Top English Coach Available In Summer – Newcastle Alerted

Lee Charnley said at the Fan Forum meeting on Monday night that Newcastle United would choose their new head coach at the end of the season, and that now much was going on at the moment.

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Paul Clement at Real Madrid

It remains to be seen who will be available at that time, but Newcastle will have been alerted today as Real Madrid assistant manager Paul Clement has said he would like to return to England to coach.

Paul is currently Carlo Ancelotti’s assistant manager in Madrid, and he worked at Chelsea and PSG as well as at some other clubs.

This is what Paul has told ITV Sport:

“My own ambition is someday to be a manager or a head coach in my own right. Hopefully that will be sometime soon,”

“I’d like to go back to England and work, I’ve had a fantastic experience working abroad both in France and Spain it’s really broadened my knowledge as a coach.”

“And culturally as a person as well it’s been a fantastic lifestyle opportunity and experience.”

“But I really see the best opportunity for me to go back and work in England, but I don’t rule out other opportunities in other countries. I have an open mind to things.”

“But I think my best chance would be there because coaching in your own language where you’ve got the feel and the emotion as well is going to be the best for me.”

There are a few clubs who will want new managers in the summer, and they include QPR, but the biggest club looking for a new head coach is undoubtedly Newcastle United.

Whether Lee Charnley and company think that Paul Clement is the right head  coach for Newcastle is an open question, but it does look like he will be available this summer.

Paul was born in Wandsworth, London and the 43 year-old is highly regarded for his coaching abilities, but whether he will want to coach in London or travel to the north-east to lead Newcastle United forward is a good question.

But this is a case of Newcastle waiting to appoint a new head coach was definitely the right decision made in January, and it will give the Tyneside club more candidates to choose from in the summer, and more top coaches could still become available before the summer.

We hope at least Newcastle will discuss the head coach position at the club with Paul Clement – he would be an excellent choice to take Newcastle forward over the next few years.

What do you think?

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36 comments so far

  • AncientC

    Mar 8, 2015 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #1

    Real Madrid do not play good football, but they do have great players… imagine Paul Clement with our squad, trying to play the Real Madrid way.

    Williamson long balls out from the back trying to counter-attack, maybe Obertan or Gouffran trying to run onto those long balls… sounds very familiar.

    He would be worth a punt, but I would have my reservations. (If he were available)

  • one fine day

    Mar 8, 2015 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #2

    Be a bit like leaving your job at the Bentley dealership to work at fat mikes used motors .Its carvers job he is perfect for what chich and charn want

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Mar 8, 2015 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #3

    “Real Madrid do not play good football”

    Real Madrid
    Position in league 1st /Top /Apex /Lider
    Games played 26
    Won 20
    Drawn 1
    Lost 5
    Goals 75
    Goal diff PLUS 51!
    Points 61

    No need for a comment really

  • AncientC

    Mar 8, 2015 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #4

    Jeff – Chelsea also won the Champions League a few years ago, were they playing the best football in Europe?

    Real Madrid are the richest club in the world, what do you expect when they are playing in a league which divides the majority of its funds between 2 sides.

    I stand by my claim, Real Madrid’s style of football isn’t anything special, but when you have the players that they have, it takes it to another level.

  • jayphoto

    Mar 8, 2015 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #5

    No idea on clement or his football views or something philosophies! I wouldn’t want mourinhos style here unless it was actually jose! Pardew has a similar style to mourinho and it only works with money and worldclass players.
    Real madrid are a pure ancelotti team in style. I don’t see clements stamp at all.
    When thinking hes a good assistant, just remember, Carver AND mourinho were sir bobbys assistants…

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Mar 8, 2015 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #6

    Between 2 clubs ?
    The final of the CL 2 years ago was between 2 Spanish sides and neither was Barcelona !

