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Vote Now – Who Do You Want As Newcastle Manager?

9:26 am, Sunday, March 6th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 56 Comments

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Rafa Benitez and David Moyes

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Brendan Rodgers and Nigel Pearson

Which Of The Following Available Managers Do You Want At Newcastle?

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Tags: Coaching · Management · Newcastle News · Poll · Prayer · Premier League

56 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Tsunki // Mar 6, 2016 at 9:27 AM

    Magscar – your comment on my comment proves that it has achieved one of its purposes.

    I once saw a programme where a person who had been to South America I think had some kind of insect egg that had been laid in the top of their head, and the larva that resulted burrowed itself deep into the skin. The physician merely placed tape over the hole, which caused the larva to break to the surface to breathe, thereby exposing itself for extraction.

    Ashley Out!

  • 2 Tsunki // Mar 6, 2016 at 9:28 AM

    George Burley not on the list so I went with the most ambitious we could ever hope for in our current predicament. Pearson. Dear oh dear.

  • 3 Transfer Sage // Mar 6, 2016 at 9:32 AM

    For me Brendon Rogers is poor…he plays possession football but it’s a slow game which is easily stopped. Only time Liverpool looked good was with the genius of Suarez in the side.

    Moyes is a safe pair of hands, better than some say but not great.

    Pearson has had many problems, not the type of bloke I’d want running a club.

    Benitez is the stand out manager there but would he be interested. The money spent this season may well give him some encouragement that he might be able to get what he needs, but I presume he’d need reassurances that he could spend that money on his players.

  • 4 magscar // Mar 6, 2016 at 9:32 AM


    Don’t want to get into a discussion of irrelevancies when we have more to concern us. Suffice to say Ashley Out won’t be even under consideration at reported Board meeting nor any time soon . Passe is still passe even in South America.

  • 5 smoke beer, drink tabs // Mar 6, 2016 at 9:33 AM

    Desperate for a new manager, NOW. No good waiting. Although that’s not the only problem. We have half a squad of players who aren’t even good enough. Players like gouffran marveux obertan riviere collocini. Then we have players playing every week like sissoko who is a total waste of space. There is blame that lies elsewhere apart from managers. Feel sorry for mitrovic, he gets a bit of stick but seems passionate about playing but he is a gets played up front on his own with no support from our supposed “attacking” players

  • 6 Tsunki // Mar 6, 2016 at 9:33 AM

    New manager = sticking plaster on broken limb. it’s small comfort from the institutionally wrecked state this club is in. Ashley has dictated finances so the club is run to his tight fiscal program of revenue generation to serve SD. it’s proved by the fact this club is no more than a break even outfit, no proper academy facilities for the size and scope of the club, rubbish squad and second rate cheap tread water managers and all topped off by a beautiful counting board.

    All Ashleys fault. He handed this down

  • 7 Tsunki // Mar 6, 2016 at 9:34 AM

    Passe Schmasse, Magscar. Of course there are important issues at hand. But the long term problem is the great benefactor of nufc. Just keeping it aired.

  • 8 Tsunki // Mar 6, 2016 at 9:35 AM

    And if it irritates Ashley half as much you’ll be seeing it again.

  • 9 AncientC // Mar 6, 2016 at 9:36 AM

    1. Too expensive.
    2. Too expensive.
    3. Too expensive.
    4. Within budget.

  • 10 Ron Knee // Mar 6, 2016 at 9:36 AM


    Pearson wouldn’t be such a bad choice, provided he didn’t bring his vile son with him!

    I voted for Benitez, by the way.

  • 11 WestOzMag // Mar 6, 2016 at 9:37 AM

    Pearson ffs are you charley in disguise??

  • 12 posada // Mar 6, 2016 at 9:37 AM

    Please don’t vote in this stupid poll.
    Expressing views on the performance and who should be the next manager is inappropriate at this time.
    It takes our focus away from the complete mess created by MA.

  • 13 magscar // Mar 6, 2016 at 9:37 AM

    If that were a list in front of Board this morning I would go for
    in that order but without real confidence in latter 2.

    Would that club were prepared to pay compensation and list could be broadened to include likes of Dyche. Howe Karanka but would they want to decide now anyway?

  • 14 WestOzMag // Mar 6, 2016 at 9:37 AM

    “Charnley “

  • 15 Tsunki // Mar 6, 2016 at 9:37 AM

    You can bet that the PR team will be poring over the fallout in social media. They should know what we all think. If they see us blame the crap coach they’ll be a lot happier they have a scapegoat for their catastrophic regime.

