Charnley Given Task Of Finding Newcastle’s Next Manager

The Chronicle (Chief sports writer Lee Ryder) are reporting today that another one of Mike Ashley’s cronies – this time PR man Keith Bishop, who has been at most of the game this season – will be put in charge of Newcastle’s contingency plans if the club – as expected – are relegated to the Championship on or before Sunday.

The report indicates Bishop will advise the owner on what’s needed going forward – which is interesting since as far as we know Keith has no experience whatsoever in football.

But what’s new?

Here’s Keith’s company’s web-site –  KBA – Keith Bishop Associates


Lee Charnley – will be tasked with finding new manager?

Lee Charnley’s future is said to be uncertain, after a disastrous two years in charge as the Managing Director – but the report also suggests Lee is unlikely to be leaving the club.

The Chronicle says that Charnley would be given the job of finding the next manager and preparing the squad next season with Chief Scout Graham Carr.


So if this report in the Chronicle is true we have only four words to say.

Heaven help us all.

That would mean Charnley and Carr continue to select the new players coming in – that cannot be true surely?

Charnley chose the woeful John Carver and then the woeful Steve McClaren – only days after Derby County sacked him –  after Alan Pardew had left us last year.

And both head coaches have been disastrous appointments that have led to Newcastle fighting relegation the last two seasons and in all likelihood being relegated this season.

How on earth can he be allowed to choose the next manager?

You talk about not learning from your previous mistakes and why history then keeps repeating itself.

We just have to assume this article in the Chronicle is way off the mark.

If it isn’t then Newcastle are in more trouble than we thought.

20 comments so far

  • Laurent Robert 32

    May 10, 2016 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #1

    Ed, the season hasn’t finished yet.

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 10, 2016 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #2

    I can’t bring myself to believe it actually, I honestly can’t see how they can issue another KB statement given out by LC in about six weeks time and expect business to carry on as normal. I really can’t.

  • stuart no9

    May 10, 2016 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #3

    stuart no9 // May 10, 2016 at 9:58 AM

    stuart no9 // May 10, 2016 at 9:48 AM

    Every one going on about us not being able to beat a team bottom of the league and who have lost 11 games in a row. true, however , think about it, 11 games in a row, sometime or another that run had to end, it dosnt matter who were playing villa at6 the time , but their luck or their game plan sometime had to work . Villa gave a better defensive display on saturday than they had for a long time- it worked for them. There is nothing more dangerous than playing a side with a record as bad as that coz sometime that run is going to come to an end.
    We didnt take the chance to win the game. that was the only difference on saturday .Sunderland , watching there past games have been lucky- very lucky, sometiime or another that luck has to run out their blip is just around the corner . starting wednesday–and ED stop talking ballcocks

  • stuart no9

    May 10, 2016 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #4

    ED — didnt know you were that gullible mate ..haha

  • Toon_Tom

    May 10, 2016 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #5

    We probably will go down to the Championship, but we’re still in the Prem now, Scumderland will probably win tomorrow, but as yet the haven’t, Spurs will probably do a number on us at the weekend, but they haven’t yet, Scumberland will probably thrash Watford, but they haven’t yet – i am clinging on to the very small posibility that over the coming days our stars will align and we wil remain in this league.

    Chances are we wont, but everton and watford are more than capable of doing the Mackems and we have already proven that we can get a result against spurs so even tho the chance is small, its still a chance and it isnt totally silly to think both everton and watford can get a result and we could easily beat spurs if sunderland fail to win tomorrow. Still can be done

  • lochinvar

    May 10, 2016 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #6

    Charnleys only task is to find the exit door so he can leave the building but being so inept he’ll choose a revolving door and he’d come spinning back in.
    Talk about going round in circles – our Board spins more than the Magic Roundabout .

  • Wayayman

    May 10, 2016 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #7

    I know we’re all saying that we’ve not had any luck this season and that Sunderland have had tons of it and that it has to change soon. Well guess who said that we’d be”making our own luck” exactly one year ago? Yep, the fat knacker still doesnt realise that we wanted to make good luck, not the stinking rotten kind he seems to be content with.

