There was no way that former Spurs manager Tim Sherwood would have been a good match for Newcastle, with their autocratic regime in place – and Tim would hardly have bowed down to the restrictions imposed on the head coach by owner Mike Ashley and Managing Director Lee Charnley.
Tim Sherwood – while managing Tottenham a year ago
In the Northern Echo today – the Newcastle regime is being compared with the old communist way of running things – when other people’s opinions (the peasants) didn’t matter, and the leaders would just go ahead following their communist principles – even though they never seemed to work.
We all know what happened to Communism in the late 1980s.
In Lee Charnley’s interview with the Chronicle on Tuesday night – which went over like a lead balloon with Newcastle fans – the head coach will be expected to coach the side and will be simply one of a committee of four in dealing with the transfers.
But Tim is more of an English type manager like Tony Pulis, and would want more say than that in the running of Newcastle.
Tim is also outspoken and wouldn’t have been willing to always toe the party line – which is a strict requirement of the new head coach.
Mike Ashley has an autocratic way of running the club, and those who don’t like it shouldn’t even apply – and they wouldn’t get the job in any case,
This is what Tim said yesterday about the vacant head coach position at Newcastle:
“This one, for me, is not something I will be interested in.” “I want to make sure the next managerial job is going to be the right one.”
“I want to be picky, I want to be picking the right one.” “I am still a young manager and I think there is plenty of time for me.”
“I don’t want to rush back into the first job offered.” “I’m desperate to get back in but I’m not desperate for anything.”
Like I’m not desperate enough to go take a job like the one at Newcastle.
Tim is not a company man, and he has his own ideas as he showed at Tottenham, and the Newcastle job would in no way be suited to his personality.
We wonder how many other top coaches will turn away from Newcastle once they understand how the head coach is expected to operate at Newcastle?
What do you think?
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