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Four Experienced Managers To Replace Steve McClaren

9:21 am, Sunday, March 6th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 10 Comments

It seems that Brendan Rodgers, Rafa Benitez and David Moyes are three experienced and successful Premier League managers available at the moment and they seem to be the favorites for the Newcastle manager position, as it seems almost certain that Steve McClaren´s time as manager will come to an end.

The performance yesterday at home to Bournemouth was a complete and utter disaster against a team that cost a fraction of the cost of the Newcastle team on display and we will not even mention those on the bench.

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Rafa Benitez – one of the available managers

We were outplayed in every way yesterday by a very well coached Bournemouth side under the impressive young Eddie Howe.

Our players didn´t seem to know what they were doing and it does seems that the five day holiday in southern Spain last month was exactly that – a holiday after the 5-1 humiliation at Chelsea.

We have lost both games since the squad returned and have lost 6 points to both Swansea and Bournemouth in a short four days.

Any one of the above three managers would be able to do a job this season at Newcastle, but its a good question whether they can keep Newcastle in the Premier League.

That will be the major and only goal for the final 10 games of the season, with a promise for massive investment this summer from owner Mike Ashley.

The other manager who is in the reckoning is former Newcastle coach Nigel Pearson who did an unbelievable job in saving Leicester last season with 22 points from their final 9 games of the season.

That´s exactly what Newcastle need this season if we are to survive – which is touch and go right now.

Leicester City are now 5 points clear at the top of the Premier League.

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10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 sparky55 // Mar 6, 2016 at 9:22 AM


    Still won’t be enough.

    Since the turn of the year they’ve got 13 points and we’ve got 6.

    Allardyce has got them playing whereas our man has got them used to losing.

    There’s no way in hell we’ll get more points than sunderland between now and the end of the season.

    Ignore Villa and Norwich…they’ve gone as well…it’s between us and the scum so we’re fcuked.

    we’re fcuked

  • 2 sparky55 // Mar 6, 2016 at 9:26 AM

    ed…you’re wasting your time…we’re fcuked and no-one on that list will come now because it’s a dead certainty we’re going down and Nigel Pearson better than anyone knows what a poisonous place this is.

    Nigel wouldn’t be able to manage the fairies have have as players in the club anyway…he’d have them all against the wall by the throat and squeezing their bollox only to find they haven’t got anyone.

    The leicester team he left behind we’re all hungry fighters…this newcastle team is full of gutless tw@ts that fold and hide under pressure.

  • 3 Termijn // Mar 6, 2016 at 9:27 AM

    Ive been patient with McClaren but enough is enough he hasnt worked out, somethings just dont. We need to cut our losses and move on before its too late. Id prefer Moyes to Rodgers personally after Rodgers failings after spending big with Liverpool (similar to McClaren and us).

    Its clear the players no longer want to play for him and even clearer McClaren isnt a good manager anymore. Looking at the subs yesterday taking off Riviere at half time puzzled me as he was one of the only players who had any movement in the first half and was actually half decent. While ignoring Doumbia again was criminal.

  • 4 posada // Mar 6, 2016 at 9:29 AM

    The club is run by idiots.
    So Ashley wants Moyes does he.
    On what basis. What does he know about picking a manager. Is it just some daft idea he has.
    We need anybody who can motivate and pick a side.

  • 5 BandB // Mar 6, 2016 at 9:32 AM


    Which are these extreme views you mention?
    That the brave new world was unlikely to be build by a straw man appointment like McClaren?
    That we were more likely to finish bottom four than top ten?
    That Ashley’s policies would see us swirling ever closer to the relegation plug hole?
    Extreme? It seems not.

    I see nice little debate has sprung up around Jail’s straw poll showing that just 40 per cent definitely wanted McClaren sacked before the match. Not the 96 per cent in Ed’s poll.
    Way to go Jail.

  • 6 Slank // Mar 6, 2016 at 9:44 AM

    I don’t believe that Brendan Rodgers, Rafa Benitez and David Moyes have ever successfully saved a Premiership club from imminent relegation.

    Yes they are all experienced managers but only Benitez has been successful. Rodgers and Moyes have achieved little, if anything, in the Premier League.

    Benitez would have to be seriously desperate to lower himself to manage Newcastle given his previous clubs and achievements. Rodgers and Moyes would probably jump at the chance but I doubt whether they have the Allardyce / Pulis experience to save the club.

    The decision for Ashley is whether to cough up now and pay off McClaren and then cough up again for a new manager without any certainty that the new man could save the club from relegation. Perhaps a reasoning may be to let McClaren continue and replace him in the summer in whatever league the club may be in.

  • 7 stephen1971 // Mar 6, 2016 at 9:55 AM

    i,m sure smc is looking for the sack just by the team and formation he is picking, its criminal and i,m sure 50,000 geordies could pick a better team, he needs to go now and if he had any respect whatsoever for the club then he knows that too, its just not working

  • 8 NoahJ // Mar 6, 2016 at 10:08 AM

    why is no one mentioning garry monk?

    would rather have a talented young hungry manager who can work miracles with average players, than a older manager that have failed with great squads.

  • 9 jordijohnty // Mar 6, 2016 at 10:18 AM

    Can we just stop the Big Fat Sam love-in. He was rubbish when he was here and was replaced by keegan. End of.

  • 10 crazynufc // Mar 6, 2016 at 4:05 PM

    Bring back hughton lol

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