Unknown Englishmen Could Be Shock Appointment At Newcastle


52 year-old Mark Warburton is the current Brentford manager,  and they have done very well since he took over as the manager – his first ever appointment as a manager – in December of 2013, when then manager Uwe Roller left to join Wigan Athletic.

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Mark Warburton – Brentford’s successful manager

Mark seems an interesting (and strong) personality and he has his own ideas about coaching, and certainly in the fourteen months he’s been manager he’s done extremely well and he currently has Brentford just one point off a play-off place in 7th place after getting them promoted last season.

We’ve tried to piece together his career in football, and from 1990 he was out of the game until he joined the Watford Youth Academy in 2006.

Here’s a timeline of what he’s done so far in his football career:

  • In his playing career Warburton played in non-league football for Enfield and Boreham Wood but cruciate ligament injuries to his knee ended his playing career early – around 1990.
  • After touring Europe on his own time and money and studying coaching methods at clubs like Sporting Lisbon, Ajax, Valencia, Barcelona and Willem II he was offered a permanent coaching job with Watford with their Youth Academy in 2006
  • In 2009, he became the Assistant Academy Manager at Watford
  • In February of 2011 Brentford fired their manager Andy Scott and Nicky Forster was appointed caretaker manager and he appointed Warburton as his first team coach
  • Forster (and Warburton) was given the role on a permanent basis until the end of the 2010–2011 season, when Uwe Rosler was appointed the manager.
  • Warburton moved into the role of Sporting Director at Brentford in the summer of 2011. His role included dealing with agents, club finances and contracts, in addition to scouting young players and recommending them to management
  • In December of 2013 Rosler was hired by Championship side Wigan Athletic
  • Warburton was announced as the new Brentford manager in that same month, on a deal running through the end of the 2013–2014 season.
  • Brentford were unbeaten in their first 19 league games under Warburton, and the club went surging up the league table and in May of last year Brentford were promoted to the Championship as runners-up to Wolverhampton Wanderers – Brentford won 17, drew six and lost four last season under Mark last season – a 63% win rate
  • In June last year, Warburton pledged his future to Brentford by signing a one-year rolling contract, much like the one Bobby Robson has at Newcastle
  • Last week Brentford confirmed that Warburton, assistant David Weir and Sporting Director Frank McParland would all be leaving the club at the end of this season, citing differences with owner Matthew Benham’s remodelling of the club’s management structure.
  • At the moment Brentford are in 7th place in the Championship, just one point off a playoff position, with 58 points from their 33 games
  • Since taking over Brentford on 10th December 2013 he has managed 63 games, won 35, drawn 11 and lost 17 for a win ratio of 55.6% and a loss ratio of 27%

It seems that Mike Ashley would like to appoint another Englishman to the job, and it’s not a coincidence that Steve McClaren and John Carver and are the two current favorites for the job.

And if John Carver had anything like a decent record through the end of the season,  he would probably get the job, but that’s looking rather remote now, with John seemingly out of his depth as the top man.

One important characteristic of the new head coach is that he will have to buy into the way Mike Ashley and Lee Charnley run the club, with players likely to be sold at any time, when a suitable and acceptable offer comes in.

We think that’s why it would be easy for Newcastle to appoint John Carver to the job, because he’s made it clear he would not rock the boat, one little bit.

John has said he thinks Newcastle didn’t need any new players last month, and thanked Managing Director Lee Charnley for not selling Papiss Cisse last month, so he’s in lock-step with the upper management at Newcastle.

Mark seems like a strong personality and he certainly has his own ideas, and is at loggerheads with the Brentford owner at the moment, in the way he wants to restructure the club’s management structure, so Mark is available at the end of the season.

But Warburton has precious little experience in club management, but on the other hand he’s done extremely well in the 14 months he’s been the Brentford manager.

But on the positive side,  this is how great managers start their careers – they do remarkably well almost immediately  – Brian Clough and Jose Mourinho being two good examples – both multiple European Cup  (Champions League) winners.

But it would still be a huge gamble if Newcastle did appoint Mark Warburton – but you just never know with Newcastle.

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77 comments so far

  • optimistic prime

    Feb 25, 2015 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #1

    Repost

    The only players coming to NUFC will be free or under £10million!

    We’ll get rid of around 10 and bring in around 5, good chance that’ll include the 2 Forrest lads.

    Anyone expecting more will most likely be very disappointed.

    Just incase you haven’t worked out the goal of the current regime after 8years..

    Minimum outlay maximum profit.

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  • optimistic prime

    Feb 25, 2015 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #2

    So this Guy Carver or Mclaren

    I’d prefer one of the real 3 stooges than one of those 3.

