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Keegan New Favorite for Newcastle Manager



Here are the latest odds on who is being backed with real money to become the next Newcastle manager. This is from William Hill’s and is the latest betting taken right from their web page.

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Mike Ashley – we think he will make choice within 48 hours

Here’s the latest betting on the Newcastle manager:

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Kevin Keegan 6/4

In the last 24 hours Kevin Keegan has come on strong after saying he would neither rule himself out or rule himself in. But he hasn’t turned down the opportunity flat, which is good for most Geordie fans. He has now been installed as the favorite overtaking Mark Hughes.

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Mark Hughes 5/2

Wouldn’t be a popular or exciting choice for Newcastle fans, but he’s looked a solid and good manager at Blackburn and Wales, and will only get better with more experience.

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Alan Shearer 4/1

Apparently Chris Mort called Alan on his vacation in Barbados last Thursday just to let him know the situation and he said they weren’t thinking of Alan at this time. However, he may be willing to link up with King Kev initially at St. James’ Park so he learn the ropes a little – say for a couple of years. Would Bobby Robson be able to act as Shearer’s mentor if Alan took the job himself?

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Gerard Houllier 7/1

We think Gerard is definitely the dark horse. He has a good record at both Liverpool and Lyon, and he could do a job at Newcastle. Watch out for Gerrard because he could come through and be the surprise choice. We think he would be a good choice at this time.

Steve Bruce and Martin Jol are joint in 5th place at 10-1. Harry Redknapp is next at 12-1 and Jose Mouinho has been cut to 16-1 in 8th place.

Mike Ashley returns from the Pacific Rim tomorrow and he could be able to arrive back in Newcastle late tomorrow morning. There would be plenty of time to meet with whomever is his choice for new manager. So we’re sure the press will be trying to find out where the candidates are situated tomorrow.

We expect a new manager between now and the start of the game against Stoke City on Wednesday evening. That’s the latest we have on the manger front, with definite movement by Kevin Keegan.

To get the very latest on Hill’s betting odds on the Newcastle manager go here

Then goto the very bottom and click on Manager Markets.

If that doesn’t work put this into your web browser – http://www.willhill.com/iibs/EN/allsportsandcoupons.asp?sport=FB – then goto the very bottom and click on Manager Markets.

You can then keep up with any wild shifts in the betting. 😀

What do you think?

Comments welcome.


177 comments so far

  • Frankieboy

    Jan 14, 2008 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #41

    She who must be obeyed is obviously a Steps fan then
    Anyway back to the football.

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  • iain

    Jan 14, 2008 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #42

    lippi – best manager in the world.

    van gaal/hiddink/mourinho/hitzfeld/pos ancellotti, benitez and rijkaard – proven winners across europe all have won the cl.

    advocaat/houlier/sven – proven winners of domestic cups/titles good european knowledge. both understand british football.

    hughes/valverde/pelegrini/prandelli – good managers who produced top 4 challenging teams on tight budgets

    mowbry/collins – no big club exp, both play the type of football we like and imo handle players well, can spot a good player for peanuts.

    keegan/shearer – last resort if all esle fails options, will serve the club with pride if little else, for keehan you should never go back and also never appoint such an inxeperienced manager. f**k off if you think roy keane would of been given a pl job straight off without starting out where he did – sland facing relegation in the division below.

    work are way down that list and see what happens.

    id rather be turned down by half off them than never ask if they fancied the job.

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  • chennai toon

    Jan 14, 2008 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #43

    we need to pay compensation to az alkmaar if we want louis van gaal……………………….so houllier is the better choice……..

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  • Frankieboy

    Jan 14, 2008 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #44

    Ed –
    Martin O’Niell is probably the only current English, sorry, British manager who would of been a popular choice of all

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  • JORDAN

    Jan 14, 2008 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #45

    JUST FIND I MANIGER BECOS NU IS GOING TO BE LET DAWN

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  • Sloop Jon B

    Jan 14, 2008 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #46

    Have sneaked back-
    who cares about the compensation! We support a football club who spent 18m on Boumsong and Luque!

