Newcastle Could Appoint Head Coach Next Week

If the news doing the rounds in the national press yesterday and today about Steve McClaren is correct, and talks last night with Chief Executive Sam Rush and incoming Chairman Mel Morris led to the decision last night that Steve will be sacked,  we could see that news as early as today – and the former England manager would become a free agent.

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Steve McClaren – on hearing Newcastle still want him

Steve would not have a contract and that would mean that what has been Newcastle’s first choice all year would be available and Mike Ashley wouldn’t have to pay the £2M compensation to Derby, because of the two years he would have had left on his contract.

Since Mike Ashley always thinks about money and how to save it – that would be an excellent opportunity to move in and sign up Steve on the cheap.

The only problem with that is Steve has hardly been successful in England at various clubs – and while at Middlesbrough he had them in mid-table,  and there are no signs from his past that tell us Steve could be successful at Newcastle.

Steve by all accounts is an excellent training field coach and he’s a good guy – but the proof of the pudding is in the eating – and how many game you win.

And the disastrous reign of John Carver, which could yet see us relegated – means that his star has fallen (very) rapidly on Tyneside, and to be honest most fans want to see him and the current coaching staff leave the club this summer.

In our poll of a few weeks ago, 93% of readers wanted him sacked after the Leicester City debacle.

So if Steve McClaren is appointed, it would be another safe and easy appointment by Mike Ashley, Lee Charnley and company – and another poor one.

It would be the same old stuff from Newcastle with the same old policies, and they have been shown not to work rather dramatically this year.

If we stay up on Sunday it wouldn’t surprise us if Steve McClaren is appointed as the new head coach next week.

On SkyBet Steve McClaren is 4/6 odds on to be the next Newcastle manager with Davide Moyes at 5/1 and John Carver at 6/1 (why?).

What do you think?

22 comments so far

  • Blofal

    May 22, 2015 at 8:23 AM

    Comment #1

    If we appoint McClaren that’s it. I’m done. FFS.

  • John Tudor

    May 22, 2015 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #2

    attendance in championship first game with him in charge 25000 result 0-4

  • Average_Contents

    May 22, 2015 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #3

    The only question that’ll be asked is: is he free?

    Nothing else matters.


    If the slug wasn’t happy about Irving leaving he wouldn’t be going anywhere particularly since he’s done such a sterling job in making sure the “costs” have risen so much for no apparent reason.

    I’d say it was planned but at this club the fat fcuk just seems to wing it constantly. Make do n all that.

    Perhaps it’s like a double bluff. He wants us to think he doesn’t know what he’s doing and it’s not all planned when infact it’s been planned to perfection.

    Slug out.

  • Magpie Season

    May 22, 2015 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #4

    Just saw the shortlist for Manager of the year.

    No Pardew. Hmm..

    As for best coach John C.; mate I’m sure they didn’t see that match against West Brom you keep raving about. Otherwise you would have been shortlisted.

  • WestOzMag

    May 22, 2015 at 8:31 AM

    Comment #5

    These wankers could have cemented our position in the league last week yet couldn’t even beat a shit qpr team who was the worst team all season. I couldn’t give a toss if we get relegated come sunday evening. We don’t even deserve a spot in this league. The owner, the staff, the players all have eachother to blame for this. Liars, scapegoats, whatever, they are all weak as piss and treat the supporters with total contempt The supporters, as blind as some are, don’t deserve this shit. It’s time for this season to wrap up and put us all out of this misery.

  • Magpie Season

    May 22, 2015 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #6
  • hibbit

    May 22, 2015 at 8:35 AM

    Comment #7

    Derek Llambias Barry Leach,and Steve McLaren the 3 wise men to lead nufc

  • John Tudor

    May 22, 2015 at 8:35 AM

    Comment #8

    looks like scabbers off harry potter

  • John Tudor

    May 22, 2015 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #9

    not a penny of my money and if you had any sense, not a penny of yours

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 22, 2015 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #10

    So our PL survival has been risked on the off chance that Mclaren would be sacked. A man who has lied to and misled his clubs fans and employers and overseen a catastrophic slump in his teams fortunes, not to mention he’s a serial love rat. Welcome to Mikeys w@nga world.

  • geordie157

    May 22, 2015 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #11

    Still think dyche is a decent shout or galtier. My worry with McLaren is his side’s don’t have a plan b, the football would improve but anyone could improve on that.

    A year ago I would have been saying buy will Hughes but I’m not sure he’s ready for the step up yet. Although if it’s championship football next season he’d be a great buy if we try and rebuild.

  • hibbit

    May 22, 2015 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #12

    what’s this buy ??

  • Average_Contents

    May 22, 2015 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #13

    The three (un)wise men. Great.

  • Laurent Robert 32

    May 22, 2015 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #14

    Sacked from a lower league club, employed by us. It all sounds so familiar.

  • NezzaNUFC

    May 22, 2015 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #15

    Give him grief as soon as he arrives, let’s show these piece of sh!t who’s boss.

  • theartfuldodger

    May 22, 2015 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #16

    Thats it…The writing is on the wall

    Llambias, Leach and McLaren…

    The last time Llambias left Pardew said Ashley wanted a football person..hence JFK

    Irving has been forced out by the looks of it. Charnley is next.

    Carver will stay on in the coaching team as he has played himself as the victim.

    And roll on the 2015-16 season..

  • NezzaNUFC

    May 22, 2015 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #17

    I’m just waiting for some fans to come out and say ‘ give him time’


  • dave 1961

    May 22, 2015 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #18


    spot just like we did with Pardew, then Carver why give time for something you know the outcome of, Mccleren is a dinosaur we need modern ideas.

  • banjax

    May 22, 2015 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #19

    No No No! Not McClaren

  • widowmagandapoke

    May 22, 2015 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #20

    He might surprise everyone and appoint a top coach or even manager. But, of course that would be the sensible option.

  • WisconsinToonFan

    May 22, 2015 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #21

    If they want to keep bringing in French players, get a french speaking manager.

  • davis_toons

    May 22, 2015 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #22

    Mike will stick with John. He will try to do another ChrisH.


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