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Three Managers Who Could Take Over At Newcastle

10:31 am, Sunday, December 6th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 69 Comments

Changing the manager at Newcastle may not be a silver bullet and when a change is made it doesn’t always lead to saving the club from relegation or an instant turnaround.

But there have been cases too when it has helped – Sunderland were saved last year by bringing in Dick Advocaat and he used all his experience to get them out of trouble.

And Sam Allardyce is doing the same thing right now with the Black Cats.

mike ashley lee charnley last game west ham

Mike Ashley and Lee Charnley – will choose next manager?

Crystal Palace have been saved the last two seasons by bringing in Tony Pulis and then Alan Pardew when they were in the relegation zone and both managers did exceptionally well in moving Palace up the table.

When you look at who is available if Steve McClaren is fired, there are three that come to mind and are available – because we don’t think thrifty Mike Ashley will pay compensation to get a manager out of his contract at another club and into Newcastle.

He only likes getting compensation when he effectively sells his manager to another club – which is what he did in early January with Alan Pardew.

Here are three possible managers for Newcastle who are available.

david moyes

David Moyes

52 year-old David Moyes was often thought to be the perfect manager for Newcastle while he was at Everton because he had them in the top six quite a few times when little money was available at the Goodison Park club.

But since he left Everton in the summer of 2013 he’s had two failures – one well documented with Manchester United after he took over from Sir Alex Ferguson and another recently at Real Sociedad.

Mike Ashley has tried to get David to Newcastle a couple of times according to reports and maybe that’s the main reason why he may be the one to take over from McClaren – if he leaves.

David stands no nonsense with players and is a good motivator and man-manager.

brendan rodgers

Brendan Rodgers

42 year-old Brendan Rodgers has just lost his job at Liverpool and he would probably be a popular choice with Newcastle fans because he plays very good football – possession football – something Steve McClaren has been trying at Newcastle with limited success.

He has had his failures notably at Reading, when he made a very bad start there back in 2009, and was fired after six months with a record of 23 games played with only six wins and 11 defeats.

But after his Swansea and Liverpool experiences since then he has become a much more experienced and savvy manager and still very young at 42.

He would be a popular choice at Newcastle because he plays good attacking football which is great to watch.

Steven Gerrard recently said Brendan was the best one on one manager he had ever worked with.

nigel pearson

Nigel Pearson

52 year-old Nigel Pearson was hired by Glenn Roeder at Newcastle in 2007 as assistant manager and he left a year later after Kevin Keegan was appointed as the Newcastle manager for a second time to replace the fired Sam Allardyce.

He has been manager of Leicester City twice and pulled off one of the great escape acts of all time in the Premier League when over the last nine games of last season he got  seven wins and a draw – 22 points.

In the previous 29 games, Leicester had only 19 points so yes – miracles are still possible in today’s world

But Nigel can be a fiery personality who stands no nonsense from his players and he may be too big a personality for Newcastle in the Mike Ashley regime.

He was at odds at Leicester City with Thai Billionaire Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha last summer before he was surprisingly fired – even after the great escape act he pulled off for the club.

At the moment, Leicester are top of the Premier League so Nigel has left some legacy there.


So there are three possibilities to take over at Newcastle if Steve McClaren  is fired.

Who would you prefer – and why?

Comments welcome.

Tags: Coaching · Management · Newcastle News · Premier League

69 responses so far ↓

  • 1 El Sleeve // Dec 6, 2015 at 10:32 AM

    Any, now! This week! I predict 5 – 0 to Liverpool

  • 2 eaststandgeordie1982 // Dec 6, 2015 at 10:40 AM

    If mbabu is fit he must be worth a shot as a DM he’s stronger and can defend better than what we have in that position we are to weak in the middle. No doubt it will be the same team again and same set up.

  • 3 toon kk // Dec 6, 2015 at 10:40 AM

    Don’t go to the match, I’ll guarantee you’ll be disappointed, we’ll play our usual dross and get a good thumping.

  • 4 Ron Knee // Dec 6, 2015 at 10:46 AM

    It won’t be Pearson. He was a success in his last job. Of the other two, which one has the worse record? Moyes has had two recent failures so he’d be the natural choice.

  • 5 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Dec 6, 2015 at 10:46 AM

    Please NO – all F**in losers

    Ain’t got a clue who I would like but someone young off centre but up-to date with football not bloody dinosaurs.