  • 16 Tsunki // Mar 6, 2016 at 9:38 AM

    Westoz wash your mouth out! 🙂

  • 17 magscar // Mar 6, 2016 at 9:39 AM


    It is always underlying everything at this club but the repetition is simply that.

  • 18 Transfer Sage // Mar 6, 2016 at 9:39 AM


    Of course Ashley is the problem. Constant mismanagement is obvious I believe.

    But what can we do right now to stay up…the only change which could have any impact this season is changing the manager. Short term of course but it’s better than doing nothing.

  • 19 Tsunki // Mar 6, 2016 at 9:39 AM

    New coach = picture straightening on the Titanic.

  • 20 Tsunki // Mar 6, 2016 at 9:40 AM

    Repetition = renewed emphasis.

  • 21 Tsunki // Mar 6, 2016 at 9:41 AM

    Sage of course we need to do something. I voted for a coach didn’t I? That’s as much as I can do on that score. Or any of us. But collectively Ashley can be affected

  • 22 Ron Knee // Mar 6, 2016 at 9:42 AM


    Whips off mask. “Yes, it is I!”

    At least Pearson wasn’t sacked because he was a poor manager.

  • 23 stevie101182 // Mar 6, 2016 at 9:43 AM

    I am honestly surprised no one has mentioned mourinho. I know we have more chance of winning the premier league this season than that happening but just surprised. He reputation is in tatters at the moment could be worth a punt hahaha

  • 24 Tsunki // Mar 6, 2016 at 9:43 AM

    Fine vote benitez if you think he’ll come to us 😐

  • 25 Slank // Mar 6, 2016 at 9:45 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.

  • 26 Jail for Ashley // Mar 6, 2016 at 9:46 AM

    Can we have all four, give them all eight year deals, make them board members and teach them all to grin.

  • 27 toon kk // Mar 6, 2016 at 9:47 AM

    I don’t really know why these vote posts by Ed are put on line, Macca is still our so called coach, and until he’s sacked nothing will change. And if he ever did leave Charney would pick our future man not the fans, we all know that wouldn’t be correct man for the job anyway.

  • 28 magscar // Mar 6, 2016 at 9:48 AM


    Just bet if one of Bishop’s minions saw your regurgitated comment they would draw it to his attention as the real problem. He could then go to Ashley and say cracked it Mike – it’s you!! Jobs a good UN.

    Having said that it easier to read than your regular sarcastic comments which make it seem to me you relish in our misfortunes as it is a more productive environment for your wit. After the WUM’s you in the mornings and G2 at night make for an irritating read when their are better contributions you are both obviously capable of. Just my opinion as you have your audience as no one else seems bothered.

  • 29 one fine day // Mar 6, 2016 at 9:49 AM

    I voted Rafa
    More for the long term
    Sadly Pearson is more realistic for the immediate .
    Karanka would still be my choice but a year to late now why would he leave a team/ club on the way back for one about to yet agin imp load ?

  • 30 Shot Bru // Mar 6, 2016 at 9:50 AM

    Seriously, the same old names, no wonder we never get anywhere!!

    Benitez and Mourinho, no wonder other fans think we’re deluded

    Would rather have no one in charge than Wally!!

    We won’t win another game this season, as I don’t think Wally will get the sack.

  • 31 BandB // Mar 6, 2016 at 9:51 AM


    Which are these extreme views you mention?
    That the brave new world was unlikely to be built 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 saw a 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.

  • 32 Jib // Mar 6, 2016 at 9:51 AM

    Someone mentioned yesterday that Moyes took over from Walter Smith at Everton whem they were 18th with 9 games to go and saved them

  • 33 smoke beer, drink tabs // Mar 6, 2016 at 9:51 AM

    Need a new manager but I have just looked through our squad list and counted 12 players who are not good enough and are therefore not available for selection. That’s not the current managers fault, that lies with mighty Carr who has bought in players on 40k a week who simply are not good enough. Half our squad is a write off. We have to stick with sissoko and the likes cos our other options are obertan and gouffran.

  • 34 Jib // Mar 6, 2016 at 9:53 AM

    That cannot be B and B advocating suppressing the truth surely !

  • 35 posada // Mar 6, 2016 at 9:54 AM

    McClaren should have gone at least two months ago.
    Will anyone be able to manage these players.
    Moyes would insist on certain levels being reached in training before they were even considered for selection.
    Many of this lot would down tools at that as they get away with murder.
    That would kick off dressing room unrest and many would spit the dummies out.
    Pride dictates that we must try at least something.
    But, it will be crisis management and I really don’t know who would even want to do it.

  • 36 lochinvar // Mar 6, 2016 at 9:55 AM

    A measure of the NUFC incompetence and lack of ambition yet alone success can be measured against other clubs Summer targets in preparation.

