One Of These Top Managers Could Soon Become Available

Brendan Rodgers is waiting to hear if he will still be the Liverpool manager next season, after The Red’s worst defeat on Sunday at Stoke since way back in 1953 ,  when an improving Potters side under manager Mark Hughes were 5-0 up at the half – and Liverpool were simply routed on the last day of the season – just think of the Newcastle game at Manchester City when we lost 5-0 and it was that bad.

But Liverpool spent over £110M last summer on new players coming into the club – and most haven’t paid off.

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Brendan Rodgers – 6-1 hammering at Stoke not good

Brendan has been very straight and he’s said that if the Fenway Park Sports Group – the American owners – want him to go – he’s gone.

There’s a report on Sky Sports in the last hour or so there will be a thorough review of the season by the owners with Brendan,  although it’s thought John W Henry and company are not thinking of sacking Brendan – who would make a good head coach at Newcastle.

And today in the Championship play-off between Norwich and Middlesbrough – two early goals from Norwich City were enough to take them back to England’s top league, after being relegated only last year – so that’s great news for Norwich fans.

And manager Alex Neil who joined them in January from Hamilton Academicals  (where he made 211 appearances for them as a player) – has been an instant success and that was a good move by the club.

In 25 games played Alex, who is still only 33,  has won 17 of them for a 68% win rate – so he’s done a great job of getting the East Anglian side promoted, and Neil has been in management only two years.

Aitor Karanka

Aitor Karanka – 41 year-old Middlesbrough manager

That means 41 year-old Middlesbrough Spanish manager Aitor Karanka may now be available if Newcastle were to make an approach for him.

We are assuming Lee Charnley is waiting for things to clear to see exactly who’s available before he makes his move to appoint the head coach to replace Alan Pardew.

John Carver is still going on about he should be the new head coach, but John seems to live in his own world, and he had his chance but did not get the job done at all, and almost took us down with one point in 10 games.

And 98% of our readers don’t want him to get the job.

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This appointment of the Newcastle head coach is now even more important for Lee,  after his disastrous decision to appoint John Carver as interim coach for the rest of the season and we were almost relegated.

And Mike Ashley in his Sky Sport’s interview yesterday kind of made it clear,  he himself was shocked Newcastle were in the position they are after we had looked very comfortable at Christmas.

Lee has to make better decisions  than he’s made in the last six months – but Lee’s not a football man, and he doesn’t seem to have much experience at all in management.

He cannot make too many more mistakes so for Lee Charnley this appointment will be a crucial one.

It could be that both Brendan Rodgers and Aitor Karanka could even become Newcastle targets this week.

Brendan because he could still be fired by Liverpool, and Aitor could be positive towards an approach from Newcastle United to become the new head coach on Tyneside.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

23 comments so far

  • toon22

    May 25, 2015 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #1

    Think we should be asking if MA should still own the club,the manager is irrelevant.

  • toon22

    May 25, 2015 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #2

    Everyone knows this wether they post on this blog or not,who is our next manager wont matter at all if our owner is still MA.

    Everyone knows this.

  • scottoon

    May 25, 2015 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #3

    Repost –

    Ashley has insulated himself quite well with this interview, even if it is mostly lies. He has distanced himself from the football so he can either leave well enough alone and blame Charnley et al, or he can do what he should and fire them as the “responsible parties”.

    And he has insulated himself from a good deal of fan wrath, as is evident by the number on this blog willing to give him a chance to prove himself. I for one don’t believe that protests will do no good during the summer. ST holders can decide not to renew which will adversely affect cash flow. We can all boycott or picket SD shops which hits him where it hurts most. The public opinion was vastly changed via AO and fans groups and momentum should not be allowed to shift.

  • Sir Braveheart

    May 25, 2015 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #4


    A lot of people on here being critical of those saying wait and see, or who dare to hope that Ashley might show a bit more ambition. Let me ask you, what is the alternative?