  • beermonkey

    Mar 8, 2015 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #7

    winning football don’t have to be pretty mouriniho has made a career out of winning football but his teams are never pretty
    Chelsea now are pretty good on the eye though at times

  • toonincheek

    Mar 8, 2015 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #8

    Clement has experience of getting the best out of top
    top players.
    Head Coach at NUFC is a completely different scenario.

  • ToonMatt

    Mar 8, 2015 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #9

    The job is a 100% Carvers.

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Mar 8, 2015 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #10

    “Clement has experience of getting the best out of top top players.
    Head Coach at NUFC is a completely different scenario.”

    Paul Clement’s predecessor as Asst Manager at Real was Aitor Karanka.
    He seems to have no problem with Boro’s inferior players.
    A top coach is a top coach end of !

  • AncientC

    Mar 8, 2015 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #11

    Jeff from Benwell

    “Between 2 clubs ?
    The final of the CL 2 years ago was between 2 Spanish sides and neither was Barcelona !”

    Shame that Courtois, Costa and Luis and now playing at Chelsea. Atletico Madrid are back to their normal position of 3rd/4th in La Liga.

    La Liga IS a two horse race, perhaps once in every decade a team will break that up, with the result being that side selling their best players and dropping out again.

    Atletico Madrid will no doubt lose even more players, with Simeone moving to another club and possibly bringing some players with him.

  • JamesToon

    Mar 8, 2015 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #12

    I personally don’t like Real Madrid’s style. They play in a way suited to their players, i couldn’t see clement giving us an identity at all. Would much rather have Karanka.

  • Ben3arfa

    Mar 8, 2015 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #13

    Anyone thats watched French football will know that Djilobodji is an absolute beast and is probably better than van Dijk.

  • JamesToon

    Mar 8, 2015 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #14

    We want someone who’s going to stamp their mark on our club, someone who’s going to take us forward and leave us in a good position in the future, so that if he leaves, we can say to the next head coach “Carry on what he did”

  • Obertan's better than Messi

    Mar 8, 2015 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #15

    Who alerted NUFC?

    Bollox Sunday non-story. C’mon Ed this is desperate blogging.

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Mar 8, 2015 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #16

    Wouldn’t we be better off with someone who has somewhat of a record of getting the best out of very less?

    …difficult to see how people like Paul Clement will work out at s club like Newcastle.

    Never mind that anyway…until JC more ir less relegate us we are stuck with him! Simple as that!

  • lesh

    Mar 8, 2015 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #17

    Clement works under Ancelotti, McLaren under Ferguson and Carver under Bobby Robson bless him.

    Given Carver’s contribution so far, does it follow that working with a world-class manager would necessarily make a good Head Coach for Newcastle United?

    Carver’s ability certainly shows the flaw in that argument.

    Caveat emptor!

  • beermonkey

    Mar 8, 2015 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #18

    the fans cant want and want
    the only person that will get what he wants will be Ashley
    poundland premier league football

    until we make him change his mind or remove him from the club its all we will ever have

  • lesh

    Mar 8, 2015 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #19


    Judging by Carver, succession planning seems to be a strategy that’s passed Ashley by!

    Plan for the future? Plan for the minute’s more like it. How SD does it, god only knows.

  • Obertan's better than Messi

    Mar 8, 2015 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #20

    Carver will be the cheapest and easiest option.
    Already throwing cups and sucking up nicely.

    Unless he seriously f***s it up the job’s his.
    He knew Bobby Robson too …

  • beermonkey

    Mar 8, 2015 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #21

    * can want and want

  • lesh

    Mar 8, 2015 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #22


    Planning for the future, succession planning doesn’t seem to be in Ashley’s idiots guide to management book.

    How SD develops its managers, god only knows.

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Mar 8, 2015 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #23

    Obertan’s better than Messi

    Actually you cheeky fcukwit it is a press released “come and get me” call

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Mar 8, 2015 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #24

    How a guy like a become successful billionaire businessman is beyond me! Can’t see that empire lasting long!

