English Coach Could Be Dark Horse For Newcastle Job

We’ve seen how John  Carver, mainly because of his inexperience, has reacted to the immense pressure on him for losing eight games in a row and putting Newcastle into relegation trouble,  when we hardly expected that,  when we were 9th in the league at the beginning of the year when he took over – but that’s what’s happened.

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Sean Dyche – impressive Burnley manager

Newcastle will need to appoint a new head coach in the summer, and it’s very unlikely that will be John Carver, well at least we hope that’s the case, after John has been little short of a complete disaster this year.

We have been very impressed with Burnley manager Sean Dyche all season,  as the newly promoted club have been struggling against relegation all season, and were finally relegated on Saturday even though they won 1-0 at Hull City.

Sean never seemed to show too many signs of stress at all, and was always upbeat and positive in his interviews and on the touchline, and he even seemed to be enjoying being a coach in the Premier League.

Is that allowed?

He has not had too many good players available to him, but he seemed to get the very best out of them and Burnley have paid the price for not being able to strengthen  their squad enough last summer.

But Burnley players played with pride and effort all season, so certainly Dyche can inspire his players – one of the biggest attributes of any coach.

And we never heard Dyche ever say his players were not good enough for the Premier League, and they would be leaving the club in the summer.

Two of the promoted sides QPR and Burnley are relegated, and it’s only because the other promoted side Leicester have won six of the their last seven games under former Newcastle coach Nigel Pearson,  that they will probably now survive.

It’s looking like Hull or Newcastle will be relegated as the third bottom club.

We’re sure Sean has impressed quite a few clubs with both his calm and cool personality, which is a contrast to that of the rather hot-headed and self-promoting John Carver.

Dyche also set up Burnley to win games, and has them attacking the opposition, and he got one or two good wins for the side and two draws with Newcastle.

With better players, Sean could take a club into the higher reaches of the Premier League.

Mike Ashley likes to sign Englishmen to the position of Newcastle manager/head coach – so we wouldn’t be too surprised if Sean could be a target of Newcastle this summer.

The 43 year-old former center-back started his management career at Watford back in 2011, and he moved to Burnley in October of 2012 replacing Eddie Howe who moved back to Bournemouth,  and got them promoted this season.

Sean Dyche got Burnley promoted in his first full season in charge of the club, and he’s still young at just 43.

With Steve McClaren having turned down the Newcastle job and John Carver not being good enough, it has thrown the position of head coach at Newcastle wide open – and it’s now anybody’s guess who Newcastle will appoint this summer.

And forget about new players – the head coach position is the top signing for Newcastle this summer, and Sean Dyche may have an outside chance of being offered the job.

What do you think?

Sean Dyche would certainly be a good front man for Newcastle United, and so much better than John Carver, who has  a very bad habit of saying exactly the wrong thing in his press conferences.

Comments welcome.

54 comments so far

  • Graeme

    May 12, 2015 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #1

    He’s a far better Head Coach than the idjit we have at the moment, thats for sure!!
    Fairly meaningless with Ashley in charge – Quality means little when Carver is sooooo cheap!!!

  • Phil K

    May 12, 2015 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #2

    He’s light years better than Carver – but then so am I

  • expatmag

    May 12, 2015 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #3


    My apologies Sir. I must have misread your post.


    Quite right regarding the leadership at Rorkes Drift and the fact that Chard had seniority over Bromhead by only a few months.

    However, as it was an action where the most ever VCs were awarded in one fell swoop, the majority of which went to ORs, I think it is fair to say welsh heroism in the face of overwhelming odds was a major factor in the victory.

  • dave 1961

    May 12, 2015 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #4

    Ed all this talk about coach and horses i can assure you we will actually end up with not a coach, nor will we get a horse, but I’m confident we will get a donkey.

  • Lindisfarne

    May 12, 2015 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #5

    Sean would be a welcome recruit and he is a free transfer. However his contract is a rolling one year contract and I get the impression that Burnley is project that he is enjoying the process of building. He recently referred to selling Charlie Austin as a necessity and the money from the PL being needed to update the facilities at the club. Newcastle would be a small step up but he might judge staying put as a better medium term option, before moving to a top half club.

  • Graeme

    May 12, 2015 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #6

    Is somebody extracting it already? Seems a hell of a leap forward for the Rotund One – Will Penfold or Carver have actually heard of this type of player??

  • lesh

    May 12, 2015 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #7

    In the eyes of Penfold and his master, Dyche’s already relegated Burnley whereas we’re still in the Prem with Carver.

