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Another English Manager May Soon Be Linked To Newcastle



The odds are being slashed for Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder to become the next boss at Newcastle. Though we can find no concrete link with the 51-year-old Sheffield man.

Wilder has done extremely well at Sheffield United bringing them back to the Premier League for the first time in over a decade. He also took over the club just three years ago when they were mired in a five-year spell in League One.

Wilder began his coaching career at Alfreton Town in 2001. He then moved to Halifax Town, the last club he had played for, in 2002 where he replaced one Neil Redfearn who was acting as their caretaker manager.

He moved on to Oxford United in 2008 when they were in still in non-league football in the National League. He did guide them up into the Football League before taking the helm at Northampton Town.

While at Northampton Town, Wilder got them promoted to League One in his second season with the Cobblers. He was also the manager there when Newcastle bought striker Ivan Toney in August of 2015.

Chris Wilder– very good at getting teams promoted

He then joined Sheffield United who he has guided all the way from League One to the Premier League in a very short period of time.

We are not sure if there is any interest in Chris Wilder or if he would even entertain leaving Sheffield United having just brought them into the Premier League.

We don’t really think this would be a great appointment for Newcastle who need an established top-tier manager to come in and get the fan base excited again.

We respect Chris immensely for his rise from the lower leagues all the way to the Premier League and look forward to seeing how his Sheffield team perform this year. We just don’t think he would be a good fit at Newcastle at the moment.

Though with Lee Charnley having just returned from his European meetings with contacts and agents of foreign managers, maybe his return home can explain the change in the odds.


217 comments so far

  • Nufc-83

    Jul 6, 2019 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #81

    I doubt we are even looking at bidding for players without a manager however that mateta kid for Mainz looks like a top prospect. A faster more skilful Tammy Abraham! Would be over the moon to get him through the door.

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  • droppy in Wallsend

    Jul 6, 2019 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #82

    Jazzyp

    Because we have a boiled egg holding the fort.

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  • Tony Baloney

    Jul 6, 2019 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #83

    A couple of dictionaries had to change the definition of “literally” because idiots like JFA could not use it correctly and confused it with “figuratively”.

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  • lochinvar

    Jul 6, 2019 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #84

    Toon22
    Dreggs ?
    Is that Greggs seconds shop ?

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  • #boycott Arsenal

    Jul 6, 2019 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #85

    Still managed every game I was home last season though, through bought tickets and mates, not going back ever again while he’s in charge though.(Unless he sacks Churnley on live tv and pays Yuang Diaphragm 30M to get Rafa back)

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 6, 2019 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #86

    Droppy
    Hahaha you do realise ya engraving this image into everyone’s brain

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 6, 2019 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #87

    Jail

    Yeah sad times mate but I went to the first home game last season and that was the last time I set foot in the ground. And wont be going back until Ashley sells up or changes his stance with the club, The latter we all knw will never happen

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  • lochinvar

    Jul 6, 2019 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #88

    Missus driving us home after a party in Darlio.
    Up A1, neon lights past the Angel and there in the distance is SJP. Coming home.
    Ashley can never understand.

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  • droppy in Wallsend

    Jul 6, 2019 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #89

    Jazzyp

    Then the plan is working.

    Makes breakfast so much more fun.

    You know you’d love to tw@ him with a big spoon.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jul 6, 2019 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #90

    Jazzy,
    Where did you hear that? If that’s true, it makes his parting statement a bit disingenuous. If he told the club and decided in May, why didn’t he come out and say, surely if he held us in such high regard he would have been straight on it?

    I’m not having a go at Rafa here, before people jump on that, I don’t really believe he said he was leaving, or decided he was in May.

    It doesn’t really matter whether the club expected him to leave, or thought he might. Any well managed club would, like with players, have an almost constantly developing and evolving list of replacement managers in case things went wrong, or their manager was headhunted by a bigger club.

    Just like you’d have a transfer shortlist, you’d have a managerial/coaching shortlist of candidates that fit your philosophies and requirements.

    But that’s a well run and we’ll managed club.

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 6, 2019 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #91

    Rafa Benitez says that he knew after his first post-season meeting with club owner Mike Ashley back in May that he would not be staying at Newcastle United for another year.
    In an interview with The Mail on Sunday from Dalian in China, where he is preparing for his Chinese Super League game against Henan Jianye on Sunday, Benitez says the conditions attached to continuing at the club for another year meant staying was never a viable option.
    That much became clear when Ashley and Benitez met on May 16 in London. Contact continued in June but there was never any real prospect of Benitez staying, given the differing visions of club and manager.

