Things Haven’t Changed – McClaren To Be Appointed Head Coach?


We were hoping with Newcastle almost getting relegated by their thrifty ways, and then appointing the easy choice of John Carver as the stand-in head coach through the end of the season after Alan Pardew bolted – there would be a change of thinking in the way the club operates and who they would appoint as the new head coach.

And even Mike Ashley has said he wants to win something at Newcastle before he sells the club.

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Steve McClaren – after hearing Newcastle were after him for 3rd time

But if the Telegraph is correct in their story today Newcastle will again be going after Steve McClaren – the former Derby County boss – who has won very little in his career as a manager starting in coaching back in 1995.

The Telegraph are reporting that Lee Charnley will make his third approach to McClaren this coming week, and is hoping he will get a yes this time – and it will be third time lucky.

Steve turned Newcastle down in early January, and then after we lost 3-0 at Leicester, when the club desperately tried to get somebody experienced in for John Carver – before he took us down to the Championship –  after our 8th defeat on the trot – the first time that has ever happened at Newcastle in the Premier League.

Steve McClaren will fit very nicely into the way Newcastle are run with McClaren, Lee Charnley and Graham Carr running the club – and Steve is said to be the first choice of Graham Carr – who is friends with the former Middlesbrough manager.

But this mode of operation has been proved not to work very well at all – but even after what’s happened this year, the club seems unwilling to change things.

And Lee Charnley seems more willing to keep the status quo than he is to make a bold move and get in a really good coach who could make Newcastle into a top team again in England again.

Lee seems indecisive and far too conservative to be the Managing Director at Newcastle, and again is letting sentiment come into his decision-making.

It seems that after last Sunday’s win Newcastle will leave sufficient time before going right back to the man they wanted to appoint in early January, and so Newcastle will have lost a huge opportunity to shake things up at the club for the better.

It seems almost certain if McClaren is appointed the new head coach then John Carver will be his assistant and the current coaching team remaining in place it will be another woeful decision by Newcastle United.

Phew so everybody stays on board when Steve comes in – phew – that was close!

Even when folks like John Carver show they are mediocre at best as a coach, Newcastle still retain them – because that’s the easiest thing to do and keeps the status quo.

The status quo that has seen us in the bottom six in the last two years and in eight years we have been in top nine in the Premier League only once – so it’s not working too well from what we can tell.

This is not the way to make important decisions, but Lee Charnley seems to lack experience in these matters – and seems to always want to take the easy way out.

That’s not the way to run Newcastle United when plenty of very good young coaches are available.

We hope the Telegraph report is not accurate.

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27 comments so far

  • dave 1961

    May 30, 2015 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #1

    It will be great news as it will be the end of Ashley.

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  • dazzler

    May 30, 2015 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #2

    Your already out of date Ed! You haven’t even mentioned the Viera link.

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  • Ibizatoon

    May 30, 2015 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #3

    If only the footballing board had a clue what Ashleys winning ambitions were for this club!

    Lee…Call Mike, he has a vision and you’re not carrying it our properly.

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  • jane

    May 30, 2015 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #4

    at least Steve McClaren has won things and would be progression.

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  • Roppa

    May 30, 2015 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #5

    Patrick Viera should be nowhere near consideration. Despite having some of the best young players in World football (due to City’s wealth) at his disposal, his Man City U21 team came 5th in their league – below Sunderland who beat them twice (sounds familiar!). They won 10 & lost 9 of their 22 games with a +4 goal difference. Pretty shabby when you consider the wealth of talent he was working with! No thank you!

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  • JamesToon

    May 30, 2015 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #6

    NUFC talking to Patrick Vieira to become new head coach

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  • JamesToon

    May 30, 2015 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #7

    The only thing good about Vieira IMO is that he is a big name that could attract top players, and could bring fresh ideas

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  • BandB

    May 30, 2015 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #8

    Well, it seems the club has come up with a literally unbelievable choice of candidates to “make our mouths water…..”

    A revolutionary departure into season ticket selling heaven being plugged by the ever helpful Sky Sports and a continuity candidate tipped by those rotters at the Telegraph.

    You couldn’t wish for a starker pointer to how new Ashley’s new leaf will be.

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  • Ibizatoon

    May 30, 2015 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #9

    Jane…Did Pardews Johnstone’s Paint Trophy mean nothing to you then?

    Carver has won stuff too. Stuff like raffles etc, but it doesn’t matter where that winning mentality comes from, as long as you say you’ve got it.

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  • BandB

    May 30, 2015 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #11

    jane,

    Tell Ibizatoon that McClaren is odds-on will you!

    He had Derby playing like Barcelona when they won eighth place in the second division.

    Winning eighth is also winning.

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  • dave 1961

    May 30, 2015 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #12

    jane

    go and hover the floors or wash the dishes you seem not to understand what needs done with a football.

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  • headtheball

    May 30, 2015 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #13

    It’s not Viera it’s Vera the female Geordie detective!

    HWTF

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  • jane

    May 30, 2015 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #14

    “Jane…Did Pardews Johnstone’s Paint Trophy mean nothing to you then?”

    guess that trumps Vieira’s Premier League International Cup.

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  • Ibizatoon

    May 30, 2015 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #15

    dave…No need for that. Points, not the person.

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  • Bri

    May 30, 2015 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #16

    Ashley here until we win something ?
    About 40 year should do it,in other words we will never win anything.

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  • dazzler

    May 30, 2015 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #17

    Roppa

    I wouldn’t say they have the best youngsters in world football. None of them have come through the ranks since the money came in they just buy finished articles. Youth to a team like Man City is irrelevant.

    For all their failings the mackems have a fairly decent youth setup.

    Also, I think Barca and Ajax may disagree with your statement.

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  • Pokat

    May 30, 2015 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #18

    More like pants watering. They don’t listen do they? They think we’re all stupid carrying on business as usual completely out of touch with just about everything except stemming the bad press and declining ticket and shirt sales. Maybe we are all stupid lapping up this utter tripe about ” winning things” all they want to win is our continued custom, bums on seats. If stevie Mac lands on our club I’m not going no sir not even if he has a glorious start I just know it will all end in pardewesque fashion. And if carver is still coaching well funnel that new academy cash to the physio room boys it’ll be full of sick notes.

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  • Ibizatoon

    May 30, 2015 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #19

    jane…I’m not sure what you’re asking me. I wouldn’t want to try and place them in order, I’m just pleased we’re associated with such people with vast experience of being winners.

    Let the good times continue. Now that Carver blip is (hopefully) over.

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  • dazzler

    May 30, 2015 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #20

    Jane,

    Do you not count the copious amounts of trophies Viera won as a player/captain? Especially since you seem to count the trophies McLaren got as an assistant to SAF

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  • jane

    May 30, 2015 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #22

    “go and hover the floors or wash the dishes you seem not to understand what needs done with a football.”

    do them again? what don’t I understand?

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  • Pokat

    May 30, 2015 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #23

    Vieira is that the new TV for charladys YouTube scouting campaign lol

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  • Ibizatoon

    May 30, 2015 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #24

    Although, Jane, if you can hover the floor, that is pretty impressive.

    Just saying.

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  • Average_Contents

    May 30, 2015 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #25

    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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  • ronaldo aarons

    May 30, 2015 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #26

    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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  • Sav

    May 31, 2015 at 3:27 AM

    Comment #27

    Only one thing is certain – Ashley’s Newcastle United tells lies to the fans.

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