Surprise Favorite Installed As New Magpies Manager


We listed this morning four experienced managers who are currently out of a job and who could be installed as the new Newcastle manager – always assuming the club doesn’t stick with Steve McClaren after his appalling record on Tyneside.

But they have stuck with him so far – which is far too long and we wouldn’t put it past them to keep sticking with him, such is the incompetence at Newcastle this season.

That would only ensure we are definitely relegated this season.

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Nigel Pearson at Newcastle in 2008 alongside Kevin Keegan

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But the betting shop Paddy Power have installed former Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson, the current favorite so perhaps some punters are aware of things we are not.

Here are the latest odds on who could become the next Newcastle manager:

Nigel Pearson        13/8
David Moyes           5/2
Rafa Benitez           4/1
Brendan Rodgers     4/1

Nigel did the amazing escape last season as manager of Leicester City.

It was the greatest escape in Premier League history when in the final nine games of the season from bottom place – they proceeded to win seven and drew one and lost only to PL Champions Chelsea to get an amazing 22 points that hauled them to safety and above Newcastle in the league table.

And now Leicester are top of the Premier League!

However, it would be a big ask for Nigel to do it again – this time with Newcastle United.

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133 comments so far

  • archaeomag

    Mar 6, 2016 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #1

    I am sure that Jose would do it – for Bobby Robson’ s sake – if we asked him nicely, he’s like that.

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  • JackButler

    Mar 6, 2016 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #2

    Northern Echo reporting that he will be sacked if an experienced replacement can be brought in for the last 10 games

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 6, 2016 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #3

    Shit headlinr!

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  • Jib

    Mar 6, 2016 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #4

    Lee Ryder in the Ronnie Gill

    Steve McClaren will learn his fate in the next 24 hours after Newcastle United chiefs opted against making an immediate decision on his future after the 3-1 loss to AFC Bournemouth.

    McClaren told United’s Football Board that he wanted to carry on as head coach and would not resign despite the club’s precarious position.
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    United were scheduled to return to training on Tuesday with their next game with Leicester City taking place next Monday night.

    The former England manager still feels he can stave off the threat of relegation with 10 games left.

    The Toon boss was angered by the performance of his team and during the aftermath of the damaging loss to the Cherries he asked his players if they were up for the fight to stay in the Premier League.

    McClaren is hoping to get the nod to prepare the team for the trip to Leicester.

    United did not have a replacement lined up for McClaren despite the team losing the last three games.

    It is believed that United’s managing director Lee Charnley had been keen to give him more time to get things right as Newcastle boss – and that Charnley had approved the recent trip to La Manga in the hope that it would revive Newcastle’s ailing season.

    McClaren may yet get handed a stay of execution as Newcastle head coach, but fans have made it clear they want to see a change in the dugout.

    Traditionally, Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has not been swayed by the opinions of supporters or the media.

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  • toon kk

    Mar 6, 2016 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #5

    Macca’s here to stay, we’re not run like other clubs.
    Other clubs do what is in the interest to better there prospects. Not Newcastle.

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  • magscar

    Mar 6, 2016 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #6

    BandB

    Yes I did in terms of not making decisions with their interests at heart but as you like to lay traps in your posts and seem to believe that we are being monitored I thought it best to clarify your intentions which you haven’t.

    Perhaps I might be disposed to post more on the new point you raise if you would care to answer me.

    Anyway on 2cnd thoughts as I have to go my initial reaction like most was just PR! but neither offended nor taken in by it. An expedient cost nothing exercise which clearly backfired. Seeking to manage expectations before a game is nothing sinister nor worth getting worked about. If we had won would anyone be querying it?

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  • NUFC FOR SALE

    Mar 6, 2016 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #7

    Apparently he’s been dismissed.

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  • AncientC

    Mar 6, 2016 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #8

    The rumours are heating up on Twitter. It is starting to look like McClaren has been sacked. As usual, the fans will be the last to find out via official confirmation.

