Another Top Dutchman Now In Frame For Newcastle Job

There is a report in the Sunday People that Southampton boss Ronald Koeman is on the short-list at Newcastle United for their head coach position.

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Ronald Koeman – impressive Southampton coach

Derby boss Steve McClaren is still the favorite on SkyBet a 2-1 to take over in the summer,  but that is dependent on Derby County not getting promoted.

And the Championship leaders lost 2-0 at Fulham today, as did second top Middlesbrough who lost 2-0 at Hillsborough.

There’s no doubt Koeman has done a great job at Southampton this season, and according to the People he is now a major contender for the Newcastle job.

Koeman is contracted to the Saints,  and it would cost Newcastle £2M in compensation to get him – but we wonder if he would want to leave Southampton for Newcastle?

Southampton is an excellent club whose Youth Academy has worked wonders for many years, and their target is to have 50% of their future squads come from their Academy.

And even though they sold about six of their top players last summer, they are still in 5th in the Premier League place after losing 1-0 at West Brom today.

They also have European ambitions, which cannot be said of the present day Newcastle.

The Saints are one of the best run clubs in England, and we have our doubts about whether Koeman would want to leave the south coast club for Newcastle United.

However, being a continental coach who was at Feyenoord for three seasons before joining Southampton last summer, he would be able to work within the (many) constraints at Newcastle.

But John Carver is still the cheap and easy option, and the way the club is run these days, John Carver still has a chance of taking over at Newcastle, even if his record is not too good.

John could always claim he didn’t have a strong squad, since many of our players are out injured and not available in the run-in, and Frenchman Massadio Haidara was carried off on a stretcher today in the 1-0 home win against Aston Villa.

We suppose it’s possible the Saints could lose their second manager in a year, after they lost Mauricio Pochettino last summer to Spurs.

And Southampton also scout coaches as well as players – so they would know which coaches they would go after if Ronald did leave.

Newcastle could learn a lot from the way Southampton are run as a club.

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20 comments so far

  • Thump

    Feb 28, 2015 at 11:30 PM

    Comment #1

    “Sunday People”


  • beermonkey

    Feb 28, 2015 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #2

    koemen lol I aint even reading it lol is april 1st already

  • craig1892

    Feb 28, 2015 at 11:42 PM

    Comment #3

    Yes I would take him, but can’t see why he would want to

  • Tsunki

    Feb 28, 2015 at 11:42 PM

    Comment #4

    Oh dear. Are we supposed to laugh? Cry? Dust off the sodastream and have another go at making Fizzy milk? Fill the Washing machine with scrabble tiles? I dunno. Oh I know – nominate Ron Koeman as our next manager! Nope. Too random.

  • JackButler

    Feb 28, 2015 at 11:48 PM

    Comment #5

    For the love of God, these journo’s are not even attempting to hide the fact that they are nothing but bare faced liars,

    Ronald Koeman to NUFC , more chance of water not being wet

  • Belfast

    Feb 28, 2015 at 11:53 PM

    Comment #6

    We laugh skunki we laugh hahaha

  • expatmag

    Mar 1, 2015 at 12:55 AM

    Comment #7

    Its Carver….forget the rest. He gas already confirmed his 3 year contract and the fat bastard walks away with another 4 million quid in his back pocket from Palace for Pardew.

  • Sanddavids

    Mar 1, 2015 at 1:43 AM

    Comment #8

    That’s like discuss if Mourinho is willing to join Arsenal next season or Van Gaal join Spur next season!

    Next time don’t waste my time reading your respond to an article wrote by some school boy.

  • Sav

    Mar 1, 2015 at 2:02 AM

    Comment #9

    Mashley will LURV the idea of Saints prospering after flogging half their team. But WHY would Koeman swap a really well run club like Saints, with one of the best academies in the land, to run away with the circus at SJP??
    More smoke – another few points and yellow-pack manager Carver will have it for 3 more years.

  • Reyantoon

    Mar 1, 2015 at 2:33 AM

    Comment #10

    First,happy we won yesterday.It’s big 3pts
    we slotted one foot in dream zone..
    Man utd currently playing some woeful fb,
    I think we can beat them.
    On BBC, Garth Crooks and Martin Kewon asked about the possibility that JC may get nu permanent job:

    Crooks said: If JC continues to win games his stock will rise…then chuckled;

    Kewon said: no more than caretaker boss.

  • Mag52

    Mar 1, 2015 at 2:50 AM

    Comment #11

    Important 3 points for us yesterday. Good overall response from the team following the drubbing by Man.City.
    As for the Sunday People report re Koeman – total garbage.

  • toonincheek

    Mar 1, 2015 at 3:17 AM

    Comment #12

    sanddavids –

    “don’t waste my time reading your respond to an article wrote by”

    If that’s how you feel, I’m surprised you finished reading the blog, let alone read the comments and not to mention bothering to respond.

    Solution lies with yersell.

  • Ben3arfa

    Mar 1, 2015 at 5:06 AM

    Comment #13


    Its Sunday morning everyone, go back to bed

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Mar 1, 2015 at 6:54 AM

    Comment #14

    Ed…you didn’t really have to post that…and make it that long!

  • catchy in norway

    Mar 1, 2015 at 7:05 AM

    Comment #15

    breaking news

    the next nufc manager is not dutch ,

    he or she is will probably be from Poland , Lithuania , Estonia , or somewhere like that,

    just saying

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Mar 1, 2015 at 7:32 AM

    Comment #16

    Half decent English manager, managing London club who won yesterday – maybe’s worth a punt!!!!!!!1

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Mar 1, 2015 at 7:49 AM

    Comment #17

    Charlie…just let it go will you

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Mar 1, 2015 at 7:55 AM

    Comment #18

    bit touchy this morning

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Mar 1, 2015 at 8:05 AM

    Comment #19

    Charlie…can just envision how this day will move forward if the morning topic have to him…again!

    …charlie there is nothing wrong with a bit of silence!

  • Big Archie

    Mar 1, 2015 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #20

    Isn’t it about time we had a story saying Mourinho was up for it?


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