Newcastle Could Still Go With A McClaren-Carver Partnership


The Chronicle is reporting today that Newcastle could have their head coach in position by the end of next week,  and they report there are still basically four candidates on the short list – Steve McClaren, John Carver, Michael Laudrup and Remi Garde – in no particular order of priority.

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Steve McClaren and John Carver – new duo in charge?

But it may not be good that Steve McClaren is still odds on favorite on SkyBet at 4/11 odds-on, and the report is that John Carver will likely go back to his role as the assistant manager.

So putting two and two together you could say that it’s very likely that Steve McClaren could be appointed as the new head coach – and that would not be good.

Apparently Charnley and Ashley have been in busy negotiations this week, and Charnley has been doing a lot of work since last Sunday.

Sunday afternoon was just a huge relief when we held onto our Premier League status and we even heard owner Mike Ashley’s voice for the first time in eight years – which was a real shock.

It was a strange highlight to our season when we beat West Ham 2-0 with a passionate performance – which was very unusual this year under John Carver – where the team too many times simply collapsed and showed no fight whatsoever.

And the way John Carver explained that was that it was the players who let the club down.

The caution around Newcastle this week has been caused by our near relegation on Sunday, and the fact that Lee Charnley and Mike Ashley know this appointment is crucial to Newcastle’s future over the next few seasons.

Newcastle just must do a lot better than we’ve done these last three seasons, when we have finished in the bottom six twice in the Premier League.

And that’s since we were 5th top under Alan Pardew in 2012, when everything was looking a lot rosier than things are today.

We hope we are wrong,  but there seems to be a strong possibility that we’ll see a Steve McClaren John Carver duo at Newcastle announced late next week.

It just seems that could be what happens – and that would mean nothing much would change at Newcastle – and that would not be good.

A McClaren Carver duo would also be a very safe but also a very poor choice by Newcastle, and the club will have lost their huge opportunity to move the club forward in a big way this summer.

As we said,  we hope we are wrong and if those four on the shortlist are accurate we’d take Laudrup or Garde – thanks very much.

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168 comments so far

  • optimistic prime

    May 29, 2015 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #1

    22 quotes from Carver, or 22 reasons why not to give him the job

    http://whatculture.com/sport/john-carvers-22-best-quotes-of-the-season.php

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    May 29, 2015 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #2

    I think this is the likely scenario this week we have had 3 of our biggest players Cabella , Janmaat and Sissoko come out and say they like Carver and have let him down badly

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  • Belfast

    May 29, 2015 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #3

    Cyprus you’re going to be very disappointed if you think our new manager will be a title winning manager.

    Sorry just letting you down gently.

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  • IrishGeordie9

    May 29, 2015 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #4

    If this happens we are relegated.

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  • Blackstarbullet

    May 29, 2015 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #5

    If Charnley thinks that a McClaren / Carver partnership is good for the club going forward then he had better be prepared for a big backlash from the fans. Season ticket holders will continue to cancel and crowds will be a lot down on this season and whenever we appear on TV there will be huge gaps in the crowd which doesn’t bode well for advertising the SD brand.

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    May 29, 2015 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #6

    I think what they will do is announce Austin and 2 other signings and then Mclaren all probably in the same week just to try and settle the masses

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  • IrishGeordie9

    May 29, 2015 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #7

    Blackstarbullet

    Oh so we would hope the fans would react that way.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    May 29, 2015 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #8

    Belfast…I think alot of us are going to be disappointed 😉

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  • Belfast

    May 29, 2015 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #9

    McClaren is probably the only one on the list who might work with the current coaching staff.

    I can’t see past him at the moment to be honest.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    May 29, 2015 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #10

    Tat – tick
    Free Advertising – tick
    Pots of tea – tick
    Cones – tick
    Brollies – tick

    Sorted.

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  • Belfast

    May 29, 2015 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #11

    Wouldn’t surprise me if he’s already agreed to take the job, but their holding back on announcing it to make it look like they’ve really thought it through.

    It was a long process and we decided Steve was the best candidate blah blah blah

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  • Belfast

    May 29, 2015 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #12

    Meanwhile Cyprus is comparing Jurgen Klopps stats to Carlo Ancelottis stats 🙂

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    May 29, 2015 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #13

    Long ball to back post for willo’s head that comes to nothing guaranteed – tick

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  • firebug666

    May 29, 2015 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #14

    The most likely scenario is they have all pi$$ed of on holiday, and will start actual work when they get back in two or three weeks time.

    Who would know if anyone is left behind working, communication from the club is always zero, there are time when SJP resembles a black hole, this is one of those times.