    What else can we do except wait and see? You might think Ashley was lying through his teeth, and even people like me who are hoping he means it know in our hearts he doesn’t, but what can we do other than wait for his actions to reveal the truth?

    The way I see it I have two choices, try and be hopeful but prepared for disappointment, or just be negative about the whole thing all summer. Since I think either option will 95% likely end up with another year of dross I’d like to take the chance to have a few weeks of feeling hopeful, since thats the only good thing I’m likely to get out of NUFC under Ashley.

    Are you honestly going to deprive me of that because its unrealistic?

    I know where this ends up, I know whats going to happen. Like an abused partner married to a drunk I want to enjoy the few fleeting moments before they arrive home, the hope that maybe this time it’ll be different, that I won’t be beaten unconscious in an alcohol fuelled rage, helpless and hopeless. That maybe, when they said they’d change their ways in the cold light of day, they really did mean it. That I wouldn’t have to face the world with these new bruises and justify why I still love them, why I can’t leave them. Those few moments of hope…will you really take those away from me if that’s all I have?

    Theres a sobering image for your bank holiday evening. Nite all.x

  • Transfer Sage

    May 25, 2015 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #6

    rodgers isn’t a top manager

    was bang average with swansea and has been shocking with liverpool…spending silly money to come 5th.

  • toon22

    May 25, 2015 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #7

    If anyone really thinks MA cares at all about winning things i would say good luck.
    Enjoy next and every other season you choose to go to the match.
    Just because i think differently dont mean people still enjoy the football on offer.

  • scottoon

    May 25, 2015 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #8

    Sir Braveheart – I understand and sympathize but at the end of the day you really do have a choice. Comparing those of us who continue to rally for change to an abusive drunk is entirely unfair. I am not asking you to change your views… are entitled to them as I am to mine. But at the end of the day it is you who is fooling your self into thinking anything will change.

  • Online Guy

    May 25, 2015 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #9

    The Ashley out movement has done a bloody good job , in that it highlighted the demise of Newcastle United and the problems that Ashley has created here.

    It made the country sit up and listen, when Top sports men and Women voiced an opinion, and most of the UK media where on his back ..and that is damaging to both him and Sports Direct ..and that is the main reason for him crawling out of his hole yesterday

    Ashley has come to the notice of important people with a voice, and not just in this parish ..where for too long he has ignored our voices and walked all over us.

    He cannot do that now ..He’s been rumbled , Busted , and Embarrassed by the national media, and its top Sports people, who have expressed an opinion ..and he has hated every voice that turned on him

    The fat filthy rich Mr Ashley has got a sweat on and he’s right out of deodorant..He’s stinking the place out.

    He’s been Claimed…and he knows it.

    Ashley out movement well bloody done . your peaceful well thought out actions culminated yesterday into bringing Ashley before the worlds Media, and him making a statement.

    That would never have happened without the action and foresight of the Ashley out group.

    He has spoken once in Eight years to the Supporters…ask yourself , What brought yesterdays appearance to the fore ..Something made him crack..something that emanated from this Parish ..


  • BeeGuy

    May 25, 2015 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #10

    Gettig around to appointing a new field manager could take most of the summer. leaving no time to get the players wanted “over the line” before the window closes. Then it will be trying to teach old dogs new tricks, with most of the dogs not even knowing the old tricks.

  • damma99

    May 25, 2015 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #11

    Why did they not sack that irritant twat Charver straight after the match, he is doing my bloody head in with his claims about still wanting the job. He lives in cloud cuckoo land.

  • Sir Braveheart

    May 25, 2015 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #12

    I know this fights not over. I know we’re probably going to have to go again, and again, and again. But right now, we cant do much. Ashley has restated his desire to win things. As Online Guy pointed out what Ashley doesn’t like is the negative media coverage. If we protest now we lose that, because the media will say “Well he’s stated he wants to turn things around, you have to give him time”. We lose our media backing by attacking now.


