Patrick Vieira Now Odds-On Favorite For Newcastle Job

Patrick Vieira has quickly become the odds-on favorite for the Newcastle head coach job today, as a lot of money seems to be being placed on the France International World Cup winner, who has huge prestige in the world of football.

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Patrick Vieira – now odds-on favorite at Newcastle

Patrick is being quoted at 8/11 odds-on by SkyBet after being 6-1 earlier today – and there is breaking news tonight that Patrick will meet with Lee Charnley and the Newcastle Football Board about the possibility of him becoming the new head coach at Newcastle.

That meeting is said to be scheduled early next week.

Patrick is in Wales this weekend on a coaching course, but he is expected to fly into Newcastle at the beginning of the week, and he seems to have a good possibility of getting the job if he impresses the hierarchy at Newcastle United.

The latest voting on SkyBet is as follows:

Patrick Vieira 8/11
Steve McClaren 11/4
John Carver 6/1
Michael Laudrup 10/1
David Moyes 14/1

Newcastle are expected to announce their new head coach before the end of next week so he can come in and help with the transfers of players, and also prepare for pre-season training which is due to begin at Benton in early July.

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86 comments so far

  • kilcline

    May 30, 2015 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #1

    He would be a great coup, hopefully can bring some city youngsters in too.

  • dave 1961

    May 30, 2015 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #2

    At least with Patrick Vieira we can give him time but from day one for the plonker. i will not give Mcclaren one second.

  • Belfast

    May 30, 2015 at 11:42 PM

    Comment #4

    Some eegits around tonight.

    Hi Kilcline.

  • ToonFromLeeds

    May 30, 2015 at 11:43 PM

    Comment #5

    I reckon Vieira could be the right man at the right time for us

  • beermonkey

    May 30, 2015 at 11:44 PM

    Comment #6

    I am still expecting 2 half decent signings and then carver announced as manager

    if not that McLaren

  • ronaldo aarons

    May 30, 2015 at 11:45 PM

    Comment #7

    Lol at £60 million transfer pot!! I’m probably right in saying that it’s in rupees not pounds!

  • Belfast

    May 30, 2015 at 11:46 PM

    Comment #8

    It’s a load of tosh. They have to interview others to make it look like a proper process. McClaren is the man they want.

  • ToonFromLeeds

    May 30, 2015 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #9

    With Moyes being at Wembley today for FA cup final I was half expecting him to be linked to us but quite please with Vieira been linked instead

  • jane

    May 30, 2015 at 11:52 PM

    Comment #10

    most bookmakers don’t seem to have a next Newcastle manager and only Bet Victor are offering Vieira

  • ToonFromLeeds

    May 30, 2015 at 11:55 PM

    Comment #11

    So is skybet Jane

  • Laurent Robert 32

    May 30, 2015 at 11:57 PM

    Comment #12

    Literally a roll of the dice if Vieira came in. It could go any way. He wouldn’t be on a cheap salary though, regardless of his managerial experience, which makes you wonder why an accomplished manager couldn’t be paid for.

    Of course all this could well be leaked spin for season ticket purposes.

  • ToonFromLeeds

    May 31, 2015 at 12:02 AM

    Comment #14

    Laurent Robert if this isn’t spin (touch wood) would you be pleased to get Vieira? I would

  • dave 1961

    May 31, 2015 at 12:03 AM

    Comment #15

    Laurent Robert 32

    Are you suggesting our supreme leader could be a dishonest con man by any-chance he told us all on sky he wants to win something and hes going to invest as much as he always does in the team.

  • lukes26

    May 31, 2015 at 12:04 AM

    Comment #16

    Im surprised so many people want an unproven manager.

    Theres plenty of evidence that being a decent player does not translate to being a good manager.

    Man city have a wealth of young talent..I don’t think you can necessarily assume his success was due to his acumen.

    Beardsley did really well with lesser talent..why not hire him instead?

  • lukes26

    May 31, 2015 at 12:05 AM

    Comment #17

    Not that I want Beardsley appointed just saying

  • dave 1961

    May 31, 2015 at 12:08 AM

    Comment #18


    Patrick Vieira will get respect as he was a respected player

  • BandB

    May 31, 2015 at 12:10 AM

    Comment #19

    Well AREN’T things developing quickly……:)

    First the Telegraph announces confidently that McClaren will be offered and will accept the job.
    Within an hour Sky Sports (helpful home of the Mike Ashley exclusive) is peeing all over that story with its own scoop about Vieira.
    Someone meanwhile, has been trashing Garde to the Sunday People.
    And the Mirror has been told Carver is a non-starter..
    Someone’s been busy.
    Oh good……so there’s been REAL competition for the head coach job. They didn’t just offer it to the guy they offered it to before.
    Pleased we got that straight.
    Nice to see they have turned over a new leaf.

  • RooneyToons

    May 31, 2015 at 12:12 AM

    Comment #20

    Yeah they all do individually… Oddschecker hasn’t been showing others for ages apparently they’ve had some issues.

    As for Vieira I think he’s just the sort of manager we need Long term. Not proven but was an awesome captain and world class player think Luis Enrique,Conte, Rijkaard, Simeone

    Someone of that quality players instantly respect and think of the contacts and friends he will have who will want to play for him during his first major job. Especially now we’re apparently signing players upto 30 years old

    Big names back at St James’s?

