Why Newcastle May Be Forced Into Management Change Soon

There are many reports out that Steve McClaren has just two games to try to stop the rot and turn things around at Newcastle otherwise it looks like a new manager will be brought in.

Newcastle could still keep with McClaren through the end of the year especially if he can get something out of the next two games against Liverpool and Tottenham and while that seems unlikely it’s possible.

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David Moyes – a possible candidate

But if Newcastle stick with McClaren and the results are still not good over the next six games through early January it could be very difficult to attract new players to the club.

If we are still second bottom or even worse by early next year getting players to the club when it looks like Steve McClaren is a failing manager could prove to be very difficult.

It would be much easier if Newcastle have hired a new manager by then and somebody like David Moyes or Brendan Rodgers could help us bring new players in during January.

Newcastle could attract the players by pointing to a new regime under the new manager and our number one goal is to get out of the relegation zone and build up a good team for the future.

We are assuming that’s what Mike Ashley still wants to do.

But managers like Moyes and Rodgers have already tasted some success in the Premier League and want to be successful in the future.

So they may have some concerns about joining Newcastle because of the way the club is strictly controlled by Mike Ashley and they may want to have a lot more authority on the recruitment of new players – as just one example.

We’ll just have to wait and see what happens over the next six games, but getting in good players to during January is a huge move by Newcastle to keep our Premier League status and a new manager could help with that.

Comments welcome.

18 comments so far

  • sparky55

    Dec 6, 2015 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #1

    the horrible number that’s bouncing around in my head if Colo starts is 8.

    We don’t have any players in front of the back 3.5 that can defend under the pressure they’ll be under today. Whoever plays up top today will have a long lonely existence and see very little of the ball and will be isolated as the back 3.5 camp on the edge our penalty box and the midfield will be 8 yards in front.

    Sturridge will get a hat-full today because he’s massively quick and we have no-one who can match him.

    Coutinho will have a field day today and I can see 2 from him probably 18-20 yards because he’ll have all the space in the world.

    Llana will be able to switch between wings and make mincemeat out of our midfield and defence providing those things we for some reason simply just can’t defend called crosses.

    I can see the ex villa striker coming on after maybe 60 minutes when we’re already 5 down to finish us off.

    I’ll be horrible.



  • NezzaNUFC

    Dec 6, 2015 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #2

    Tell me then fools what is Moyes styles exactly?

    What makes him better than McClaren?

    What has he got to offer us?

    How long would he last?

    He’s obviously the wrong choice and any fan thinks he’s better than what we have obviously don’t know much about football styles.

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Dec 6, 2015 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #3

    DON’T want Moyes – another bloody LOSER

  • Slank

    Dec 6, 2015 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #4

    Neither Moyles or Rodgers have the experience and possibly stomach necessary for a relegation fight.

    Pulis or Allardyce are more suited to such a fight but would not be acceptable to the club and the fans.

  • Ron Knee

    Dec 6, 2015 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #5


    But he’s just the type they’d go for.

  • AncientC

    Dec 6, 2015 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #6

    Moyes was earning £4 million a season at Man Utd. I wonder how the offer of 1.5 a season, if, if… he could hit unrealistic targets at Nufc sounds.

    Well, maybe they could seduce him by giving him a tour of the SD and Wonga laden stadium.

  • NezzaNUFC

    Dec 6, 2015 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #7


    The important factor is that Liverpool maybe over to confidence and become cocky, this attitude will see Liverpool fail.

    They won massive against Southampton but this doesn’t mean there style is fully implemented yet.

    If we sit back and hit on the counter we will lose by a big score, we need to attack and keep them chasing the ball, when you chase a attacking team you will tire out quicker.

  • Slank

    Dec 6, 2015 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #8


    There would be no doubts in the minds of any manager wanting to manage Newcastle United.

    The general feeling by virtually all pundits, former players and managers is that Newcastle is a basket case and has been for years and whoever arrives will be subject to hostility and inevitable failure.

    However, if they succeed they will achieve something that no other manager has achieved in the last fifty years.

  • NezzaNUFC

    Dec 6, 2015 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #9

    Think of it this way.

    Man City went into the Stoke match thinking they got the game won and look what happened!

  • NezzaNUFC

    Dec 6, 2015 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #10

    If Newcastle are still chasing English managers I would opt for

    Eddie Howe
    Ian Cathro
    Mark Hughes

  • NezzaNUFC

    Dec 6, 2015 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #11

    Lol sorry I had to put Hughes in for a laugh.

  • sparky55

    Dec 6, 2015 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #12

    Morning Nezza

    I disagree mate…I think if we do what you say the score will be worse.

    We did well against MAN U and Arsenal and bournemouth because we never really ventured into the opposition half and parked the bus.

    If we start attacking them we’ll give a possession (we are useless at keeping the ball!) and they’ll pick us off with their speed and general play)

    The difficulty for Maclaren is if we park the bus at home and we lose the crowd will not be happy

    If we start with ATTACK ATTACK ATTACK in mind and get picked off the crowd will go quiet and then start the old “you don’t know what you’re doing” chant.

    Either way we’ll get stuffed because we have no leadership, no heart, no plan and not enough players with enough premiership experience.

    It’ll be a rout either way

  • hibbitt

    Dec 6, 2015 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #13

    nezza hope your right but i have my doubts klopp will know what to expect and be ready/prepared for it liverpool are looking good in all departments klopp wont allow them to be over confidant i am sure they will be up for the win

  • firebug666

    Dec 6, 2015 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #14

    I don’t think it will matter how we set up to play today, the fact is Liverpool are miles ahead of us in every department.

    We go into this game in poor form with a poor attitude, little experience, and zero motivation.

    Our players will be stood in the tunnel with the shoulders slumped and their heads down before they even step on to the pitch.

    We have become a team that are beaten before we even start.

    If they have a plan for this game it will be damage limitation.

    Onwards and Downwards!

  • Munster Mag

    Dec 6, 2015 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #15

    Sparky it wont be a rout today. We could even win and i think it will be close

  • Patoon

    Dec 6, 2015 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #16

    Hughes is Welsh and Cathro is Scottish

  • dpatte4r43

    Dec 6, 2015 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #17

    I do not make personal comments on anyone, as I believe it to be pointless, I would however at this time accept Mr Rodgers as the Newcastle Manager and genuinely believe he only failed a Liverpool due to the committee buying of players, managers should have the power to “hire and fire “and the current situation of that’s what we have bought you, do something with them is simply not acceptable, Newcastle has the potential to be a top club but Mike Ashley needs to look hard at what he has done and working from the top down, put knowledgeable experienced directors, scouts (that answer to a MANAGER) and managers in place and bring us back from the brink, if we are relegated which may soon become when, we may follow clubs like Leeds and never return to premiership football.

  • Malta Mag

    Dec 6, 2015 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #18

    Stop this constant criticism of Ashley. Agreed he’s been far from perfect and has to share some of the blame for sure but he promised money to spend and he kept his promise with €50 plus so who’s to blame? Charnley has to be questioned for his leadership in the “4 man committee” while Graham Carr also has to look at his choices of late? Why wasn’t a Lescott or Johnny Evans brought in when everyone knows where the problems lie. Wouldn’t ?Lescott, Cabaye and Austin have been money well spent? Finally you have to say that even with those players brought in we should have had enough quality to produce performances of guts and endeavor to be able to avoid some of the results that have occurred and that I’m afraid is down to the manager. After today’s “bloody good hiding” I think Ashley will step in and make the changes necessary.


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