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  • Tony Baloney

    Jul 6, 2019 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #92

    You see. Stupid people used “literally” wrongly so often when they meant “figuratively” that it became accepted as a STUPID-ISM.

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 6, 2019 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #93

    He informed the club 2 days after the 16th of may meeting. Nearly 2 month later and still nothing, W hich I find very strange unless a takeover is upon us ???

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jul 6, 2019 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #94

    Oops, looks like I took a wrong turning again and walked into the Geographical semantics blog.

    I’ll just very carefully exit through the Hot Air ballooning blog and make my way to Ed and Neils football blog.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jul 6, 2019 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #95

    Loch,
    Coming back from Malawi, train up from Kings Cross, you hit the river, see the bridges and it was always goose pimples with Coming Home playing away in my head.

    It isn’t just the football club, it’s a feeling of community, of the people, the pride in our Northern outpost. There’s just something that is hard to describe if you aren’t connected, by birth, or by an affiliation that you never saw coming but captivated you, no matter where in the world you are.

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  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Jul 6, 2019 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #96

    I wonder how far back to failed practices we’ll now go post Rafa.

    I feel reasonably sure that in theory we have quite a lot of money to spend this window, but in reality deals don’t get done for all sorts of reasons, and when you consider Ashley is more than willing to leave the squad short, if he thinks he’s on the wrong end of a deal, and that we not only need a manager, but also 6 good players, in the right positions, with the season a month and a half off, you’d have to think we’ll come up short once again.

    Nolan described a guy who runs the club purely as a business, on tight tight margins, who is now a willing seller, but who will only sell on his terms. Quite accurate I think.

    I think a sale will happen eventually, sometime in the next two seasons if we stay up, maybe even now, but until then, we are always going to be a side whose only remit is 40 points, and of course, that’s not at all easy to achieve if you aren’t fully equipped.

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  • #boycott Arsenal

    Jul 6, 2019 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #97

    Lilongwe,
    I honestly can’t figure it out, they must have known he wasn’t going to sign, or did they think he’d have a last second change of heart. Have all the people that they thought would jump at the chance to replace him with said foot that? Are they just not getting a manager to go along with the pretence of a takeover? Is there actually a takeover happening? Are they really struggling to find a manager with PL experience or any footin experience who’ll accept having their players picked by Lee Churnley and are willing to work for 2M a year with no compensation if sacked in March???

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  • Jib

    Jul 6, 2019 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #98

    So my scenario that he was tapped up at the CL final on
    June 1st by Wanda Dalian who own Atletico and Yifang
    holds water.

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  • Belfast

    Jul 6, 2019 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #99

    Jail only hates .co.uk because they wouldn’t let him write an article for them. Geordie two was aloud to write one though. Haha! #sourgrapes

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  • droppy in Wallsend

    Jul 6, 2019 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #100

    Lilo

    I moved away from NE when I was 3 due to my Dad being in RAF. Even at that age crossing the bridge on the train meant home.

    Started going to matches in 1982, and continued even when we ended up in South Wales, every home game we would drive up, go to the match and drive home again.

    Been back up here since 2005 and it’s great to be settled again, but still goosebumps coming over the high level.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jul 6, 2019 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #101

    Jazzy,
    If he informed them 2 days after, why did he keep his silence, knowing the fans were clinging to the hope. Seems odd. Is it directly quoted as Rafa, or is the mail paraphrasing/saying whatever makes a story?

    Still as per the post before. Well managed club are constantly tracking managers that could come in and fit with philosophy and style.

    We would need a philosophy and style that we are focusing on mind. I’m not sure that having maximising our LED advertising space and increasing the speed of rotation of adverts is the sort of philosophy most football managers have though.

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  • scott

    Jul 6, 2019 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #102

    Tony baloney

    Do you think your dad looks at you & thinks Jesus Christ my fastest,bravest,strongest,most agile sperm my body could produce won the race to make that?

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  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Jul 6, 2019 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #103

    “Respect to USA winger Megan Rapinoe
    She says if they win the women’s WC
    she would decline any invite from Trump to the White House” Jib.

    Her exact words. “I’m not goin’ to the fu###en White House”.

    Yup! She’s great! 🙂

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 6, 2019 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #104

    Lilo

    I would never like to think that Benitez would string the fans along, For the simple reason what he has done for the club and city as a whole.Also rumours circulating now that Perez had an agreement to leave in January signed off by Rafa as well .