    If the new manager is a poor choice, if the players brought in are young hopefuls and not experienced players, if the money isnt invested, then Ashley has made a rod for his own back. We bring the fight back to him, stronger than ever.

    This summer is the calm before the storm. What else can we do but sharpen our weapons and wait to see what his actions bring. If he brought in Ancelotti and spent £150m we could believe him and lay down the swords, but if its McClaren and 15m then we go to war for our club again.

  • Sir Braveheart

    May 25, 2015 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #13

    Scottoon – the abusive drunk is Ashley, not the fans

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    May 25, 2015 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #14

    The tat man said he was to blame. He’s right. He appointed the tea boy. So why isn’t the tat man sacking the tea boy? Why is he letting the tea boy continue to steer the ship? Sorry but it’s the same old circus. Lord Sugar is right. We’ve no chance of winning anything.

  • Online Guy

    May 25, 2015 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #15

    Thinking about it ..with Graham Carr choosing the players we buy …….Should we not see him as..what is in effect….,

    ….The Manager?

  • Sir Braveheart

    May 25, 2015 at 9:45 PM

    Comment #16

    Scottoon, show me a way of effectively keeping the fight going over the summer and I’m in. But right now, I want to.believe that something will change. Yes I know its delusional, and in a weeks time when Carver is still the head coach maybe I’ll snap out of it,but right now that hope is all I have.

    The change will only come through fan movements, and next season will be pivotal in our future I feel. Right now I’m willing to wait for Ashleys actions to give me the ammunition for the fight next season.

  • SA Toon

    May 25, 2015 at 9:45 PM

    Comment #17

    No doubt MA and his policies have been terrible for the club, but one thing which gives me some hope is that he has stuck his neck out now and is probably too arrogant to allow himself to be proved wrong. I fancy we may see some investment now, even if only because he has said we’re going to be more competitive. Guys like him don’t like to be shown up. I say we see how this thing plays out over the next few months – he might just surprise us all!

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    May 25, 2015 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #18

    Clinath@ed spelt out what’s required in a good post. If the tat man was serious, he’d be making those points and talking that language.

  • Online Guy

    May 25, 2015 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #19

    If Ashley means what he said ..then a New director/ overseer of Football needs to be recruited …Hoddle or Venables ..strike Hoddle ..go for Venables …you need a football man in that job not a clerk in Charnley.

  • solano38

    May 25, 2015 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #20

    I would still like to see Remi Garde come here. I don’t think Rogers will get the sack from Liverpool. McClaren has got the push from Derby, but do we want this loser??

  • Blackstarbullet

    May 25, 2015 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #21

    Ancelotti now available, apparently there is a swap deal taking place with Carver, ( I wish )

  • sickandtired

    May 26, 2015 at 1:22 AM

    Comment #22

    SA Toon – he didn’t really stick his neck out though. He shouldered the decisions onto the ‘Football Board’ – and he is on it! Indeed, as far as I am aware, with Irving leaving, the BoD consists now of only him and Charnley!
    He appointed Charnley, as he did Llambias. yet he sort of blamed Pardew on Llambezi in that interview and he;s dumping the manager/coach decision on Charnley.
    Who is Charnley to decide who manages this Club? He;s the ex Club secretary FFS! Even KK (and the despicable Souness) said he needs experienced hands at the wheel.
    Unless Ashley demotes/fires Charnley along with Carver and brings in people capable of doing the job, then the same shyet is going to continue.

  • Sav

    May 26, 2015 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #23

    We have an owner who says the buck stops with him but he will not be choosing the Head Coach. But the owner appoints a General manager who was until recently an understudy finance manager. He is responsible for the Head Coach but will have to turn to Grahame Carr, a head scout who appears answerable to no-one, for advice on a suitable candidate. Its no wonder they are bound to make a dog’s breakfast of it.


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