    …he’s just s bully…no one likes a bully and time usually catch up with them. I just don’t want to wait until it does

    We all know Sky won’t accept half empty stadiums with the new TV deal so start clearing the stadium and buy a ST for the Theater instead! Culture the essence of life anyway. Does of you who have children, think about them when you purchase your next ST to keep Mike at the club.

  • lesh

    Mar 8, 2015 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #25

    Pavel’s summarised our striker shortage but the way that Charnley’ll justify the situation is by saying not buying was a deliberate ploy to allow them to assess Carver’s tactical astuteness!

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Mar 8, 2015 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #26


    Oh dear are you suffering the Scandinavian Sunday blues ?

    You’ll be hitting the Aquavit next.

    Then the neighbours will be telling you to stop playing Den Lille Pige at full volume.

  • LGFUAD21

    Mar 8, 2015 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #27

    There are many whispers that this will be the guy that takes over from Wenger at Arsenal.

    Wenger will move upstairs as a DOF with a coach working under him.

    Either way I know Paul is hugely respected in the world of football for being an exceptional coach hence why Ancelotti has taken him with him to PSG and Real Madrid. Ancelotti in my opinion is one of the best coaches out there who has never quite been given enough credit in England.

    Can’t believe Chelski fired him for finishing second the season after winning the double.

  • Obertan's better than Messi

    Mar 8, 2015 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #28

    Jeff from Benwell

    It is originally from an ITV interview released on Friday 6th.

    General stuff but at the end he’s asked about QPR not a mention of Newcastle.

    That’s the journalists and Ed.
    No research and churning out dross for the sake of posting six new blog pages.

    Also thanks for the personal attack. Keyboard warrior.

  • chasing_rabbits

    Mar 8, 2015 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #29

    Jeff, I think you need to go for a lie down

  • toon kk

    Mar 8, 2015 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #30

    The ST holders are bringing dross football on them selves by paying too watch it, talk about ambition?
    MA will change absolutely nothing with 50,000 mugs filling his pockets, and why should he?
    Wake up!

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Mar 8, 2015 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #31

    Jeff…all I am hearing from you is beep beep!!!

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Mar 8, 2015 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #32

    The worry about getting Clement is a proper lack of experience in the head coach role hes probably going to need a lot of time to get it right , I think that would be a disaster waiting to happen with the way this season has gone fans patience next season will be ready to explode especially if they dont get the proper players in needed

    I mean this guy works with Varane , Ramos , Ronaldo, Modric etc every week working with our players who go missing and do stupid things on the pitch like Tiote , Gouffran , Anita , Willamson , Krul or Sissoko is going to be a severe culture shock

    As much as getting the right coach in is important getting the right players in is just as important we need a proper centre half who is powerful , fast and dominant in the air as well as a striker who is the same build as the centre back , a proper right winger who has end product , a left back , a right back and a goal scoring centre mid as a MINIMUM

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Mar 8, 2015 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #33

    Poll result says more than 70% of Newcastle fans would stop going under Mike Ashley if matchdays were ruled alcohol free and the social reasons disappeared!

  • toon kk

    Mar 8, 2015 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #34

    It wouldn’t matter which top coach came in, unless MA dramatically improved our budget squad.
    People would be on here complaining about the new coach.
    We would struggle to get into the play offs if we were in the championship.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 8, 2015 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #35

    As a coach Clement has a fantastic record and has worked for some of the finest managers going
    Within the game he is massivley respected and I’m sure after his comments there will be a huge amount clubs lining up for his services

    Given the forum minutes and restrictions in place we’d be better off appointing a coach in Clements mould rather than a manager?

  • Sav

    Mar 9, 2015 at 12:46 AM

    Comment #36

    Clement is 43, not 23, so why would the north-east not appeal as a place for a family man? Meanwhile, supposed Newcastle target Gregory van der Weil of PSG says, “I had the chance to go to Newcastle but I didn’t want to live in a place like that. I prefer Paris – everything is trendy and alive.” Ouch!


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