Who Will Newcastle Appoint In The Summer?

When you look back at the appointment of John Carver as head coach at Newcastle for the rest of the season, it looked a reasonable enough appointment at the time, given that some of Newcastle’s reported top targets like Remi Garde and Christophe Galtier were not available.

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Lee Charnley – who will he appoint in the summer?

But John was untested as the head man in the Premier League, and last year when he took over from Alan Pardew after Alan was suspended for head-butting David Meyler, he did not do well in the seven games he was on the touchline, after the 4-1 win at Hull City on March 1st.

In fact we lost six of those games, conceded 15 goals and scored only two – a terrible run of results – and our only win was the 1-0 victory at home to Crustal Palace, which came with a stoppage time winner from who else – Papiss Cisse.

And John Carver has not done well in the 11 games in charge so far winning only two and losing six.

We don’t know who Newcastle will appoint in the summer, but unless Carver can turn things around and quickly, he will not get the job.

It would be too big a risk for the club, however much Lee Charnley and Graham Carr would like him as the head coach – he’s not good enough by a long way and he’s proving that.

Derby were beaten 1-0 at home to Middlesbrough last night in the Championship, and they are now on 67 points and five points behind joint leaders Middlesbrough and Watford.

If Derby are not promoted then it could well be that former England manager Steve McClaren could be appointed as our new head coach – so we are hoping they get promoted.

Of all the candidates mentioned who are available and want to come (Frank de Boer is not in that category any more), we’d be very happy to see Remi Garde get the job, but at this moment it’s hard to know what Newcastle will do.

This is the Board’s answer to a question on the head coach position at the recent Fan Forum meeting a few weeks ago

The board stated that it will not consider the matter again until the end of the season.

The board went through a lengthy process in terms of speaking to a number of people about coming to the club as a potential head coach.

The outcome of that process was that the board felt the best option was for John Carver to be appointed to the position until the end of the season, at which point it will be reviewed.

In the event the board should need to look for an external candidate in the summer for the position of Head Coach, the board would not have to start the process all over again due to the level of detail and work which went into the initial search.

What worries us about that statement is the last paragraph, and it seems they would be happy enough if they didn’t have to look for an external candidate.

But Carver has simply not produced the results, and with some tough games coming up, things could even get worse before the end of the season.

And we thought the last eight games of last season were bad enough.


The pain you have to go through as a Newcastle fan …….. seems endless.

Who do you think Newcastle will appoint this summer – and why.

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18 comments so far

  • firebug666

    Mar 18, 2015 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #1

    What initial search, you never looked beyond Carver, Ashley and his board of miscreants think we are all thick as bricks.

    First it’s whittling down 80 + candidates to a manageable number.

    Next it’s due diligence on the potential suitors.

    Then it’s waiting till the summer for the right man to be available.

    And now, it’s if we need to look externally.

    More BS for the masses.

  • catchy in norway

    Mar 18, 2015 at 8:31 AM

    Comment #2

    it was never a reasonable appointment in any sense of the word,

    you only had to look at the way we have been playing for 4 years to understand that, add to the fact he has been falling out with NUFC fans for the last 2 seasons, hmmm totally shocking appointment IMO

  • catchy in norway

    Mar 18, 2015 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #3

    Laurent Robert 32 // Mar 18, 2015 at 8:09 AM Having sympathy for a decimated squad is not happening. Not when Marveaux, Ben Arfa, M’Biwa, and Santon were released without any players coming in, amongst other things.

    sending players to rangers too,

  • banjax

    Mar 18, 2015 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #4

    If Newcastle are beaten at Sunderland it will be the last straw for many faithfull supporters who have lined Mr Cashly’s pockets with unswerving loyalty. Maybe it’s time now to push for the Owner and team we deserve and bring some pride and Geordie tradition back to our beloved club. Sometimes you have to be cruel to be kind. Time to demonstrate once and for all that we have had enough of the gutless performances and the penny pinching ownership of our club !

  • Average_Contents

    Mar 18, 2015 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #5

    That’s the bit that irks me more than anything else they said – in the event the board SHOULD need to look for an external candidate the groundworks already been carried out. Bollox. In the event? Billy bullshitting bishop at work. They had absolutely no intentions whatsoever in looking past johnny boy and probably won’t in the summer. He kept us up. That’s good enough.