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  • BandB

    Mar 6, 2016 at 9:05 PM

    Comment #9

    Yup

    Gotta go.

    Sorry mascara. Duty calls.

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  • lochinvar

    Mar 6, 2016 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #10

    The former England manager still feels he can stave off the threat of relegation with 10 games left.

    The Toon boss was angered by the performance of his team and during the aftermath of the damaging loss to the Cherries he asked his players if they were up for the fight to stay in the Premier League.

    McClaren is hoping to get the nod to prepare the team for the trip to Leicester.

    United did not have a replacement lined up for McClaren despite the team losing the last three games.

    It is believed that United’s managing director Lee Charnley had been keen to give him more time to get things right as Newcastle boss – and that Charnley had approved the recent trip to La Manga in the hope that it would revive Newcastle’s ailing season.
    Lee Ryder – why bother ? Answers underneath

    McClaren may yet get handed a stay of execution as Newcastle head coach
    What ?!

    Traditionally, Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has not been swayed by the opinions of supporters or the media.
    No sh@t Sherlock

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  • magscar

    Mar 6, 2016 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #11

    BandB

    You need your predictive text fixed.

    But run along your little game has run its course 🙂

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  • Belfast

    Mar 6, 2016 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #12

    Good sources like? Or just the general riff raff

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  • Our Toon

    Mar 6, 2016 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #13

    Sack him and bring a foreign manager or bring in Moyes or Brenda until the end of the season. If we stay up go for a foreign manager. Enough of these shite British managers who are clueless

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  • AncientC

    Mar 6, 2016 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #14

    @JackRathborn

    “Newcastle appear to have sacked McClaren with just enough games remaining to save themselves #NUFC”

    @SixsmithTV

    “I’ve been told Steve McLaren was dismissed as manager of Newcastle Utd after meetings this afternoon. Pearson or Moyes being looked at.”

    Not sure how reliable those sources are, but they both work in media.

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  • toonking

    Mar 6, 2016 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #15

    antientC

    all we need now is the book makers to suspend betting

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  • magscar

    Mar 6, 2016 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #16

    AncientC

    Not a Twitter user but is it not a forum which can thrive on Chinese whispers?

    What credence can be put on it as opposed to say local papers?

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  • beermonkey

    Mar 6, 2016 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #17

    sad thing is we know charnley wont have a replacment lined
    i bet parish at palace has some1 lined up to take over from pards if needed

    i reckon there waiting till pards gets the sack so they can bring him back on a free

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  • AncientC

    Mar 6, 2016 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #18

    magscar, look up the twitter usernames, see what you think for yourself. Neither of the accounts look like they have a history of spewing out rumours to get clicks.

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  • SPRINGY

    Mar 6, 2016 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #19

    beermonkey
    looks like the pressure is getting to p45due….just seen his interview from this afternoon, and he had a canny rant at the bloke interviewing him after the game!lol

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  • lochinvar

    Mar 6, 2016 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #20

    The fans vote on this blog has Pearson as fourth choice.
    Paddy Power have him as favourite.
    Another betting scam then.

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  • Belfast

    Mar 6, 2016 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #21

    Daily Mail say he’s on the brink although it’s his mate from the press conference who has a grudge lol

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  • magscar

    Mar 6, 2016 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #22

    AncientC

    Sorry I was responding to 8 and hadn’t yet seen yours at 14 which crossed. Those quotes are sufficient thanks – wouldn’t know how to get on to Twitter without delving intcco it .

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  • beermonkey

    Mar 6, 2016 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #23

    springy

    yeah i saw that
    made me think he has been warned he is for the chop

    ancient

    lets hope there right

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  • SPRINGY

    Mar 6, 2016 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #24

    aye maybe….good to see he can take some of the poor form he showed for us to his favourite home…maybe the palace fans deserve it after some the grief aimed our way!lol

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  • AncientC

    Mar 6, 2016 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #25

    beermonkey, he is 1/6 odds for the chop now. I am feeling confident we will be getting a press conference tomorrow.