    So whether clickbait or Ashleys Pr men spinning a yarn my side of the stick points to Rafa staying in my good books buddy

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  • toon22

    Jul 6, 2019 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #105

    Tony

    What ?

    Nobody cares

    Hiya JIB

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jul 6, 2019 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #106

    Jail,
    Honestly, this entire situation and the inertia that seemingly grips us is just surreal. There is surely something more going on, if it isn’t a takeover, then what? Ashley isn’t pigheaded enough to believe that this situation is beneficial to anyone, including him. Is he?

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  • toon22

    Jul 6, 2019 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #107

    LoL

    Rafa and Perez are bad

    MA saved us from the bad peoples

    I’m sure that’s going to be an easy sell for the PR

    Lmfao

    Please enlighten me

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  • #boycott Arsenal

    Jul 6, 2019 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #108

    Jib,
    Unless the chairman or representatives of Yuan dfiliganf were so paranoid of wire taps and couldn’t ring Rafas agent and arrange a phone call then yes I suppose they could have waited for the bizarre coincidence that a CL final was being held at the stadium they hold shares in and that the manager they were after former team came back from an unbelievable deficit to make the final and he would be guest where they could spring their move, then I suppose it holds water, just as your likely meeting on a Sunday evening after a game to sort out Rafa’s contract held water as well!!

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  • droppy in Wallsend

    Jul 6, 2019 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #109

    Here’s a weird left field thought, I know BZG May have an issue with Fun88 as sponsor.

    Have any of the twitter users on here seen anything from our sponsor as they were very active during the season?

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 6, 2019 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #110

    Sunday headlines in full swing for tomorrow “Rafa plots comeback ” And “Longstaff to leave”

    With that news I bid you good night and look forward to a Sunday of being linked to about another 20 players and managers

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jul 6, 2019 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #111

    Jazzy,
    Perez said he was looking to move on end of Feb/early March. In the remaining games he doubled his goals for the season. Perez wanted out, no blame on him, playing for a move, like Cabaye, benefitted us. I don’t think he got the move he wanted, but he is at a club aiming to be all it can be, rather than just existing.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jul 6, 2019 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #112

    Droppy,
    Active through the season was surely because there were games and goals to bet on?

    It would be fairly amusing if they were active now offering odds on a takeover, next manager, or next player to leave…..

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  • toon22

    Jul 6, 2019 at 11:18 PM

    Comment #113

    What we have is MA gambled and lost
    He literally has no plan
    Now he’s lost that little flutter he’s left with picking up what’s left of the club
    It seems he thinks going back to when Carr was making him money and Pardue taking the blame is what he thinks was a good set up

    What works

    It’s delusional

    Hiya

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  • #boycott Arsenal

    Jul 6, 2019 at 11:18 PM

    Comment #114

    scott,
    I think it’s time to start ignoring Bsloneys posts, he’ll soon give up.

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  • toon22

    Jul 6, 2019 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #115

    What would have worked was investment in youth and facilities

    Not enough profit for him it seems

    So he’s going to try and go back to mugging off everybody in football in an attempt at making money

    LoL

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  • droppy in Wallsend

    Jul 6, 2019 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #116

    Lilo

    Was thinking more along the lines of them being quite upbeat and even having joke digs at the paupers down the road.

    I don’t use twitter so can’t check, did they comment on Rafa or Perez leaving for example or even when fixtures came out.

    BZG could be negotiating their deal to end too, absolutely clutching at straws I know but hadn’t seen it mentioned on here that I recall.

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  • toon22

    Jul 6, 2019 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #117

    Wonder why the toon never get a decision in a game ?
    Why we never get s pen ?
    Why it’s always one of our team sent off ?

    The prem don’t want the parasite

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  • Tony Baloney

    Jul 6, 2019 at 11:25 PM

    Comment #118

    Bobbybee = hypocrite

    JFA = confuses literally and figuratively. Should never write to Private Eye.

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  • lochinvar

    Jul 6, 2019 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #119

    Lilongwe
    So right.
    When the train got near Gateshead I would go and stand in the corridor , let the window down and something would play in my head after years of being part of this magical place – usually the song from the Likely Lads punctuated with images from Get Carter and the Wimpey Bar. A few beers usually helped heightened the effect.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jul 6, 2019 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #120

    Droppy,
    I’m on twitter, but it’s something that fell by the wayside for me over the last year or so. Plus I got bored of trolling Pele for being an arsehole at the Euro 96 final.

    No idea if they’ve been posting or up beat, but if they aren’t, then they may well be feeling like us fans.

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