McClaren Appointment To Be Announced Today


Sky Sports news is reporting that Steve McClaren will be announced as the new Newcastle head coach later today – and we hope Steve will give a press conference, and we hope also that lee Charnley is in that press conference, but we doubt it.

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Steve McClaren – announcement today according to Sky Sports

Sky Sports seem to have an inside track at Newcastle and it was not surprising Mike Ashley gave his first interview ever as the Newcastle owner to Sky Sports.

It is thought that Steve has been talking to Newcastle while on vacation in Crete and the stage is set for him to be introduced sometime later today.

That would be good because there’s a lot of work to do before pre-season begins, and it will take away any doubts about who will be the head coach next season.

Newcastle need to get very busy in the transfer market and bring in some good players over the next few weeks, so they have ample time of settle in on Tyneside before the season starts.

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194 comments so far

  • jayphoto

    Jun 9, 2015 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #1

    @ourtoon – van ginkel was at Milan Last season! Was their best player when on the field but missed a lot through injury! Quality tho when on the pitch

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  • spitfire_

    Jun 9, 2015 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #2

    huzzaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah

    I go to the pub now.

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  • jayphoto

    Jun 9, 2015 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #3

    Mclarens better than what we’ve had under ashley. His problem is usually taking on jobs he should avoid ie: england,wolfsburg and Forest! Even Derby to an extent as they had huge expectations and no squad of budget were all jobs that were bound to fail! If hed have remained at Twente in all likelihood he would have replaced Jol at Ajax and could have gone to any height! Problem is hes a too ambitious and too arrogant to think he might not be able to make something work!

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jun 9, 2015 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #4

    FFS Ed a new thread every 5 minutes!!!

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  • hibbit

    Jun 9, 2015 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #5

    jayphoto right about ambitious but not about arrogant still very popular with the staff at boro and rockcliff

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jun 9, 2015 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #6

    Jay/Our Toon,
    Van Ginkel is a good player, and will offer more creativity from the middle of the park, but since joining Chelsea has had a serious injury, and then many niggly ones. If he is to come on a straightforward loan, with no purchase agreement if he proves himself then it is pointless, and leaves us no better off come the end of the season, a la Remy.

    As for Bamford, he may well prove to be very good in the future, but I have absolutely zero interest in bringing him in on loan to develop him only for him to go back to Chelsea. Again, that leaves us chasing around for another striker next year, as we have been for the past few.

    Bamford joining as a third striker would be good, and used in rotation, but at £10million we know he won’t be. That is before you add the McClaren factor of them not seeing eye to eye, and Bamford turning Derby down in part for that reason last summer.

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  • jayphoto

    Jun 9, 2015 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #7

    @hibbit – sorry yeah arrogant probably the wrong word, maybe confident in his ability?
    I actually think hel do better than vast majority of managers in the structure we have. Under a different structure id prefer a different manager but his relationship with Carr and undoubted coaching ability gives him a better chance to make a go of it!
    Hel understand what football means to the region too we might even beat the mackems

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  • WLtoon

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #8

    I just hope the masses at SJP give him half a chance.

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  • beermonkey

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #9

    well McLaren today then
    my only hope is he gets his staff

    really hope the fringe players that have a year or more on there deal vuckic bigi Sammy marveax and other come back early a week of more than the main squad and work with McLaren and his team

    mainly before any decision is made on there future
    he might see something in a few of our fringe players,
    I also hope this is the end of blatant favouritism between manager and players and we see 11 players that deserve to be out there

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  • optimistic prime

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #10

    I want to see if he’s alone when presented to the press like Percy.

    If he says in his interview I’ve sacked Carver and I’m bringing in my own staff, I may even raise a smile.

    Strange days for me, not happy not unhappy.

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  • firebug666

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #11

    Like every other manager/head coach he will get a chance to show what he can do. A lot will be to do with who we bring in, and what coaching staff McClaren manages to get.

    If we start badly this season he could be in for a rough ride.

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  • catchy in norway

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #12

    I think he is a good coach,

    I only hope he has his own team and not the 3 clowns here now.

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  • Lindisfarne

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #13

    In an ideal world Lee Charnley and Graham Carr as the ‘footballing board’ would both be at the press conference when announcing Steve McClaren (two C’s everyone) as Head Coach. Giving them the opportunity to provide a collective proclaimation about how good they expect the future to be. Then following on from talking to the press, straight in to a Fans Forum to allay the issues raised at the end of the season and be proactive with their engagement with fans. For once they will appear to be on the front foot, energetic about the direction the club is taking and spread a little optimism.

    No doubt SMC will be sent out to speak to the Journalist on his own and all we will get is a wet cloth.

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  • Our Toon

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #14

    Ibiza/Jay

    That’s my concern about both players coming on loan….its a short term fix. Van Ginkel has fitness issues no doubt about it, we have a few like that at the club already I personally wouldn’t want another one no matter how good he is.

    Bamford I’m not sold on at all, 10m is steep to say the least and loan doesn’t make sense for us. James Wilson on loan is a name that was linked to us as well, again the concern for me is that we aren’t sending our lads out on loan but we are happy to assist other teams by loaning players.

