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.
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 – 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?