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.
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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