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  • beermonkey

    Mar 6, 2016 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #26

    springy

    its always the fans that suffer

    ancient

    i will wait for the club before i believe anything
    but its nice to hear he could be gone

    mind you its never good to sack the manager as it means were in the 5h1t

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  • bettyswallocks

    Mar 6, 2016 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #27

    Can’t believe there are still people suggesting relegation is ok as it will give Ashley what he deserves and maybe help to get rid of him.

    I suggest those people look up the word support and then realise it doesn’t mean advocating failure just to spite the owner.

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  • toonking

    Mar 6, 2016 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #28

    loch

    think you’ve got a bit mixed up.

    Fans have voted the manager they would like but the book makers themselves have acted realistic. Pearson is most likely to come and thats the one most people will be betting on. Rafa is the manager we’ll see appointed during tonight’s dream

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  • toonking

    Mar 6, 2016 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #29

    i’m off to start dreaming myself.

    night all

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  • magscar

    Mar 6, 2016 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #30

    Belfast

    Have scanned the Craig Hope piece in Mail and it little more than him reading tea leaves but he may be correct.

    Trouble at moment is rumours or speculation on Net leads to bets being laid which leads to reports on Net of falling odds which leads to …..

    Do we even know a meeting has yet taken place?

    The time we all end up spending refreshing Newsnow etc hoping for some info – never mind there will be something on official site soon 🙂

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  • Belfast

    Mar 6, 2016 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #31

    Piss poor management again though. There was an 18 day break that would have been ideal timing to sack him and get in a replacement or at least put a plan in place for if and when it happens.

    It seems wee Lee done ferk all. (Again)

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  • John Akomfrah

    Mar 6, 2016 at 9:45 PM

    Comment #32

    Has not gone yet

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  • BandB

    Mar 6, 2016 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #33

    It’s a good un.
    Mike has a big role.
    jesper will be back.
    Wait and watch it play out.
    You’ll clap in sheer admiration.

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  • JamesToon

    Mar 6, 2016 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #34

    Cathro till the end of the season?

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  • Belfast

    Mar 6, 2016 at 9:54 PM

    Comment #35

    Has Jesper quit the blog again then ? 🙂
    I wondered where he’d went.

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  • lochinvar

    Mar 6, 2016 at 9:54 PM

    Comment #36

    When McLaren has gone , Charvley has to be next as its his incompetence got us into this mess. Carr will retire. Moncur needs to request a transfer into Conference and Banqueting .

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  • Belfast

    Mar 6, 2016 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #37

    Think it was widely reported magscar about the board meeting.

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  • Edd Case

    Mar 6, 2016 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #38

    Would anyone take Gary Neville?
    I imagine his tenure at Valencia is brittle…

    I’d have him in a heartbeat.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Mar 6, 2016 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #39

    Mike doesn’t want a big role. He just wanted things to run themselves without him having to over exert himself.

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  • 21st Century Schizoid Man

    Mar 6, 2016 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #40

    Jib // Mar 6, 2016 at 8:36 PM

    All anti Ashley sentiment seemed to vanish with the spending of £82 million in 2 windows.

    Don’t try to rewrite history. There were very many sceptics on here – waiting to see what happened. Some even appear to have had 20/20 foresight. These are the people you have been attacking for six months as ‘know nowts’.

    Yes, even the most suspicious blogger grudgingly hoped the investment would work, and noted the intent, but the absence of a proven striker, odd decisions on French midfielders, and absence of proper restructuring of the back 4, meant that the jury remained out. Some even felt the long overdue arrival of new players was too little too late.

    And nobody really predicted us to have our worst EPL season ever, because hope springs eternal at SJP.

    I’m keeping my fingers crossed they really do sack Tufty.

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