Former Player – “Vieira Can Bring Hope To Newcastle Fans”


There seems a certain excitement building around Newcastle that maybe Lee Charnley  will finally make a bold decision at Newcastle – with the news yesterday and today that former Arsenal star Patrick Vieira will be interviewed tomorrow for the job – and if he impresses and Lee Charnley and Graham Carr think the three of them can work together in a triumvirate running the club, the job could be Vieira’s and Newcastle fans will be happy.

Charnley will no doubt get help from Mike Ashley, and yes we know he said it was Lee’s decision to make in his Sky Sports interview, but after almost getting the club relegated Ashley isn’t going to stand by and let Charnley appoint John Carver to that position – believe me.

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Patrick Vieira – the next Newcastle head coach?

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Olivier Bernard, the former Newcastle left back under Sir Bobby Robson, knows all about French Football and he knows all about Patrick Vieira too, and Olivier has today talked to the Chronicle and gives a glowing report on the former French International:

“Bringing him in would help the likes of Coloccini, who you would get another year out of and he would do well because he knows he has to fight and do things right. Other players will have respect for somebody who has won the lot. Having a manager who has been there and done it helps.”

“For example when we were managed by Bobby Robson we knew he’d managed England and played at the top level. Every player respected that.” “Alan Pardew played the game too but maybe he lacked a bit of character.”

“John Carver was new to the job and the results didn’t show even though he didn’t have the best squad to work with and the team lacked identity.” “That’s what was so frightening for me under JC. It was awkward to watch.”

“It’s going to take more than one transfer window to make a Newcastle team who are ready to compete and win a cup.” “I believe they can but it will take the right manager and so far Pat is the best name I’ve heard for a long time.”

“He can bring some hope to Newcastle fans.” “He’s got enough to manage this club.” “The way we finished the season was the worst I have ever seen. I have been in England for 15 years and it was the worst season I’ve known.”

Vieira could bring the very best out of the players we already have, as we had mentioned earlier today – and as Olivier mentions above.

It would be much like Alan Pardew was able to do in season 2011-2012, when we finished 5th top,  and maybe we can even have a good season coming up – after the players seemed fed up playing under John Carver this year.

It will be an important meeting with Patrick early this week, and we are hoping he will get the job,  because he would be  a head coach with great stature for Newcastle United,  and we need somebody like him given where we are right now – the fans need a boost and the club needs a boost.

Newcastle may not have the cull we were expecting this summer,  and we may not see too many players leave – because for one thing – we need a bigger squad next season.

If we are to bring six good players into the squad this summer then good – the players will have to fight it out and there will be good competition for places – but the wage bill will have to increase.

It’s a very important decision for Newcastle to make this week, and Lee Charnley needs to be a lot bolder than he’s been over the last year.

Appointing Patrick Vieira as the head coach at Newcastle would certainly be classed as a bold decision by Charnley.

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152 comments so far

  • ToonFromLeeds

    May 31, 2015 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #1

    \repost:
    Sky announce Sunderland to talk to Sean Dyche on Tuesday

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  • JackButler

    May 31, 2015 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #2

    A bold statement is needed, and it’s needed soon, please let all the misey of the past 8 years become a distent memory and from this summer on allow us to look forward and have something to be excited about

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  • jazzyp

    May 31, 2015 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #3

    JB
    All good mate thanks
    Mashley statement of intent of bolting on the cart and making our own luck does definitely not apply by the appointment of the likes of McLaren.
    PV although an exiting appointment and hopefully a guy who would attract some major talent……….So long as the investment is there is still a massive gamble. And for once one that hopefully pays off

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  • JackButler

    May 31, 2015 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #4

    jazzyp

    Agreed mate, could it be that we can start to look forward rather than looking over our shoulder?

    I’m still not buying into Ashley’s comments, but I live in hope that in the next week or so he will keep his word and do the right thing by NUFC

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  • beermonkey

    May 31, 2015 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #5

    jazzy

    how goes it

    if pv can bring in new coaches we will see a big improvement you can seem a lot of our problems stem from basics,

    i would like to know who he would want as his no2 i would hope its some1 with a lot of experience

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  • jazzyp

    May 31, 2015 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #6

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CGWyroEWcAAijEq.jpg:large

    Vieira as shocked as us at being linked to the Nufc job!!

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  • Belfast

    May 31, 2015 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #7

    Still don’t believe we’re seriously in for Vieira.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 31, 2015 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #8

    Oh my God,
    I just knew it when I read the headline that it would be Olivier Bernard, football club owner and courter of favours that would be bigging this one up. I wonder if he didn’t have a football club to run he would be so quick to come out and speak up for Ashley and the club.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    May 31, 2015 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #9

    “Ashley isn’t going to stand by and let Charnley appoint John Carver to that position – believe me.”

    Haha Ed. The idea that the club would appoint Carver is what you’ve been flapping about for weeks. You must have become emboldened or just plain carried away on this Vieira rumour.

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  • jazzyp

    May 31, 2015 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #10

    Beermonkey

    Evening buddy

    I still am finding it hard to believe that the board would go this way on there outlook at the toon.
    Its so far to the right that the appointment of PV would basically throw everything out of the window in the respect of how Mashley has tried to run and operate the club over his tenure of the club.
    The link to PV seems to have more legs than any other manager we have been linked with lately so maybe there is chance.
    Do you reckon he would be a good appointment ??

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  • JamesToon

    May 31, 2015 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #11

    I heard that Vieira and Mark allen (academy managers at city) have a very good philosophy of football, play out from the back, possession based, attacking full backs, pressing. Would welcome that style here i hope vieira would bring that with him.