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 10, 2016 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #8

    Toon Tom,
    What has caused the despondency is that we can’t even cling on to the fact that we were unlucky if the mackems beat Everton, we had to win to keep the pressure and flunked it.

  • stuart no9

    May 10, 2016 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #9

    looking at Keith Bishops web site , it goes on to say how he is at the top of the tree when it come to PR , If thats the case then why are we at the bottom of the league and in danger of going down ? hes not that clever is he??

  • hibbitt

    May 10, 2016 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #10

    stuart no9

    very clever at glossing things over

  • Toon_Tom

    May 10, 2016 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #11

    JFA _ I understand that but I think it is pointless thinking about anything other than remaining in this league until it is nailed on that we are not. Talk of signings, releasing players, new managers, blue prints, what went wrong, what we need to do to gain promotion etc etc etc is still a bit premature for me. We will know more tomorrow so I think we need to remain posstive even tho we are all angry as hell!

    Could still pull it off, stranger things have happened fella

  • Lee Dodd

    May 10, 2016 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #12


  • hibbitt

    May 10, 2016 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #13

    Toon Tom,

    we live in hope
    but judgement day is fast approaching

  • Wayayman

    May 10, 2016 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #14

    Ok Mr Ashley (Im sure you read this blog…) I have acontroversial suggestion for you. First, get a proper MD in, an experienced but ambitious person who is ruthless in getting what they want, not some insipid ball-bag who couldn’t run a bath. Pay the going rate for said person, then let them do their job properly by backing them financially and showing some courage and ambition. You know, like you do in all of your other successful businesses.

    Then stop these pointless Fans Forum meetings, they are utterly pointless and only serve to demonstrate the contempt in which the club holds the fans. Or even better still, realise that we are actually all wanting the same thing and treat us with just a little respect. We don’t hate YOU, we just hate the way YOU are running our club.

  • stuart no9

    May 10, 2016 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #15

    Hibbitt—— maybe so , but he cant gloss 3rd botton of the prem over , no matter how hard he tries

  • one fine day

    May 10, 2016 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #16

    Stu9 and toon tom,
    Couldn’t agree more just because ed has clearly thrown in the towel doesn’t mean it’s over .
    One deft result on Wednesday it’s game on and if Everton win then I say it’s advantage newcastle our tails will be up as we get a second bite we never thought was coming where as the unwashed will not only think they have blown it and have to lift themselves again will a much shorter rest .
    And if anyone can make Defoe pull a muscle that his lap dancer can’t then even better

  • posada

    May 10, 2016 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #17

    We all need to wait.
    This Saturday plus one week.
    If after that time we have heard nothing from the owner I personally will have plenty to say on how we should proceed.
    A clue for now, 9 more years of humiliation is not an option.

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 10, 2016 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #18

    What good PR does is quell protests and get former players to say nice things about Mikey, unfortunately it does not win football matches, if he’d hired a top manager in the first place he wouldn’t need a PR guy.

  • stuart no9

    May 10, 2016 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #19

    Jail –i also thought KB was there in an advisory capacity, so he should have advised the need to get rid of SM earlier ? or is that not in his remit

  • giimps

    May 10, 2016 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #20

    Bishops crew are responsible for one thing, maximising the SD brand, the amount of times were on the TVs and in papers because of the way we’re ran is perfect for him……how does the saying go again……..there’s no such thing as bad publicity……they don’t have the best interest of NUFC in mind, only maximising exposure worldwide of SD……and that’s job done for the last few seasons at least, in a relegation battle year on year ,all the cameras pointed at those lovely SD signs ,if only they had someone as good at their job running the club we may be top 6 and be in the news for the right reasons………I just hope the owner decides it’s not worth it and sells up ,if not , realises that a club properly ran with good management and executives does not cost a lot of money ,get rid of the shite that are dragging the club down and offer rewards for success, not finishing 10th, for scoring goals, winning games, clean sheets and incrementally the higher up the league we get……..the rot set in with the sale of AC, and instead of trying to build a team to win the league , they threw some players with potential together, gave them no guidance and no rewards for success other than their wages……..that’s where it started, the bad luck started when we got wronga on everything and we’re paying the price now…….another fine mess you’ve got me into charnley


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