The Newcastle Board are moving at the speed of light for them in trying to get a new manager in to replace Steve McClaren, but as they do that their poor management skills are on full display as they leave Steve McClaren drifting in the wind
Steve is still taking training for a bunch of Newcastle players who must be wondering what exactly is going on.
Just like 52,000 fans were wondering what was gong on as they watched a pathetic performance from them when we were disgraced by Bournemouth 3-1 at St. James’ Park on Saturday.
Rafa Benitez – caretaker manager?
With 10 games still to play Newcastle have the option of bringing in a top manager on a short term deal – a disciplinarian – a man who can sort out the defense and get the team playing again, so we may even be able to pick up enough points to stay in the Premier League.
That´s still a tall order.
Rafa Benitez would probably be the best choice and it would be similar to the way he was bought in to manage Chelsea in 2012 after Roberto Di Matteo was sacked – and the way Guus Hiddink has been brought in this season after Jose Mourinho was fired.
Newcastle could just make it a 10 game deal with a huge payoff for the manager if he can save Newcastle from relegation.
Top managers like Rafa Benitez, David Moyes and Brendan Rodgers want to get back into managing in the Premier League and it would be a high profile opportunity for one of them if they can turn Newcastle around quickly and save us.
A long term deal would be more difficult and take longer because they would object to the way transfers are handled at Newcastle for one thing.
Then in the summer we would need to hire another manager, but it cannot be left to Lee Charnley – who we must not forget – still wants to keep McClaren in place for the rest of the season – such is his football judgement.
And it´s this man who has been responsible for the delaying tactics that have kept McClaren in the job this long and put Newcastle in this precarious position where we will probably be a Championship club next seoasn.
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In fact the whole Board needs to be fired whether we go down or stay up – and Graham Carr should go back and do the scouting like he used to do but not be responsible for players coming in and moving out during the transfer windows.
The manager should be in charge of transfers and we may even be able to get somewhere – but we will not be holding our breath – we may not even be around next season.
It´s now Wednesday and Newcastle have not even fired McClaren yet – why – you will have to ask them – and what is clear is their total management incompetence is there for all to see.
With this bunch in charge no wonder we have still ended up second bottom of the league with 10 games to go and with the players we have.
For a 10 game stint we would go with Rafa Benitez, followed by David Moyes and then former Newcastle coach and Leicester manager Nigel Pearson.
That would be much easier and much quicker to appoint – essentially a caretaker manager – than to try to do a long term deal.
Even the Newcastle Board – if they continue moving at what for them is the speed of light – could maybe get that done before next Monday when we play at Leicester.
What is obvious is the shame of Newcastle United with these people in charge is in full view of everybody.
What do you think?