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Report Newcastle In Contact With French Manager

7:10 am, Friday, January 8th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 6 Comments

Lee Charnley would only be doing his job if he was looking at who is available as a potential Newcastle manager – just in case things cave in further at Newcastle and we lose all our games in January – as an example.

If that happens and we hope it doesn’t – then even Newcastle would have to think about bringing a new manager in to replace Steve McClaren – who has struggled all season and gained only 17 points in our 20 league games.


Lee Charnley – the man running Newcastle For Mike Ashley

There’s a report in L’Equipe today that former Montpellier manager Rolland Courbis has been in contact with both Newcastle United and Swansea about the possibility of taking over at one of the Premier League clubs – who are currently both in the bottom four in the league.

Yesterday it was confirmed than Alan Curtis will now become the Swansea manager until the end of the season – so Courbis will not be joining Swansea.

And if Newcastle are forced into appointing a manager it would be just like Newcastle to appoint an untested manager like Courbis – when other experienced former Premier League managers like Davide Moyes and Brendan Rodgers are available.

Strange decisions like that are just one of reasons the club are in such dire circumstances right now  with some of the decisions made by the club being difficult to understand and often seem to make no logical sense.

Given the performance of the club over the last year heads would have rolled in a real business – no doubt about that.

But we are starting to realize  that football is not a real business – well not in real world anyway – when people have to be made accountable for their decisions.

That doesn’t happen at Newcastle and we continue to struggle near the bottom of the Premier League.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

Tags: Coaching · Management · Newcastle News · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 WestOzMag // Jan 8, 2016 at 7:34 AM

    It’s literally like a bunch of school kids running a lemonade stand. It is at the point now where it is so comical, I now just laugh at the results and headlines. The club is just so out of touch with reality in the premier league..The cancer has well and truely set in.

  • 2 lesh // Jan 8, 2016 at 7:35 AM

    C’mon Ed

    Your words – Courbis has been in contact…….

    Now that’s different from him being contacted by the Club, quite a lot different.

  • 3 TOONROSE // Jan 8, 2016 at 8:45 AM

    Have to agree with Lesh. Very misleading title. I could have contacted the club and sent my CV in, but that doesn’t mean it warrants and article claiming that Newcastle have contacted me about my availability.

    For the record, I’m not available.

  • 4 solano38 // Jan 8, 2016 at 10:22 AM

    This story is a load of bollocks!

  • 5 Blackstarbullet // Jan 8, 2016 at 10:49 AM

    Rolland Courbis . Another well known manager associated with us ( NOT ) Who makes these stories up?

  • 6 Sav // Jan 8, 2016 at 11:05 AM

    By all means blame Charmless and Co. for all the stuff they have got wrong. There’s no shortage. No need to tar them for groundless nonsense like this.

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