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  • voodoo85

    Feb 25, 2015 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #3

    From what i’ve heard, Warburton is leaving due to difference of opinion with Brentford owner. The owner wants to have a head-coach like role as he does with his other club in Sweden (?).

    Warburton wants to be the manager, not the coach so can’t see him coming to Newcastle tbh

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  • voodoo85

    Feb 25, 2015 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #4

    from SkySports article about Warburton leaving:

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    As part of a remodelling of the club’s football management, a Head Coach will be appointed to work alongside a new Sporting Director.

    “There will also be a new recruitment structure using a mixture of traditional scouting and other tools including mathematical modelling.

    “As part of the new recruitment structure, the Head Coach will have a strong input in to the players brought in to the club but not an absolute veto.

    “The club wish to implement these changes in time for the next transfer window that opens this summer.

    “The club want the new structure to be a long-term way of working which is independent of whoever is in the Head Coach role.

    “Frank, Mark and David have decided, following long discussions with Matthew, that they feel unable to work under the changed structure and approach as it differs from their football philosophy.”

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    Can’t see Warburton wanting to be a head-coach and work under Ashley’s structure either

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  • Average_Contents

    Feb 25, 2015 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #5

    Here’s a fact. Your infatuated with the slug.

    I never said my opinions are fact. They are just opinions but as I’ve stated previously, they are born from the evidence presented to us since he’s been here. Nearly 8 years of dampening down expectations to the point that fans like yourself are happy to accept it and even back it.

    Now I know you might not like to answer as many today have asked you – what makes you think otherwise? Please provide facts if at all possible.

    I’d wager you can infact provide zero facts to back up your tomorrow theory. Much like myself and others when we say it’ll never happen. The only difference being we have history and past actions on our side. What do you have?

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Feb 25, 2015 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #6

    Out of all the British based merry go round managers I would have McLaren .

    If you still picture him as the wally with a brolly you would be wrong . Derby play the best football in the Championship and he has managed abroad as well .

    Definiteley not my first choice but a hell of a lot better than Carr. Needs to sort his hair out first mind you, just shave it off Steve 😉 .

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  • welshgeordie9

    Feb 25, 2015 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #7

    So we i mean some wanted pardew out and could be replaced who exactly.

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Feb 25, 2015 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #8

    optimistic prime // Feb 25, 2015 at 8:29 PM

    So this Guy Carver or Mclaren

    I’d prefer one of the real 3 stooges than one of those 3.

    What ? – Jail for Ashley – Rotonda – or MrTuff

    Ha Ha Ha

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  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 25, 2015 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #9

    I too have been conducting my own search for a new head coach for us, to help Mike and Lee. I found a good list and immediately looked at page 10 where the most affordable managers are. What about Anatoliy Piskovets? A 27.3 win percentage! Probably would love to move out of Ukraine! Bring him in now Mike!!!

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  • welshgeordie9

    Feb 25, 2015 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #10

    Jeff

    You forgot Average.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 25, 2015 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #11

    Piskovets! Piskovets!
    You’re our man!

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  • Phil K

    Feb 25, 2015 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #12

    Prefer Warburton to bloody Carver, thats for sure.
    But then, I prefer Rab C Nesbitt to Carver

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  • geordie157

    Feb 25, 2015 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #13

    Mertesacker really is rubbish. Kondogbia looks like a player who can develop into a midfield superstar.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 25, 2015 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #14

    What about Piskovets Phil K mate? How can we turn him down? He has actual football experience. With actual footballers! It’s an amazing opportunity.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Feb 25, 2015 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #15

    i know why Mr Tuff has been in a bad mood, GeordieTwo has got one of his thongs.

    Ha ha ha

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Feb 25, 2015 at 9:06 PM

    Comment #16

    To any new posters
    I must explain
    Geordie 2 has had a lot of ice hockey stick blows to his heid

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  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 25, 2015 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #17

    Piskovets is our man! He can lead us to further mediocrity! Wor players will have to learn Ukrainian of course. I see an exciting 14th place finish next season under Piskovets!!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 25, 2015 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #18

    I’m just worried Chelsea will snap Piskovets up and sack that idiot Mourinho before we can swing into action! This is a crucial time Mike!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 25, 2015 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #19

    If we lose out on Piskovets I”ll be soooooo upset.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 25, 2015 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #20

    Beermonkey’s response to wor hiring of Piskovets: 😯

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  • BoyDoneGood

    Feb 25, 2015 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #21

    [reposted]

    Avg. C.

