Surprising New Odd-On Favorite For Newcastle Job


Davide Moyes has already said he is not leaving Real Sociedad in the summer for any club, including Newcastle United, but it seems that those in the betting game may not believe everything that is said – and David is odd on favorite – 8/11 on BetVictor and 4/5 on bwin – to get the Newcastle job in the summer.

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David Moyes – relaxed in northern Spain

Maybe they know something that the rest of us don’t, and it would be simply terrific if David did join Newcastle this summer, because there’s little doubt he’s an excellent coach.

But he was interviewed in the Guardian recently and it was a long interview, and the Scot talked about his plans for Real Sociedad – and he also looked in great shape and extremely relaxed.

That’s not what he looked like in his final weeks at Manchester United – which was a bit of a nightmare experience for the former Everton manager, but he’s quickly landed on his feet in San Sebastian.

Steve McClaren is still second favorite even though he has said he doesn’t want the job, and the next in line in the betting are Paul Clement and former Swansea boss Michael Laudrup.

There’s no doubt there are some (very) good coaches available this summer, and maybe once we are safe in the Premier League – hopefully this Saturday – then Newcastle will make a move to bring in a  new top head coach.

That’s just the first step Mike Ashley will have to make if he is going to get the fans back on his side – but that may be an impossible task after what he’s done this year.

He would be good if he signed David Moyes and then brought in a number of top players this summer – but that to us seems like a fairly remote possibility right now.

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58 comments so far

  • Graeme

    May 13, 2015 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #1

    OK, Here is some genuine news – Penfold is actually in Spain, today, allegedly talking to a Coach. I have no idea which one or where, but he is in Spain.

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  • toon kk

    May 13, 2015 at 9:05 PM

    Comment #2

    We don’t even know which league we’ll be playing in yet. So EVERY story is just pure speculation and cheap paper talk.

    Mike has his top man Carver anyway!!!

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  • dantoon85

    May 13, 2015 at 9:05 PM

    Comment #3

    More like in Spain talking to a coach driver

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  • beermonkey

    May 13, 2015 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #4

    Graeme

    where is that info from

    I see today the hull owner has said he has turned down offers for hull and there is 3 different groups looking at villa
    so it would appear there are people out there interested in football clubs

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  • giimps

    May 13, 2015 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #5

    More than likely after a coach driver for him and the slug to go to the Cotswolds for a weekend of fun…. Stealing Zimmer frames and walking sticks from the people on the bus with them

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  • Ibizatoon

    May 13, 2015 at 9:16 PM

    Comment #6

    Graeme…That’s brave 🙂

    beermonkey…The issue is not that there aren’t buyers, but Ashley doesn’t want one.

    Not for the SD advertising of course. No sir, that means nothing, it’s worth next to nothing. He does it for his love of the club and the glory of it all.

    AshleyOut
    HWTF

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  • beermonkey

    May 13, 2015 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #7

    Ibiza

    how are you sir

    there has been mention of there are no buyers on here
    tbh I think if we were on the market it wouldn’t be long before we were snapped up
    like you say we aint forsale at the moment

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  • Graeme

    May 13, 2015 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #8

    Ibiza – Yes, I realise that, Beer, from a member of NUFC Staff – I gain nothing from this whatsoever – other than risk being ridiculed on here!!
    When I heard the info, my first question was Double Decker or Single!!

    My second comment was – “Any Coach will take one look at Penfold’s business card and piss himself laughing!!!

    He is however in Spain!!

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  • Ibizatoon

    May 13, 2015 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #9

    beermonkey…Doing alright, things are picking up over here, plus there is a current waiting game as far as NUFC are concerned it would seem. How about you?

    It certainly has been mentioned on here. To death 🙂 I do wonder what it is that people are actually recommending we do. Just sit and wait and hope that someone fancies paying over the odds when Ashley has absolutely no reason to want to sell?

    He needs to be challenged.

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  • jane

    May 13, 2015 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #10

    David Moyes was manager of Everton between 2002 and 2013 and their finishing league positions under him were
    15th (2002)
    7th
    17th
    4th
    11th
    6th
    5th and league cup semi final
    5th and FA cup runner up
    8th
    7th
    7th and FAcup semi final
    6th (2013)

    good progression with limited finances.

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  • Graeme

    May 13, 2015 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #11

    He could well be “Scouting” at the CL Semi – a nice little reward from his boss – who really knows!!

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    May 13, 2015 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #12

    I’d take Moyes no problem! Anyone even, to show they actually have some belief other than just staying in the league!

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  • beermonkey

    May 13, 2015 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #13

    Graeme

    I wont ridicule, i hope its true
    cant see it being moyes though

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  • Ibizatoon

    May 13, 2015 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #14

    Graeme…Could be talking to a coach – you would hope he was. Actually, you’d hope Penfold would have been fired with someone competent talking to new coaches,but hey. He could be in Spain for any reason really and tell anyone what they like. Seeing is believing, faith has been used up.

    Thanks for sharing though.

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  • Graeme

    May 13, 2015 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #15

    Ibiza – there is no faith though mate. They have used and abused any faith many years ago.
    The ONLY emotion Ashley, Penfold, Carver generate is one of pure contempt.
    I wouldn’t piss down his throat if his lungs were on fire. In fact, they are beneath contempt!!
    HWTF

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  • Ibizatoon

    May 13, 2015 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #16

    Sorry for being negative about it, I’ll go soon 🙂

    Does it really matter what manager we have in?

