Newcastle To Offer McClaren Job In Next 24 Hours


There is news in the Mirror on Saturday night that Mike Ashley will be offered the Newcastle head coach job within the next 24 hours, after Newcastle lost 3-0 at Leicester City,  and Sunderland and Aston Villa both won their games to leave Newcastle just 2 points above the drop zone, but now short of players.

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Steve McClaren – could get the job on Sunday

Daryl Janmaat and Mike Williamson were sent off in the second half at Leicester and they will not be available for the home game against West Brom on Saturday.

Derby were beaten 3-1 at home earlier in the day by lowly Reading, and they missed out on the top six and the playoffs and finished in 8th place.

Newcastle have famously lost eight games in a row and nine of the last ten and we are now are deep in relegation trouble.

We assume Steve will be given a bonus (a big one) if he can save Newcastle from relegation and keep us in the Premier League, but it could be all too late.

A meeting is planned today with Ashley, and we would expect Steve to take the job, but that also means he could be managing in the Championship again next season, and he has had a poor two months with Derby as they have badly slumped in the league.

John Carver will likely stay on as assistant manager, but that could be a problem over the last three games, because he seems to have created friction between himself and a number of the  Newcastle players and shockingly accused Mike Williamson today of getting himself deliberately sent off.

That was a ridiculous comment to make, and he will need to apologize to Williamson for showing such a lack of class after the game.

And this stuff about if only his players had the passion that he has – doesn’t exactly go down well with his players, and it’s no wonder they will simply not play for him.

And in any case he borrowed that statement from Alan Shearer from last weekend – when the Newcastle legend also said John Carver was never going to get the job permanently.

John Carver has been a complete and utter disaster for Newcastle United since he was appointed, and we could still be relegated.

Mike Ashley should have moved earlier than now – when it was obvious to all that Carver was completely over his head.

In some of his news conferences Carver has embarrassed both himself and the club, and it remains to be seen what his new position will be – but let’s just say he hasn’t covered himself in glory this year.

Carver has shown poor leadership and only limited coaching ability, and with him still on the coaching team we think the players will find him still to be a problem.

Steve McClaren has only  a long shot of saving Newcastle now, but he’s a good man, and if this news is true we’ll be right behind him.

But to be honest, Newcastle could be on their way  down, because other clubs facing relegation are fighting like their lives depended on it .

That’s not the case at Newcastle – which is  a club at war with itself.

Comments welcome.


94 comments so far

  • Pokat

    May 3, 2015 at 12:14 AM

    Comment #1

    He just led derby to missing the playoffs so who better I say bring on the championship mid table manager. Perfect.

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  • Mister Tuff

    May 3, 2015 at 12:17 AM

    Comment #2

    Ed, that’s an even worse scenario Mr Tubbs becoming head coach.

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  • Pokat

    May 3, 2015 at 12:18 AM

    Comment #3

    It sunk in yet? We’re drowning not waving

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  • Pokat

    May 3, 2015 at 12:20 AM

    Comment #4

    Put Charnley in as head coach as well as whatever he does now. On the same money ofc.

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  • mattnufc

    May 3, 2015 at 12:21 AM

    Comment #5

    No team is lower than Newcastle in the form table including teams from all of the following:

    Scottish and English Premier Leagues, Scottish and English Championship, Scottish and English League 1, Scottish and English League 2, English Conference, Spanish La Liga 1, Spanish La Liga 2, German Bundesliga 1, German Bundesliga 2, Italian Serie A, Italian Serie B, French Le Championnat, French Division 2, Portugal Liga I, Dutch Eredivisie, Belgian Jupiler League, Turkish Ligi 1.

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  • optimistic prime

    May 3, 2015 at 12:21 AM

    Comment #6

    In the voice of Jim Royale MY ARSE

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  • dave 1961

    May 3, 2015 at 12:22 AM

    Comment #7

    our thick fans will welcome this you deserve all you get pardew mk 2 you thick bunch of clueless cretins lets replace a si*t with half a sh*t and hope things are just half as bad as awful, know wonder we are a laughing stock of football, yes lets replace a one legged donkey with a two legged donkey and expect to get a horse .

