Ashley To Intervene – Wants David Moyes As New Manager


The Telegraph is reporting tonight that David Moyes is expected to open talks with Newcastle United about becoming their next manager and that followed the latest disaster for Steve McClaren when we were well beaten by Bournemouth 3-1 at St. James’ Park today, in front of over 52,000 fans.

Newcastle remain second bottom, but we are now a full 9 points from 5th bottom Swansea after both Bournemouth and Swansea have won their last two games.

The Telegraph (Luke Edwards) is reporting that Moyes is the man who the owner has identified as the man to lead a recovery effort by Newcastle in the final 10 games of the season.

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David Moyes – Newcastle want him to replace Steve McClaren

We have just published a report that says we still don’t think Charnley will fire McClaren even after today’s disaster, but the Telegraph is reporting tonight that Mike Ashley has been forced to intervene and will instruct Lee Charnley, his senior manager at the club, to fire Steve McClaren forthwith.

Mike Ashley’s choice to replace Steve McClaren is the former Everton and Manchester United manager David Moyes, who Ashley is said to admire for the great work he did at Everton and Mike has even tried to hire at Newcastle in the past.

And the problems that Lois van Gaal has had at Manchester United over the past couple of seasons suggest it was always going to be a huge job for anybody, including Moyes, to replace the irreplaceable Alex Ferguson at the Red Devils.

It seems the decision to fire McClaren and try to hire David Moyes has been taken away from Managing Director Lee Charnley and Mike Ashley will be helped in the pursuit of Moyes by his PR associate Keith Bishop.

Assuming this development is accurate,  it certainly doesn’t look good for Lee Charnley who has supported and protected Steve McClaren for 28 games and that has helped put Newcastle in severe danger of being relegated this season.

Senior managers are tested in a crisis – and they are expected to make the tough decisions necessary to correct the situation, but once your own manager comes in and takes over the crisis – it’s never good.

It usually means they have lost confidence in you.

The negotiations could still falter, because David Moyes will likely insist on having full say on the transfers, which has been a problem at Newcastle ever since Mike Ashley bought the club in the summer of 2007.

Hopefully Mike will see the error of his ways and allow David to have full say on moist things – we need him in charge for the game at Leicester a week on Monday and then for the crucial home game against Sunderland in two weeks time.

We hope this news in the Telegraph is accurate – Newcastle fans need a big lift after losing five of our last six games – and David Mores will give that to both the supporters and also to the players.

The only question is why has it taken so long?

Comments welcome.



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71 comments so far

  • JackButler

    Mar 5, 2016 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #1

    Moyes would be a big step up on SM, a coach that knows how to get the best out of players

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  • AncientC

    Mar 5, 2016 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #2

    Judging by the chosen image, I’d say it is safe to assume Moyes isn’t Ed’s first choice.

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  • AncientC

    Mar 5, 2016 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #3

    No dragonfly will ever be safe at St James’ park again, should Moyes get the job.

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  • lochinvar

    Mar 5, 2016 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #4

    We’re missing the point – if the club are talking to Moyes ( or others if he says no ) then McLaren is history.
    Writing is on the wall.
    It’s not if but when.

    Hope Ashley is looking for a new Chairman and Chief Scout while he’s at it.

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  • Belfast

    Mar 5, 2016 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #5

    Well on a side note that was a tremendous ball from Shelvey for the goal, but other than that we were awful.

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  • lochinvar

    Mar 5, 2016 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #6

    Problem is this should have been the case 2 games ago and before they went to Malaga in the meantime another estimated 4 points went down the pan

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  • lochinvar

    Mar 5, 2016 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #7

    Newcastle boss Steve McClaren describes his side’s 3-1 home defeat to Bournemouth as “going-down material”, and says he thinks the occasion was too big for certain players.

    And who picked the team ?

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  • TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa

    Mar 5, 2016 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #8

    pardew, carver, maca, moyes. Starting to see a pattern???

    while i want maca out and DO think moyes is better, hes not the solution to the problem.

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  • goommy

    Mar 5, 2016 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #9

    OMG, our next headcoach will be THE CHOSEN ONE!!

    Maybe the right choice for us if we’re looking from what he has done at Eveton.

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  • nearly

    Mar 5, 2016 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #10

    im gutted really think thats that for this season,we are going down i dont see any way back,hopefully im wrong,moyes is not the answer he wont get a reaction from the players imo

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  • JackButler

    Mar 5, 2016 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #11

    Cannot see Ashley allowing his investment and next season massive TV deal money disappear because of the overriding stupidity of Charnley, Carr and Mcclaren, we can get out of this but only if there is change as if SM remains as our manager I honestly can’t see us winning another game this season and after last season failure to act I think Ashley will start throwing around the P45’s within hours

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  • ToonMatt

    Mar 5, 2016 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #12

    Ashley needs to step in and fire Charnley too? He’s responsible for the position we are in? He hired McClaren in the first place?
    Moyes is better then McClaren but he’s hardly anything to get excited about, we need to get in a foreign manager, I was happy with Veira when we where linked with him but Charnley screwed that up, Ashley should get on the phone to Rafa, offer him a nice bonus to keep us up or face losing millions with relegation, It won’t happen though.

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  • Scottishmag1

    Mar 5, 2016 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #13

    MacLaren is an oxygen thief nothing more, his ears are painted on as he obviously does not listen to a fcin thing!! Get Rid Now before its too late

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  • Jib

    Mar 5, 2016 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #14
  • AncientC

    Mar 5, 2016 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #15

    Moyes would easily command a basic wage of double that which McClaren earns. There is very likely a good reason for that fact. (Not saying he would be my choice, btw)

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  • Tsunki

    Mar 5, 2016 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #16

    Jib, despite the fact you are always nasty and not nice to me I will say hats off for the ‘hands up’ post. A display of manly self-effacement from a quote unexpected source. Bravo.

