It’s Incredible – But Charnley Will Still Not Fire McClaren

It’s been a  problem at Newcastle all season long that for one reason or another the senior manager at Newcastle – namely Lee Charnley – doesn’t want to fire Steve McClaren, even after he had taken only 3 points from the first 8 games – and even though we are now second bottom of the league and have been in the bottom four all season.

What is going on at Newcastle this season, when it looks like the club is committing hari-kari?

And according to the Telegraph yesterday Lee Charnley has made absolutely no contingency plans whatsoever to bring in a new manager – and apparently the Board are reported to think that bringing in a new manager may only make things worse.

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Newcastle’s inept Managing Director Lee Charnley

How that’s possible is a good question,  but that’s what the Telegraph report said yesterday.

So while it sounds incredible, we still don’t think even after today’s latest disaster that Lee Charnley will make any effort to fire Steve McClaren.

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The only chance we have is if owner Mike Ashley comes in and fires him or insists that Lee fire him and bring in a new experienced manager like David Moyes, Brendan Rodgers or even former Newcastle coach Nigel Pearson

But we cannot have Lee making the decision as to who comes in – otherwise we could see him hiring John Carver again.

Mike Ashley has the ultimate responsibility for putting people on the Newcastle Board who have been incompetent this season – and that’s the main reason we will probably be relegated in May.

But we are also surprised the owner has left it so late to take action himself.

So fans shouldn’t expect McClaren to be fired any time soon – even after today’s latest disaster  – if is left to the inept Lee Charnley.

So if we hear nothing tomorrow or on Monday, then chances are that Steve McClaren will remain the Newcastle manager.

That will guarantee our relegation in May.

Here’s hoping that doesn’t happen.

13 comments so far

  • JackButler

    Mar 5, 2016 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #1

    Either SM is sacked or we go down, it’s that simple and if by some miracle we do manage to survive Charnley and Carr need to be sacked as soon as the final whistle goes on our last game.

    Between the three they have destroyed our season by being short sighted or simply ignorant, I honestly don’t work out which, but they have overlooked the glaring flaws in our squad.

  • Belfast

    Mar 5, 2016 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #2

    Think we’re probably doomed after today. I’ve said a few times I’m convinced the mackems will escape it.

  • Jib

    Mar 5, 2016 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #3

    Chris Hughton was sacked on a Tuesday

  • RUNAWAY777

    Mar 5, 2016 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #4

    Can someone before me take that grin off charnley before i get him cause if i bump in to him i will get locked up for sure everyone keep away from the sunderland they do not deseve our fans

  • jimiley

    Mar 5, 2016 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #5

    Carver stayed until the bitter end and so will MCClaren. The whole club is rotten.

  • OneAlanShearer

    Mar 5, 2016 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #6

    I honestly don’t think charnley has the sense to change it and get the right inspirational coach in. We are down under Mcclaren. Who on earth cannot see Riviere was the wrong selection. We needed all out attacking movement today…not a chance with this fella in charge.

  • JackButler

    Mar 5, 2016 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #7

    The fact that there is no contingency to bring in a new manager shows just what a Mickey Mouse outfit we are, it truly is pathetic to see how we are being run. This mentality of only employing friends has seen us relegated once and will see us relegated again this season

  • lochinvar

    Mar 5, 2016 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #8

    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.

  • Laurent Robert The Legend

    Mar 5, 2016 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #9

    Ayoze Perez’s interview poet match really says it all..He says we need to something different..dunno wat..but something different. Boss’ thought reflecting in young players head eh!! It’s been that clueless really.

  • BeeGuy

    Mar 5, 2016 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #10

    The Board would tke a vote on sacking Macca, and they would not dump their buddy. All are on contract, and all must know they are doomed. So they will all stick around for MA to sack them so they can collect on their contracts.
    Or so it seems.

    Oh, BTW, no Moyes.

  • BandB

    Mar 5, 2016 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #11

    Carver stayed until the bitter end because we fell backwards into the relegation scrap.
    The others were playing catch-up with the odds always marginally stacked against them, up to and including the final day.

    That is not the position this year. This year we cannot sit out out a losing streak knowing we have points on the board.

    Even so, the bookies still marginally favour Sunderland to go down over us. I don’t see why, as they are exhibiting some signs of fight, have a manager tailored to the task, and are ahead of us on points and goal difference.

    Nevertheless, a gambler may still see the odds in his favour for now.

    I suspect Ashley won’t be asking what Charnley thinks. He didn’t employ Charnley to think.

    He will be asking his finance guys what the options are and what they would cost him. And asking Bishop how it would look.

    Finally, I felt genuinely gutted to see Jib’s “mug” post.

    Jib isn’t on trial here. He’s backed his guy more than he deserved, and been let down. Welcome to the club, Jib.
    Every single fan who sees their faith tested, abused and shaken in this way is a crying shame.

  • NoahJ

    Mar 5, 2016 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #12

    It’s obvious why Mclaren isn’t going to walk:

    he knows he’ll never ever be offered a top flight job after this. he failed at derby, nottingham forest and spectucularly at newcastle. he also failed with the finest England squad in 20 years.

    If he has zero prospect of getting anything better, then he has no incentive to leave

  • Sav

    Mar 5, 2016 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #13

    I keep saying this – Chinless doesn’t know anybody outside junior accountancy circles. So, how’s he going to appoint a new manager? His contacts book is empty on that score.


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