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Odds Shorten On Ex-Premier League Boss To Take Over At Newcastle



The Shields Gazette have reported of a new favorite to be the next Newcastle United manager. Sky Bet have set odds at 3/1 for Roberto Martinez to succeed compatriot Rafa Benitez.

Martinez is currently managing the Belgian national team, a position which he has held since 2016. He has done very well with the golden generation of Belgian talent.

He has plenty of experience in England, despite being just forty-five years of age. He last coached domestically with Everton where he was sacked in 2016 despite heavy backing in the transfer market. Everton spent close to £110m on transfers during his tenure.

He started spectacularly securing a fifth-place finish in his first year in 2014. However, Everton went backward after that with eleventh place finishes the following two seasons.

Roberto Martinez and Garry Monk– I’m telling you Garry, you are no longer the favorite

Prior to joining Everton, Martinez coached at Swansea and at Wigan. Many Newcastle fans may recall that Martinez was Wigan’s manager when Callum McManaman nearly removed Massadio Haidara’s left leg with a horror follow through in 2013. His response to the incident drew some outrage from the Newcastle supporters.

There are no concrete reports linking Martinez to Newcastle and he is just leading the odds at the moment like Garry Monk was on Monday. We will see if anything more comes from this.


96 comments so far

  • Tony Baloney

    Jun 28, 2019 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #1

    You would have to be mad to put a bet on the next NUFC manager.

    5
  • Jib

    Jun 28, 2019 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #2

    I liked his Swansea side
    He has a spectacular ratio of about 74% with Belgium
    (but who wouldn’t)
    Has he improved as a manager in his 3 years with Belgium is the big question

    1
  • toon22

    Jun 28, 2019 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #3

    Tony

    You would have to be mad to “be the next NUFC manager.

    I fixed it for you

    19
  • toon22

    Jun 28, 2019 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #4

    He will have no say in transfers or who we buy
    Is answerable to Barnes who isnt employed by the club
    MA wont talk to him

    The fans will blame him for MAs actions

    Hes walking into an utter car crash

    20
  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jun 28, 2019 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #5

    Not keen on Martinez, never been a fan of his, Swansea improved under Sousa, and then again under Rodgers.

    2
  • toon22

    Jun 28, 2019 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #6

    Until it all goes pear shaped again,and MA declares

    “Im selling the club”

    For the 9th time,when it all ends in the usual farce MA will do his usual running away leaving whoever to clear up the mess

    Again

    13
  • toon22

    Jun 28, 2019 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #7

    Do you think the fans are stupid enough to believe selling Longstaff will somehow make it more likely he will sell somehow ?

    As were all proper stupid,funny how we aint stupid enough for the guy to face us and not run away

    Again

    11
  • toon22

    Jun 28, 2019 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #8

    As thats what the PR have been on about tonight

    Havent you

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  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Jun 28, 2019 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #9

    Martinez wouldn’t be bad. Likes to play attacking football if he can. The key is not standing for too much of Ashley’s horseshit. Under Ashley with a strong capable manager taking over from Rafa’s good work and with 50 60 mill a year to spend plus outgoings, we’d finish mid to upper mid most years but very likely never ever win a thing. A weak manager will mean inevitable relegation at some point, even of course as early as this season.

    4
  • droppy in Wallsend

    Jun 28, 2019 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #10

    Wonder what the cost would be for him?

    If it’s more than a 5 pack of Donnay socks it’s too much.

    5
  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Jun 28, 2019 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #11

    Ashley Out!

    3
  • Jib

    Jun 28, 2019 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #12

    Argentina 1 – 0 v Venezuela after 10 mins

    0
  • toon22

    Jun 28, 2019 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #13

    JIB

    Watching to see if Miggy gets injured ?

    Might mean we wouldnt be able to sell him

    2
  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 28, 2019 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #14

    Always enjoyed martinez and he made big money back for everton with lukaku and stones.

