Newcastle Unimpressed With Remi Garde

It was a report in the People on Sunday that we reported over the weekend – that Newcastle were supposed to be interested in Southampton manager Ronald Koeman, but even if that was true, we don’t think Ronald would leave the Saints for Newcastle. Southampton are a very well run club these days.

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Remi Garde – Newcastle unimpressed?

And it hasn’t taken too long for Koeman’s agent to pour cold water on that news – after all it was reported on a Sunday.

Guido Albers is Ronald’s agent, and this is what he said when asked about the report:

“It’s absolute nonsense.”

So that seems pretty straight. 😀

What we didn’t report on Sunday is that in the People report,  they also indicated that the top brass at Newcastle had interviewed former Lyon coach Remi Garde, and said they were not too impressed with him.

“Club chiefs are left unimpressed after talks with Remi Garde.”

That could also be untrue – but it looks like if anybody is going to get the job from the continent it’s Remi Garde, who keeps saying he cannot talk about the Newcastle job, because of a confidentiality agreement he has with the club.

The other two favorites remain Englishmen Steve McClaren and John Carver, and John is fitting in very nicely with Lee Charnley and Mike Ashley at the club, and he certainly supports the Newcastle hierarchy.

Only yesterday John supported the upper management and said Alan Shearer was simply wrong when he said Newcastle are left with no ambition or spirit under Mike Ashley.

We’ll just have to wait and see how the rest of the season goes, and then who is appointed the head coach in the summer.

Off all the viable candidates it looks to us like Garde is probably the best one.

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16 comments so far

  • Rotonda heights

    Mar 4, 2015 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #1

    shearer was spot on. carver knows he’ll never get a gig like this again even if he is patently not up to it.

  • sickandtired

    Mar 4, 2015 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #2


    For a Club who thinks JC is the answer then their thoughts mean bugger all to me.

    It’s an embarrassment beyond words – though JC just keeps spouting off.

  • thai-mag

    Mar 4, 2015 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #3

    Not even a third rate manager would come to this nut house, we’re stuck with 4th rate Carver I’m afraid

  • Harley

    Mar 4, 2015 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #4

    He’s got nothing on Carver!!

  • carl

    Mar 4, 2015 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #5

    If JC is the answer. Then what is the question?

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Mar 4, 2015 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #6

    British interest in Koeman dismissed as ‘absolute nonsense’

    Newcastle United have never had interest in Ronald Koeman. So says the representative of the Southampton coach Guido Albers

  • Malta Mag

    Mar 4, 2015 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #7

    I’ve said it once and I’ll keep saying it, John Carver is one of us and whether he’s the best candidate or not, he doesn’t deserve the vile he’s getting on this blog. The bloke bleeds Black and White and is probably an excellent coach however his credentials to become the main man are still in doubt and there may well be more suitable candidates. Until another name is put forward then John Carver deserves far better than the crap he is getting for sure. The same ones who slagged off Jonas who was another who gave nothing less than 100% for the cause and yet now sing his praises after his cancer scare should have learned valuable lessons????

  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Mar 4, 2015 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #8

    Bishop putting in the groundwork to try and justify carver in the long run then.

  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Mar 4, 2015 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #9

    Malta – All my respect for him evaporated as soon as he felt the need to blindly spout Ashley’s line.

    No problem with him coaching the team, concentrating on the team and showing some dignity, humility and respect. He’s done his utmost to not do that.

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Mar 4, 2015 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #10

    Shearer should know!

    End of Season 2008 – 2009

    8 games 4 points

    Sat Apr-04
    Chelsea (h) 0-2
    Sat Apr-11
    Stoke City (a) 1-1
    Sun Apr-19
    Tottenham Hotspur (a) 0-1
    Mon Apr-27
    Portsmouth (h) 0-0
    Sun May-03
    Liverpool (a) 0-3
    Mon May-11
    Middlesbrough (h) 3-1
    Sat May-16
    Fulham (h) 0-1
    Sun May-24
    Aston Villa (a) 0-1

  • SBergenwall

    Mar 4, 2015 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #11

    I don’t think the frustration is against JC, it’s against the Mike Ashley. However, John is the only person they can aim their frustration at since he’s the only one that shows himself in the media etc.