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  • jimmer

    Jan 14, 2008 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #47

    no to keegan yes to houllier

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  • Frankieboy

    Jan 14, 2008 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #48

    Houllier could be moved “upstairs ” when Shearer would eventually take the reigns. Another position he has experience in and would also be instrumental in attracting young French stars like Zog for the future. He certainly has many advantages over some others and again promotes continuity
    I want money back off my fiver.

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  • Toon - through & through!

    Jan 14, 2008 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #49

    I’d like to see Houiller or the “special one” as they are both not only great managers but both have good contacts in european football & can pick good players to bring in – look at their past buys & also the likes of Wenger & his ability to pick players.

    We need a foreign manager at the moment – yes maybe in the future bring Big Al in but I’d rather Ashley look overseas at the mo. Let’s face it – to bring in decent players we WILL need a big name & there aren’t many great players available in the UK!

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  • James

    Jan 14, 2008 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #50

    Houllier is not being considered. I have that on good authority.

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  • Sloop Jon B

    Jan 14, 2008 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #51

    Can someone tell me which youngsters Houiller brought to Liverpool who have gone into the first team?
    This is a man who named Bruno Cheyrou as the next Zidane- Joey Barton has some Zidane qualities. Unfortunately, they’re the ones which result in others seeking medical assistance!

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  • nightfall

    Jan 14, 2008 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #52

    van gaal’s an idiot and he’d not come…he said if he ever leaves AZ it would be for a national team…thank god!!! not too sure about keegan and houlier… but shearer and keegan as an assist…i’d give it a try, but i still think we got mourinho 🙂

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  • carl

    Jan 14, 2008 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #53

    if mourinho says no, as i fully expect he had to be on ashleys list i think it will be keegan

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  • carl

    Jan 14, 2008 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #54

    hey maybe ashley is sitting with jose right now planning our transfer targets? dreaming!!

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  • paul

    Jan 14, 2008 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #55

    Toony… wtf??

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 14, 2008 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #56

    Trond Sollied or Dick Advocaat should also be considred 🙂

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  • Sloop Jon B

    Jan 14, 2008 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #57

    Hello my name is Jose Mourinho.
    I have had tremendous success in club management both on the continent and in England- Although I did spend a few quid at my last club.
    I am currently waiting for one the biggest jobs in football- AC Milan await.
    But hold on! What’s this?
    A struggling club with massive expectation need my help. My old gaffer loves ’em.
    Mediorce squad. No Euorpean football. Instant success required.
    Err, No.

    Weather is crap too!

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  • Frankieboy

    Jan 14, 2008 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #58

    Like it sloop. Zidane displayed his “qualities” on world TV in a world cup final, Barton displayed his on CCTV outside McDonalds
    Was refering to the future cos I beleive he holds some senior role within the french FA at present.
    Can this be confirmed by anybody.

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  • Simon

    Jan 14, 2008 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #59

    Shearer and KK would be the dream ticket but risky; someone on Radio 5 said it would be like giving the keys to a Ferrari to your nine year old. Sparky has his merits, look where Blackburn are in the league,? I’d settle for that at this stage of the season.

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  • Sloop Jon B

    Jan 14, 2008 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #60

    Yeah- he’s tecnical director with the French FA.
    Nice work if you can get it.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 14, 2008 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #61

    Ye hes technical director for the french fa.

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  • Tez131

    Jan 14, 2008 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #62

    Houllier had liverpool labelled boring football, really defencive. I just don’t know if the fans would give him time??

    Also Houllier didn’t exactly always buy great players:
    “Houllier’s unsuccessful summer signings of 2002, namely El-Hadji Diouf (Lens 10 million), Salif Diao (Sedan 5 million) and Bruno Cheyrou (Lille 4 million)), and his failure to make Nicolas Anelka’s loan ” Anthony Le Tallec and Florent Sinama-Pongolle. Cisse for 14million

    He also claimed many of his sigings are the “next Zidane” like Igor Biscan, Bruno Cheyrou and Anthony Le Tallec.

    Although he did buy Stephane Henchoz and Sami Hyypiä which worked well.