    Until the aims and desires of this club change, what is it for?

    Some people believe this is the summer. We now have money in the account (we had more last summer, spent nothing in January, just sold players) and the club are in a position to do something now, something they weren’t able to do before.

    Fine. Quite sensible. Why, amongst all this unrest, fans leaving, fans spirits crushed, would the club not issue a statement of intent. Something they can’t wriggle on. Something they could genuinely go for.

    It’s not like they don’t hire PR. Just too busy covering up.

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  • sickandtired

    May 13, 2015 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #18

    @Beermonkey – West Brom & Sheff Weds also

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  • Graeme

    May 13, 2015 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #19

    S&T – that’s the problem. Who, in their right mind, is going to come to NUFC without having major consessions, in Writing, independantly witnessed and verified?
    Would you trust the arseholes at NUFC? There is no way I would.

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  • beermonkey

    May 13, 2015 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #20

    Ibiza

    by saying nothing they keep the fans divided

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    May 13, 2015 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #21

    Tevez in a Champions League final. Played out of position for West Ham and had his longest career goal drought there.

    You couldn’t make it up.

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  • welshgeordie9

    May 13, 2015 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #22

    Blackley

    I’ve got bad news for you, swans u21s won.

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  • Average_Contents

    May 13, 2015 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #23

    Graeme

    I can see no reason why you’d lie.

    What was this employees reaction when you asked those questions lol.

    I’d also be interested to know if you don’t mind of course, if he feels the same as you/us/most regarding what’s happened at the club and what we think of the slug?

    Obviously

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  • midweek weekend

    May 13, 2015 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #24

    so real out, surely ancelotti will get sacked now so, the time for paul clement to return to england might be fast approaching, maybe there could be life in the rumors?

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  • Average_Contents

    May 13, 2015 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #25

    Don’t know where that “obviously” came from.

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  • Belfast

    May 13, 2015 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #26

    Is he staying at the Solana Graeme? And did Carver recommended it.?

    http://i1.walesonline.co.uk/incoming/article8365980.ece/ALTERNATES/s1227b/JS51856200.jpg

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  • Malta Mag

    May 13, 2015 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #27

    When David Moyes was announced as manager of Man U there were few who had any complaints and believe me I’d have heard as there are thousand of Man U fans here in Malta. The general feeling was that he was a perfect fit. A Scotsman like Fergie who was waiting in the wings to take over the dynasty. It went wrong simply because the shoes were simply too big to fill. The timing was simply not in his favour however that doesn’t make him a bad manager and I for one would love him to take over Newcastle.

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  • toon kk

    May 13, 2015 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #28

    Ibiza
    MA has always been very secretive, with SD and even more so with Newcastle.
    But money or no money, there’s a tight regime at the club, so I think there’s going to be a lot of disappointed fans even if we stay up.
    He has absolutely no idea how to run a football club, just a business.

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  • Munster Mag

    May 13, 2015 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #29

    Forza Juve! Delighted for the italians. Have always loved their football and country. Moyes ?? Yes please . Would be a redeeming move by ashley

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  • Graeme

    May 13, 2015 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #30

    AC @ 23 – He agreed with me – he has no love of Penfold, Carver etc. He witnessed Carver Effing & Blinding at the home game and confirmed it on a different blog.
    He feels exactly the same as we do, have no doubt about it.

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  • Pop n Wyn

    May 13, 2015 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #31

    Jane, would we at the toon be happy with the finishing positions that Moyes achieved at Everton, i can tell you in my experience by thr third year we would all be moaning about the fact we are standing still, i can remember standing in a pub in the toon when Sir Bobby was in charge and a group 0of lads were saying how fed up they were with the great man, lost the dressing room bla bla bla!!! i honestly believe that the dye has been cast for the fella in charge and even after any good run we have, any slip ups will be eaten alive, and to be fair he has cause to much termoil himself and deserves all the flack he is getting, certainly at the moment for sure.

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  • Graeme

    May 13, 2015 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #32

    Belfast @ 26 – I have no idea mate.

    Can you imagine waking up next to that though?? SHUDDERS!!!

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  • jimiley

    May 13, 2015 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #33

    I have watched a team in black and white stripes which plays with skill and passion. It aint the shitty Toon for whom relegation would be a worthy cause.

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  • jane

    May 13, 2015 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #34

    no doubt that would happen Pop n Wyn fans huh!

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  • Average_Contents

    May 13, 2015 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #35

    Thanks Graeme

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  • jimiley

    May 13, 2015 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #36

    We need a manager who can lick a lot and make us a top 4 team with no money. Anybody come to mind?

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  • jimiley

    May 13, 2015 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #37

    Apparently Moyes is no longer odds on within two hours. Next bollocks story Ed……

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    May 13, 2015 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #38

    Aye, Welsh. Followed it on Twitter. The boys did well. They had some very young players out. It augurs well. The youth team won their league too. Huddersfield’s Academy is very well run.

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  • Graeme

    May 13, 2015 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #39

    Jimiley @ 36 – only one springs to mind. – but they crucified him 2015 ish years ago!!!

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  • scout

    May 13, 2015 at 11:19 PM

    Comment #40

    Mr.Ashley be a good man, you’ll be judged on the other side. Don’t risk it.

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