Latest Betting Odds On Who Will Replace McClaren

Former Everton and Manchester United manager David Moyes has odds of 11/8 at Ladbrokes to become the next manager at St James’ Park, assuming Steve McClaren is finally given the sack today.

The news is that one man on the Board is reluctant to fire McClaren and that man is thought to be Managing Director Lee Charnley who has protected McClaren all season long, even with Newcastle now second bottom of the league.


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David Moyes – while at Manchester United

David was long thought to be the perfect manager for Newcastle after the fine work he did at Everton for 11 years from 2002, when he didn´t have much money to spend in the transfer market and yet often had the Toffees in the top six.

Former Leicester manager Nigel Pearson is in as second favorite at 11/4 and he was at Newcastle from 2006 for about 18 months as assistant manager and the 52 year-old did a remarkable job last season in saving Leicester City from relegation, before he was fired in the summer.

The next two in the betting are two former Liverpool managers in 43 year-old Brendan Rodgers and 55 year-old Rafael Benitez are each at 9/2 to take over the troubled Newcastle club.

The fifth favorite is 69 year-old Harry Redknapp, who would likely come in only on  a temporary basis through the end of the season.

Here is the latest betting on Ladbrokes.

David Moyes  11/8
Nigel Pearson  11/4
Rafa Benetiz 9/2
Brendan Rodgers 9/2

And here is a poll we are conducting on who Newcastle fans want in the job.

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

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141 comments so far

  • Tsunki

    Mar 8, 2016 at 7:52 AM

    Comment #1

    McLaren Out!

  • Tsunki

    Mar 8, 2016 at 7:53 AM

    Comment #2

    …and give Ashley a lift to the train station..

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Mar 8, 2016 at 7:54 AM

    Comment #3

    Another 24hrs have passed and still F**k-all done.

    Like to see a club run where season ticket holders can also become shareholders who can have a say and can ask for an extraordinary meeting to vote management off the board

    Never happen

    YEAH – charmless is against McClown being sack – cos he was the man that chased him for six months and if McClown is sacked then Charmless would have to go. GO the bloody pair of you and take Carr with you

  • firebug666

    Mar 8, 2016 at 8:00 AM

    Comment #4



    All newspapers by enlarge sensationalise their stories, but to get so much wrong in one article……

    But that’s the gutter press for you!

    On the club:

    When have the club ever done anything the fans wanted, or when have they ever told us what is going on?

    They avoid passing on information to the fans as long as possible, even though they keep saying we are all in this together, they still create an us and them scenario.

    The real crux is they know that it is them that have fcuked this club up not us, they know we are demanding answers from them, but they are unwilling to admit their failure.

  • chicousa

    Mar 8, 2016 at 8:00 AM

    Comment #5

    McLaren Out! Please!!!!

  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Mar 8, 2016 at 8:00 AM

    Comment #6

    What is the point of these Polls Ed?

    Nothing will change until Ashley walks…. Its blowing hot air this its pointless….


    Mar 8, 2016 at 8:07 AM

    Comment #7

    We also need an actual board, a real DoF, huge cash into the youth set up, coaches for every level in the club and those ever dangled training centres

  • banjax

    Mar 8, 2016 at 8:16 AM

    Comment #8

    McLaren will be sacked before the next game. But choosing the right man to replace him is even more important. There’s a lot of work to do in that area, work that should have been laid down weeks ago, it’s called contingency planning. Even Mike Ashley knows that if McLaren is still in charge for Leicester he loses another 3 points in the relegation battle and more importantly, he loses the trademark large attendances for next home games due to boycott. Another fine mess !

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Mar 8, 2016 at 8:19 AM

    Comment #9

    I don’t think them making an announcement has anything to do with keeping the fans informed. Telling us who exactly awaited to keep him, and why would be for the fans, but the statement would reduce the number of rumours and rumblings of things happening behind the scene which would allow Macca, his staff and the players to get on with it knowing where each stands and without media chatter undermining everything.

    It would essentially be the last role of the dice for the club if they decided to keep him.

  • BandB

    Mar 8, 2016 at 8:19 AM

    Comment #10

    If Ashley decides to continue with this charade that it is up to his phoney board. the best we can hope for is a Cheshire Cat grin and a thumbs up from him on the final day again.

    Does anyone have any enthusiasm for another season of this?

    If McClaren is backed it will be pointless screaming for him to be sacked any longer. He will need support.