    Anyway Elliot injured – got repetitive stress injury from picking the ball out of the back of the net

  • 6 eaststandgeordie1982 // Dec 6, 2015 at 10:49 AM

    Janmaat mbemba dummett mbabu
    Perez Colback gini Roberts
    Mitro cisse

    Simple 4-4-2 get the basics right, worth a shot get a couple of the young ones on at least they will try, put gini in his position.

  • 7 Munster Mag // Dec 6, 2015 at 10:52 AM

    Pearson on a contract till end of season

  • 8 Munster Mag // Dec 6, 2015 at 10:53 AM

    Sparky we wont get stuffed today. It will be close honest

  • 9 hibbitt // Dec 6, 2015 at 11:02 AM

    munster how do you work that out ????

  • 10 Graeme // Dec 6, 2015 at 11:04 AM

    Munster Mag – Close to what though??

    Close to a shambles? A rout? A complete humiliation?
    So many possibilities there!!

  • 11 bladeuser // Dec 6, 2015 at 11:08 AM

    Even now some of u sheep r spouting off that u would b happy with a 5-0 loss
    U r pathetic fans
    You should now be tabled as the worst fans in England
    I presume at 5-0 down u will be clapping your pathetic players because they kept the score down
    Don’t u get it even 1-0 is zero points and closer to the drop
    Knowledgeable fans must b sick if they have to sit next to one of u lot
    SHEEP Out

  • 12 Newcastle for alltid // Dec 6, 2015 at 11:09 AM

    Previous seasons under Pardew, even if we had our poor spells, matches like the one today were matches where we could suddenly have a world-class match and win – 2-0, 3-0.
    I just can`t see that happening this season, as we`ve been beyond poor, and unable to play even basic football.

    There`s just too many teams playing better football than us at the moment. They all have a plan, and know how to get the best out of their players. We don`t have a plan, and at the same time haven`t got quality players anymore. A couple of years ago when we were playing poorly, you had the feeling that we really had a class-team, and it was just a matter of getting the players going. I struggle to see that in our team now. It`s unbalanced, lack creativity and quality in all areas.

    When we were relegated in 09 we had reached a point where the team was full of overpaid players who really couldn`t care less if they were relagated with Newcastle, West Bromwich, Sunderland, or any other team. And in the Championship we built our team around tough, british players who had the mentality that “this is f*cking Newcastle, and we will work our a*ses off to get back in the PL.
    When we, in turn, were promoted, these players were slowly “phased out”, and we bought players that fitted in the team. We`ve kept on bying and bying, and giving chances to players that are simply not good enough, eventually losing all the guts that fired us back up.

    The team I see now resembles the one that got us relegated. These players are comfortable even if we get relegated. Heck, Wijnaldum can just go to another PL side, Ayoze Perez is probably wanted in La Liga, Mitrovic to some German club.
    I miss the Nolans, Bartons, Smiths, Carrolls who gave it all. Even Leon Best! They gave their best, even when their ability wasn`t always there.

    My only fear when we get relegated this time, is that I can`t see us bounce back so easily this time. This club is a mess.

  • 13 lesh // Dec 6, 2015 at 11:09 AM

    Speculative headlines like this are just wishful thinking where Moyes and Rodgers are concerned.

    The fourth para of Ed’s earlier summary of McClaren’s conference say it all – other people (Charnley and Carr both supported by Ashley) make decisions that he has no real influence over and is expected to get the best out of players dumped on him.

    Such a state of affairs would not be acceptable to the likes of Moyes and Rodgers where Pearson might accept the regime’s arrogant incompetence.

    All in all, McClaren’s position, like Pardew’s before him, is virtually untenable.

    In a Guardian article yesterday, McCl when asked whether Colo’d be captain today, his response was ‘yes, if he plays’. That sounds as though McCl may have been considering pushing the boat out by dropping him. Remember when Gullet dropped Shearer and what happened thereafter?

    What a mess Ashley and his sycophants have made of the Club – it’s a disgrace and further requires major changes at the top.

  • 14 Ron Knee // Dec 6, 2015 at 11:10 AM

    Is there any news of TFL? He hasn’t posted for a while.

  • 15 Graeme // Dec 6, 2015 at 11:17 AM

    Bladeuser – to keep the score at 0-1 would require a reasonable defence, playing as a cohesive unit, against a better team. NUFC simply don’t have a defence, let alone a cohesive one.