    He may have done well at Lyon but to be honest they had just won their previous fourth successive championship when he joined.

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  • Kash2

    Jan 14, 2008 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #63

    All the youngsters that Liverpool are signing now are because of the scouting process Houillier implemented at Liverpool. Just like Wenger he implemented a world wide network, then Rafa came in and gave his specification of players and thats the players they signing!

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  • Frankieboy

    Jan 14, 2008 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #64

    Looks good on a CV. Would there be compensation issues ?

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  • Johann

    Jan 14, 2008 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #65

    Shearer would be fantastic really. And he doesn´t need any help. Experience and age doesn´t matter at all. Then Alan Curbishley would be one of the best around.

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  • Frankieboy

    Jan 14, 2008 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #66

    Apparently Curbishly was considered but politely declined yesterday. Just what i heard.

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  • Kash2

    Jan 14, 2008 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #67

    We only need Houillier to set up the scouting network, which is probably a big job. Then he and the coach can try to work on spec’s of players needed for the EPL.

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  • brad

    Jan 14, 2008 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #68

    i think we need KK and AS but im more worried about our game v stoke not about managers at the moment lol

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  • e

    Jan 14, 2008 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #69

    tom_toon do you live on this site?

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  • briss

    Jan 14, 2008 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #70

    I guess no transfers being planned or looked over whilst we dont have a manager? hope thats not the case and we have a couple lads in mind to buy once this is all sorted. KEEGAN!!! GET IT DONE

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  • nightfall

    Jan 14, 2008 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #71

    Sloop Jon B – it’s all in presentation…we have a rich owner, massive fanbase, great facilities, 6th place would be a succes, so there would be no pressure on him and we have some great players already at the club…

    mourinho to AC Milan? serie a is the most boaring leagure of all, milan doesn’t spend a lot on players and they have only like 3 players who are below 30, so…no, i don’t think mourinho likes it…and he’d be under a lot of pressure…plus serie a has too much problems…sth wrong with it every season…

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 14, 2008 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #72

    Mourinho is never going to come to us in a million years.

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  • Sloop Jon B

    Jan 14, 2008 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #73

    I doubt Houiller would come as ‘chief scout’.
    If it is him, and let’s hope that it isn’t- he’ll want to be top dog.

    Is our club so backward that we don’t have a scouting system in place! Surely someone at the club has Football Manager ’08.

    We could sign the next Aimar or Robinho if only the computer was working properly.
    Christ.

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  • Sloop Jon B

    Jan 14, 2008 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #74

    no pressure as Toon boss! you are having a laugh.
    If we get anyone of substance we’ll treat them as if they are the new messiah- then when we don’t perform we’ll be ll over him.
    It’s a little like how the England manager is perceived- as soon as one little thing doesn’t go their way then the knives are out.

    Mourinho is not the new messiah.
    He’s a very naughty boy!

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  • brad

    Jan 14, 2008 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #75

    btw who think we will beat stoke i do but even if we do lol think were gonna win fa cup haha

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  • Sloop Jon B

    Jan 14, 2008 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #76

    Just a little from LFChistory.net-

    ‘One of the Frenchman’s first tasks was to bring ex-skipper Phil Thompson back to the club as his assistant.’

    What a masterstroke!
    Can we have the pair please? I think I speak for all Newcastle fans when I say Thompson has a special place in our hearts ?!

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  • Hammy

    Jan 14, 2008 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #77

    STOP PRESS!!!! INSIDE INFO…..

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  • Hammy

    Jan 14, 2008 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #78

    UR NOT GOING TO LIKE IT……

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  • James

    Jan 14, 2008 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #79

    I still believe Mort and Ashley are looking for the Wenger of ten years ago.

    Nobody has been offered the job yet and Mort confirmed that on Sat. Harry was just trying it on. Mort said nobody would be seriously considered until Ashley comes back from Hong Kong.

    All we really know about Ashley is that this is a man who is used to getting his own way. Whoever he wants, he will get. Major developments will start on Weds.

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  • Sloop Jon B

    Jan 14, 2008 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #80

    go on!

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