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There Could Be A Change In McClaren’s Coaching Staff

8:25 am, Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 13 Comments

It now seems even likely that Newcastle goalkeeping coach Andy Woodman will be leaving Newcastle shortly,  with the news that Alan Pardew wants him at Crystal Palace and has put in an offer for him.

It was noticeable that Andy was not in the photo of Steve McClaren and the new coaching staff a couple of days ago.

andy woodman

Andy Woodman – Newcastle goalkeeping coach

There was always a question as to whether Andy would stay as part of Steve McClaren’s new coaching staff, or that Eric Steel would be brought in.

Andy was training at Newcastle yesterday with the goalkeepers, as he welcomed back Newcastle’s top goalkeeper Tim Krul from his summer break.

Andy has followed Alan Pardew to most of his clubs, so it would not be a surprise if he did join Palace, with rumors fairly persistent in the summer he would do that.

One thing that’s certain is that if Woodman does leave the club, there’s just no way his 18 year-old son – goalkeeper Freddie Woodman would leave Newcastle.

The England U19 International is well thought of at the club, and could even be loaned out this season to get some first team games.

Arsenal and Southampton have been linked with wanting to sign Freddy this summer, but he will not be leaving Newcastle.

His father Andy has a contract for another five years at Newcastle, so the offer would be compensation for Newcastle.

It will be much like the way Palace paid compensation for Alan Pardew of around £4M to take him to Palace in early January.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Coaching · Freddie Woodman · Newcastle News · Premier League · Tim Krul

13 responses so far ↓

  • 1 beermonkey // Jul 7, 2015 at 8:32 AM

    a goal keeping coach that cant teach kicking and ball distribution

    I wont be sorry to see him go although I bet it has more to do with his son than him being a coach

  • 2 Lindisfarne // Jul 7, 2015 at 8:32 AM

    “Look I have ten fingers”

  • 3 nut meg // Jul 7, 2015 at 8:34 AM

    We should snap their hands off no matter how much they offer as compensation.

  • 4 mickalfas // Jul 7, 2015 at 8:37 AM

    Is this going to be our involvement in the transfer market ,?
    I hope not

  • 5 expatmag // Jul 7, 2015 at 8:39 AM

    10 a penny but get his kid signed up on a long term deal and dont let that sneaky twat Pardew anywhere near him

    Woodman junior us highly rated, the only reason why that scumbag wants Woodman senior.

  • 6 beermonkey // Jul 7, 2015 at 8:43 AM

    now Ashley has worked out he can get cash for managers and coaches how long before he starts flogging cathro and co

  • 7 mickalfas // Jul 7, 2015 at 8:49 AM

    How come the line is only tricky to cross inbound ,outbound there’s never a problem!!

  • 8 spitfire_ // Jul 7, 2015 at 8:50 AM

    Andy Woodman through the door
    Andy Woodman through the door

  • 9 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Jul 7, 2015 at 8:52 AM

    Woodman goalkeeper coach – Pardew can gladly have him
    keepers got worse –
    cannot command six yard box
    distribution – zero – can count on one hand how many times they pass or roll a ball to our defenders to set a attack up
    Kicking even worse.

    Bring PAV in as a goalkeeping coach

  • 10 Average_Contents // Jul 7, 2015 at 8:56 AM


    He’d struggle to fit through the door mate.

  • 11 mickalfas // Jul 7, 2015 at 8:59 AM

    Can we not sell Penfold lol?
    That’ll solve a few problems!!

  • 12 lochinvar // Jul 7, 2015 at 9:08 AM

    So Watson what does the photo without Mr. Woodman in it tell us ?
    Does it not suggest that he’s history ?
    No sh!t Sherlock

    Pav in toon would be so good to see

  • 13 hibbit // Jul 7, 2015 at 9:09 AM

    @ terecelim total agree mate but charnley took the job as chairman he should not get such a easy ride he makes the day to day decisions or puts his name to them

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