Why Jurgen Klopp Would Turn Newcastle Down

There was a report in the Chronicle yesterday that Mike Ashley could solve all his problems at Newcastle by simply offering Jurgen Klopp the head coach job, since the great German coach still doesn’t have a job and will leave Borussia Dortmund at the end of June when his contract runs out.

It would be the silver bullet for Newcastle.

Jurgen Klopp

Jurgen Klopp – coming to Newcastle – no way

Newcastle have not offered Jurgen Klopp the Newcastle job, and we think Mike Ashley has no intention of offering him the job.

If Newcastle did offer Klopp the head coach position, why on earth would Jurgen want to come to Newcastle, who only have ambitions to be in the top ten of the Premier League, but have only achieved that twice in the eight seasons under owner Mike Ashley.

And after doing so well and guiding Dortmund to the Champions League final,  the very least Klopp would want is a club who are in the Champions League every season,  or fighting for a Champions league place every season – or wanting to fight for a Champions League every season

Modern day Newcastle United don’t match those requirements – even the last one.

Newcastle cannot even get into the Europa League, and we have been in that competition only once in Ashley’s reign and we were very nearly relegated because of it.

And we have not been in the Champions League since Bobby Robson left the club over ten years ago.

So while it is undoubtedly good for Newcastle fans to read that maybe Jurgen Klopp could be coming to Newcastle, unfortunately there’s just no way that will happen.

Nothing much will ever change with Mike Ashley still in charge of the club, and his ambitions are limited to advertising Sports Direct worldwide via the Premier League club.

There’s no doubt that Jurgen would be a fantastic appointment for Newcastle, but it if we offered him the job he would immediately turn it down, much like he quickly turned down West Ham when they approached him.

And even West Ham have more ambitions than Newcastle by at least thinking that Jurgen Klopp could be head coach of their club – that doesn’t even enter Mike Ashley’s mind at Newcastle.

And why is that?

Because Jurgen is a successful coach and would want to be very successful at Newcastle, so he just wouldn’t fit in with the way the club is being run, where out best players are sold for profit as soon as the required offer comes in.

Jurgen would not take kindly to that and neither would any other ambitious coach.

And we’ll not even mention we do not prioritize the Cups in any way, only the Premier League because of the big money dished out every May.

And even if we do survive this season in the Premier League and three teams below us don’t catch us, in a year or so things will be in a similar state – unless Mike Ashley completely changes the way he runs the club.

Can anybody really see that happening?

No, Ashley will stick with the way the club has been run and appoint somebody like Steve McClaren or John Carver, so they will fit in nicely with Lee Charnley and Graham Carr,  and not rock the boat in any way.

And also not be completely unrealistic and  have ambitions to make Newcastle great again.

That wouldn’t work at present day Newcastle United

Well not unless Ashley issues a statement saying he will completely change the way he runs Newcastle at the end of the season.

Comments welcome.

19 comments so far

  • Lindisfarne

    Apr 30, 2015 at 8:13 AM

    Comment #1


    Good comparisons to be made, one remark would be “If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys”

  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 30, 2015 at 8:21 AM

    Comment #2

    Will the next thread be why SFA would turn as down and the one after that Ancellotti ?

  • Average_Contents

    Apr 30, 2015 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #3

    How ironic. It being asked what the slug COULD do when he’s the very reason why it wouldn’t happen. You couldn’t make it up.

  • Average_Contents

    Apr 30, 2015 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #4

    And yes I meant the chronicle, specifically night ryder, not ed being ironic.

  • BandB

    Apr 30, 2015 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #5

    There’s an aspect to Luke Edward’s most recent article about Newcastle United that hasn’t attracted much comment.

    “Club insiders have told Telegraph Sport that Charnley repeatedly assured Ashley, and other members of the board, there was no chance that Newcastle could go down this season.”

    So the assurances being given (and presumably sought) were that Newcastle would not be relegated.
    Not, as Charnley told the Fans’ Forum, the Chronicle, and those waiting to decide on season ticket renewal, that a 10th place finish was a minimum requirement, and that the aim was to finish higher if possible.

    The “club” insider who imparted this information to Edwards, thought by some to be The Bishop himself, appears to have just unwittingly unveiled more of that “misleading of fans” the club got so cross about earlier this week.

