Can Newcastle Tempt This Brilliant Coach To Tyneside?

If a coach as good as Borussia Dortmund’s Jurgen Klopp had become available say ten years ago – and Newcastle United had been in a similar position as we are in today, the club would definitely have made a move for this brilliant coach who has had difficult year in Germany,  and has just resigned from his club, effective July 1st.

Jurgen Klopp

Jurgen Klopp – available July 1st

At the press conference today announcing Jurgen’s decision this is what the 48 year-old had to say:

“I have always said that the day I feel that I am no longer the perfect coach for this extraordinary club I will say that.” “That is something I have thought about in every phase here at Dortmund.”

“And I decided in the last few weeks and days, that I was no longer able to be absolutely sure about that.”  “And then, because of the unusual relationship I have with this club, the trust we have for each other, it was my duty to tell the club.”

And the successful coach has said in the past that he would like to work in England, and so he  may even be headed for a Premier league club:

”It’s the only country where I should work next to Germany,  because it’s the only country I know the language a little bit, and I need the language for my work.“

A potential candidate for the Newcastle head coach position – Thomas Tuchel – is now being linked with the Dortmund job.

And Jurgen is immediately being linked with potentially taking over at Manchester City, with Real Madrid being the other possibility – but he would only move to a club either in the Champions League or one making a big effort to be in over the next season or so.

And very unfortunately – that’s not Newcastle United these days, although we are definitively becoming a rich club

Other clubs being loosely linked with the German coach are Tottenham, West Ham and Everton.

However, if Mike Ashley wanted to send a message of hope to the Newcastle United fans – he could do no better than to bring in Jurgen Klopp as the new head coach.

Just think of that for one moment, get those eyes closed and think what it would be like if Jurgen was announced as the new Newcastle head coach – the Toon would be jumping – and that’s an understatement.

Where’s those blood pressure pills!!

But it’s only a very remote possibility these days.

That’s true isn’t it?


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73 comments so far

  • Schwefelberg

    Apr 15, 2015 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #1

    It;s because Ashley is a sports Homeopathist. He believes in diluting and diluting the product down until there is nothing left and he doesn’t need to pay for ingredients.

    Then he hopes for the Placebo Effect.

  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 15, 2015 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #2

    Ed…This news certainly isn’t surprising 🙂

    With regards to Ashley giving the fans hope. He could find a way to engage us for starters.

    Hardly anyone trusts him and for good reason. He’ll occassionally drip feed hope in to fans by going out and buying what seems a load of players, but it’ll be after messing about for a few seasons (see from winter of 2011 to last summer) when he simply has to.

    He’s not taking us anywhere. If he was, he’d be shouting it from the roof tops. There is only one reason for him to hide.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Apr 15, 2015 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #3

    Wow that was a quick shift in threads, was it me?

    Has the value of NUFC been reduced? Answers on a postage stamp please.

    For my own two pennorth the soul of the club has been substantially reduced if not the monetary value, which is probably like the tip of an iceberg!

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Apr 15, 2015 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #4

    Approx 13 million for Pardew , Santon and Mbiwa
    A couple of million saved in wages on Arfa , Marveux and the Ibrox 5
    34 million in the bank already

    Plus the extra TV money why not spend the 50 million kicking about that we have and then slash his “debt” with the TV money this year ? Would be the sensible option

  • BandB

    Apr 15, 2015 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #5

    Ibizatoon, (from previous thread)

    No surprise indeed. When he wrote it I thought it the time I thought he was in danger of being absolutely right for a change.

    The cynicism of it was perfect.

    Not only does he think as Ashley thinks, he shares his hero’s view that all he needs do to get Newcastle fans scrabbling in the dirt is to drop a coin at his feet.

    Let’s prove him wrong this time.

  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 15, 2015 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #6

    Dem der kemmer til natten, kemmer til natten. That’s what I’ve been saying all along jesper mate! Why is nobody listening to us? Fong the owner!!!! Fong him we say!!!!