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  • firebug666

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #15

    Lindisfarne

    More than likely a statement will be released that will end with…”We will be making no further comment at this time”

    That’s the Newcastle way.

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  • jimmysmith

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #16

    Newcastle really do need an experienced coach if history is anything to go by. Managers graveyard by and large. Hughton the obvious exception, although it’s hard not to imagine he wouldn’t have come a cropper ultimately. McClaren has that experience, and will set them up to play decent football. Now give him a team.

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  • WLtoon

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #17

    @10. OP

    I doubt Caever will be sent packing,or was that tongue n cheek?
    It seems to be taken for granted that Carver will stay at the club in some capacity,maybe assistant to Maclaren,tho im sure Mac will want his own staff, unless he,s that much of a yes man that he,ll take what he,s given.

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  • Lindisfarne

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #18

    On the other issues of the day:

    Always be cautious of buying redundant players from the top PL clubs.

    JC was promised when he became Caretaker HC that his continued employment by the club would be ensured. However in everyones best interests his position as assistant to the first team can not remain, as he would not be able to hold his tongue and will clash with the new HC and disturb the team even further.

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  • beermonkey

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #19

    ourtoon

    we have wasted loads of money in the last few seasons loaning players in take Remy’s fee and wages and chucky, ldj and we could have bought the striker we needed and not riviere

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  • firebug666

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #20
  • optimistic prime

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #21

    Barton warns Austin not to join NUFC as they are unstable.

    Cheers Joey lad but everyone can see that no need to put the boot in.

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  • firebug666

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #22

    SSN just said McClaren to be announced in the next 48 hours.

    So tomorrow then.

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  • Ron Knee

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #23

    op
    You read the Sunderland Echo???

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  • Lindisfarne

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #24

    “Schteve McClaren”

    His Dutch accent was comical but that just makes him sound like Sean Connery. Lets just hope he is given a licence to thrill….bom bom….see what I did!

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  • Ron Knee

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #25

    Sorry! That was intended for firebug.

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  • optimistic prime

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #26

    WL

    No he should be sacked or moved as far away as possible from the first team.

    If Schteeve needs a local I’ll lend him my dog, it knows Sammy can take corners and it doesn’t attack fans.

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  • optimistic prime

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #27

    Ron knee

    No the link to the shields gazette lol

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  • jimmysmith

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #28

    Fug off Joey ya cnut. I thought you were one of us. We need him, ya rotten Judas! Blimey!

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  • Lindisfarne

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #29

    Barton and unstable sounds about right.

    Did he not hear our esteemed leader saying that we are looking to ‘bolt on a horse’, presumably we will need a proper stable for that.

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  • firebug666

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #30

    Ron Knee

    Nah, just trawling through Newsnow. But if it’s any consolation it’s in the Shields Gazette too.

    http://www.shieldsgazette.com/sport/football/newcastle-united/joey-barton-warns-charlie-austin-off-joining-newcastle-1-7299941

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  • WLtoon

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #31

    Bamford and Wilson on loan. Is this a joke?
    It seems we dont have alot of money in the coffers to actually buy players.
    If Bullshitter Mike was being truthful, there is no need to target players on loan, but its Ashley we are talking about.

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  • Ron Knee

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #32

    op
    No need to wash your eyes out with soap and water then!

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  • geordie157

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #33

    McLaren may raid Derby for a player but I don’t think it will be Will Hughes, I think he’d try and sign Jeff Hendrick who is a box to box player.

    I hope he’s allowed to bring in steele, Simpson and clark to boost our replace our existing coaches. Don’t think we’ll be getting rid of carver but surely we can give stone and woodman the boot. If stone was good we’d have wingers who have at least improved their crossing and woodman surely would have improved kruls distribution or presence in the box when coming for crosses/ corners.

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  • Our Toon

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #34

    Beer

    Spot on buddy, we have wasted millions on loans, at least with Remy his goals kept us up and we got some Mo ey back from him being here through finishing higher. The other 2 were just a blatant waste of money!!

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  • WLtoon

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #35

    OP
    Carver should go,but i think Carr will find a place for him somewhere,maybe tea boy.
    Good idea about your dog, sounds like BGT material lol

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  • Our Toon

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #36

    Thomas Ince did well for derby on loan, I wouldn’t be surprised if Mc went in for him if he has a say on transfers.

    As for Barton, can’t exactly disagree with what he says us, we are an unstable club and after this window the gloves will come off especially if we don’t get the right people in.

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  • beermonkey

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #37

    our toon

    remy wasn’t a waste I just think the cash could have been used better for him

    all we do is plug the hole from season to season reality is we still have not replaced ba it is why were in the mess were in

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  • WLtoon

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #38

    Barton is being honest,lets face it.
    He,s only advising Austin on his future.
    Ive lost count how many times fans have said exactly what Barton has said,so lets stop being all defensive.

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  • Our Toon

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #39

    Beer

    I agree with you, it’s just baffling why we would want to waste money on loan fees and wages and not keep that aside for permanent signings.

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  • jimmysmith

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #40

    Yeah, I was basically joking, but Jesus stay out of it Joey. We’ll end up with Carlton Cole!

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