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    May 12, 2015 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #8

    Nothing will change for the better at the club. If something were to change, it would be that the over – promoted tea boy is relieved of his duties. Only if that happened would there be a glimmer of hope that the penny had dropped.

  • Average_Contents

    May 12, 2015 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #9


    No worries.

    It’s actually the most awarded to one regiment in one action.

    16 were awarded in one day in the crimean wars.

    28 were awarded for one action in India.

    Anyway enough history lessons.

    Onto NUFC…Erm…I thought..er..er…who likes the cold war lol 😉

  • geordiemark

    May 12, 2015 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #10

    no manager with any ambition would come like no player with ambition would come to the club where Ashley is the owner its as simple as that

    Ashley has to sell up its as simple as that

  • Sav

    May 12, 2015 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #11

    If we are going to survive to get our arses kicked again next year then I’d rather someone with dignity and integrity like Dyche than Carver’s pantomime dame on the touchline and in the press room.
    Charnley and Mashley may need to look up ‘dignity’ and ‘integrity’.

  • Lindisfarne

    May 12, 2015 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #12


    There may well be a shopping list but I get the impression they get distracted by the special offers and the closing down sales. The SD store layout is made in the eyes of its maker.

  • Graeme

    May 12, 2015 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #13

    Lindisfarne – Nothing atracts the Rotund One like a good BOGOF Deal!!

  • geordiemark

    May 12, 2015 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #14

    the club is poison to managers and top players alike because of one man MIKE ASHLEY,

    the second half of the match v wba that was the only time ive seen the players try in well over 12 games that is a disgrace they all obviously thought the club wouldn’t get relegated well due to coaches, players, owner who didn’t buy any players during the January transfer window that’s what happens with the lack of quality and ambition

  • Rotonda heights

    May 12, 2015 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #15


    thought austin was qpr, i guess you mean Ings.

  • dave 1961

    May 12, 2015 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #16

    an interesting story on the BBC about the Bradford fire and the last bit is striking.

    A former detective, who was part of the team investigating the Bradford City Fire in 1985, has told the BBC that the police have always known the identity of the person who may have accidentally started the fire.

    A dropped cigarette was identified as the likely cause of the disaster which killed 56 people.

    Retired Detective Inspector Raymond Falconer was speaking on the 30th anniversary of the tragedy.
    However, in a new book by survivor Martin Fletcher, he claims former chairman Stafford Heginbotham netted millions of pounds from insurance payouts after fires at businesses he was associated with.

    He makes no direct allegation against the club’s chairman in the book, but does ask if any man could be as “unlucky” as Mr Heginbotham appeared to be.

    Robert Hall reports

    the more striking thing was how did a cigaret but that started the fire survive, when the 56 body’s were UN-recognizable as human remains and were first thought to be burned out black bin bags.

  • Lindisfarne

    May 12, 2015 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #17

    There certainly was a lack of foresight openly admitted to when AP left, when promoted I really presumed Charnleys first act of business would be to identify and approach a prospective new Head Coach. Unfortunately the lack of leadership, inability to make decisions and the real lack of progression at the club are abundantly clear. Lets hope the focus on retaining the premier league status lasts beyond the next two matches and a structure that brings positive football to the club is installed.

  • Lindisfarne

    May 12, 2015 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #18

    Rotonda heights

    Austin was sold by Burnley to QPR.

  • optimistic prime

    May 12, 2015 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #19


    Nah, they wa pi55ed 😉

    It’s said that Chards actions and how he made the Welsh fight was the beginning of drill as it’s now known.

    I thought the Zulus were class, after the British had bashed everyone all over the world they took hiding after hiding from lads with nothing more than spears.

  • Lindisfarne

    May 12, 2015 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #20


    I mentioned the sale of Austin to illustrate how closely associated Dyche is to those running the Burnley FC and how they are willing to make sacrifices to gain progress, by working together.

  • optimistic prime

    May 12, 2015 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #21


    Royal artillery hold the most VC’s followed by the Royal Engineers with two less

    The Engineers wear the Artilary lanyard which was given to them as a battle honour after the Artillery abandend their guns in the Crimean war (if memory serves) and the Engineers took them over to win the battle.

  • Lindisfarne

    May 12, 2015 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #22

    Peter Beardsley’s side ended the season sixth in the Under-21 Premier League’s second tier, does not provide much optimism.

  • Lindisfarne

    May 12, 2015 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #23


    I was wondering about this marketing trip to the USA, whats the point of trying to publicise the global brand when no one associated with the club is happy with the current board, or their policies?