    I would suggest that most, if not all fans on here, would give their left nut for a 1-0 win – unfortunately, realism set in, about 3 years ago.
    We are what we are – a total mish mash of a team, lacking in skills, pace, self-belief, which stems from an owner who has minimal interest in Football or creating a Football Team.

    Realism sucks, but its what we are and where we are.

  • 16 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Dec 6, 2015 at 11:20 AM

    Those three managers are equally as pointless as the one we have and the one we had!

  • 17 Graeme // Dec 6, 2015 at 11:30 AM

    Jesper – Ashley wouldn’t contemplate any of them – they are far to removed from his plan. They are thinking managers, who would want to succeed – simply not our modus operandi under Ashley!!!

  • 18 Lindisfarne // Dec 6, 2015 at 11:35 AM

    So Schtevie says something “doesn’t fit” at the moment but does he mean he does not fit with the players? He does not fit the role he is employed in? Or perhaps the more long standing problem of the corporate plan at the club not fitting the purposes of PL football?

    I would guess the latter and that if we know anything, there will be no ‘plans’ for Managerial change, even if the the Head Coach walks of his own accord. We can discuss the merits and minuses of potential candidates but the idea that a successful change over will take place is flawed.

    We also do not have the type of players to successfully hold a defensive wall that will prevent L’pool from scoring today. By all means try to play the game with two banks of four behind the ball, but also water the pitch, break up play with injuries, throw ins and do not let them press. The easiest way to counter act them and play to our strengths is to play the ball back to the goal keeper and kick it long to the forwards out wide.

  • 19 Munster Mag // Dec 6, 2015 at 11:40 AM

    Hibbitt these things happen in football a lot. Trust the munster man 🙂

  • 20 Lindisfarne // Dec 6, 2015 at 11:40 AM


    Not the type of realism that you refer to but what has been missing in the past few games is a realistic plan that deals with the opposition strengths. The team did defend well against ManU, Arsenal (with 10 men) and Chelsea, so it can be done even without the most brilliant of defenders.

  • 21 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Dec 6, 2015 at 11:41 AM

    Something has certainly happened behind the scenes as the team was starting to play a faster and more direct way which was starting to get us some results but for Butland we would have trounced Stoke who yesterday pounded Man City !! What a difference a couple of weeks makes !!

    Maybe its true Simpson , Black , Cathro and Shoenmaker are having arguments about the best way to go and the players have decided methods are not working for them?

    Personally for me it feels like some players have been told or think there time is up in January so its caused the squad to down tools (like a Perez or Sissoko transfer is already confirmed behind the scenes )

    Would be typical Newcastle that Sissoko turns up and helps us get a result today

    At the same time maybe us getting pounded by 5 or 6 is the best way for Ashley to get the message that change has to be made

  • 22 lochinvar // Dec 6, 2015 at 11:43 AM

    Why not employ all 3 as Managers.
    Think of the spine offs.
    Any two involved on match day while the third opened a tatty sports store in Dartford.
    Press conferences would be easy – “now over to you Nigel, no please David feel free to answer. Brendan anything you would like to add ?”

    Merchandising opportunities would be amazing.
    The Three Amigos.
    The Three Mousekateers.
    Three men in a stadium.
    Free fall.

  • 23 banjax // Dec 6, 2015 at 11:43 AM

    I don’t think McLaren has two games left to save his job. If the result today is as expected then I think he be sacked on Monday. It comes to a terrible pass when you dread to watch your team get hammered big style on International television, but that is where we are at the moment. We call only hope that Newcastle win today, but then we would probably lose the next game, so maybe it’s best we lose this game but get the changes we all so desperately want.

  • 24 Ron Knee // Dec 6, 2015 at 11:51 AM


    But does he want to save his job? It sounds like he’s given up already.

  • 25 Lindisfarne // Dec 6, 2015 at 11:53 AM


    The front three need to be capable of dropping back into the midfield to help out and carry the ball forward, hence no out and out striker is required (look at Stoke yesterday). deJong may not be a good choice for this match but he needs to start playing in the middle of the pitch as he does not have the quickness to play up front but has the quality to dictate the tempo and pick a decent pass.