    Instead the ground should aim all that fury at Mike Ashley and Sports Direct, in who’s interests every single thing is done.

    Can’t get satisfaction? Take it up with the boss.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Mar 8, 2016 at 8:20 AM

    Comment #11

    *who exactly wanted to keep him….. Not sure how I managed to type awaited there, it has been a long few days….

  • lochinvar

    Mar 8, 2016 at 8:22 AM

    Comment #12

    If everything isn’t black and white, I say why the hell not?
    John Wayne

    Odds on him getting the job aren’t great but suggest his picture and quote are painted on the Managers wall and in the dressing room

  • sing in the corner

    Mar 8, 2016 at 8:23 AM

    Comment #13

    Time is of the essence. You would think the club would be aware of that. Whatever they’re gonna do they need to do it quick. As each hour / day goes by there’s less time to begin to sort it out. It makes me think that there is a choice of 2 outcomes…either they are finalising his replacement yesterday or today, or gonna keep him til the bitter end.
    It’s telling that there has been no statement of support for SM by anyone within the club.


    Mar 8, 2016 at 8:23 AM

    Comment #14

    I second that

    As for being up for another season of this honestly I find the idea of us next season incredibly draining

  • lochinvar

    Mar 8, 2016 at 8:24 AM

    Comment #15

    If everything isn’t black and white, I say why the hell not?
    John Wayne

    Odds on him getting the job aren’t great but I suggest that his picture and quote are painted onto the walls of the Managers office and the changing room

  • magscar

    Mar 8, 2016 at 8:24 AM

    Comment #16

    So nothing new. It occurs to me that following the crowd reaction on Sat, FF open letter and all the speculation on TV radio and press that if they intended to retain McClaren then there is nothing to gain by not announcing that the soonest. Delaying annoucement will not make the news anymore palatable -in fact it will only ramp up the adverse reaction. Surely If Bishop is advising Ashley he isn’t counselling as it is the Mackems who are next up at home tribalism will trump any residual bad feeling against McClaren!!! The match could see the support go into meltdown. I was at Gullit’s suicidal game against Mackems and that atmosphere is certain to be surpassed .

    My head and my heart are telling me delay has to be because there are crucial negotiations on going and as usual (and not unreasonably) the Club are keeping it fully under wraps.

    Even if that is so, of course we all realise that any such negotiations are taking place in a minefield which at any moment could blow up.

    There are for me 2 nightmare scenarios

    In the absence of any viable candidates they can persuade to join the circus McClaren gets a reprieve until the summer.

    Or, they realise that is going to be pouring petrol on the fire and go for a Carveresque appointment from inside or even outside just for changes sake.

    Not sure if I can waste more time today checking here, on Newsnow, SSN in forelorn hope that there will be news of the good type hopefully. What it is to be blessed with supporting NUFC 🙁

  • BandB

    Mar 8, 2016 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #17


    People get 99.9 per cent of their information about the world from “media chatter.”
    Or does your information fall out of the sky into your head?
    You seem to have a deep seated problem with it, though understanding spin is far more central to understanding the way our club is run than earnest analysis of what football people would do. We have have no football people taking decisions.
    Why not stick to the football analysis?
    Horses for courses.

  • hibbitt

    Mar 8, 2016 at 8:31 AM

    Comment #18

    david craig lives in yarm think he lives in durham Mc lives in yarm

  • sparky55

    Mar 8, 2016 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #19

    This played out the same way at Chelsea…I reckon the delay is simply down to negotiating the settlement of Maclarens contract.

    In Macca’s delusional mind he’ll be saying you haven’t given me enough time to realise the plan therefore you should pay up my contract in full.

    Ashley hates giving anyone a single penny for failure…he doesn’t do it anywhere else in his business empires and doesn’t get why managers and footballers should get paid for failure either…so I think this is all about negotiating his release because he won’t resign through principle and greed.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Mar 8, 2016 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #20

    Sorry, what is that related to?

  • BandB

    Mar 8, 2016 at 8:35 AM

    Comment #21

    From the start it’s been the ex-pros and the managers who have failed to grasp what’s going oat our club. Embarrassingly so.
    That’s because they have their footballing heads shoved so far up their footballing backsides it wouldn’t occur to them that their are people running this club who absolutely don’t care about anything to do with football.

