Report Out Of Italy Cannot Possibly Be True

A day or so ago there was a report in Calciomercato that Newcastle were in secret talks with 39 year-old Clarence Seedorf, the former Milan and Netherlands midfielder to take over the head coach position at Newcastle from Steve McClaren.

This story has been reported in various outlets now and we cannot believe for one minute there’s any truth in the report.

Clarence seedorf

Clarence Seedorf – when AC Milan head coach

While Steve McClaren is having difficult time of it at Newcastle, it’s too early to think about replacing him especially with Seedorf who was a great player, but has very little experience in coaching,

Seedorf was appointed the new head coach of Milan in January of last year but was dismissed in early June of the same year and former striker Filippo Inzaghi was named in his place.

But in June of this year it was announced that Inzaghi would not be the coach for this season and was replaced by former Sampdoria coach Sinisa Mihajlovi.

The report in Calciomercato not only says that talks were held with Newcastle in secret, but that they were positive.

As we said we’d be very surprised – make that astonished – if there ‘s any truth in this report.

Maybe Newcastle need to come out and deny the report?

Come to think of it – maybe Newcastle’s top executive Lee Charnley can communicate to the fans on what’s going on – given Newcastle are in trouble again.

Clarence was a top midfielder in his day and played for Ajax, Real Madrid and Milan among other clubs and evenutually played a total of 889 club games with 135 goals and represented the Netherlands 87 times with 11 goals.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

37 comments so far

  • toonbrother

    Nov 24, 2015 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #1

    if he has the courage to sack colocinni he gets my vote

  • RJM023

    Nov 24, 2015 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #2

    Nonsense… Utter nonsense

  • Tsunki

    Nov 24, 2015 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #3

    Toonbotherer Out!

    You whiiiine like a mewwwwl, Effendi!

  • Tsunki

    Nov 24, 2015 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #4

    Clarence the cross-eyed lion would fit charners bill more like.

  • jimiley

    Nov 24, 2015 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #5

    Can Seedorf be worse than Schteeve?

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Nov 24, 2015 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #6

    So will Mclaren ring the changes then ?

    I would Mbemba at defensive midfield for a start he plays there for his international team and did for Anderlecht and put Lascalles at centre half with Mbabu at left back I would drop Colo for Dummett but I dont think it will happen

    Would give us pace and battling qualities

  • Jib

    Nov 24, 2015 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #7

    Stefan Coerts

    When Milan appointed Seedorf as Massimiliano Allegri’s replacement back in January, they were just six points clear of the relegation zone and a massive 20 points adrift of the Champions League places.

    Qualifying for European club football’s elite competition was an illusion at the time of the Dutchman’s arrival – and so was reaching the Europa League.

    Despite this dire situation, Seedorf inspired a big turnaround in fortunes.

    Although Milan eventually had to settle for eighth place in the table, only Juventus (50 points), Roma (41) and Napoli (36) did better than the Rossoneri during Seedorf’s spell in charge, with the Dutchman guiding his troops to 35 points in 19 games – an average of 1.84 points per match.

    And what made this feat all the more impressive was that Seedorf was working with a squad he had had almost no say in creating. Unlike Inzaghi this season, the 38-year-old had to make do with the players he inherited, with the late loan signings of Michael Essien and Adel Taarabt his only transfer dealings.

    Yet when the time arrived to build his own team and attempt to bring Milan back to greatness, Seedorf was given the sack. It doesn’t take a genius to work out that the Dutchman was axed because he refused to be Silvio Berlusconi and Adriano Galliani’s yes-man.

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Nov 24, 2015 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #8


    So he would come here to be Ashleys yes man ??

    At least with Berlusconi he would get invited to a Bunga Party or 2 !!! 🙂

  • usmagpie

    Nov 24, 2015 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #9

    There is news today that Santa Claus has had secret talk with Newcastle United. Its either to take over from SM or Asking what they want for Christmas. I cannot believe that they would sign a manager that wears red and white.


    Nov 24, 2015 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #10

    i would like to see mbemba play dm but we need him at the back and since colo appears to be undroppable by macca…pushing him into dm and keep mbembas pace at the back as i stated earlier….mbabu has got to start..theres only a few good things so far this season and hes one of them

  • angelswithdirtyfaces

    Nov 24, 2015 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #11

    If we got the same points tally as last season as you posted Springy, we’ll more than double our tally in the next seven games. Only 17 pts needed then for safety.


  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Nov 24, 2015 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #12


    Have to try something different, so let’s play defensive defenders for a start, all athletic, strong and quick.

    Janmaat released to play on the wing where he does his best work, with Sissoko beside him to work in tandem like they normally do.

    Colo moved to CM where his lack of aerial ability and proclivity for chasing the ball and trying to anticipate things isn’t so catastrophic if he doesn’t win it. Also another that so called defender we have that obviously prefers going forward more than actually defending.

    Trio of Sissoko/Colo/SDJ gives us plenty of experience in the middle of the park and it’s about time SDj was given a fair crack.

    Mitrovic dropped because he’s lazy, unfit and has already become complacent after scoring 2 goals and proclaiming himself the next Shearer.

    Like Pardew, I get the feeling thinking like that is waaaay beyond Schteve.

    It’ll be the same team except Gouffran in for Tiote and maybe Cisse for Mitrovic.


