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This Man Could Have Newcastle Do A Leicester Next Season

2:23 pm, Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 16 Comments

Steve McClaren may see the season out at Newcastle, but if we just scrape by and survive relegation for a second season running, Steve may face the fate that befell John Carver last season, when John was sacked a couple of weeks after the season ended.

And then the question would be who would Newcastle bring in – and remember that’s been a Board decision that Mike Ashley made very clear in his Sky Sports interview last May – and he was not involved in either the John Carver or Steve McClaren appointments.

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Manuel Pellegrini – next Newcastle manager?

Those last two appointments have been little less than disastrous for the club, so maybe Mike Ashley should be  more involved in making sure the appointment is an ambitious one and it could be time to get away from appointing only English managers?

If Mike is really to keep the club then surely he wants Newcastle to be more successful and not be fighting relegation next season for the third season running – always assuming we can survive this season.

As far as we know we are not being linked with Manual Pellegrini of Manchester City, who will leave the club as Pep Guardiola comes in for next season, but Manuel would be a terrific signing for us.

The 62 year-old is a very experienced manager who can get the best out of players and given the squad we could have at the start of next season, given say another £80M spent in the transfer market this summer – he could certainly get Newcastle up that league table.

That would be by no means certain if we keep Steve McClaren in the job.

Given what Leicester have done this season after they only just survived relegation last season then Manuel could even have us do a Leicester City next season.

Why not?

But there will be some big clubs after Pellegrini, who will have done himself no harm at all in the way he has managed City over the last three seasons and kept a certain dignity after the Manchester club announced Pep Guardiola would take over next season.

Manuel could be told that Newcastle want to start fighting for a top six position again and he could have a say in who comes in over the summer months.

The Chilean  certainly has lots of experience and has managed 13 clubs since starting his coaching career back in 1988.

Other managers who would possibly still be available include David Moyes, Brendan Rodgers and even Jose Mourinho.

No – Jose wouldn’t come to Newcastle even though former manager Sir Bobby Robson taught him everything he knows about coaching.


Comments welcome.

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16 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Tsunki // Feb 23, 2016 at 2:26 PM

    He did the theme tune to the “Pink Panther”, you know – Out!

  • 2 Tsunki // Feb 23, 2016 at 2:27 PM

    Oh no, that was Mancini of course. This guy does that fizzy water I like. Tiny bubbles. 🙂

  • 3 Tsunki // Feb 23, 2016 at 2:28 PM

    “Anyone seen old man Carr? it’s way past my 3o’clock glute massage”

    “No Lee, not since this5 this morning. Last time I saw him he was in the beer cellar throwing ritz crackers down for somebody called ‘Sir Pawsalot’”

    “Not again! Bob…can you get the top off this tea tree oil for me?”

  • 4 Tsunki // Feb 23, 2016 at 2:28 PM

    Yeah Yeah I know, struggling for football related chat again.

  • 5 Tsunki // Feb 23, 2016 at 2:29 PM

    I think this guy is more likely to do a runner if Lee charners approached him.

  • 6 Tsunki // Feb 23, 2016 at 2:30 PM

    Evidently a popular thread. 🙁

  • 7 mad-serb // Feb 23, 2016 at 2:38 PM

    I don’t think he will consider us the. Someone of interest for me is Gary Neville depending how things go at Valencia.

    Watch a bit of the Europa League match last week. And there was such old Man u flow to the way they played in that 6-0 win. I know it’s still early for him there but I will be keeping an eye out as to not just the result but the way they play.

    I know it’s still very early for him but there were signs their of that fluid Man u side of old that scored for fun.

  • 8 Jib // Feb 23, 2016 at 2:39 PM

    Dear Doctor Harrison.

    It is necessary for you to recognise that you provide an alternative to The Mag.

    Just recycling their stupid crap renders this blog meaningless.

  • 9 Mister Tuff // Feb 23, 2016 at 2:42 PM

    What’s going on here???

    “Lindisfarne // Feb 23, 2016 at 1:50 PM

    Sissoko pull your socks up,
    Sissoko pull your socks up.
    Sissoko pull your socks up,
    and score a go goal for me.

    Janmaat pull your socks up,
    Janmaat pull your socks up.
    Janmaat pull your socks up,
    over lap is key.

    Gini pull your socks up,
    Gini pull your socks up.
    Gini pull your socks up,
    and run across the Dee.

    Shelvey pull your socks up,
    Shelvey pull your socks up.
    Shelvey pull your socks up,
    your uglier than Beardsley.”

    Proposed further verse :-

    Lindisfarne put a sock in it
    Lindisfarne put a sock in it
    Lindisfarne put a sock in it
    Your lyrics are a load of s**t.

  • 10 mad-serb // Feb 23, 2016 at 2:44 PM

    Predictive text really comes out to bite you sometimes

  • 11 Jib // Feb 23, 2016 at 2:49 PM

    Here’s something Chilean more believable than Pellegrini coming to us.
    Radioagricultura in Chile covers all over S. America on footy related stuff.
    They are adamant that Ronaldinho (out of contract free agent ) is still talking to NUFC

  • 12 amble_ball // Feb 23, 2016 at 2:55 PM

    Please remove this embarrassing and pointless article before anyone who understands anything about the way NUFC is run sees it and heaps more fuel on the “deluded geordies” media bonfire

  • 13 toonluvva // Feb 23, 2016 at 2:56 PM

    I have read in the news that Adam Johnson claims that the mackems knew about some of the things he got upto with that schoolgirl but played him anyway.

    If that is true, and he has pleaded guilty to the offences, should SAFC be deducted points for each match he was selected for?

    I ask this because it could open a large gap between us in 18th and them in 19th place in the PL.

    It also could mean that we just need to finish above another fellow struggler to be safe.

  • 14 Ravostag // Feb 23, 2016 at 9:19 PM

    Joke surely!!! We don’t want him as much as he doesn’t want us. We need a personality not a waxwork dummy

  • 15 Sav // Feb 23, 2016 at 9:49 PM

    Ashley picked a yes-man accountant to run the club for him, so yes, he was involved in both our last 2 managerial appointments.

  • 16 Laurent Robert The Legend // Feb 24, 2016 at 2:06 AM

    He’s not doing a Liecester with Man City..forget us..

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