  • 26 Small World // Dec 6, 2015 at 11:54 AM

    For those of you who for whatever reason don’t get the match – you might not have realised the retro match day program covers this season. Today’s is interesting from 12th Feb 1975. I recall it well having been at the memorable match on a dark, damp Wednesday night

    That season we finished our usual 14/15th. Liverpool were a force in European football and had tonked us in the previous years cup final.

    The score?

    Newcastle 4 – 0 Liverpool.

    Ray Clemence the England goalkeeper let in 4 for the first time in his career. For the final one Supermac rounded him, trapped the ball on the line goading Clemence to run back and try and retrieve it before slamming it into the Gallowgate net.

    Before any one says it, no me neither……..

  • 27 Carl819 // Dec 6, 2015 at 11:55 AM

    None of the above 3, Moyes was overrated at Everton then has been found out since, Rogers was lucky to have Suarez then spent a fortune and ruined the team, Pearson was lucky. We are in the poo and it’s hard to see a way out unless a left of field Knight in shining armour comes riding in. Interesting to see that Santos from Valencia packed in last weekend. Unfortunately high class applicants are not likely for the job. Our previous saviours have unfortunately passed away – Sir Bobby, the greatest loss in British football in the last 30 years – or wouldn’t touch us with a barge pole, King Kev has nothing to gain and everything to lose. We are most definitely in it up to our necks. Villa and the dmbs have changed managers so they will undoubtedly improve.

  • 28 sparky55 // Dec 6, 2015 at 11:55 AM

    I remember many years ago when Willie McFaul was manager in the late eighties he was massively under pressure to be sacked and after a draw and two losses and then liverpool at St James next on the fixture list, (Liverpool I think were 2nd at the time) the board had decided to sack him after the inevitable loss that was about to be inflicted on us.

    Against all the odds we won!

    The board didn’t sack him until they lost their next game the following week.

    Let’s hope the same happens again! 🙂

  • 29 Small World // Dec 6, 2015 at 11:57 AM

    sparky55 // Dec 6, 2015 at 11:55 AM

    See my post at 25! if looking for more omens – I love your optimism

  • 30 Lindisfarne // Dec 6, 2015 at 11:59 AM

    Even 4-2-3-1 with the same players:


  • 31 anthc // Dec 6, 2015 at 12:03 PM

    I think we need to try something different and stay away from British managers.
    Moyes was slated at man utd for his old fashioned methods,
    Rodgers loves to pay over the odds for players,
    I’m unconvinced with pearson the man seems to lose the plot when the going gets tough.
    I don’t know who but I think a foreign coach needs to be looked at. Mclaren clearly isn’t the man. I accept he has no control over transfers or the squad he inherited. However, the players are gutless, no spirit and lacklustre. This is down to the management imo. If we played well and players gave it their all I could take a defeat but they’re just rolling over and taking a dry bumming. I’m braving it today but will walkout if the same dross is served up. My own fault yes and I think if it does go Pete tong (which it will) then I suspect the atmosphere well what’s left of it will be toxic

  • 32 Belfast // Dec 6, 2015 at 12:04 PM

    Ed is obviously in direct competition with the mag to see who can churn out the most bullshit pointless articles.

    Absolutely woeful stuff from both.

  • 33 AncientC // Dec 6, 2015 at 12:05 PM

    Steve Clarke is available at the moment. A non-vocal sacked Championship manager, seems right up Ashley’s street.

    If you want to keep the status-quo, but merely require a slightly better points per game average, Clarke would be their man.

  • 34 Lindisfarne // Dec 6, 2015 at 12:07 PM

    For whatever reason the threesome of Gini, deJong and Sissoko have not been played together, yet they would have to be our most experienced men. IMO they should be on the pitch and the team built around them.

  • 35 bettyswallocks // Dec 6, 2015 at 12:25 PM

    Win , lose or draw the team needs to show commitment and endeavour . If not I think McC will jack. He’s already hinting that he’s maybe not the right fit for us.

  • 36 sparky55 // Dec 6, 2015 at 12:27 PM

    Small World

    I always wake up optimistic then I put on the tele or listen to talksport or look at this blog and then that’s it …reality sets in!

  • 37 Munster Mag // Dec 6, 2015 at 12:39 PM

    Ancient C. That makes a lot of sense.they will brand him as a modern coach etc. Oh shit.

  • 38 Munster Mag // Dec 6, 2015 at 12:39 PM

    Where is bobby bee these days? Is he ok?