    I am not infatuated with the owner – I never think about owners except in these discussions. I think about development. If you always replace like-for-like you lock yourself into a system. Take Everton. Martinez doesn’t look too happy with the system he inherited. I reckon if somebody made a massive offer for Baines – and why not? good player – he would not be replaced with an out-and-out wing back. Well, maybe not a great example, but a manager needs to have some kind of belief in his own strategy.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 25, 2015 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #22

    That’s why we’ve done so well BoyDoneGood. Because our managers believe in their strategies. Then they talk to Mike and run away screaming.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 25, 2015 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #23

    I mean Piskovets managed Olimpia Elblag for heaven’s sakes! We could have the man who managed Elblag!!!!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 25, 2015 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #24

    A lot of you are too stunned to respond. I understand completely,

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  • BoyDoneGood

    Feb 25, 2015 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #26

    Why any optimism?

    Firstly, MA is a businessman. He does not want his brand linked with a club which is becoming a laughing stock (Linneker etc, many others…) If his interest in NUFC is as an advertising vehicle, then he aspires to higher things. I can’t see any rhyme or reason, business-wise, in scaling back on spending and appointments, except to clear the decks for a new set-up.

    Secondly, the pessimism flying around here is based on a myth of 8 seasons of “midtable mediocrity” and unspent profits. Not so. For the first 5 years (have I got this right) there were no profits. We are in a new phase. And I can remember the climb back, from relegation to a 5th place finish. Keegan’s millionaires never managed better than 2nd. So the bland midtable mediocrity is not an 8-year feature at all.

    Come June I’ll either be crowing unbearably or humbly eating my words. Probably won’t be so sulky that I start calling people “fcuking sad prick” or “thieving fat cnut” though..

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  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 25, 2015 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #27

    With all due respect I hope you’re right BoyDoneGood. I’m convinced you’re wrong however. The summer will be very interesting but for the wrong reasons. We should go with Piskovets before it’s too late.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 25, 2015 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #29

    Do the supporters wear that or the players Jeff? No wonder Piskovets doesn’t work for them anymore. Harrumph!!!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 25, 2015 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #30

    Not true Jeff. I’m in behind, peeing in the lads’ back pockets.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 25, 2015 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #31

    Direct quote from Piskovets:
    “4-2-3-1? A pox on you I say. We go 4-3-3!!!! Attack!!! Attack!!! Attack!!!!!

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  • the white tino

    Feb 25, 2015 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #32

    Pennywell jiffy and sissybeanbad two of the biggest tits on here your both a joke!! club is sinking fast and you two tits are seeing positives??? Get real the slug is taking the piss we need him gone!! Wages lowered threadbare squad and happy to try and stay in league that’s our club!!! Fu##in tits

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  • NezzaNUFC

    Feb 25, 2015 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #33

    Hi guys, Iv’e watched a few championship games and I like Brentford style, they dominated Bournemouth and Warburton style reminds me of Keegan’s style back in the great days.

    Warburton maybe a championship manager but the championship is a tough league to play in, even though he prefers as role of manager I don’t he will pass the chance of becoming Newcastle head coach.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 25, 2015 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #34

    Don’t sugar coat it the white tino. Just have at them. They’re just easily satisfied. Like welshie with his goats.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 25, 2015 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #35

    The thong is on the other bollock now isn’t it Jeff?

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  • BoyDoneGood

    Feb 25, 2015 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #36

    Geordie Two
    “That’s why we’ve done so well BoyDoneGood. Because our managers believe in their strategies. Then they talk to Mike and run away screaming.”

    You know that for a fact? And you think I meant Carver when I suggested we need a manager with a strategic brain? No, I was thinking about a new manager – I’m sure I mentioned that recently – a good manager.

    But let’s hoof the ball into your half.
    1) How much will you spend to get us above midtable mediocrity with Carver in charge? Can’t be done? I agree.
    2) How much will you spend to get us above 5th place? Which coach, what sort of players? Spurs can’t hack it on £200M+,

    We’re not going to finish midtable… No, I know that. But we were on target for a top 10 finish with AP in charge, despite the appalling start to the season. So (ignoring the problem of Carver) either we have a top 10 squad or Pardew was an overachieving coach. Which do you think?

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  • ToonMatt

    Feb 25, 2015 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #37

    I bet 50,000 will turn up for his first game in charge lol, It’s embarrassing!

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  • welshgeordie9

    Feb 25, 2015 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #38

    GeordieTwo

    You’re really obsessed with goats, thongs and honey badgers aren’t you.

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  • AncientC

    Feb 25, 2015 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #39

    Arsenal fans going into meltdown over losing a game in the knock-out stages of the Champions League… must be tough at the top.

    Cue the lamenting, gnashing of teeth and calling for Wenger’s head.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 25, 2015 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #40

    I don’t see us getting above 5th place with anyone Mike could or would hire BoyDoneGood. In fact thinking about any football success whatsoever is a complete waste of time with Mike in charge. He doesn’t do football. He only does profits.

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