  • RonVanDam

    Mar 8, 2016 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #22

    I swear this club is run by incompetent idiots. No wonder we are lingering at the bottom of the league.
    As for Moyes, it wont be much of an upgrade to SM. Of the 4 avail, taking into account the long term stabilty of the club, i would rank them as follows:

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Mar 8, 2016 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #23

    I presume you are talking of my post to Firebug regarding an announcement from the club on what is going on? Not sure what relevance your point has to mine.

    The club would be better off making the announcement which would reduce the number of articles relating to him being replaced and would let all know where we stand.

    What this has to do with where 99.9% of the world get their information from is unclear.

  • ravz09

    Mar 8, 2016 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #24

    Mclaren arrives through a back door to take training! Wtf

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Mar 8, 2016 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #25

    That in’t saying I want them to keep him, more that the longer this situation festers, the more damaging it is to our chances of staying up. I’d rather see him replaced, but in the event that they aren’t going to an announcement from the club is required.

  • cyprus

    Mar 8, 2016 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #27

    Having gone through the anger and the fire them all stage, I’m not quite sure myself what is right to do. This guy maybe should have been fired by Xmas. But now with ten games remaining no one could have a chance to properly assess what we have and turn it around.
    Perhaps a wily tactician can be introduced to the team. We’ve done the panic thing with Shearer.
    Ed, your favourite coach may yet save us 🙂 he’s on an amazing run himself.

  • davetoon

    Mar 8, 2016 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #28

    @sparky55 God I hope you are right about the delay being negotiations on settlement for McLaren

  • Veltman

    Mar 8, 2016 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #29

    Sparky is right.That’s exactly my thoughts too.
    Can’t help but McLaren being a board member may make matters complicated.

  • firebug666

    Mar 8, 2016 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #30

    David Moyes is set to be named Newcastle United’s next manager as they prepare to sack Steve McClaren.

    The former Manchester United manager is keen to return to the Premier League and seems set to accept the role after talks.

    According to The Sun, Moyes is happy to take the role despite a rival offer from Celtic as he wants to return to the Premier League.

    Moyes looks a solid replacement for the Magpies, with the Scot having worked well with limited resources during his time in charge of Everton.

    Meanwhile, McClaren’s exit is expected to be confirmed in the next 48 hours, with the Guardian reporting he’s as good as gone.

  • AncientC

    Mar 8, 2016 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #31

    McClaren has left the training ground. Looks like phase 1 is done.

  • ilovetoon8788

    Mar 8, 2016 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #32

    Mclaren has apparently left the training ground after less than an hour.

  • ilovetoon8788

    Mar 8, 2016 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #33

    I have very little faith in Moyes. But if he comes in I’ll support like what I did with mclaren. We are relegation fodders and can’t expect world class managers.

    If we can stabilise as a bottom half club under moyes for 1 or 2 seasons that would be fine.

  • firebug666

    Mar 8, 2016 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #34

    I will support any manager we get as long as he does his job, if he fails that’s a different story.

    Moyes is not one of my choices, but he will get my backing.

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Mar 8, 2016 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #35

    Ancient and ilove, where did you hear that? Twitter? Twitter on my temporary phone is off at the minute so I can’t check.

  • Goldmbemba

    Mar 8, 2016 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #36

    here we go!

    ‘The former England manager turned up at the training ground but left shortly after.

    According to reports he was there for under an hour and left through a back door to avoid being photographed.’

  • Rotonda heights

    Mar 8, 2016 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #37


    ” Ashley hates giving anyone a single penny for failure…he doesn’t do it anywhere else in his business empires and doesn’t get why managers and footballers should get paid for failure either”

    And yet Ash employs carr and charnley who have wasted millions on perma crocks

    De Jong

    and more flops like


    and 2 promising youngsters (kemen especially) from the academy sold for peanuts.

    No wonder Charnley wants SM to stay, they are both complicit and mired in mediocrity and lack of imagination.

  • Goldmbemba

    Mar 8, 2016 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #38

    George Graham has said that no respectable manager will take over.

    I think he’s got a point, and therefore i wouldnt be surprised if an incoming manager would sign til the end of the season and then take stock. Its a massive gamble for any of the ‘big’ names on the list.

    The only one we’ve been linked who might sign on and be prepared to stay in the championship is Pearson. The others see it as a poison chalice.

  • Rotonda heights

    Mar 8, 2016 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #39

    absolutely the least preferred choice of the fans Moyes is nailed on. Ash has never listened to the fans so I guess he was never going to start with making an uplifting exciting appointment now.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Mar 8, 2016 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #40

    Luke Edwards tweeted it.


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