  • beermonkey

    Apr 15, 2015 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #7


    makes you wonder why they have built up the cash reserves for
    there is no reason we cant compete for players and a new hc and there is no reason why have to endure the crappy way the team play
    the money is there to sort most of our problems yet they are choosing not to sort anything out and barely keeping us in the division

  • chuck

    Apr 15, 2015 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #8

    C’mon. Ed !
    Theres as much chance of our getting Klopp as a snowballs chance in hell.

    The word is out on the hell it is as a manager working under Ashley, unable to pick your players and underpaid, with an idiot GM and Ashley to answer too, neither who know F/A about football.

    We would in fact be lucky to get McClaren.

  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 15, 2015 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #9

    For we sayeth unto you: fong him. Fong him up down and sideways. Pee in his back pockets. All of them. Write rude words on the castle walls. Buy some SD rags and burn them. Then pee on them to put them out and mail the ashes to Ashley!!!!

  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 15, 2015 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #10

    BandB…I think people are ready to make a statement. At the very least, I think people are ready to say, in a unite voice, we’re not happy.

    We’re not weak, the lie that we are and that we need Ashley is being exposed.

    I’d hate to still be the one trying to deliver that message.

  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 15, 2015 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #11

    Or a united voice, i’m not really that fussed.

  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 15, 2015 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #12

    Yes!!! That’s it!!!! We have made our statement! There can be no stopping it now. We’re gaining momentum. The roar of “Ashley Out!!!” shall be heard far and wide.

  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 15, 2015 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #13

    Do it for Sir Bobby! Do it for wor Jackie! Ashley oot!!!!

  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 15, 2015 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #14

    Has no one else got any tales from the pardew out protests inside the stadium?

    Only OP has come back to me, there are still 50,000+ of you out there! Or is there? What was if JT was saying about mirrors earlier?

    Right, that’s it, make sure you poke the person sat next to you at the game and ensure they’re a real person. There only appears to be one person attending the games afterall.

    OP…You have some serious explaining to do.

  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 15, 2015 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #15

    Get some fire in your bellies lads and lasses. Ashley oot!!!!

  • welshgeordie9

    Apr 15, 2015 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #16

    Fans can shout as much as they want on Sunday, but I’m sorry to say that nothing will happen.

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Apr 15, 2015 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #17

    Beer…I have run out of ideas mate! 🙂

    …hence the proverb I posted (in Danish though)

    Ibiza/GT…you simply don’t have that saying in English! The closest I could come was ‘what the goodwife spares the cat eats’ 🙂

  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 15, 2015 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #18

    I thought it meant “kick the owner in the plums and laugh in his face” jesper mate. 😯

  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 15, 2015 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #19

    Quiet welshie, we’re having a serious discussion here.

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Apr 15, 2015 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #20

    GT…I thought that went without saying?

    …beer and U where talking about Ashley’s apparent lust for saving for absolutely nothing (maybe he just likes to pay taxes)

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Apr 15, 2015 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #21

    *U = I

  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 15, 2015 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #22

    Spot on jesper and beermonkey. Spend the money on the club Ashley you Pinhead.

  • welshgeordie9

    Apr 15, 2015 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #23


    Sorry you carry on with your cunning plan with the other doughnuts on here, what are you going to do throw honey badgers at him or is your plan is that you and the others chase him out of newcastle all wearing thongs.

    Ha ha ha

  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Apr 15, 2015 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #24

    I see the disunited front are at it again – no doubt there will be a large crowd at SJP on Sunday and FatAsh will have won again – Remember the walkout – the last boycott – too many fans are either selfish or apathetic to do any thing about the current state.
    To them they need to remember that you get what you pay for – and theres no refund from the FatAsh Empire

  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Apr 15, 2015 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #25

    As for the article = PMSL in a word NO.

    I would suggest he may not even be too keen to bring his next team here to play let alone manage us!

  • firebug666

    Apr 15, 2015 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #26

    Newcastle U21’s getting beat 0-1 of Derby.

    See that philosophy is running right through the whole club.

