Breaking News – Patrick Vieira To Hold Talks With Newcastle


Keith Downie of Sky Sports is reporting that Patrick Vieira will hold talks with Newcastle United early next week for the vacant head coach position.

That comes as the Telegraph are reporting Newcastle will go with their first choice Steve McClaren – and will appoint him next week – so take your pick.

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Patrick Vieira – will hold talks with Newcastle early next week

Patrick is a good up-and-coming coach and of course he is a huge name in football, and he is young at only 38 years old and he is out of contract at Manchester City at the end of June.

Patrick has been coaching at City since 2011 and he has been the Manchester City U21 manager for the last two years.

Patrick is a good coach who is spending the weekend in Wales on a coaching conference and still has to pass his UEFA pro license,  but that would not prevent him accepting the Newcastle job – if he gets the offer.

Sky Sports are reporting Steve McClaren is also still in the running, but Patrick will now have the opportunity to impress the Newcastle Football Board when he meets with them early next week at St. James’ Park.

Patrick would be able to attract some good players to Newcastle this summer if he gets the appointment, and while the choice would contain some risk – his record at City as a coach is a very good one and he seems to be able to handle his players very well.

Patrick Vieira is also a football man through and through, who has lots of contacts in football, and he has prestige as a World Cup winning player when France hammered Brazil 3-0 in 1998 in Paris.

If it’s between Patrick Vieira and Steve McClaren, we would much prefer to see Patrick given the job,  and he could really get the Newcastle fans excited about the future.

That’s the type of appointment we need to see from Lee Charnley – and it looks like the choice will be made next week.

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29 comments so far

  • Pokat

    May 30, 2015 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #1

    The scheming underhandedness now kicks in.

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  • Average_Contents

    May 30, 2015 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #2

    Well if it is shteve then I suppose nufc is on the up. Finally.

    Sacked league one manager to a sacked championship manager.

    Behold, the glory days are surely upon us now.

    Just been a little bit sick.

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  • Roppa

    May 30, 2015 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #3

    Dazzler, I didn’t say they had the best youth players in World football, what I said was that they had some of the best players in World football – and certainly with their wealth & their new world class training facilities & massive scouting network, I am sure they can attract some of the best youth players in the World.
    In my view, he has not done anything with all the talent at his disposal to warrant an interview at NUFC – unless it is as an understudy to the someone qualified to be the main man!

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    May 30, 2015 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #4

    I actually like the thought of Patrick Vieira taking over

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  • Pokat

    May 30, 2015 at 11:21 PM

    Comment #5

    They’ll keep us guessing, smoke and mirrors I think I’d have to be some Indian mystic or a south American shaman to know what we will end up with.

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  • JamesToon

    May 30, 2015 at 11:21 PM

    Comment #6

    I think that story about Remi Garde not coming because our city isn’t “arty” enough for him is probably BS

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  • russell10

    May 30, 2015 at 11:21 PM

    Comment #7

    Great feeling about Patrick. Smacks of Keegan. He is world class as opposed to McClaren who is a world ass

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  • Pokat

    May 30, 2015 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #8

    Garde probably didn’t want to come to Newcastle because the butchers don’t sell horse steak.

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  • Belfast

    May 30, 2015 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #9

    Smoke and mirrors. McClaren has already been offered it. Viera is just a pawn unfortunately.

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  • dave 1961

    May 30, 2015 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #10

    Only trouble with Patrick Vieira he looks like a malteser

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  • Belfast

    May 30, 2015 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #11

    Blog police will be looking you for that one Dave.

    Run…

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  • beermonkey

    May 30, 2015 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #12

    have to say I cant see this happening

    is he not being groomed for the top job at city

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  • ronaldo aarons

    May 30, 2015 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #14

    Just because someone doesn’t do a great job in the youth teams doesn’t mean they will be a bad manager. Mourinho was just a translator before he got into coaching positions and even then his first managerial positions weren’t great until he got to Porto. I personally don’t see him appointed, he has the winning mentality and will not accept the club ambitions to just stay up and finish mid table. Also, really don’t believe that garde story about art galleries. This club has a habit of leaking utter rubbish to the media and I believe this to be one of them pieces.

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  • Pokat

    May 30, 2015 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #15

    Well as aforesaid south American shaman, I foretell…..another round of preseason friendlies with Jooooohhnny Caaarrrverrrrrr!

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  • Pokat

    May 30, 2015 at 11:30 PM

    Comment #16

    We have a malteserist on the blog. Shame.

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  • JamesToon

    May 30, 2015 at 11:30 PM

    Comment #17

    Keegan I don’t think had any experience before us.

    And I know he’s had the likes of Messi and Xavi at his disposal but guardiola only managed barca’s academy before becoming their manager

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  • dave 1961

    May 30, 2015 at 11:31 PM

    Comment #18

    Belfast

    I love malteser’s

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    May 30, 2015 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #19

    I hope we get Vieira show we are having a fresh start

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  • Pokat

    May 30, 2015 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #20

    Well there’ll be no more clues tonight from our chunky helmsman so I bid all a good evening. Wake me up when September ends.

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  • Belfast

    May 30, 2015 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #21

    I’m a malteasers fan myself

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  • dave 1961

    May 30, 2015 at 11:35 PM

    Comment #22

    Probably Bishop spinning to make Mcclarens appointment look better if that’s possible.

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  • Pokat

    May 30, 2015 at 11:35 PM

    Comment #23

    Date it’s too late now you’ve showed your hand

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  • Bri

    May 30, 2015 at 11:37 PM

    Comment #24

    Not sure how to vote on this one.
    Personally i would like to see a more experienced guy,but certainly Viera would bring fresh ideas whereas with Wally it would be the same old crap.

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  • Mr Magpie

    May 30, 2015 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #25

    This blueprint that Ashley & the footballing board want for the club makes a lot more sense by bringing in Vieira than Mclaren & i much prefer a change in direction with a new young manager.

    He has seen blueprint idea working at city, has been eds manager, big promoter for bringing youth into first team, could improve our academy immediately.

    Not forgetting to many players he is a big pull to signing for us as world cup winner, big character, young, hungry, well thought of by Wenger, Mourhino etc & although potentially a risky appointment Pep came from coaching Barca reserves & he did ok.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    May 31, 2015 at 1:28 AM

    Comment #26

    I would love to see Viera as our new manager, even though he’s inexperienced imagine the pull he would have on signings. He is well respected all over the football world and would inspire any player to achieve their full from youth level to established stars.

    If this is Ashley’s idea of a football man as manager he has hit the nail with this one.

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  • Sav

    May 31, 2015 at 3:28 AM

    Comment #27

    Just what we need – another big swinging dick.

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  • CDEVINE69

    May 31, 2015 at 8:07 AM

    Comment #28

    I’m not comparing viera to the great man himself but keegan had not a pick of experience in any managerial role prior to 1992 when he became manager of nufc, the rest is history. Sure experience helps in some cases but in my humble opinion if youv got the know how, leadership and motivation qualities you’ll do ok. Everyone has to manage a first club sometime. I’m happy if it’s viera . He’ll no doubt attract some fine players with his reputation. And expect a few loans from man city and arsenal on the way, but if they’re good enough why not??

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  • nufc 11

    May 31, 2015 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #29

    Love to see it happen

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