    Nov 24, 2015 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #13

    on current form and side not a chance….attitude,application and balance of the side needs a kick in the arse but i believe macca does’nt have bollicks to change anything.

  • scout

    Nov 24, 2015 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #14

    Hows it toearly to replace SM??? Are you a fool Ed, look at the results its an embarrassment.
    CS was my favourite player ever, if he took over I’d be so pleased.


    Nov 24, 2015 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #15

    doin any change would be seen as a step forward in my eyes even if we lose…at least he tried something different and showed he has the balls to change something!


    Nov 24, 2015 at 10:35 PM

    Comment #16

    if its left much longer to do something we’ll not be able to get out of it….villa have changed manager so they should pick up(new manager syndrome) the mackems will do there usual trick of bein shite and scraping thru and they are both below…..times running out for macca to get a backbone or go

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Nov 24, 2015 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #17

    Its going to be painful watching Kebab dictate the play this weekend and probably watching Pardew fist pump after we concede a goal!!

    Just once I wish our bloody shower would actually bleed for the cause on a pitch !!

  • JRTC

    Nov 24, 2015 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #18

    Good shout

    Mbemba in midfield
    De Jong is hungry, play him up top

  • JRTC

    Nov 24, 2015 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #19

    Play some players that care and want to play for the shirt


    Nov 24, 2015 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #20

    after seeing gini play in the middle last week when tiote went off…he’s does’nt look at all comfortable playing there….goofy used to work hard without being exceptional but has became a really poor player in the last couple of years….so dm was already weak but now looks totally depleted…so what to do?

  • BandB

    Nov 24, 2015 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #21

    When I was at school we had a teacher who called all the yobs by their nicknames.
    Pottsy, Stevo, Cubs etc.
    He did this because he was a spineless nit who couldn’t keep discipline. He hoped they would give him an easy ride if he was chummy with them.
    He covered for them, made excuses for them, sucked up to them.

    Many of us will remember Steve with that brolly as Stevie G, Lamps, and Becks did nowt to save him.
    He’s already talking about Gini and Sox and the good craic on the training ground.
    Only a fool gets pally with employees.


    Nov 24, 2015 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #22

    he’d rather be a mate then a boss….is fine if u can man manage but if u cant the players lose respect.

  • Tsunki

    Nov 24, 2015 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #23

    Just to remind you when guys wearing black and white striped shirts used to do those kicking the ball into that frame at the end of the pitch you know the net thing where the ball stops when it hits it

  • BandB

    Nov 24, 2015 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #24

    Needless to say, Mr Spineless also ran our indisciplined and under-achieving school football team.
    Whereas Mrs Hatchett’s hockey girls literally wiped the floor with our league,

  • banjax

    Nov 24, 2015 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #25

    The fact there rumours of a new manager cheers me up no end !


    Nov 24, 2015 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #26

    me too!lol

  • Tsunki

    Nov 24, 2015 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #27

    Howay man Dummy, get the ball to Ginge, if he can’t get the ball to Sissy M, Sissy P won’t stand a chance of scoring. We might as well put Goofy on with Nitty, Wino and Totty. Mitty and Pears will be well outta shape.

    All good mates.

  • BandB

    Nov 24, 2015 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #28


    It’s okay for a number two.
    They can play the in-between guy.
    I think Sir Bobby Charlton probably still refers to Mr Busby and Mr Ramsay to this day.


    Nov 24, 2015 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #29



    Nov 24, 2015 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #30

    ano palace have been poor for a good few games now maybe the pardew factor is startin to take effect but there pace is goin to be a killer on sat….just cant see us coping with it

  • ToonMatt

    Nov 24, 2015 at 11:43 PM

    Comment #31

    Nothing can surprise me with Mike Ashley, remember Joe Kinnear? Is he thinking of the money he will lose if his franchise is relegated? Stranger things have happened.

  • lesh

    Nov 25, 2015 at 12:37 AM

    Comment #32

    Must say, the idea of the Club denying this must be zero: Deny it and Charnley’d be asked why he’s not looking for a new HC; say it’s true and Charnley’s competence and judgement are yet again called into question.

    They’re in a Catch 22 situation and they know it.

  • lesh

    Nov 25, 2015 at 12:41 AM

    Comment #33

    And a bit of press speculation which originated from where we don’t know *harrumph* and might give McClaren food for thought.

    Or it might even Charnley food for thought I the rumour didn’t originate from him!!

    This story has the basis to set some hares running.

  • brklyngeordie

    Nov 25, 2015 at 1:10 AM

    Comment #34

    My suggestion for the formation w/ current players available


    Mbabu Lascelles Colo Haidara


    Sissoko DeJong Wini Thauvin


  • The overrated Frenchman

    Nov 25, 2015 at 1:39 AM

    Comment #35

    As said, it’s encouraging just to think there might be change. McLaren has brought to the table exactly what most of us thought he would – and it’s not going down well. Of course he’s not the crux of the problem, but his dismissal would reflect badly on Charnley and Carr, and that can only be positive.

  • jasper

    Nov 25, 2015 at 6:41 AM

    Comment #36

    Nov 25, 2015 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #37

    Sexy football part 2…..

    I think a loss against Palace and a heavy defeat against Liverpool will cost Mclaren his job, the move will be to bring in Moyes who has been Ashley’s first choice from the beginning.


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