  • firebug666

    Apr 15, 2015 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #27

    Sorry that’s getting beat 0-2

  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Apr 15, 2015 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #28

    I see the mighty Chronicle is doing a fine balancing act in not supporting the boycott – perhaps the next boycott can be #boycottthechhronicle

  • beermonkey

    Apr 15, 2015 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #29


    its bizarre in a way
    we spent 8mill in tax if we had bought say Lacazette and say van dyke from celtic we wouldn’t have needed to pay so much
    would we be reaching for the pitch forks would pards have walked
    and you can see why, he kept telling us we cant compete he would have looked a proper cock if he had still been here with us with nearly 40mill in the bank doing nothing

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Apr 15, 2015 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #30

    Welshie I have spent the last 5 hours with my jaw dropped reading jesper and G2 and others talking about NUFC stuff thinking – how can these ferkers even find their way to the benefit centre let alone claim owt.
    If this is the best opposition to Ashley he has nothing to fear.
    The jamboree in the park is going to be a hoot.
    BandB in her genuine Llama wool poncho Mrs Tuff trying to keep his toupee in place Average in his dog collar touching up the boys and girls
    and Jail for Ashley trying to score for some hippy crack

    I hope the media are there in force

    By the way if you are going to do interviews muffle the wind noise on the microphone Ha Ha Ha

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Apr 15, 2015 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #31

    Ha Ha Ha Ha

  • lesh

    Apr 15, 2015 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #32

    If Ashley and penfold have a clear vision and strategy to achieve success and win trophies and are prepared to lay out the money, then they could tempt the Pope if they were determined enough.


  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Apr 15, 2015 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #33

    For that 35 million we could have got Alex Song , Lacazette , Alderweireld , Sakho and a quality winger with probably a little change left and still have profit from Pardew , Mbiwa and Santon sales !!!

  • hibbit

    Apr 15, 2015 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #34

    i find i hard to work out how people living so far from the city are so sure the boycott will not work i have never seen so many angry mad fed up piss off people in newcastle in all my life maybe it won’t work we don’t know but we have to try not just roll over to this fat git ASHLEY OUT

  • lesh

    Apr 15, 2015 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #35

    And if Klopp’s resigned then he’s off to pastures new – Citeh’ll be parting company with Pelligrini so Manchester’s likely where he’ll end up.

    Ashley’s vision only extends as far as money so we’ll end up with Carver or at best, McLaren if he’s daft enough.

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Apr 15, 2015 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #36

    you haven’t called anyone a WUM for 5 minutes are you OK young’un

  • toon22

    Apr 15, 2015 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #37

    If the picture of Klopp had April the 1st under it i might have believed it more.

  • beermonkey

    Apr 15, 2015 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #38

    Ashley likes to make cash don’t we all

    we learnt today that we have plenty of cash in the bank sat there doing not a lot
    as a squad were down a decent defender and striker not sure what chucky (the invisible man) has cost 3-4mill
    up front we have cisse riviere perez
    if we had bought in Lacazette or any decent striker we could have sent Armstrong out onloan he is a player who if treated right could provide Ashley with another bumper pay day like carol did
    chances are Lacazette value would have gone up we could have cashed in on cisse in jan and Armstrong could have gone out got the games needed to improve

    seems like a win win if Armstrong for fills his potential
    instead we we bank the cash pay a lot of tax
    and Armstrong rots on the bench unlikely to for fill any potential and provide the owner with big payday

  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 15, 2015 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #39

    hibbit…They’re missing the point completely.

    All this talk of it “working” – define working.

    Fans want a voice. They’re finding it. It’s working already.

    Certain people can chuckle to themselves all night long, no one should care, I certainly don’t. They cannot tell us what we’re aiming for and what we can deem successful. The fact they think they can is laughable.

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Apr 15, 2015 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #40

    Lesh you are SO WRONG about NUFC it is breathtaking
    Most managers work for about £2million pa
    With the Toon they couldn’t start with a cleaner canvas
    Platini has even singled out lil old Newcastle for praise
    You are so envenomed you should seek medical assistance


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