person knows their role and buys into the idea. How much nicer would it be if we had front and backroom staff all actually going in the same direction.

    I think over all what we have to remember is Mike Ashley is using Newcastle football club as an advertisement for his Sports Direct company. That will not change. Even the voice of 50000 fans would not stop that happening, it just won’t it is worth millions for his company. But on the flip side the better the club is run both on and off the pitch then the better the players will perform ultimately.

    As I said I will get slated but the move from the ‘English’ style manager getting the millions upon millions to spend is going out…it has too. Purely from a financial point of view. Chairman will realise this soon and managers will follow too, albeit reluctantly, but they will if they are to have a job. I for one am always more excited to see an Abied, Rolando etc coming through than spending Xmil on a player to see them be miserable and want to move in two years time…Sissoko, Cabyae, Tiote, Debuche.

    To put a close to the post, do you not think with a back and front room staff working with a coach that understands their role right from the start, has the backing of the board when things go wrong and a 8 year contract. Do you not think that will develop a culture within the football club that would produce positive, productive (yes I mean financially) and eventually an increase in player and coach quality. I say eventually, but we have already seen it. Pardew was better than Kinnear etc. I truly believe our next head coach will be a surprise, they will be exciting and forward thinking…

    Can us fans do the same? Hope so.

  • croftus5678

    Jan 21, 2015 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #6

    so who would we lose out of 25 man squad that wouldnt hurt us to replace with usefull players ?

    i’d let go of ;
    raylor (too injury prone)
    anita (too avg)
    guti (not good enough)
    vukic (not good enough)
    tiote (liability)
    chucky (not used)
    river (not good enough imo)

    that gives us room for new players and those coming through next season.

  • tuka

    Jan 21, 2015 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #7

    Dream on!

  • The overrated Frenchman

    Jan 21, 2015 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #8

    I can’t imagine that someone with de Boer’s credentials would accept this Mickey Mouse “head coach” role that we have on offer. Being told by a football imbecile like Charnley and a hand-in-the-till old age pensioner like Carr who he can sign and who he can’t. Failing disastrous results Carver has the job. He’s tailor made for it. People need to stop thinking in terms of this being a football club as we have traditionally known it. It is a branch of Sports Direct, run in the same way with the same single objective – turn a profit.

  • SuperShearer

    Jan 21, 2015 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #9

    @bosamuelson certainly not going to slate you, I admire your optimism. I wish what you map out were true, I really do. But unfortunately it has been shown time and again by Ashley that he’s not interested in progressing us as a club, merely keeping us in the league. Perhaps they’re taking their time over this appointment to make sure the club is more sellable to someone but again, I doubt that.

  • Obertan's better than Messi

    Jan 21, 2015 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #10


    Great if Ashley was “team building”.
    But he’s not.
    NUFC is a shop window.
    Any decent player that comes through WILL be sold.

    Do you want your money in Ashley’s pocket?

    Don’t feed the slug.

  • davetoon

    Jan 21, 2015 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #11

    People slagging off Tiote today should hang their fcuking heads in shame

  • toonbrother

    Jan 21, 2015 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #12

    @11 davetoon
    hear hear

  • spitfire_

    Jan 21, 2015 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #13

    Charnley tell us that he thinks a few tranfer windows up front. Which should be only a good thing. But there is one huge problem. We didn’t live at the future. And that’s the problem with this b’shit statement. Charnley speak about the future, but not for the present. And I mean that we must drag to the summer with Williamson, Coloccini and Dummet at the CB, and with Carver.

    You just can’t expect that we will score more goals than our leaky defence will concede.

  • toonbrother

    Jan 21, 2015 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #14

    Tiote has served this club with distinction
    and if he leaves he deserves to be sent off with our best wishes
    Having said that he is not what he used to be
    If we can sell him for more than we paid for him, i think we should take the deal

  • toonbrother

    Jan 21, 2015 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #15

    I would like DeBoer but I would prefer McClaren
    1. Mcclaren
    2. Laudrup
    3. DeBoer

    in that order

  • a long way from newbiggin

    Jan 21, 2015 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #16

    Stop giving Ashley money till he shows some respect for the club and the supporters.