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  • Belfast

    May 3, 2015 at 12:23 AM

    Comment #8

    Who would do the media interviews? Could just picture Ashley standing alongside an interpreter whisperering into his ear after each question.

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  • Pokat

    May 3, 2015 at 12:25 AM

    Comment #9

    Well if carver can’t stand the heat time he got out of the kitchen. There must be any amount of blokes fitter for the job than him surely?

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  • Bri

    May 3, 2015 at 12:26 AM

    Comment #10

    Wally will need more than his brolly once the abuse “rains” down from the fans.

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  • Pokat

    May 3, 2015 at 12:31 AM

    Comment #11

    Remember the theme song for tv series of Mike Bassett? Gravity by Embrace. A Chris Martin ditty stuck in my head an earworm haha wonder why?

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    May 3, 2015 at 12:31 AM

    Comment #12

    Dave 1961
    Don’t cry Si.

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  • Belfast

    May 3, 2015 at 12:35 AM

    Comment #13

    Dave of the possible candidates Grahame Westley Phil Brown and the likes Mclaren is the best one.

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  • Pokat

    May 3, 2015 at 12:36 AM

    Comment #14

    Well looks like Charnley been found out. Running a football clubs not something you can learn at uni. Tsk tsk tsk Lee.

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  • Shot Bru

    May 3, 2015 at 12:37 AM

    Comment #15

    McLaren in with 3 games to go…we deserve to go down

    Saying that McLaren needs to get Ashley to sign A legally binding document outlining sufficient transfer funds etc before becoming coach…

    This is probably the only time The Wally with the Brolly is ever likely to have the upper hand over the fat man

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  • Pokat

    May 3, 2015 at 12:40 AM

    Comment #16

    Still got that tune stuk in my head time for bed I think haha

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  • usmagpie

    May 3, 2015 at 12:41 AM

    Comment #17

    Well guys if he does give Steve the job we have nothing to lose right, some players may step up there game for a better boss we all know that’s true. I not saying he is a world class manager like some out there but he bloody better than that shower of shite Carver. Maybe to late but maybe just maybe he can give us one game of magic and get the three points we need. Let the nail biting commence.

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  • Toon Tang

    May 3, 2015 at 12:44 AM

    Comment #18

    STEVE H MCCLAREN

    Living the dream.

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  • Belfast

    May 3, 2015 at 12:44 AM

    Comment #19

    Check out the bloke on the mobility scooter on Blackpools pitch pahahaha

    You couldn’t make it up.

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  • Belfast

    May 3, 2015 at 12:46 AM

    Comment #20

    Lee Clark is always managing a club in crisis like. The bloke must be fed up.

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  • Toon Tang

    May 3, 2015 at 12:47 AM

    Comment #21

    Could come to us belfast if he wants a slightly easier less crazy job.

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  • Toon Tang

    May 3, 2015 at 12:48 AM

    Comment #22

    Would slot reet in like he’s never been away.

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  • Online Guy

    May 3, 2015 at 12:48 AM

    Comment #23

    Are you canny lot aware that McClaren has took dozens of training sessions over the last 4 years ..at Newcastle ? He helped out Pardew a lot.

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  • chasing_rabbits

    May 3, 2015 at 12:48 AM

    Comment #24

    I reckon Mclaren’s had his eye on the job since Pardew left & I wouldn’t put it past Ashley to do a deal & convince him to throw Derby’s season so he could get him for the last few games, whilst we struggled along to get here. McLaren comes in, gets one win in three, saves us from relegation & looks like a hero. On the other hand I can’t see Ashley leaving it this late & risk us being relegated (we all know he doesn’t want us to drop to the championship due to the financial implications). So maybe he thought Carver would do the job all along & now he’s panicking cuz he would stand to lose out on so much money. There’s no way Ashley will want us in the championship next year and risk not bouncing straight back up and missing out on that bumper pay cheque from tv rights.

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  • archaeomag

    May 3, 2015 at 12:49 AM

    Comment #25

    McClaren’s got championship experience which might be a plus….