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  • JackButler

    May 31, 2015 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #12

    Belfast

    I much prefer reading the Vieira stuff as opposed to the stuff on McClaren who is the only known cure for insomnia

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  • brow85

    May 31, 2015 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #13

    Ed the yarn spinner

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    May 31, 2015 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #14

    Are the Mackems going to win the game to appoint the better manager? Comparisons will be made.

    Pardon my further ignorance, but who at Sunderland does the equivalent jobs of the tea boy and the comedian’s dad? Do they have the same set up. I seem to have it in my head that they have some foreign DoF?

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    May 31, 2015 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #15

    @Blackley

    Yeah the Mackems have a guy who signed the players Poyet moaned about it quite a lot in interviews when the pressure was on !

    Dyche is an interesting appointment if Sunderland do get him

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  • JackButler

    May 31, 2015 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #16

    Blackley

    they may appoint a manager before us but they will use the same people who appointed Keeane, Poyet etc etc etc – so best of luck to them

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  • brow85

    May 31, 2015 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #17

    Niall Quinn blackley

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  • JamesToon

    May 31, 2015 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #18

    Blackley

    Lee Congerton is their DOF, they also have the head coach model.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    May 31, 2015 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #19

    JazzyP
    F******* hell that’s a bit racist isn’t it? As my 14 year old son would say.

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  • JamesToon

    May 31, 2015 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #20

    Lee charnley 15

    i wouldn’t mind it tbh, he’s a fairly good young manager however he plays hoof ball

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  • beermonkey

    May 31, 2015 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #21

    jazzy

    if he is allowed to bring his people in
    and penfold and Ashley listen to him he has done alsorts at city and i would imagine he has learnt a lot on how to move a club forward

    i think after the last couple of years i think it will give the players a huge lift
    in the last couple of days we have had players saying they want to stay at the club could it be they know more

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  • brow85

    May 31, 2015 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #22

    Hoofball, as if you could do any better

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  • Bambams

    May 31, 2015 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #23

    If Viera did take the job I would love to see Marc Overmars leave dof at Ajax and come over to the Toon.

    Getting ahead of myself and a little carried away I know….

    And back in the room…

    It will be wolly with the brolly and Charva as his #2

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  • JackButler

    May 31, 2015 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #24

    beermonkey

    I was thinking the same thing mate, the players must know something to commit to the club in the wake of such a poor season – Lets hope we find out soon

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  • Moonraker15

    May 31, 2015 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #25

    That would suit me; Mackems get Sean Dyce and we get Viera. Status quo restored!
    HWTL

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    May 31, 2015 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #26

    LCBP
    “Interesting”? I couldn’t think of anything more to say than that myself.

    I thought the Mackems might just play a neat trick with that one. On the face of it, he looks the sort of guy who’d be a good fit for us and our two jokers’set up.

    He seems competent but I hesitate to say more before looking at his c.v. You can easily get ripped on here. All Blackley’s credibility would be lost. Haha.

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  • JamesToon

    May 31, 2015 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #27

    bambams

    Zidane as assistant coach 😀

    I think Les Ferdinand would be suited to be our DOF, but he’s a QPR atm

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  • beermonkey

    May 31, 2015 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #28

    jack

    who ever the new manager is going to be McLaren or who ever
    i just wanna know

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  • Moonraker15

    May 31, 2015 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #29

    If its McClaren now after this, I will be seriously p*$$ed off like !

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  • jazzyp

    May 31, 2015 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #30

    Beer
    Its one thing being linked to PV and what he could bring to Nufc. But again I just don’t see him working under the restrictions that he would have to operate under.
    Vieira is to much of a big and respected character in the game to become another Mashley puppet.
    As you said it would be interesting who he would appoint as his number 2

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    May 31, 2015 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #31

    The Mackems signed some right dross under that set up. They really must give some serious thought to promoting their chief scout and their tea boy.

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  • JackButler

    May 31, 2015 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #32

    beermonkey

    Hope it’s not McClaren, we need a real change and he’d be another middle of the road choice for me. I think Ashley and Charnley know they have to show their intent this summer with the right appointment and inspired signings and I expect the deadline for season ticket renewals to be extended until something drastic happens, otherwise the fans will not hand over their money

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  • jazzyp

    May 31, 2015 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #33

    Moonraker

    Agreed mate….McLaren would be on to a loser from the first kick of the new season

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  • Moonraker15

    May 31, 2015 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #34

    The Mackems have shown what can be done with a crap team and a top coach!! Let’s pray we have learnt from 6 months of Carvers lunacy!

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  • Mister Tuff

    May 31, 2015 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #35

    Blockhead -“you’re credibilty on here”.

    Hahahahaha.
    Best laugh I’ve had all day.

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  • JackButler

    May 31, 2015 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #36

    I’m hoping that McClaren’s chance has gone as he’s turned us down three times by all accounts, lets hope we move on to Vieira and let the wally clubless

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    May 31, 2015 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #37

    @Blackley

    Yeah its a big risk getting Dyche he could turn out fantastic or be another Phil Brown

    He has a tendency for the long ball which would actually suit Sunderland as their fans love a hoof up the park

    Would love to be a fly on the wall at Viera’s interview with Charnley and Ashley … oh wait Ashley will not be there RIGHT THEN !!

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  • Sazzer

    May 31, 2015 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #38

    Online Guy
    Frank De Boer was unproven when he took over Ajax. It work out for them.

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  • jazzyp

    May 31, 2015 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #39

    JB………..Beermonkey

    You two be careful now, We don’t want to much optimism being shown on the blog now do we hehehe !!

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  • JackButler

    May 31, 2015 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #40

    jazzyp

    No doubt we are setting ourselves up for another fall.

    Wonder what Kinnear’s up to these days???

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