    Jan 21, 2015 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #17

    why would de boer manage a soon to be champianship club?

    on tiote . he can leave.. only for 10 mil ntg less…abeid is good enough to take his place…every game the lads been improveng

  • The overrated Frenchman

    Jan 21, 2015 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #18

    Tiote and Sissoko will both be sold. They’ve clearly had enough of this circus and want to play for a proper PL team. Both sales will show a profit you would expect, so I don’t see why it won’t happen. De Jong will be talked up to us as the “replacement” for Sissoko, and Abeid for Tiote – they’ll both be like “new signings”. And 50,000 lemmings will keep turning up every other week to watch this farce unfolding…

  • jimmysmith

    Jan 21, 2015 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #19

    I wonder if well return to our counter attacking set up that garnered all those points, once we have our speed merchants fit. Pardew used to get hammered for setting us up defensively, although it seems to me that when we open the game up, we more often than not get beat. De Jong is likely to come in, and we’ll play a more expansive game, at a slower pace, and in the process expose our somewhat porous defence. I think we are a nice side, but it’s a results business, and getting eleven men behind the ball and defending in two banks with a disciplined shape resulted in more than a few clean sheets as I recall, which now seems a distant memory.

  • The overrated Frenchman

    Jan 21, 2015 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #20

    You can’t see the forest for the trees jimmysmith. The problems we have go so much deeper than how we “set up the team”. I give up. Nobody seems to get it. Goodbye and good luck.

  • jimmysmith

    Jan 21, 2015 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #21


  • Average_Contents

    Jan 21, 2015 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #22

    Yes Jimmy

    All those clean sheets live long in the memory don’t they mate. So do the 3-0 and 4-0 hammerings on a constant basis. Where was the two banks of four and discipline then?

    You seem to have acquired selective memory or remember different games than everybody else.

    The king set up defensively and we STILL got smashed so saying if he opened up our play would of left us vulnerable and susceptible to getting beat by more and on a regular basis is quite frankly bollox. It happened anyway mate.

  • Markaccus

    Jan 21, 2015 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #23


    Pardew went back to using 4231 as soon as goofy et.c was fit. This halted our 6 game winning run. 433 was working. Of course he would have had his reasons for changing it, he wouldnt do it on a whim. No one would, but whatever those reasons were, they were obviously wrong, yet he still stuck to it.

  • beermonkey

    Jan 21, 2015 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #24

    so let me get this right without going back and reading it all

    no new manager
    no new players
    player will be sold of value is met

    seems like a normal day being a toon supporter to me
    a 100mill or more gamble then cos if we go down who in the squad will hang around in the championship maybe a few of the british players but that will be it so promotion wont be on the cards for swift return

  • jimmysmith

    Jan 21, 2015 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #25

    I don’t have a selective memory pal. We did have great defensive shape when we reverted to a counter attacking style, and we did have a number of clean sheets. The hammerings didn’t come when we set up to counter at pace.

  • geordie157

    Jan 21, 2015 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #26

    It sounds like it’s carver until the summer, then it will be garde or tuchel, with a slight chance on de boer.

    I’d be happy with that. Just hope we beat hull and stay clear of that relegation scrap. The return of de jong, obertan, abeid, raylor and aarons should hopefully give us enough to stay mid table. Centre back is still a big concern but looks like we are stuck with what we’ve got.

  • Average_Contents

    Jan 21, 2015 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #27

    I think it’s something like 33% + of our games whilst he was here resulted in losing by 3 or more goals.

    That’s a THIRD of games we got hammered in.

    That’s not keeping it tight is it? All those clean sheets are infact a figment of your overactive imagination unless your referring to the 5th place finish season where we barely scored more than we conceded and kept something like 11 clean sheets. What happened since is diabolical and for anybody to say he “kept it tight” is bordering on the ludicrous.

  • Bri

    Jan 21, 2015 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #28

    How long will it be before De Jong is back on the treatment table.

  • jimmysmith

    Jan 21, 2015 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #29

    I’m referring to the number of clean sheets we had in the small number of games this season when we set up to defend in numbers and counter attack at pace. That’s it, and I’m speculating if we might return to it. I’m not suggesting we should, I don’t know. I’m just pointing out it worked and now we are opening it up and shipping goals.