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  • IrishGeordie9

    May 29, 2015 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #15

    You know the managers tactics are lacking if they tell the players to aim to willo at set pieces just because of his height. He has scored a whopping 1 goal for us and that didnt even come from a set piece.

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  • cyprus

    May 29, 2015 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #16

    I’m back, thanks for the tip Belfast.

    Actually I’m readying myself (and pockets) for trips to exotic and not so exotic countries… CL football, you see.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    May 29, 2015 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #17

    Why would SM work with our current staff and the others won’t?

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  • cyprus

    May 29, 2015 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #18

    IG9, be positive. It did work, didn’t it? That once?

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    May 29, 2015 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #19

    firebug…Charmless have had since September to vacation seeing as he has done no work what so ever!

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  • Belfast

    May 29, 2015 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #20

    You’ll be waiting a long time mate, because we will not be in the champions league under this owner.

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  • cyprus

    May 29, 2015 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #21

    Good call J

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    May 29, 2015 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #22

    @Jesper

    Probably because he is English and desperate for a job !!

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    May 29, 2015 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #23

    The only thing gong on at SJP is a few games of rugby league

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  • Belfast

    May 29, 2015 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #24

    Because McClaren and Carver are pals

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  • firebug666

    May 29, 2015 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #25

    jesper

    I think Charmless is too busy worrying about making more mistakes he dare not make an actual decision.

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  • IrishGeordie9

    May 29, 2015 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #26

    I don’t understand Ashley’s logic. He says it’s his job to give the finance for transfers and wages and wants his MD and scouts to give him the best pound for pound value yet he entrusts Lee Charnley? The man is mad. He is clearly out of his depth and if he appoints Carver or McClaren then he is justifying that statement. Why doesnt Ashley just get rid of Charnley and get an MD who knows what he is doing? Ashley himself is an idiot for giving them all massive contracts. Our whole club is out of its depth.

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  • cyprus

    May 29, 2015 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #27

    Anyway, re Mc, someone (forget who) wrote here he had Derby playing like Barcelona for a while. I’ll take that kind of football. We beat them once we can do it again 🙂

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  • NOVA2967

    May 29, 2015 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #28

    Doesn’t look terrible but after Carvers end of season. We need an completely fresh start.

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  • cyprus

    May 29, 2015 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #29

    Well, we can’t do any worse than the last coach, right? I mean, there was AP happily smashing all records and JC destroys him no prob. To the point that Ed here (and some of yous, confess) were reminscing about the good old days with AP.

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  • cyprus

    May 29, 2015 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #31

    TFL,
    It’s because we’ve been so watchable, that. The entertainers, we’ve been called.

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    May 29, 2015 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #32

    Cyprus were the matches on Dave or UK Gold?

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  • cyprus

    May 29, 2015 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #33

    @12,
    in case you were wondering, the stats between the two you mention don’t compare 🙂
    Still, I’d take Klopp, seems a bit of a sentimental madman. Would fit right in.

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  • IrishGeordie9

    May 29, 2015 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #34

    TFL

    Neither. I believe I watched them on Comedy Central.

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  • cyprus

    May 29, 2015 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #35

    🙂

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  • davis_toons

    May 29, 2015 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #36

    If the Owner can fire CH for avg poor results why cant he fire Carver.

    If McClaren is appointed then it clearly shows that what he have said on Sky was just bullshit.

    He is just trying to shit responsibilities to Lee Charnley.

    And in Charnley, can we trust for the final time?

    Properly Charnely was a YES man and prepare to die for his money.

    If this all fail again. We really have to get the FAT MAN OUT! With him we will never win anything even for the next 20 years

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  • Mag52

    May 29, 2015 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #37

    Cyprus.

    Some of us Cyprus, are simply wondering, bearing in mind the fast flowing, attacking football we have seen from Crystal Palace in the second half of the season, how well we might have done had AP been given his head on signings.

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    May 29, 2015 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #38

    PMSL Irish. If Ashley has one ounce of ambition he wouldn’t go near Carver or McClaren

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    May 29, 2015 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #39

    I have to admit I watched Derby a few times over the last few seasons and they were miles better to watch than we were considering we have on paper much better players !

    He also worked with Ferguson at Man Utd so knows how to play attacking football not pretend to play it like AP and Carver do !!

    Just trying to cling to the positives hope its someone else but I feel Mclaren is already signed up

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    May 29, 2015 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #40

    Mags52, I can’t stand Pardew but you have a point if Pardew didn’t have his hands tied over transfers here he could of done quite well

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