  • SouthLincsToon

    Apr 30, 2015 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #6

    The next posts will be…
    – Why bears sh*t in the woods
    – Why the pope is catholic

  • jayphoto

    Apr 30, 2015 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #7

    Seen a few people say get paco Jemez. Paco is crazy! No way ashley hires him, so outspoken! Very similar to Martinez in only has one way to play but its a beautiful style he plays.Likes more passes than a Guardiola team. But attacks rather than contains!
    He also once subbed a centreback in the first 10 minutes for playing a long ball when under no pressure. When asked why he said he wanted to watch football and long balls make him sick….
    If he was manager of this team he’d be out of subs by the 15th minute….

  • Toon_Tom

    Apr 30, 2015 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #8

    Just tried to catch up on last nights antics….

    can someone briefly explain who has the split personality disorder on here (multiple accounts)

    I remember Andy Goram (ex Rangers keeper) being diagnosed with SPD and their fans would sing…

    “There’s only TWO, Andy Gorams” funny stuff 🙂

  • Toon_Tom

    Apr 30, 2015 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #9

    jayphoto @ 7 … “If he was manager of this team he’d be out of subs by the 15th minute”


  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 30, 2015 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #10

    Ed…The best line of all that is…

    “Because Jurgen is a successful coach and would want to be very successful at Newcastle”

    We are constantly told how we’re doing the best we can, this is the best we could possible do given our financial placing and overall status within the PL. It’s a job well done apparently, we ARE successful by Newcastle standards.

    For Newcastle see Ashley / SD.

    Jurgen Klopp….I suppose life would be dull without these ones Ed 🙂

  • spitfire_

    Apr 30, 2015 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #11

    Only at Newcastle, a team who can relegate in 4 weeks time, to even think about Klopp.

  • beermonkey

    Apr 30, 2015 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #12


    that would be funny to willo and krul hauled off in the first few mins

    I know nothing of this bloke does he have proven record of bringing through youngsters

  • sparky55

    Apr 30, 2015 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #13

    What I’m failing to grasp here is if the decision has already been made not to keep Carver as HC, then why stick with him and pretty much guarantee relegation and the loss of SD exposure that goes with that scenario rather than change HC role now to vastly improve the chances of premiership survival

  • jayphoto

    Apr 30, 2015 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #14

    Also another reason we’d never hire Paco is he would create too much affinity with the fans. Hes the kind of personality we’d take to and his philosophies on the game fit in with what we’d want to watch. No way Charnley/Ashley appoints an outspoken guy like Paco that could end up speaking out against the ownership and becoming too powerful with fan backing.

    We’re getting Mclaren! My guess is theyre hoping Derby miss the playoffs and he’ll be in charge for west brom game! Only explanation i can fathom for why Carver hasn’t been sacked yet

  • smoke beer, drink tabs

    Apr 30, 2015 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #15

    I will put it simply. Klopp won’t come cos he is a good manager with a good reputation, and we are f@cking sh1t. Why would any decent manager want to come here and tarnish their reputation working for an @rsehole like Ashley?

  • smoke beer, drink tabs

    Apr 30, 2015 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #16

    You could run this article on anyone.
    Why messi would turn down Newcastle.
    Why keegan would turn down Newcastle.
    Why bob the builder would turn down Newcastle.
    The regime we work under puts everyone off

  • lesh

    Apr 30, 2015 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #17


    I suspect that the assurances were sought at the point when Pardew left and players were sold without replacements being sought.

    I also suspect that Charnley would have sought such an assurance from Carver to inform his response to the question.

    If that is the case then Charnley must take responsibility as his assessment of Carver was completely naive and wrong.

    The two of them should really go but losing Charnley during the close season would deplete the Club of any expertise in dealing with transfers.

    Ashley should therefore take the CEO role off Charnley, reappoint him as Secretary, appoint a CEO with much football experience and get rid of Carver altogether.

  • grem1983

    Apr 30, 2015 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #18

    The main reason we will never get Klopp will be the fact his salary at Dortmund was/is around £4m per year, Pardew was getting around £800k basic (with bonuses)!

    Klopp is likely going to want a pay raise to come to the richest league in the world

  • boltonmagpie

    Apr 30, 2015 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #19

    Klopp? No chance. I was told by a vey good source we were after Izza Kopout! Legendary Liechtenstein centre forward Currently managing Outer Mongolia’s 2nd division tenth team.

    As to Charnley having transfer experience. He’s sold a few. Has he actually bought anyone?

    At least Leicester lost last night, but they can still stay above us. I think we absolutely need 3 points – minimum 2 to stay up. Burnley might just sneak 3 wins. Even the Macams might get 5 points!!


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