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Report – Former Italian National Team Manager Turned Away By Newcastle


The Shields Gazette are reporting that former Italy manager Roberto Donadoni enquired about the vacant Newcastle position but was turned away due to his lack of Premiership experience.

This is what Ross Gregory writes in his report:

The AC Milan legend has been out of work since leaving Bologna last year, and had thrown his hat into the ring to replace Rafa Benitez in the St James’s Park dugout.

However, Donadoni was discounted by chief executive Lee Charnley because he doesn’t have any experience of English football.

So reports Tuesday by Mark Douglas of the Chronicle stating that Newcastle were only interested in managers with up to date Premier League experience was accurate.

Though Steve Bruce has been out of the Premier League since Hull City were relegated in 2015, we suppose he does have a lot of experience in England.

To be fair, Roberto Donadoni has not had much success at either club or international level. He was appointed manager of the Italian National Team after their World Cup victory in 2006 replacing Marcello Lippi. He led them into the 2008 Euro’s but Italy had a disappointing tournament and Donadoni was sacked.

At club level, the biggest club he has managed is Napoli but only lasted for seven months after poor results. His most recent positions have been at Parma and Bologna.

At Parma, he was the victim of a club that went into bankruptcy which ultimately ended a decent three-year spell at the club.

His last position was with Bologna where he managed from 2015 to 2018. His record of 1.13 points per match with a 30% winning percentage was poor to say the least.


112 comments so far

  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 11, 2019 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #81

    Possibly Parsnip will take Bruce’s place at Wednesday now while waiting for Steve the Bruce to be sacked?

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  • bettyswallocks

    Jul 11, 2019 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #82

    Embarassed by this blog……… I’m sure you are embarassed being that you have been given the task of trying to defend the indefensible.
    Ashley is a self confessed liar and cheat as apparently that’s what business people do which are words from his own mouth.
    How you could come on here and insult our intelligence at a time like this when Ashley has been exposed as a profiteering parasite with unscrupulous morals and business practices beggars belief.

    It is common knowledge that good old Mike knows all the moves so why don’t you fucc off and try and convince some proper mugs that Ashley is legit.

    Ashley is a huge boil on the backside of humanity as are you for trying to defend him.

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  • TomaKaThor

    Jul 11, 2019 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #83

    You would think every manager would have the common sense to say no to Newcastle, Ashley is a compulsive liar,he willl say anything, lied through his teeth to Keegan who didnt tolerate it, lied to Rafa who like a prro did the best he could then ran a mile when it was clear Ashley wouldnt change…Bruce knows all this and i guarantee he will regret it down the line but i will have zero sympathy for him because he knows what hes gettinh into…Ashley doesnt change, just lies more.

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  • #BleachTheLeech

    Jul 11, 2019 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #84

    Listen lads n lasses.

    If your not happy. Do something about it.

    If you’ve had enough. Do something about it.

    If you feel it’s not your club anymore. Do something about it.

    Don’t just sit there moaning and whinging about the fat tw@t who’s making a mockery of this club.

    Do something about it.

    Disclaimer: I’ve not read up on the blog today so that last section is not aimed at anyone.

    A collective of NUFC fan groups have come together to try and do something about it. Why not get in touch with them about any ideas you may have, any groups you are part of or can supply expertise in aligned areas.

    Don’t do nothing.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 11, 2019 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #85

    Well said Bleach.

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  • Lindisfarne

    Jul 11, 2019 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #86

    Theres no bread in this shite burger

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  • Our Toon

    Jul 11, 2019 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #87

    Spot on bleach

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  • toonluvva

    Jul 11, 2019 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #88

    Some on the blog are saying that relegation will get rid of our beloved owner. Possibly true.

    But what they fail to factor in is that he would simply stay around to milk off the parachute payments and sell off as many assets as he can.

    The club will not be promoted and may even slip to alongside the Mackems. And Ashley, he’ll just put us into liquidation and walk away laughing at us thick geordies.

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  • geordietom

    Jul 11, 2019 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #89

    SWLABR…

    do frogs have arses mate …

    but yeah your spot on he cant be arsed because he’s so full of shit …

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jul 11, 2019 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #90

    Appointing Steve Bruce as manager means that he’ll give Lazaar and Aarons a chance as he signed them for Sheffield Wednesday. He’s signed some good South American players before (Wilson Palacios,Antonio Valencia etc). Might attract some decent foreign talent.

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  • geordie157

    Jul 11, 2019 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #91

    Steve Bruce has turned down the offer to manage Newcastle………..talks have now moved to the next target…….Paul Ince.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 11, 2019 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #92

    I was very excited to see Pyunik drew with Shkupi today….