  • croftus5678

    Jan 21, 2015 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #30

    @28 bri

    3 reserve games so i’ve been hearing

  • Average_Contents

    Jan 21, 2015 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #31

    Just to add onto my previous post.

    Like mark said, the winning runs were born from playing 4-3-3 with fast counter-attacking football but once his favourites became available he reverted to type and hoyed the performing players out. He twice touched upon this winning formation and twice abandoned it in favour of his failed 4-2-3-1 because he knew best. Check the history books from the 5th place finish onwards and you’ll see we didn’t keep it tight.

  • jimmysmith

    Jan 21, 2015 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #32

    We kept 5 clean sheets in a row beginning with Man City result, we starting playing a counter attacking style a little before that with good result, it lasted until injury and a change in tactical approach. I’ve got no idea why you think I’m talking about anything else.

  • banjax

    Jan 21, 2015 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #33

    An expression of interest or better still a pre-contract agreement would be a sound way of ending the uncertainty for the players and the supporters, otherwise the risk of relegation looms large. It also means we can bring in a temporary caretaker to help keep the club in the Premiership. But all this waiting would mean someone like Frank de Boer coming to the club and being assured of funds and ambition because at the moment any top coach would be put off coming to us because of our lack of ambition.


    Jan 21, 2015 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #34


  • roblee7

    Jan 21, 2015 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #35

    Just a thought, did Ferreyra go to Dubai? if so, perhaps they’re still hoping he does something.

    On another note with Ferreyra, all well and good Charnley explaining the transfer policy etc, although what the hell happened with signing this lad Ferreyra? Is this not just proof it doesn’t work?? Was this supposed to be a wonder find from Carr? Pardew Ok’d it and decided he’s crap? A fairly expensive loan signing if he fails to make a single appearance

  • croftus5678

    Jan 21, 2015 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #36

    tbh guys i’ve seen how fast things can change in footy esp with our club !

    one min where down there then hey a big run of wins !
    the next min whoohoo looking at top 4 and then almost relegation.

    ashley and his minions will never change and hopefull as we are and how little things we tend to twist in our minds that ashley will sell us ! we all know inside that he wont as he makes too much off us.

    carver seems to be hated now by many as pards was and after a few results the oposit happens and its a minority that dont like him !

    personally i hated pards style of play and think we play better under carver ! i cant do anything about the manager only ashley and co can but again like we all know they dont care aslong as we stay in the prem so he can collect his tv money.

    carver is as good as pards imo both avg and the next coach will be avg and the one after him ect ect its the system that needs changing not the managers imo.

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 21, 2015 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #37

    What’s the point in having a long list of candidates if you are not sure whether or not they want to come here?

    …if they have been interviewed then make the decision now regardless of when they can actually start.

    Otherwise it just pissing about and taking us for a “joyride”!

    This club is a bunch of amateurs from top to bottom.

  • Average_Contents

    Jan 21, 2015 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #38

    But jimmy we shipped goals for fun regardless. It just happened to be when he played unknown quantities and teams hadn’t quite worked us out we performed smash and grab raids by hitting them on the counter.

    I’ll concede that we did seem to defend from the front and as a unit more during these miniscule good runs we went on but it was too little and not often enough because he couldn’t help himself and changed it. He tried to set us up defensively but with no gameplan apart from run and shoot the players looked lost on a weekly basis and the hammerings still happened. You tried to say that when he kept it tight we didn’t get hammered when in reality we still did. Playing 4-3-3 counter-attacking isn’t keeping it tight, it’s in essence exploiting another teams weakness and going for it or as the king likes to say “front foot” in our case we were very rarely on the front foot. We set-up to contain and failed miserably.

  • dazzler

    Jan 21, 2015 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #39

    I don’t really see the issue with letting tiote go in jan, as good as he once was he’s a liability now, his head went at the start of season so no point in keeping him if a decent bid comes in. I still think sissoko is overrated to hell but that doesn’t mean we don’t need to keep him until the summer at least.

  • lesh

    Jan 21, 2015 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #40


    Newcastle United pi$$ing about?



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