    1
  • droppy in Wallsend

    Jun 28, 2019 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #15

    Toon22

    Miggy is from Paraguay.

    Venezuela would be the two strikers we won’t be buying Rondon and Hurtado.

    Maybe we’ll bid £7.35 for Aguero

    6
  • Tony Baloney

    Jun 28, 2019 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #16

    I am watching USA/France. The only problem is that when the goal was scored the crowd squealed like a pen full of stuck pigs.

    If the USA get to the final there will be football fever for 1 match. Happened last time when they won when it was here. I watched in Minneapolis airport and they were all going crazy probably couldn’t name a single member of the team except Mia Hamm and that was probably because she was married to Nomar Garciapara (baseball player).

    3
  • posada

    Jun 28, 2019 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #17

    Jib
    Jun 28, 2019 at 7:55 PM
    Comment #120
    Sigh
    Merlin Entertainments plc is a British-based company headquartered in Poole, Dorset, which operates 127 attractions, 19 hotels and 7 holiday villages in 27 countries. It is owned by The Blackstone Group and Kirkbi Investments.

    *************************
    Sorry Jib but that’s wrong again.
    Blackstone and Kirkbi have a stake in Merlin. They do not own it. 10% and 30% I believe.
    This is a buy out.
    According to the Financial Times the largest european buy out in recent times.
    Yes, they are part of a consortium buying a company they already part own.
    However, that consortium has had to find several billion pounds to do so. Also bring in new investors.

    You make out that is easy and NUFC has to be so complicated.
    Sorry, but no. Not the case.

    Why can’t you accept someone making a point without having to trawl through google in an effort to discredit same.

    My point. These deals are not simple, but it is what business folk and corporate lawyers do.
    Where there is a will there is a way.

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  • Our Toon

    Jun 28, 2019 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #18

    Cant see Martinez coming here under Ashley, cant see any sensible manager doing except someone on the continent who’s used to being restrained by a useless owner

    6
  • droppy in Wallsend

    Jun 28, 2019 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #19

    Might as well be Mike Bassett, as long as the poisonous one is in charge then abject mediocrity is the most we can ever hope for.

    11
  • lesh

    Jun 28, 2019 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #20

    You could the best manager in the world but as long as Ashley’s running the show,but as with Rafa, it’d be one step forward then two steps back.

    Like some who were so enthused at seeing the prospect of Ashley being bought out, I am losing heart. Ashley’s track record suggests his greed and duplicity are going to sicken BZG to the point it walks away and it’s yet another year of wanton, probably irreparable damage to Newcastle United.

    The silence from both camps is disheartening and yet again, Ashley seems to be grinding fans down, grinding us down to the point of acquiescing to whatever he does.

    Ashley doesn’t give a chit about football, about ambition, about his public image – he’s a nasty, arrogant specimen and not fit to breath the air he breaths.

    11
  • lesh

    Jun 28, 2019 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #21

    @19

    he’s a nasty, arrogant specimen and not fit to breath the air that’s provided to him free.

    5
  • WarrenBartonCentreParting

    Jun 28, 2019 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #22

    Any manager will only be coming for the money boys and girls… not for “cough” trophies and to win things.. I am still disgusted with Ashley for his treatment of Rafa.. and that’s not gonna change anytime soon..

    10
  • droppy in Wallsend

    Jun 28, 2019 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #23

    Lesh

    Bang on mate.

    This dragging it out just lets some of the Rafa anger subside and he has people on social media and will know how divided the fan base is, so there will be a lot of angry talk, some rude songs in the ground but still the Sky money and thousands in the queue for another bite of the big Sh!t sandwich.

