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.