  • 39 Lindisfarne // Dec 6, 2015 at 12:42 PM

  • 40 will die for the toon army // Dec 6, 2015 at 12:44 PM


  • 41 will die for the toon army // Dec 6, 2015 at 12:46 PM

    Manager – Rogers

  • 42 Lindisfarne // Dec 6, 2015 at 12:49 PM

  • 43 Bobbybee // Dec 6, 2015 at 12:51 PM

    The day i’ve been dreading since discovering my spine was fractured has finally arrived. I’m bed bound and will miss my first home game in decades. Frst of all my Dr forgot to send the form to have me referred for an mri scan. Four weeks wasted. Then, when an ambulance eventually got me there, my Dr had forgotten to send the fecking x rays, so now it’s another weeks wait before i even get a decision. Fractured in three places, an mri scan is a must, but procedure etc. We might well get thrashed, but it ruins my record that goes back a long long way. Devastated. The OT has made me as comfortable as possible with gadgets, but the pain is beyond description and i’m going nowhere but hospital by the looks of things. If you’re there, give an extra howay the lads from me please. I’ve no idea when I’ll go again. ; (

  • 44 Sazzer // Dec 6, 2015 at 12:53 PM

    I couldn’t agree more.

  • 45 Our Toon // Dec 6, 2015 at 12:53 PM

    Nigel Pearson? Ahahaha oh dear some must be incredibly desperate. Are going to keep going round in circles and appointing below average, shite British managers?

    Managers on the continent work at clubs with a very limited say on anything other than picking the squad and tactics and training methods. The 3 jokers mentioned above are utter shite to sat the least and 12 months on we would be looking to sack one of those sorry tools!!

  • 46 Tsunki // Dec 6, 2015 at 12:54 PM

    Put some gaffer tape round it Belfast.

    And so the endless parade of jobless drifters begins, as they are shoved forward to see who is most likely to pick up Ashleys poisoned chalice. Eds obviously got the same soft spot for Steve. As he did for bob-a-job Jonny C. 🙂

  • 47 JamesToon // Dec 6, 2015 at 12:55 PM

    Moyes-Please no more dinosaurs. Sidestep to mcclaren.

    Rodgers-Could work or could be another disaster, imo he’s not a charismatic enough person for the job, lost his identity/philosophy after Suarez left.

    Pearson-hate him as a person, don’t want him.

    Bielsa-Yes, he’s charismatic, demands everyone puts in 100% plays the right type of football, he’s been liked and highly regarded everywhere he’s been and is highly experienced.

    De Boer-Yes, would immediately command respect from the players, plays good football and could perhaps sort out our youth academy

  • 48 Rotonda heights // Dec 6, 2015 at 12:56 PM

    Sad to see no foreign managers linked, always recycled brits. Even watford have Flores and are 9th. Only English managers I’d touch are Howe and Clement, maybe Rodgers (not english I know.)

    We so need a new drection.

  • 49 Tsunki // Dec 6, 2015 at 12:57 PM

    Liverpool have rediscovered their hallmark devastating fitness and pace that destroys teams will to live let alone play a decent game against them. Given that a tactical negation is out of the question, I wonder what sudden surge of skill and stamina is going to happen to make our back line stay focused for 90+ minutes?

  • 50 Rotonda heights // Dec 6, 2015 at 1:00 PM

    maybe the guy who has just left valencia and with cathro got them to 4th last season could be looked at. Oh no what am I am saying, with Charnley in charge what odds JFK back for a 3rd time. what a total sad joke we’ve become under ashley.

  • 51 Mag52 // Dec 6, 2015 at 1:03 PM

    A choice of one of those three managers Ed. – I’d have Pearson.
    Who do I think will get the job if Macca gets the push ? Cathro.

  • 52 Lindisfarne // Dec 6, 2015 at 1:03 PM

    Under MA there is no change, every penny is accounted for!

  • 53 Transfer Sage // Dec 6, 2015 at 1:07 PM

    Nothing against these managers but the times are changing. The best we’d get under Moyes and Pearson would be mid table. Better than now but surely we should aim higher.

    I’d rather we went for a progressive modern coach, somebody who is suited to playing football in 2015, not 2005. It’s changed quite a bit since then.

    However, unless the transfer policy changes and we get some decent, experienced players we will struggle.