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  • Tsunki

    Mar 5, 2016 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #17

    He can’t show Lee out just yet as the poor lad has his hand stuck in the desk drawer trying to retrieve a lost jammy dodger

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  • nearly

    Mar 5, 2016 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #18

    toon matt
    @12
    how is moyes better than mcclaren

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  • 21st Century Schizoid Man

    Mar 5, 2016 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #19

    I’d prefer ‘arry in the short run as he certainly knows how to get the best out of players. But he’s no long term answer either.

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  • toon kk

    Mar 5, 2016 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #20

    Macca’s here to stay, the board doesn’t understand, a coach is a coach in there eyes no matter who it is.

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  • toon22

    Mar 5, 2016 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #21

    Dont think most fans care who takes over,if we keep SMC we will be religated without a wimper.
    Imho anyone will get more out of our players.
    Its possible he will keep Cathro but its almost a given Carr and almost everyone else will be picked by Moyes as he will have such a strong possition to haggle from with the fat man.

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  • ash1001

    Mar 5, 2016 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #22

    Ed sorry but you write such a load of crap in the interest of ‘Clicks’ your as bad as the rest of the news hacks. 1 article saying Charnley will not sack McClaren, then the next saying Ashley is going to intervene, all on the back of what other hacks are saying.
    Ed at least try and be original.

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  • jimmysmith

    Mar 5, 2016 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #23

    If we do get Moyes, who wasn’t available when McC was appointed, and he keeps us up, and we then go on and build on what we’ve already brought in, then this season will look an acceptable transitional one in hindsight.

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  • toon22

    Mar 5, 2016 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #24

    Its nice to see that the whole why did the mackems play a nonce isnt going away.
    Its possible it might get messy as they are now facing questions over what and when did they know,the police had told them the charges and the player had told them he was involved but they seem to be reluctant to answer some very basic questions.
    Lets hope the FA throws the book at them lol

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  • AncientC

    Mar 5, 2016 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #25

    I would say Redknapp is in the filing cabinet labeled ‘keegan-esque constructive dismissal type appointments’.

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  • Munster Mag

    Mar 5, 2016 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #26

    Nearly. Moyes is far better than SMC. His teams are harder working and harder to beat. Remember going to everton,it was never easy. He is quite a traditional British style of football mgr but we cud become hard to beat. For once in my life.

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  • Jib

    Mar 5, 2016 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #27

    Actually Harry’s first presser would be a hoot.
    “Which of you f@ckers is Simon Bird ?”

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  • jimmysmith

    Mar 5, 2016 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #28

    Moyes also wouldn’t take any nonsense from those two charlies, Carr and Charnley, which would be perhaps the greatest reason to get him in whatever the cost.

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  • ash1001

    Mar 5, 2016 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #29

    To those that are on about Cathro, do not know whether you saw him summarizing on the Barcelona game last weekend, but it was frightening.
    Football is a game played between 22 player on a grass, not 11 players on a piece of paper which seems to be the way Cathro sees things, its all about the opposition following Cathros game plan for his team. Football is not like that.

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Mar 5, 2016 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #30

    People were quick to bash Shelvey away from home and yes his passing wasn’t it’s usual high standard, but already in his short time here you can visibly see his frustration with the lack of movement, particularly immediately attacking the space in behind when the ball is turned over and their defence is relatively high. He literally has to point and tell supposed professional players to make those runs for him. Do they even train together and what on Earth do they get up to? Finally Perez, when allowed to stay as our most advanced central player for a 5 min spell, made one of those runs and was picked out and we scored, only for him to be moved deeper and wider again after that. Baffling.

    Really hope we begin to see chronically failing managers either be shunned completely in the game or tumble down the leagues. No way the likes of Pardew and Schteve should be anywhere near the PL.

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  • lochinvar

    Mar 5, 2016 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #31

    Tsunki@17
    He can’t show Lee out just yet as the poor lad has his hand stuck in the desk drawer trying to retrieve a lost jammy dodger

    Sorry to say that your report is misleading. Apparently his hand is up Ashley’s ar@e but there are rumours that the position is now changing ….and that Lee’s hand has been set free to pursue new career opportunities

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  • ToonMatt

    Mar 5, 2016 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #32

    nearly look at Munster Mag’s reply mate.

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  • toon kk

    Mar 5, 2016 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #33

    Munster
    Moyes didn’t go down very well at Man u.
    It’s just paper speculation anyway.

    Who’s going to score our goals?

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  • Ron Knee

    Mar 5, 2016 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #35

    So, Mr Moyes, in addition to being a failure in your previous two jobs, are there any other qualities that make you the perfect fit for this club?

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  • Online Guy

    Mar 5, 2016 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #36

    ED

    You say Ashley will give Moyes full say on moist matters

    What’s afoot here ? sounds naughty .

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  • jimmysmith

    Mar 5, 2016 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #38

    Perez, Doumbia, Cisse, Dejong, Widjnaldum, Shelvey, Mitrovic, Sissoko all have goals in them. We have the players to score the goals to keep us up.

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  • jimmysmith

    Mar 5, 2016 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #39

    Townsend.

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  • jimmysmith

    Mar 5, 2016 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #40

    This team should be creating and scoring more than enough.

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