    Man United want Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. (Mail )

    Striker Saido Berahino, 22, is set to complete his protracted move to Tottenham, with West Brom having agreed in principle that he can join the north London club in the summer. (Observer)

    As for a new Manager how about a French one to keep the French lads and Carr in jobs. Might even persuade Thauvin to return.

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is likely to be ‘invited’ to leave at the end of the season if the Gunners fail to beat Hull in their FA Cup replay in midweek, with former captain Patrick Vieira favourite to replace him. (Sunday Express)

  • 37 Jail for Ashley // Mar 6, 2016 at 9:56 AM

    Way to go Jail? I don’t follow, I said yesterday I would ask ten people, I did, there wasn’t a “I don’t know, who would you replece him with option on here” maybe that’s why it was 96%. I personally would sack him then worry about who was going to replace him.

  • 38 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Mar 6, 2016 at 9:57 AM


    “New coach = picture straightening on the Titanic”

    I am currently at my mothers house for obvious reasons, and that has had everyone in stitches. Great work 😀

  • 39 toon kk // Mar 6, 2016 at 9:57 AM

    We need a good clear out of all the dead wood players first.

  • 40 Slank // Mar 6, 2016 at 9:57 AM


    Spookily there are nine games left, so Moyes is our man as lightening always strikes twice as we all know !

  • 41 gaz 44 // Mar 6, 2016 at 10:01 AM

    If they’re gonna stay in this league it should be moyes, if Brendon is happy to stay if/when we go down he would be my choice, can then start from scratch and build the team with his passing philosophy

  • 42 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Mar 6, 2016 at 10:03 AM

    Give it up Ed seriously.

    What is the point of this voting new manager, new players, results polling etc. Its completely pointless nothing will change whilst Ashley is here.

    Time to get serious. The blessing in disguise is that McLaren will relegate us, Ashley might be forced to sell, thank God!!!!

    Not seeing a bright side in all of this mayhem, I don’t see how any manager will rescue us now truth be told. We have to be performing miracles with this pathetic useless bunch.

    I would sell everybody barring Janmaat and Mitro purely because of attitude and passion. Rest are pathetic and heartless….

  • 43 Rotonda heights // Mar 6, 2016 at 10:04 AM

    So typical that these muppets can only come up with Moyes. A guy who played defensive long ball to fellaini at manu and bored the basques to tears in Spain.

    FFS why can’t they just for once go a bit left field and have a bit of imagination and make an inspired choice. the only decent english / brit manager is Howe.

    DM replacing SM is another huge kick in the teeth for ”footballing” fans. it will end in tears another huge pay off and the cycle will never end.


    all available but no these idiots will go for another yesterday man and probably award Saylor another long term contract after one of the worst CB displays I’ve ever seen.

  • 44 21st Century Schizoid Man // Mar 6, 2016 at 10:06 AM

    Just as for the MOM polls we need a “None Of The Above” for the new manager.
    1) we need someone who can give us a quick boost NOW
    2) we need someone who can weld the team together, play decent football and challenge for Cups and Euro places every season

    These may well not be the same person.

    1) needs a bit if a maverick with great people motivation skills
    2) needs a tactician, playing a skill based style, with good coaching and planning skills

    We need to get real too. Why would Rafa or the Sacked One even contemplate a short term role at the Toon ? These guys are well out of our league, tend to need big bucks for transfers and play 4-2-3-1, not always the beautiful game. Both have ‘lost’ their dressing room in the past.

    Who is the best young up and coming foreign coach, the next Pochetinno ? I’d say we need a Karanka level man – good stats, rock solid career. But is he enough of a motivator over 10 games ?

  • 45 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Mar 6, 2016 at 10:06 AM

    Rotonda heights

    Could not agree more mate ….. well said….

    I don’t want to see that style of football its negative and pathetic. We will never have the players to pull it of anyhow it will be relegation battle all over…

  • 46 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Mar 6, 2016 at 10:09 AM

    21st Century Schizoid Man

    Well said too….

    You are speaking to complete retarded owners who are trying to make money out of a club nothing more.

    Ashley is a liar and a thief.

  • 47 Rotonda heights // Mar 6, 2016 at 10:10 AM


    At the start of the season we had an alleged chance of getting viera and just imagine the pull that guy would have had, but no a failed championship manager was deemed to be a laughingly ”safe pair off hands” and carr was a better recruiter !!!! YCMIU.

  • 48 Jib // Mar 6, 2016 at 10:10 AM

    You are to be commended on your honesty.
    I think Ed’s lack of a “don’t know” option was a mistake.
    The majority I thought were always the waverers.
    McClaren has pushed most of them over the edge with yesterdays performance.