    We also need a proper goal scorer (like a Ba or Remy) who can get 15+ goals a year in a struggling team. They bail you out so much when you aren’t playing well.

  • 54 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Dec 6, 2015 at 1:09 PM

    i say we wait a week and grab the special one. I think roman is giving him the boot if he doesnt win next week.

  • 55 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Dec 6, 2015 at 1:14 PM

    TS…plenty thought you could get mid table under McClaren mate…I even thought we would do alot better than we are 🙁

  • 56 Rotonda heights // Dec 6, 2015 at 1:15 PM

    what does Black bring to the party exactly?

    Hardly inspired QPR to avoid relegation and apparently causing rifts now.

  • 57 Transfer Sage // Dec 6, 2015 at 1:15 PM

    Providing the players are fit I’d go for:


    Play a 5-3-2

    Mitro can hold the ball up and perez can chase the long balls into the channels.

    The midfield three can be narrow with the width from the fullbacks.

    I’d have five at the back to try and crowd out all the space liverpool are currently playing in.

  • 58 JamesToon // Dec 6, 2015 at 1:16 PM


    I agree about the managers. Eddie Howe would be absolutely perfect for this club. It’s so annoying for me as I live close to Bournemouth and a lot of my mates are Bournemouth fans, and they love him and the team. How those days are long gone for us

  • 59 Rotonda heights // Dec 6, 2015 at 1:16 PM


    spot on.

  • 60 Transfer Sage // Dec 6, 2015 at 1:18 PM


    I thought he’d get us mid table myself, probably being optimistic when you consider his recent record though.

    I think Rogers just keeps possession for the sake of it, his teams do very little with the ball.

    Pearson could be worth a punt until the summer, just to get them playing some basic football to stay in the league, like sunderland with Big Sam.

    Moyes was alwyas OK at everton, not too bad really. However we need a manager who is progressive, like pochettino. Somebody who gets his teams playing good football.

    There is a coach available I’d love but we’d be nowhere near being able to get him…..Ancellotti

  • 61 Jail for Ashley // Dec 6, 2015 at 1:18 PM

    I just want a manager who will demand change with Moncurs, Churners and Carrsy as far away from the board as possible. Moncurs can go back to intoduci g people to their boxes and telling them the story of when he left his teeth in Freddy Shepherds favourite mug and Carrsy can go back to scouting players that a manager may or may not want. Churners can apply to be a regional manager at Morrisons.

  • 62 Transfer Sage // Dec 6, 2015 at 1:20 PM


    Shame that will never happen under MA. He won’t appoint a man who has his own ideas.

  • 63 nufconceandfuturekings // Dec 6, 2015 at 1:32 PM

    Choice One: Please God, no.

    Choice Two: Get real.

    Choice Three: Hahahhhaaaaahhhhaaaaaa…that’s hysterical laughter, by the way.

    Ed, stop it.

  • 64 optimistic prime // Dec 6, 2015 at 1:36 PM

    Ashley for manager

  • 65 Reyantoon // Dec 6, 2015 at 1:41 PM

    Jail – I just spat my tea and chuckling on ur post at 59.Still I am 🙂
    Labeled it best post of the day 😀

  • 66 ToonMatt // Dec 6, 2015 at 1:47 PM

    I’m honestly past caring who the next manager will be? Ashley needs to sell up and go, He’s made his money now he can f*ck off to where he came from! Ashley out!!!!

  • 67 Reyantoon // Dec 6, 2015 at 1:47 PM

    Ha ha ha ha ha..oh man,u make my day 😀

  • 68 JP...from The Rock // Dec 6, 2015 at 1:55 PM

    All are average managers really. But if I had to choose between the three it would be Brendan Rodgers. He perhaps can make us play attacking football.

  • 69 Malta Mag // Dec 6, 2015 at 2:30 PM

    Nigel Pearson???? Oh for goodness sake, what next???? The bloke’s a complete arse and a bully at that. Not in a million years. It might be “head in the clouds” but if ever Ashley was serious about showing us what he’s about he’d bide his time and get Mourinho. I’m sure that “the special one” and our club would be the perfect fit but realistically it won’t happen so out of the 3 mentioned I’d go for Rogers or Moyes as I rate them both. Other options that would be realistic would be Steve Bruce who I for one think is very underrated or dare I say Chris Hughton, who should never have left in the first place?

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