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 – 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.