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 11, 2019 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #93

    Or might not ketsy. Especially if he gets no say in transfers as is usual for our head coach.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 11, 2019 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #94

    Are there any Shkupi followers on here? If so why are you called Shkupi?

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  • Stesteva

    Jul 11, 2019 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #95

    Well that surprised me, I didn’t think Ashley would pay the release clause let alone appoint that Mackem Cabbage……Pleased I gave up going years ago. Anyone that goes to watch what the Fat Slug and the Cabbage serve up well you deserve it……

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 11, 2019 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #96

    I always though shkupi was something you shoveled off the mat after your puppy had been there.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 11, 2019 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #97

    The parachute payment milking has been a common theory on here for years. There is no real milking as the payments are used to keep the club afloat in part while the Fat One works on getting us back up. And he is already selling off the assets nearly every season. We can’t milk a dry parachute!!!

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  • toonbrother

    Jul 11, 2019 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #98

    Don’t think i can support this club with Bruce as manager
    Just too sickening to be true

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  • geordietom

    Jul 11, 2019 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #99

    wor lass has just said to me can we sue Fat Ash for stressing us all over the last ten years or so . any legal eagles on the blog ?…

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  • spb

    Jul 11, 2019 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #100

    I’m confused!

    Where have all the ITK gone, people where shouting that the deal would be done on this or that day but now it’s gone quite?

    Smells funny

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 11, 2019 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #101

    Has anyone on here even tried to milk a parachute? They’re extremely dry!!!

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  • JDdubai

    Jul 11, 2019 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #102

    Any release fee/compensation will come from the Perez money and be deducted from the transfer fund, again it is a punishment, same as the appointment.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 11, 2019 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #103

    That’s the shkupi you’re smelling spb.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 11, 2019 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #104

    Do you mean mental cruelty geordietom?

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 11, 2019 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #105

    So Steve the Bruce is the only idiot stupid enough to agree to manage us? That really shouldn’t be too surprising. What kind of deal would he get from another idiot like Chutney? It will mostly be comprised of bonuses for keeping us up I would think and he’s not going to last long enough to keep us up.

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  • spb

    Jul 11, 2019 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #106

    Everyone had a mate or a source. Brown or red I’m assuming. But where have they gone? Surely if there was any truth to anything they said then why not contact the source again for a update ?

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  • #BleachTheLeech

    Jul 11, 2019 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #107

    JDdubai

    Probably all the Perez money as no doubt it’s paid in dribs and drabs.

    Goodbye Ayoze.

    Hello steve.

    Fcuking vom.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 11, 2019 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #108

    I think this is the lowest I have ever felt supporting NUFC. No wonder Nolan was singing Ash’s praises. Talk about being bought off!!

    The oh so mediocre agent Bruce with Nolan who got sacked quite early doors from his only manager’s job. It is just so laughingly and appallingly bad. From Rafa, an elite multi trophy winning manager, to an absolute never achieving journeyman nobody……..sickening!!

    It’s obvious Ashley will never sell. He’ll always move the goalposts no matter what, he’ll always want the residuals and something for nowt. Sadly I think doing a Sunderland is the only way to ever rid ourselves of him. even then i wouldn’t count on it.

    I don’t know if it is sheer incompetence or bloody minded spiteful malice, when ash wouldn’t back a top guy who wasn’t asking the earth but will likely give bruce a mclaren type war chest. Go figure.

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  • Bladey

    Jul 11, 2019 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #109

    Hate this appointment if it’s true but in Now looks nailed on
    The only positive for me is it’s another nail in the coffin of fans who shit on those who attempted a walk out last season
    So f@@@ you lot because this us getting better each day
    Your going to be left with a smug fat moron of an owner a very poor ex scum manager
    The same mediocre players minus perez rondon and possibly our best prospect in Longstaff
    Could it get any worse for you I bloody hope so
    Come on ASH bring DENNIS back

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  • geordietom

    Jul 11, 2019 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #110

    geordietwo …

    yep that as well mate …

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  • pheasant plucker

    Jul 11, 2019 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #111

    heard a tale today that Ashley ,makes around 160 million a year from owning Newcastle united. will we ever learn?

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  • Nicolas Rage

    Jul 11, 2019 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #112

    BOYCOTT BOYCOTT… NOT A SINGLE ONE OF YOU DIMWITS ON HERE HAS THE BALLS TO STAND UP TO HIM ARE WE NOT POWERFUL AS THE WEST HAM FANS OR LIVERPOOL FANS TO PROTEST AGAINST THIS KNUCKLEHEAD… COME ONE PEOPLE STAND UP AND BE COUNTED AND TAKE THIS HIERARCHY DOWN
    .. WE NEED TO DO IT TOGEHTHER… ALL OF US!

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