    6
  • Jib

    Jun 28, 2019 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #24

    Red Galileo for the Pitmans Derby tomorrow
    You heard it here first

    2
  • Lindisfarne

    Jun 28, 2019 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #25

    Neil

    “I’m telling you Garry, you are no longer the favorite”

    love a good humorous caption

    1
  • Tony Baloney

    Jun 28, 2019 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #26

    Of course Lesh is correct but we are only in the first half of a game with extra time. We face possible disappointment when the sale is called off. Then there is the new Manager/Lackey/yes Man/coach that Ashley would hire along with a director of football – Wise? Then there would be the disappointment of no decent signings accompanied by the sale of at least one vital player – Lonstaff, Hayden, Legeune, Schar. Possibly all of them.

    If the sale goes through it is likely to be at the 11th hour with no time to sign anyone decent. The excitement might be temepered by who becomes Manager. We don’t know what their ambitions would be and there would be a clamour for Rafa’s return.

    We are only at the start of this circus. There is much more to go.

    1
  • hibbit

    Jun 28, 2019 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #27

    posada if your about
    you ever think how quick i came back on that, it was easy i have a few shares in them and i track them every day a hobby of mine from start to finish mate 13 months

    2
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jun 28, 2019 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #28

    Just want to repeat for the millionth time (with no exaggeration) that the club does not owe Ashlie any money.

    It’s his club and all of the money is his so how can he possibly owe it to himself, don’t know if it’s already been suggested but HMRC ought to look into his finances!

    4
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jun 28, 2019 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #29

    Wondering whether to stick a tenner on Pardew?

    0
  • magfry

    Jun 28, 2019 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #30

    alex morgan from usa soccer team looks hot !

    http://www.sport.lol

    0
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jun 28, 2019 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #31

    Sri Lanka were hopeless against SA, just proves that the big egos of the England players was their downfall, they thought all they had to do was turn up. Wrong!!

    1
  • Jib

    Jun 28, 2019 at 9:05 PM

    Comment #32

    EGB
    I shouldn’t have to explain this to a man of your years.

    Since the Companies act 1897 an incorporated company
    is a separate legal entity from its directors and principal shareholders.
    It is a legal person with its own legal personality separate from that
    of its shareholders or directors.

    4
  • Tsunki

    Jun 28, 2019 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #33

    There’s still some odd theories as to how this “deal” that died in infancy in all likelihood (when they approached Ashley and foun

    3
  • Tony Baloney

    Jun 28, 2019 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #34

    EGB: Someone on heres rallying cries are Fakeover, Shills, Hiya KBA and HMRC. I think you might have seen someone on here talk about tax evasion. He is green and repeats himself constantly.

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jun 28, 2019 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #35

    If we did sign older players then top of my list would be Diego Valeri of Portland, any other suggestions?

    0
  • NY Mag

    Jun 28, 2019 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #36

    Bill,

    Unfortunately, premier league rules stipulate that owners can only put money into clubs in one of two ways :-

    A) loans
    B) cash for equity

    Since Ashley already owns 100% of the shares there no point in equity (equity only makes sense if there are more than one owner)

    3
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jun 28, 2019 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #37

    Jib

    Yeah I know that there’s ways and means for corporate fat cats to get round tying up their money but the bottom line as far as i am concerned is that it is all of his money, ergo he is owed nowt!

    0
  • posada

    Jun 28, 2019 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #38

    Jib
    Jun 28, 2019 at 9:05 PM
    Comment #31
    EGB
    I shouldn’t have to explain this to a man of your years.

    Since the Companies act 1897 an incorporated company
    is a separate legal entity from its directors and principal shareholders.
    It is a legal person with its own legal personality separate from that
    of its shareholders or directors.

    ****************************
    Yeah Jib that’s why the purchase of Merlin Entertainments is a buy out and not just a transfer of shares.
    It has other owners. Even if they hold 30% of the shares that is still nearly 1.5 Billion.
    Nearly 5 times what Ashley wants for NUFC.

    2
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jun 28, 2019 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #39

    Tony I may have missed that, I shall have to trawl back through the blog several years to see if I can spot it. 😉

    1
  • Jib

    Jun 28, 2019 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #40

    Posada
    Both hibbit and myself have shown you up as a waffling bullshitter
    Give it a rest man

    3


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