  • ToonFromLeeds

    May 31, 2015 at 12:19 AM

    Comment #21

    I agree rooneytoons exactly the kinda manager we should be looking at

  • JackButler

    May 31, 2015 at 12:20 AM

    Comment #22

    Dear God, you simply couldn’t make this shyte up.

    Ashley has a real chance to make a huge difference to the club, while getting the fans back on side but it seems that between him and Charnley,they are gonna screw it up yet again.

  • manni

    May 31, 2015 at 12:21 AM

    Comment #23

    Interesting read, I know he’s not a proven manager ..but nor was Carver until he proved he’s absolutely shit, he’s diabolical press conference’s and attacks on individual players tops it off. We nearly got relegated this season AGAIN! So I say he can’t be any worse than Carver? Kinnear? Souness? Dog leash? Gullit etc.

  • swemag

    May 31, 2015 at 12:28 AM

    Comment #24

    Vieira will get respect from the minute he enters the room, unlike Roy Keane he does not have to scream at or intentially hurt someone to get that respect.
    I think all players will step up if he is the next coach.
    Further, he is the kind of coach that could attract good players to the club.
    This is very good if it happens.

  • Laurent Robert 32

    May 31, 2015 at 12:29 AM

    Comment #25

    TFL, I don’t think pleased would be the right word. I’d be eagerly awaiting a possible progression of football, put it that way. I hope he would do well.

    Dave, that’s exactly what I’m saying.


    The best players don’t necessarily make the best managers, but they also have a lot of contacts and can draw in players which you wouldn’t normally get. Whether he can work with them and improve them, who knows. Dalglish, Souness, and Gullit being an example here. Generally poor football and mismanagement throughout.

    I’d prefer a proven coach. We could have had Garcia or Benitez the year before. They’ve finished second and fourth in Serie A this year I think. Not to mention Mr. Klopp, who should be paid the going rate (out of the £3.5m which we were gifted for Pinocchio) by the 19th richest club in the world and one of the biggest stadiums in the league, but that is another story.

  • JackButler

    May 31, 2015 at 12:32 AM

    Comment #27

    Vieira or Remi Garde?

    Potential against proven!

    I know which one I’d go for

  • ToonFromLeeds

    May 31, 2015 at 12:32 AM

    Comment #28

    Klopp with Vieira as assistant or am I dreaming lol

  • Mint

    May 31, 2015 at 12:34 AM

    Comment #29

    This is actually the conversation that will take place on Monday:

    Charnley: “So Patrick, have you got proven experience at premier league level?”
    Patrick: “As a manager its early days, but i know this sport like no other and im a proven winner and man manager. I can win cups for NUFC!”
    Charnley “You do know we are aiming to finish 10th each season?”
    Patrick “…but Mike said last week on TV-”
    Charnley “Patrick, Patrick, that was for the fans, you see, we work in clever ways here. Now your saying you will win things, im not sure you are a good fit. I cant afford to spend my bonus money on new players just so we can drop out of the Europa league.”
    Patrick: “right. well”
    Charnley “Oh, hang on, Stevie Mc C just arrived, thank you for you time anyway Patrice, pat, whatever, exit is past the ladies.”

  • ToonFromLeeds

    May 31, 2015 at 12:36 AM

    Comment #30

    PMSL mint

  • G peart 83

    May 31, 2015 at 12:36 AM

    Comment #31

    Former world class player with a lot of contacts in the game would love to have him as manager/head coach

  • ToonFromLeeds

    May 31, 2015 at 12:39 AM

    Comment #32

    Just got an email from Paddy Power saying they’ve stopped taking bets on Newcastle manager as Vieira went to 1/20 and they think it’s all over

  • p

    May 31, 2015 at 12:42 AM

    Comment #33

    I am excited about this like I was with gullitt

    Hope if we get him it is different!

  • WLtoon

    May 31, 2015 at 12:44 AM

    Comment #34

    Is it April 1st.?
    Im getting interviewed for the job on monday.
    This lot will try anything to sell season tickets.
    If you believe the Vierra story you,ll believe anything.

  • Pete Martel

    May 31, 2015 at 12:44 AM

    Comment #35
  • Pete Martel

    May 31, 2015 at 12:45 AM

    Comment #36


  • Average_Contents

    May 31, 2015 at 12:56 AM

    Comment #37

    A little leak here, a little leak there and wham bam the natives are pacified lol.


    Definitely been busy haven’t they.

    It’s just a shame they don’t put as much effort into actually looking for a decent head coach as they do pretending.

    In your eagerness to point out the latest from bullshit bishop you forgot the £60 million war chest story that’s suddenly appeared again. Shame on you.

  • Graeme

    May 31, 2015 at 12:57 AM

    Comment #38

    Mint – ace mate, nice one lol

  • Average_Contents

    May 31, 2015 at 12:57 AM

    Comment #39


    Good effort and it gave me a chuckle but sadly for us it’s probably spot on 🙁

  • p

    May 31, 2015 at 12:57 AM

    Comment #40

    Why do we think it is a leak? Is it inconceivable that media outlets might be making stuff up?


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