    He should have been a shoo-in at Valencia when Neville goes in June but they are talking to Sampaoli.
    He still has a lovely house in Merseyside.
    The 2 merseyside teams are sorted managerially , as are the rest of the PL teams in the North West . He worked in London with Chelsea.
    His wife and 2 girls are anglophiles.
    Not as daft as some might think .

  • 49 BandB // Mar 6, 2016 at 10:13 AM


    I concede the point Jail for Ashley and yourself have so ably demonstrated.
    There is no overwhelming opinion that we need a new manager.

  • 50 reilly // Mar 6, 2016 at 10:15 AM

    Northern Echo reporting a decision will be made today on macca.

  • 51 Slank // Mar 6, 2016 at 10:17 AM

    Gaz 44 & Gorgonzola

    There is a point of view, with some merit, that relegation would be good for the club as it would provide the excuse / reason to have a wholesale ‘root and branch’ reorganisation and clear out.

    Leicester have destroyed the lie what so many pundits have peddled about Newcastle’s failure being a lack of investment. The only investment we need is in commitment and confidence.

  • 52 Rotonda heights // Mar 6, 2016 at 10:17 AM

    i think it would just be a huge lift if SM just wasn’t around whether he’s relaced externally or not. even having cathro ”caretake” in situ may not be the worst call as he seems to be have been marginalised to accommodate the useless simpson.

    Doumbia looks like being this season’s ferryra. can’t they get anything right

  • 53 Jib // Mar 6, 2016 at 10:23 AM

    Club owners generally are billionaires
    Billionaires tend to be liars and thieves
    Anyone who thinks Abromovich , Lerner , the Arabs at Man City etc etc are nice guys are deluding themselves.
    The few altruistic billionaires who exist don’t seem to like sport.
    The best Ashley can do after making the first moves to step back from running the club is to create a new board and bring Shearer on board as director of football and step back even further.
    Charnley as CEO is OK as long as he is guided by someone who is up to speed with the PL.
    Sport in general is a young mans game and having 2 septuagenarians with input is not good.

  • 54 magscar // Mar 6, 2016 at 10:28 AM


    Here we go again with you seeking to put words into other posters mouths in pursuit of your own agenda. Not interested at all in delving into what ever you are after this morning far more relevant topics available for my two pennyworth than fencing with you.


    I applaud your efforts and recognise the difficulty in mounting a wider poll. It may have been small but if I understood correctly you weren’t there as a season ticket holder and sounding out your matchday buddies but that it was more random.

    You did ask for others to carry out a similar poll and it would be interesting to hear their results if they did. In some ways it had become overtaken by events of the following 90 minutes but we couldn’t have seen that coming. The purpose was of course to explore whether there were differences in views of match goers and bloggers and you deserve marks for that. Tsunki would rather you had asked about Ashley though 🙂

  • 55 banjax // Mar 6, 2016 at 10:35 AM

    Rafa Benitez probably wouldn’t come to Newcastle unless the whole rotten structure at the club was torn down. That means Manager, Chairman, Chief Scout and all other subsidiaries sacked but to do that would take too much time and time is something we don’t have. The answer is to what Chelsea did and bring in a Caretaker to keep us in the Premiership with a fat bonus for any success and then sort the structure in June. This will have to be done regardless of what league we find ourselves in. Mike Ashley should realise now that his way of running the club has failed along with his childish attitude towards the supporters who have berated him for his deeds in weakening the club. Among those deeds were selling and not replacing our best players and not investing regularly in the squad starting with a top class manager and not a coach. Being relegated might not be too bad if means having the right manager, club structure and investment in players to bring us back up. Relegation would be a heavy price for the supporters but if it means ridding the club of its destructive Heirachy then it might be a price worth paying. As always it’s us supporters who get our hearts broken, but we will do what we always do – dust ourselves off – say Fcuk it- and get back on the horse. That right there is the spirit of our club and nobody can own it – the Supporters !

  • 56 isleofmanman // Mar 6, 2016 at 3:16 PM

    Agreed Rafa won’t come..
    Surprised that Nigel Pearson isn’t hot favourite

    He has the bottle and the Leicester team we see today is basically his and they played with flair and passion to get out of trouble last season

    Go for Moyes and you might as well have kept Big Sam those years ago

    Rodgers signed some sheeite players and without one of the world’s great strikers they’d have been top half – no more

    Staking the useless bag carrier Charnley out on the pitch’s centre circle to be pecked at by the seagulls and shit on by the pigeons would be my immediate management call

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