Pundit – Newcastle Should Go After These Two Top Coaches

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.

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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.

Comments welcome.

14 comments so far

  • optimistic prime

    May 11, 2015 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #1


    When you look at the claimed wages of carver etc and consider the compo we got for Pardew it makes no sense at all to keep carver etc in employment.

    We could probably pay them all off with the compo and still have a few quid left towards the new HC and staff. Then pay them the wages Pardew carver etc would have been getting.

    There’s no loser except Ashley losing face. he’s been given a get out of jail free card but instead of using it he’s saving it for a rainy day

  • Thump

    May 11, 2015 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #2

    Dammit, Ed. Repost:

    I was talking to a Spurs fan the other day on Twitter and he was adament that they were oing to throw the Hull game so they don’t qualify for Europa. With the luck we’ve had under Fatman, it honestly wouldn’t surprise me.

  • danuneek

    May 11, 2015 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #3

    Whether we stay up or go down, we need to bring in a replacement coaching team. We need a complete overhaul of players, coaches and the manager. That would show some ambition and might put a smile on the fans faces. I can’t see this happening.

  • Rotonda heights

    May 11, 2015 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #4

    merson knows ashley so well!

  • optimistic prime

    May 11, 2015 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #5


    Please no

  • Rotonda heights

    May 11, 2015 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #6

    thought we had the most red cards!!

  • optimistic prime

    May 11, 2015 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #7


    Sky said the other day we’ve had most red cards over last 2yrs than any EPL club, I didn’t check just trusted they’d know.

  • jayphoto

    May 11, 2015 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #8

    I think Hull might get a result against Man Utd tbh too! If 4th place is cemented and 3 rd unachievable Van Gaal will line up with youth!
    Relegation battles always always have twists up till the last! Genuinely think it’ll be Sunderland that drop!

  • BandB

    May 11, 2015 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #9


    Couldn’t Ashley’s negotiating stance, as witnessed throughout all his dealings in all of his career by summed up like this?

    “I have more money that you. Therefore I win.”

    Isn’t this the man who warned rivals abroad to accept assimilation or be crushed?

    How many people have you met, ever, who think in terms of “crushing” people who don’t do as they say?

  • jarnytoon

    May 11, 2015 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #10

    For once I actually agree with this drunken idiot. Even if Klopp said no, the fact that we asked him would be a step in the right direction.

    I think we should be going after ‘Arry. You’ve seen with spurs how much he can get out of players, plus he plays football that is nice on the eye.

    Plus, he’ll get Williamson out on his f*ckin’ arse!

  • Thump

    May 11, 2015 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #11

    @OP: If anything, it’s the QPR game we should worry about. Not only do they have nothing to play for, but they’re likely to throw some of the younger players out who want to cement places for next season. They aren’t going to go down without a fight… and with our away record…

  • nufc 11

    May 11, 2015 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #12

    Good luck with that one Paul. I dont know what their drinking in the boardrooms in SJP it must be fantastic stuff (prob laced with LSD) outside of them rooms the outside world doesent exsist, they will tell you the club is in fine fettle, accounts in order, top cheap HC in place (recent run is just unfortunate due to injuries/bans etc), the playing squad is young and hasnt reached max selling value just yet, Lee Carnley is top man running the club and Magic Mike is best owner a club could wish for and best of all if we were to sell one of our better players for a profit a 1/4 or if 1/2 of that profit would respent on the team. Now are we the luckiest fans in the world or what?

  • bettyswallocks

    May 11, 2015 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #13


    That’s precisely what Ashley is doing to us fans now. Minimum spend, no communication, football only a sideshow to his main agenda, deliberately employing his pals with no credentials. Etc. etc.

    We tried to challenge him after Keegangate hence the stubborn Fcuk you.

    Unless we can apply enough pressure and dig more dirt on him so that it all becomes too much trouble, then we’re stuck with him for the foreseeable.

    One thing that hasn’t been done yet is a very uncomplimentary chant towards Sports Direct.

    If somebody could compose one that catches on strongly , I think it will help our cause.


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