Reports Newcastle After Top Italian Manager

There’s news today that Newcastle are interested in former Napoli and Inter-Milan manager Walter Mazzarri, according to a report in Italy on the web site.

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Walter Mazzarri – former Napoli and Inter-Milan manager

Newcastle will need to appoint a head coach in the summer and their number one target Steve McClaren has turned down the job, and interim coach John Carver’s record is so poor that he’s unlikely to get the job, after Newcastle are now in a relegation fight to keep their Premier League status and have won twice in 18 games under the Geordie coach.

The 53 year-old former Italian midfielder has been in coaching since 2001,  and has managed Acireale, Pistoiese, Livorno, Reggina, Sampdoria, Napoli and Inter-Milan.

He managed Napoli for four years from 2009 through 2013 and he did well at the club,  and when he left in 2013 Napoli were second in the Italian League and he had them in the Champions League.

He was appointed Inter manager in May two years ago and after a poor first season and a poor series of results at the start of this season, he was fired last November when Inter were 9th in the Italian League and former Man City manager Roberto Mancini was appointed.

Walter is currently not in management, so there would be no compensation to pay if Newcastle elected to sign him as the new head coach and maybe that would be attractive to a frugal Mike Ashley.

Sunderland have also been linked with the Italian in the same article, but we would expect Dick Advocaat to get the Sunderland job for a couple of years, if he can save them from relegation and they have won their last two games.

In today’s games Newcastle are at relegated QPR and haven’t won since February, and Sunderland are at home to Leicester who have won six of their last seven games, and are one point above both Newcastle and Sunderland.

It’s a big day in the relegation battle in England’s Premier League.

Comments welcome.

11 comments so far

  • Laurent Robert 32

    May 16, 2015 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #1

    What a mess.

  • Bambams

    May 16, 2015 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #2

    Carver will get the job. It’s the cheapest option

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 16, 2015 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #3

    I disagree, as maOC found out there was not enough popular support for an Ashley Out campaign while Pardew kept getting those barely acceptable results which masked the true identity of Ashleys model. In fact Pardews backs against the wall mentality pulled off some great results when protests were planned, shame he couldn’t have transferred that when losing three nil to the mackems or six against Lpool. Getting rid of Pardew had to be done. It was a double edged sword, with Pardew gone Ashley could either get a good manager and keep everyone happy or appoint a muppet like Carver and enrage the fans, he decided on the latter and we now have the levels of anger and anti Ashley witnessed. So as for being six or seven months behind, if Pardew was srill here AO wouldn’t have gotten off the ground, it would have been derailed with those six wins.

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 16, 2015 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #4

    On of your admirations for Pardew was is loyalty to Mike Ashley. Conversation over. Enough said.

  • Toon-Prodigy

    May 16, 2015 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #5


    I’ll have to carry this on later im just in from neet-shift and need to get me head down. Im agitated and grumpy enough and nervous for later at the same time.

    We just didn’t need to be here and I can’t see any good that has been done with the Pardew out campaign, I really can’t. One look at the table tells me all I need to know really.

    I’ll catch up in a bit. Pleasant blogging and fingers crossed for this afternoon.

  • optimistic prime

    May 16, 2015 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #6

    There’s one or two on here that would go to the doctors for a brain scan if they had a original thought, then they’d have it removed before it infected anything else.

    They’d keep following the pied pipers merry tune right over a cliff with a smile on their face.

  • N1CK06

    May 16, 2015 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #7

    I often wonder how many opinions on this blog are truthful, and how many are fabricated/altered to intentionally go against the grain in order to generate debate amongst fellow posters.

    For me this becomes a problem when the author of the blog is joining in on the act as a way of increasing blog activity. To insinuate fan’s protests are creating more of a problem than the decisions of Ashley and Charnley is complete bollocks and the author must know that.

    I’m sure it works, and the increased blog activity looks great on paper. But when you have hundreds of comments consisting of nothing but abuse and disagreement amongst fans, it doesn’t do much good to the overall environment of the blog and NUFC as a whole.

  • Crow59

    May 16, 2015 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #8

    If Ryan taylor gets a game today then carver only has himself to blame. Freekicks and corners can be taken by Dummet with the long throw being a waste of time anyway. Anyone know how and why he was getting picked over abeid??

    Also has goofy in the starting line up on fot mob as he offers energy lol that’s about all he does offer and if he’s anywhere near the pitch we are sure to produce f all end product.

    As much as I hate to say it I can see another draw today but nevertheless hope for everyone on here that we get a win HWTL.

  • headtheball

    May 16, 2015 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #9

    I would like to be associated with the “still anonymous SackPardue ” crew. The man had NO class. Head butting, calling another manager a !!!!!!! &&&&. Not interested in hearing anything more about him.
    I also support the AshleyOut brigade so hope they will succeed.
    Nasty nasty man.
    Have faith, one day we will win.


  • MonkseatonMag

    May 16, 2015 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #10

    “Newcastle after top manager” Ha-Ha…Ha-ha…Ha-ha

    Only if that top manager is Kinnear – but most probably it’ll be Carver!

    #Whatever happens, and for the long-term good of the club do NOT renew your season tickets.


    May 17, 2015 at 8:19 AM

    Comment #11

    And the Pain continues! We. are a Joke Club at the moment!


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