  • Thump

    May 12, 2015 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #25

    @Lindisfarne: Not so honourable, but fscking funny 😀

  • toon kk

    May 12, 2015 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #26

    The thing is its not who’d we’d like or want to be our coach and not necessarily who’d MA would like it’s who’d be willing to work with the strict Mashley regime.
    All this speculation on Coaches and players is exactly that “speculation”.
    Be prepared to be disappointed, because you will be. Expect Carver and more budget players and you’ll not be far wrong. Fact!

  • BoyDoneGood

    May 12, 2015 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #27

    Great coach – got good performances out of a shoestring team. I’d take him with a couple of his young players – Ings and Keane.

  • JP...from The Rock

    May 12, 2015 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #28

    How low we have gone in quality. Be it in the players brought in or the managers, they have been woeful and some shockingly bizarre acquisitions. It all started after Sir Bobby.

    We just seem to go even lower after every long and painful year as a Newcastle fan.

    Now a Burnley manager that got his team relegated would be a good appointment for our once great club!

    How low can we go ffs!!


  • NezzaNUFC

    May 12, 2015 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #29

    Him and Eddie howe would be my choice for English head coach

  • NezzaNUFC

    May 12, 2015 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #30

    Looks like ings is set for Liverpool

  • toon kk

    May 12, 2015 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #31

    I find it amazing how many people have settled for second rate.
    MA has done a fine job of lowering expectations and ambition of so many fans.
    Even that banner that was on show read
    “We don’t want a team that wins we want a club that trys” isn’t that what MA been doing for years? He hasn’t been winning but has been trying his own methods.
    (Not successfully) but has tried.

  • The Vicar

    May 12, 2015 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #32

    Sean Dyche was a huge success at Watford, given very little money to spend but achieving excellent results. When the new owners took over they immediately got rid of Dyche and replaced with Zolo, who in spite of being given loads of resources struggled to achieve what Dyche achieved. He was picked up by Burnley and the rest you all know.

    I think he is a superb manager, and my only misgiving would be whether he can spend money well. Being an eternal optimist, I feel that Ashley will spend big this summer (no one could be misguided enough not to spend big, I hope). So if the next NUFC manager gets funds, which they should, could Dyche spend it well?

    My ideal candidate: Jurgen Klopp. One can but dream.

  • bettyswallocks

    May 12, 2015 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #33

    Dave 1961

    From a previous thread, you made some excellent points about stigmatising SD as a brand.
    I can remember growing up with the stigma attached to buying anything at Woolworths . The banter was nationwide and as you say eventually killed the company.

    Labels and street cred are now very important, so to tarnish the SD brand as cheap and nasty is absolutely the way forward.

    Shyte Direct . Com can be the slogan to discredit this TAT Empire and if enough social media promote this it will hopefully catch on.

  • Toon Tang

    May 12, 2015 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #34

    He could be a ginger horse, don’t know about dark..

  • Pokat

    May 12, 2015 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #35

    Sports direct. The Lada of the sportswear world lol

  • beermonkey

    May 12, 2015 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #36

    lots of people seem convinced were going to spend big in the summer

    I just cant see it back in jan charnley stated that we had a full squad of 25 and had no room for any1

    follow that what one of his early statements
    “We don’t look at transfer windows in isolation, but rather as a full trading year, and our intention for the first team is to sign one or two players per year to strengthen the squad”

    we have lasechelles and darlow joining
    so I am only expecting 1 2 and then depending on who we sell we might add then

  • Pokat

    May 12, 2015 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #37

    A top manager for the Tat Seller? Undoubtedly Not Klopp. I think we’re looking at the Championship manager keen to step up. Cheap and keen to impress.

  • Pokat

    May 12, 2015 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #38

    Beer monkey that statement looks ludicrous now though mate cos look at the crowd of right knackers we will have to start next year almost either low on contract space or expired. Or both lol. We can’t start next year with a good 8 of this squad even if we’re trying to stay in the championship. It could be Wonga vs Wonga in 2 seasons at this rate as we’ll be squaring up to the likes of Blackpool

  • dave 1961

    May 12, 2015 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #39


    Its the only way to fight him, when i went to business school, i learned how not to tarnish your own brands, so by the very same, a bit of reverse psychology its easy to do it with him make people embarrassed going into his shops.

  • beermonkey

    May 12, 2015 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #40


    I agree but lets be fair to pards we prob would have been 10th 13th with him here, as we know they don’t want to achieve much more than that,

    they also have the excuses of our woeful injury record this season as well, they will gamble that wont happen as bad again for while


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