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  • Belfast

    May 3, 2015 at 12:50 AM

    Comment #26

    Bloke on the mobility scooter will be getting his disability benefit took of him next week. I bet Dom Littlewoods sitting outside his house on Monday morning.

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  • Toon Tang

    May 3, 2015 at 12:51 AM

    Comment #27

    OG, we’ll be able to rekindle our lofted ball to Willow at the back stick at least

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  • Belfast

    May 3, 2015 at 12:51 AM

    Comment #28

    He just jumps from one crisis club to another toon tang. He’d fit in well lol

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  • Toon Tang

    May 3, 2015 at 12:54 AM

    Comment #29

    Maybe he’s planned it this way belfast, gain a ton of experience at bollocks clubs for a few year and then round it all off by ending up back at his hometown club. The job to end all jobs eh

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  • beermonkey

    May 3, 2015 at 12:57 AM

    Comment #30

    online

    is that right I didn’t know that, I knew he did some coaching down at qpr

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  • beermonkey

    May 3, 2015 at 1:00 AM

    Comment #31

    any1 gonna watch the boxing

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    May 3, 2015 at 1:02 AM

    Comment #32

    NUFC.COM have a great piece pulling no punches. It concludes:

    “Tempting though it may seem to see the Ashley Premier League master plan fail, a revival will be far easier to achieve as a top flight club – assuming that the lessons of this season and last are finally taken on board.”

    That’s where my hope lies. It might be slim but that’s where it lies. The lesson should be that Ashley is out of his depth. He needs a top adviser or a sale. The former is far more feasible because I’d be surprised if there’s any buyer out there.

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  • Online Guy

    May 3, 2015 at 1:04 AM

    Comment #33

    Toon T

    Internally ..within the game if you like, McClaren is said to be a great coach and well respected ..I always look on the side of a managers potential if he works with lowly clubs with no money and does well , if he then works for a club with money he should do better if he’s got all the tools ..What would Morinho be like if he was gaffa at say West Brom ? would they win the league without the spend because of the Managers name and skills ? probably not .. for that reason I think, and going on percentages , that a Manager is only as good as the players market he can work in ..he either shops at Aldi, Netto, M&Ss or Waitrose… now I haven’t even had a beer yet and I’m starting to talk Shite

    I’m just going for a beer then I going to watch
    Hugh Fearnly Eatsitall burn something that had fur on it earlier , . im reading though.

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  • Toon Tang

    May 3, 2015 at 1:05 AM

    Comment #34

    Remember people, there’s light at the end of the tunnel which hopefully isn’t the 12:50 Pelaw.

    I’m off to dream of dark and troubling things anyhows. Catch yous on the other side…

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  • Belfast

    May 3, 2015 at 1:06 AM

    Comment #35

    Toon tang It wouldn’t surprise me if Lee Clark was one of those 70 applicants that somebody mentioned the other day. Lol

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  • Toon Tang

    May 3, 2015 at 1:07 AM

    Comment #36

    OG, sorry mate, posted that before I saw it. Yeah I’d take owt over Carvs right now anyways so what the worst that can happen eh.

    Night all.

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  • Online Guy

    May 3, 2015 at 1:07 AM

    Comment #37

    Hugh Fearlessly Eatsitall

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  • Online Guy

    May 3, 2015 at 1:08 AM

    Comment #38

    Nite toon tang ..sleep well.

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  • Sav

    May 3, 2015 at 1:10 AM

    Comment #39

    The problem now is that the people running the club – I mean Ashley, Chsarnley and what passes for a board of Directors – have not the first clue about football. After Carr, who is Mashley going to turn to for advice? Has Mashley a contacts book of phone numbers? – only if you count Denis Wise, JFK and Pardew – and Pards isn’t picking up.

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  • Toon Tang

    May 3, 2015 at 1:10 AM

    Comment #40

    Testament to how slow I actually type that is hahaha.

    Used to love Clark the player but I’m not too sure about Clark the manager. Don’t think we would ever get the same comedy value as a Carv-Pearson exchange like but who knows.

    Catch yous tomorrow

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