Support Mounting For This Man As Newcastle Head Coach


We had a report out yesterday that surmised Steve McClaren could be the new head coach at Newcastle this summer, with John Carver as his assistant, but that was completely dependent on Derby County not getting promoted to the Premier League in May.

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Steve McClaren – number one choice at Newcastle

And would you believe it but Derby are in a big slump at the moment, and they have lost their last two games and have only two points out of their last six games – they are now 5th in the Championship table.

The Mirror today is reporting that McClaren will become the new head coach at Newcastle in the summer, but that he will not have any negotiations with Newcastle until the league season ends.

The rumors back in January were Steve was a top target for Newcastle, but as we say it depends on whether Derby are promoted.

However, appointing the former England manager is consistent with what Lee Charnley said in the last Fan Forum meeting – that Newcastle would be doing nothing more about the head coach situation until the season is over.

It is also consistent with a story out last night that John Carver has been told he will be staying at Newcastle in some capacity next season, and that could mean he becomes the right hand man to McClaren.

We don’t think Steve will be a good coach for Newcastle, and he’s a safe choice for the Board and Mike Ashley, much like John Carver would be.

McClaren hasn’t shown he is a top coach in England, and he was a disaster as the England coach from 2004 through 2006, and was mediocre at best when he managed Middlesbrough for five years from 2001.

No changes would be necessary in the way Mike Ashley runs the club if Steve gets the appointment, and players will continue to be sold at any time, once the right bid comes in.

Our readers do not want Steve as the Newcastle head coach.

Do You Want To See Steve McClaren As Newcastle's New Head Coach?

  • No (84%, 4,966 Votes)
  • Yes (16%, 950 Votes)

Total Voters: 5,916

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What do you think?

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15 comments so far

  • hibbit

    Mar 29, 2015 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #1

    so 4500 have voted and not a comment i don’t think so……. is this an old vote rehashed ?????

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  • optimistic prime

    Mar 29, 2015 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #2

    I don’t care who we get, if carvers staying it’s a waste of time getting anyone in.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Mar 29, 2015 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #3

    hibbit – it is a previous poll from January -which appears to be still open.

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  • expatmag

    Mar 29, 2015 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #4

    Morning Tuff

    How are they hanging today?

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  • hibbit

    Mar 29, 2015 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #5

    thanks mr tuff thought the numbers were big

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  • Sav

    Mar 29, 2015 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #6

    So we will sign a manager IF HE FAILS as a Championship manager.? ….Figures.

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Mar 29, 2015 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #7

    McClarens record as England manager is actually better than either SBR or Keegans

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/England_national_football_team_manager

    Strangely McClaren and Keegan both managed for 18 matches

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  • southerngeordie

    Mar 29, 2015 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #8

    I’m sorry Ed but this is dreadful. Why do you continually dismiss McClaren as a good coach? Instrumental in Man U winning the treble, major cup win at Boro and took them to UFEA cup final, title win with unfashionable Fc Twente, and arguably the most consistent team in the championship for two years playing the best football. Career average win percentage of 46% yep that sounds awful. Let’s up the board see sense and give it to someone with no premiership experience or better still John I see dead people Carver.

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  • JAMSHA(CARVER SLAYER)

    Mar 29, 2015 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #9

    we should be upgradeing this fkn club not downgrade.. unless M.A goes… this club will only be rich without talents

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  • Mister Tuff

    Mar 29, 2015 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #10

    expat – morning -hows things.

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  • Graeme

    Mar 29, 2015 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #11

    The thought that McClaren is the best we can do or the best we aspire too is a frightening one. Ambition? What ambition??

    A perfect oportunity to do something positive with the club, to revitalise the Fans AND the players with someone who can really develop what we have, improve what we are sadly lacking – and McLaren is the answer? You’re having a laugh.

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  • JAMSHA(CARVER SLAYER)

    Mar 29, 2015 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #12

    WELL PLAYED CLARKE

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  • toonbrother

    Mar 29, 2015 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #13

    cant wait to see mclaren in the dugout
    inspired decision by charnley if true
    htl !!!

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Mar 29, 2015 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #14

    If he’s in 6th place with favourites Derby then surely we should be looking at managers in that league who have got weaker sides above him. Brentford & Bournemouth managers would be a better shout. McLaren’s doing no better than Mick McCarthy and we all know how crap he is.

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  • theleckworthbird

    Mar 30, 2015 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #15

    No matter who we appoint as manager/coach, the dissenters will be out in force. Whoever gets the post let’s give him a chance and get behind the team. If after a couple of seasons of lowly positions, then have a go. But let the waters calm down.

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