    I don’t think he is the answer though, looking at his records, the way he sets up the etc. I think the players need a fresh start with a new manager. JC and AP is too alike in their management style.. JC isn’t helping himself in the media either by saying things like “I was brave today” etc.

  • firebug666

    Mar 4, 2015 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #12

    Malta Mag

    Carver is an imbecile, a complete twonk.

    His interviews a full of incoherent babble, lies and delusions of grandeur.

    Our players are unfit, lack any sort of team cohesion, struggle to string two forward passes together and lack any sort of game plan.

    When Carver stepped into the head coach position, he spouted of nonsense about finishing 8th, 7th, 6th, or even 5th why not he said.

    Well here’s a news flash for Carver, Your going the wrong fcuking way.

    Finally, he wanted this job, and he has been doing everything short of begging to get it, (the begging will come later) well now he has what he wanted, and he has to take the flack too, but in his case it’s justified.

  • Average_Contents

    Mar 4, 2015 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #13


    He’s done nothing but lick arse since being in charge. He’ll do ABSOLUTELY anything (can you hear me mike?) He’ll put up with ABSOLUTELY anything (can you hear me mike?) He doesn’t care who’s bought who’s sold (can you hear me mike?) injuries? He’ll deal with it even when he knows in his own mind the squads threadbare (so does everyone else) but then he says “the squads strong”

    He’s along for the ride and willing to feed us the club bullshit, living off being a geordie, living off Sir Bob and he thinks it helps and endears him to us when the opposite is happening.

    It doesn’t matter where he’s from or who he’s worked with. He’s got no shame and quite frankly has shown over the games he’s been in charge that he’s not good enough but worst of all he doesn’t care. He’s in the managers (head coach) space, he’s sat in the managers (head coach) chair. He’s happy.

    He’s an arse licker of the highest order.

    Again what’s him being a geordie got to do with it? Got to do with it, what’s love but a second hand emotion. (Little bit of Tina but relevant where the slug and now johnny boy are concerned)

  • Lindisfarne

    Mar 4, 2015 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #14

    Looking at the stats there are a few positives, despite their passing accuracy and average player rating being a firm 7 compared to our upper 6.

    Manchester United Characteristics
    Shooting from direct free kicks
    Finishing scoring chances
    Attacking set pieces
    Creating long shot opportunities
    Creating chances using through balls
    Stealing the ball from the opposition
    Stopping opponents from creating chances
    Aerial duels
    Protecting the lead

    # Manchester United Style
    Possession football
    Control the game in the opposition’s half
    Attacking down the right
    Attempt through balls often

    They have not won just over half of their matches and we are actually only 5 points behind where we should aim to be. They play in the oppositions half, but are not full of confidence or skill and are susceptible to a counter attack. They have lost the in grained mental attitude that they will win, becoming used to conceding and disappointment.

    If we give them any encouragement (or an early penalty) we will struggle big time, but if we can deploy a strong defence that they struggle to dominate we have a chance. I would ‘love it’ to see a full flowing attacking game from the Toon but it would be to open and easily cut through. Better to start by putting a wet blanket on the game and give them no opportunity to shoot on goal.

  • Sav

    Mar 5, 2015 at 3:06 AM

    Comment #15

    Top Brass? At Newcastle?? You don’t mean Chinless Charnley who knows beggar all about football?? And I doubt Mashley will bother turning up to first interview. So who are we talking about? Carr?? Carver??? Beardo???? I’m running out of question marks and will have to start on the exclamations, Ed, if you keep this up.

  • Sav

    Mar 5, 2015 at 3:07 AM

    Comment #16

    Sorry, but this is laughable.


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