Newcastle have had a terrible year since Alan Pardew left the club in early January, and although John Carver is giving 100% and working his tail off, he just hasn’t got what it takes to be the head man – and he’s struggled in the job – and that of course hadn’t helped the team, and in 18 games John has been in charge, we have won only two – and we could still be relegated on May 24th.
Paul Merson – Newcastle need ambition
Newcastle are currently just one place and 2 points above the relegation zone, but there was good news on Saturday when we broke the terrible eight game losing streak with a 1-1 draw at home to West Brom.
That should help our lads with their confidence, but we cannot afford any let-downs in the last two games, and if that happens we probably will be relegated – that would be another disaster for the club.
Paul Merson is saying what many fans have said for a long time – that Mike Ashley must get a big shot of ambition – and of course he has a great chance of showing some real ambition by appointing a top manager in the summer.
This is what Paul Merson has said:
“I think Ashley needs to show some ambition. They need a new manager and they need him quickly. But who’s going to take the job? No Geordie would ever turn it down, but I think Newcastle need to aim much bigger than that.”
“Go for a top-drawer manager. Go for Jurgen Klopp. They get 50,000 there every game and the fans are amazing. If you could only get the place going. Dortmund weren’t very good before Klopp. But even if he turns you down, at least you’ve shown some ambition.”
“If Brendan Rodgers gets sacked by Liverpool, go for him. Go for somebody who’s going to get the fans excited, because at the moment Newcastle are in a mess.”
Jurgen Klopp is a great coach, but he’s also very ambitious, and the only way he would join Newcastle if offered the job, is if he was told by Mike Ashley that he wants to get Newcastle into the Champions League and he is willing to back Klopp with the big money to do that.
Newcastle have everything to get back to being an enormous club – as Tony Pulis has pointed out after the game on Saturday – and if you haven’t read how Tony gushed about Newcastle when he used the word wonderful about 10 times – here’s the report on that.
Newcastle have a great stadium, a great city and fantastic fans, who fill the stadium with 50,000 at home games – and who are the most passionate around.
But if a top manager or head coach is going to come in then Mike Ashley will have to completely change the way he runs the club.
We don’t think there’s any chance that Liverpool will not keep Brendan Rodgers for next season.
Brendan has done quite well this season, but has missed out on a top four position – but the Reds are building for the future under American owner John W Henry, and Luis Suarez was a big loss to them this season and Mario Balotelli has been a disaster both one and off the field.
Newcastle can get a top coach in over the summer, but only if a change is made in the frugal way Mike Ashley runs the club – which could even cost us another relegation this season.
But we still have some hope it could happen – with the emphasis on some.