Newcastle To Miss Out On Opportunity To Appoint A Top Coach


The Star is reporting today in what they call an exclusive, that Newcastle are confident they can land Steve McClaren as their new head coach in the summer.

steve mcClaren derby

Steve McClaren – number one target

When Steve McClaren was asked whether he would be interested he’s been the consummate politician and said he’s only concentrating on getting Derby County promoted.

On Friday night Derby could only draw at home to Watford after being 2-1 up with only 15 minutes to play, and that was Derby’s 7th game without a win (4 defeats, 3 draws), as they remain in a slump.

The are now 6th top on 68 points, but only above Ipswich and Wolves on goal difference.

Watford have slipped to 4th place with Middlesbrough back on top, and next up for Derby is a trip to second bottom Wigan tomorrow afternoon – Easter Monday.

Steve still has a house in the north-east,  so it would be easy enough for him to move the Newcastle, and he’s still ambitious and we think he would want the job at Newcastle.

There are also reports we keep reading that the top brass at Newcastle have been impressed with John Carver, who will remain at Newcastle, and become McClaren’s right hand man, if the former England manager takes the job.

But it says something about the leadership at Newcastle if they are impressed with John, who has a record of two wins and seven defeats in 12 games in charge.

It seems results cannot be what they have been impressed with – so it’s got to be something else.

Maybe the fact he hasn’t made a fuss and not complained about Newcastle’s ridiculous and reckless dealings in the January transfer window, when seven players were shipped out plus the manager, and not one player was brought in.

It’s basically wrecked Newcastle’s season.

If Newcastle appoint Steve McClaren as coach, it’s more of the same, and Alan Pardew will have been replaced by somebody very similar.

Steve is a coach who doesn’t have the record to be the top man at Newcastle, who is another  Englishman, and political, and wouldn’t complain in public about his best players being sold at any time.

As Lee Charnley said at the Fans Forum earlier in the year that’s almost what the coach has to agree to before he would be appointed at Newcastle, and which top coach would want that type of job.

It’s very difficult to build a top side under those conditions as Alan Pardew found out, and Alan now has a much better shot at building a lasting good side at Crystal Palace, and he’s made an excellent start in London.

A McClaren appointment would signify that Mike Ashley is quite happy with Newcastle’s record, as long as we remain in the top league in England and get the big money every May from the Premier League.

That’s not good enough for Newcastle United.

Comments welcome.

Note: Mark Hammell is an avid reader of the blog and he has signed up for 7 endurance events totaling over 600 miles, after he has just recovered from a serious ACL injury.

Mark is doing this to raise money for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation. Here is Mark’s Justgiving page – see if you can help him out and help Bobby’s Foundation.

You can follow us on our three social media sites.



You can share this articleShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someonePin on PinterestDigg thisShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on Tumblr

11 comments so far

  • hibbit

    Apr 5, 2015 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #1

    its looking more and more likely Mcclarens got the the job another poor choice from ashley but also a big mistake by Mcclaren

    0
  • scout

    Apr 5, 2015 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #2

    Mclaren is the man. If you wanna stay up and finish between 8th and 13th why not.

    0
  • John Tudor

    Apr 5, 2015 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #3

    remove the scum

    0
  • hibbit

    Apr 5, 2015 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #4

    scout not sure he’s that good……… if its a done deal he must know who’s coming in and who’s going he will all so have worked with the 2 forest lads i don’t think there will be a fee for him if derby miss out on the prem he will be sacked

    0
  • Pokat

    Apr 5, 2015 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #5

    Bound to be someone like the brolly man someone underwhelming so us supporters don’t go getting any big ideas hahaha. Down boy down lol

    0
  • optimistic prime

    Apr 5, 2015 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #6

    The top brass seem easily pleased if there impressed with Carver

    0
  • NEWEXPATMAGPIE

    Apr 5, 2015 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #7

    If this is True?

    Why am i not in the Least bit surprised ?

    0
  • ash1001

    Apr 5, 2015 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #8

    Honest guys, have seen Charnley in action, and he scares me, as he is nothing more than Mike Ashleys puppet so anything can happen. Our beloved club is in trouble if they are thinking no further than McLaren and Carver, past history on both proves that.

    0
  • banjax

    Apr 5, 2015 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #9

    These guys will do as they’re told and so are invaluable to Mike Ashley. Yes Sir !

    0
  • scout

    Apr 5, 2015 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #10

    Very quiet on here today is everyone in church?

    0
  • tabuk toon army

    Apr 6, 2015 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #11

    Although as a toon supporter it means nothing to me i’m quite pleased for Pardew. Although he was limited as a manager I believe he was immensely proud to be our boss and he showed real passion at times was always going to struggle being a southerner up here. In Carver we have the Geordie manager we all seem to yearn for however the man is a clown

    0

You must log in to post a comment.