Rodgers Availability Puts Pressure On Those In Sack Race

This morning in the betting on which Premier League manager will be next to get the sack – it looks like Steve McClaren is the favorite and he´s at 6/4 on Sky Bet with Jose Mourinho at 7/2 (who would have thought that last May?) and Tim Sherwood is at 4-1.

Nobody else is even close with Tony Pulis of Stoke at 22-1 in fourth place.

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Steve McClaren – has done this too many times this season

So if Jose does get the sack we expect Newcastle to immediately fire Steve McClaren and appoint Jose in his place.

OK – I´m just kidding – hope you didn´t choke on those Corn Flakes.


There´s news that Tim Sherwood has two games to turn things around at Villa otherwise the club could take action and American owner Randy Lerner could then try to appoint Brendan Rodgers in his place.

Tim is supposed to have to win one of his next two games – at Chelsea and at home to Swansea so neither of those games is particularly easy – but there are not many easy games in today´s Premier League.

There is no such ultimatum with Steve McClaren who was appointed on a long-term basis – but how many Newcastle fans thought this season would be our worst start in the league since the late 1800s?

Not me – that´s for sure – this seems like a continuation of last season´s living nightmare.

So far anyway.

In the same way Lerner is worried about missing out next season on the big money in the Premier League we have to assume that´s the same with Mike Ashley.

We need to win a game soon and we hope we can do that – but if we cannot we expect Mike Ashley to step in and make changes – but then the question is who is available to replace McClaren.

Brendan Rodgers at the moment but he will be gone soon if Villa cannot win a game soon.

It all depends on the next two or three games, but trying to keep on the positive side of things Newcastle´s fortunes will look a lot brighter if we can beat Norwich at home and win away at the Stadium of Light in the upcoming games.

The disaster scenario is what happens if we lose those two games – then there will really be doom and gloom on Tyneside.

We hope that doesn´t happen.

Comments welcome.