    Fat fcuking slimy sociopathic slug OUT!

  • Average_Contents

    Mar 18, 2015 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #6

    Should read – if he keeps us up. Fcuking disgusting.

  • firebug666

    Mar 18, 2015 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #7

    Good morning Average, nice to see your in such good humour today.

    I think your right by the way, Carver was always the intended candidate, and is nailed on for the summer.

    Beardo says results in the development squad are not important, this also seems true of the first team too.

    Surly in development squad it is essential to develop a winning mentality with the players.

    Honestly mate the whole club is rotten to the core.

  • hibbit

    Mar 18, 2015 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #8

    i dont know if its just me but arsenal giving us good hammering on saturday could just be what we need for the crowed to turn the sunderland protest has been in everbody face all week with tv and the press coverage its time to get on there backs and stay there

  • Dreamcast1991

    Mar 18, 2015 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #9

    Hey guys, I’m new to the blog but like all of you I’m obviously a massive NUFC fan. I was just wondering relisticly which managers/head coaches would you all like to see in the dug out for us next season? Personally speaking I’d like Thomas Tuchel.

  • Harley

    Mar 18, 2015 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #10

    There is no solution to the problem other than to boycott the stadium until Ashley has either gone or changed his policy.

    Demonstrations, staying away for 1 game, protesting at the match, name calling, none of it will work on Ashley.

    Even if 10,000 stopped going (which would be a great achievement) it wouldn’t really matter. It would be 6-7m loss in ticket sales, nothing really compared to the TV money that keeps rolling in.

    If no one went to st James for a whole season and the place was only full of a few away supporters, he would have no choice but to sell.

    This will never happen as the ground is like a light to a moth for thousands of lost souls. “Support the team not the regime” is a noble stance, but also absurd as there is no way of doing one without the other.

    If fans really want Ashley gone they have to bite the bullet and accept that it’s going to take a season of hard work and determination.

    If people are not prepared to do this then it’s pointless complaining as they are the feeding the regime.IMO.

  • Ron Knee

    Mar 18, 2015 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #11

    That last paragraph was written before we went into meltdown, I think. JC has no chance of getting the job now.

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Mar 18, 2015 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #12

    If Derby get promotoed, McLaren will stay at Derby
    But if he fails to get the best team in the league promoted would we want him?

  • hibbit

    Mar 18, 2015 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #13

    beardsley says what the club tell him to say another one that sold out ashley

  • firebug666

    Mar 18, 2015 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #14

    Ron Knee

    Were we ever out of meltdown? The football has been dross for years, the results not so good either, if we have a meltdown now we may as well all just give up.

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Mar 18, 2015 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #15

    Beardsley saying Armstrong isn’t ready!!
    Neither are Gouffran, Sammy, Obertan, Riviere, Williamson & Anita (they have about 4 PL goals between them)
    you could add Colo, Jonas, and Ryan Taylor to that list
    armstrong has goals in him. he’s worth a try at least.

  • mindcompressor

    Mar 18, 2015 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #16

    I think only empty stadium can make some changes. Players already don’t bother (maybe except what club they will be playing next season). Maybe if TV will show empty stadium and fans gathered around stadium making support there, but not paying to Fatso, it will bring some attention of somebody who might buy NUFC out of current regime.

    If we will finish on 14-15th place, Carver will stay. We will sell Cisse, Tiote, Sissoko, Janmaat and Perez and bring guys from academy/Rangers. Next change will be around January when NUFC will be on 19th place in the league.

  • geordiemark

    Mar 18, 2015 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #17

    just stop buying season tickets, don’t go and buy ashleys shite from shitty sp shops if anyone does go don’t go in start chanting for the fat horrible bastard to go and take all the dead wood with him and that includes Beardsley and carver stone the whole lot he can even take the players with him if he wants because lets face it there shit anyways well take perez out of that but you can take the rest of them

    the club is done for finished as far as I can see

  • Sav

    Mar 18, 2015 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #18

    Garde, de Boer, Gaultier…am I alone in feeling that no decent mansger will want to work under the Mashley Method and any manager who will, unfortunately, like Pardew or JC, frankly, I don’t want.
    Unless there’s a watershed, an awakening and a realisation that this pared to the bone settling for survival is not good enough, I don’t think anything will change. That’d the sad truth.


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