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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

  • droppy in Wallsend

    Jul 7, 2019 at 1:23 AM

    Comment #161

    Haven’t read the Mail piece on Rafa it’s still too raw.

    Could it be that he meant after the meeting in May he knew he wouldn’t stay on the terms offered ie Players picked by the boiled egg, the same just survive blueprint?

  • lesh

    Jul 7, 2019 at 1:23 AM

    Comment #162


    ‘String out the sale for another week or 2 claim tyre kickers say they couldn’t get the manager they wanted cos buyers took to long’

    I pretty well forecast the whole sequence in February or thereabouts but was accused of being a pessimists, a neggar by one or two – the first being Ashley’s lead apologist, Jib who’s changed his colours now that his idol’s fcked up big time.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jul 7, 2019 at 1:26 AM

    Comment #163

    Loyalty to his employer…. Not because he respects him, but maybe a sense of decency?

    The hope that a takeover was coming and he could have a chance to negotiate with new owners, and didn’t want to burn bridges while that hope was there.

  • Toon Cat

    Jul 7, 2019 at 1:30 AM

    Comment #164

    I read the Mail Rafa article and my take would be that the May meeting with ashkey/charnley/barnes didn’t give him any hope they would ever ‘do the right things’ ( as he had so often requested) but that he was still under contract to 30th.

    Being the professional he is Rafa didn’t feel he could say anything. He didn’t even say anything officially after Ashley jumped the gun in announcing Rafa was leaving.

    The day after his contract ended Rafa issued a statement. Thoroughly honorable and professiona life man. Unlike Ashley and all of his minions

    Incidentally, he also said somevery nice things about Newcastle fans in the same article.

  • lesh

    Jul 7, 2019 at 1:31 AM

    Comment #165


    Your right, the sight of the bridges, St Nicholas Cathedral spire, SJP up there always brings that nice warm glow and the thought – wa hyem!

  • lesh

    Jul 7, 2019 at 1:32 AM

    Comment #166


    @163….. I’ll go with that.

  • beermonkey

    Jul 7, 2019 at 2:21 AM

    Comment #167


    Looks like it’s going to happen

  • Tony Baloney

    Jul 7, 2019 at 2:31 AM

    Comment #168


  • one fine day

    Jul 7, 2019 at 2:40 AM

    Comment #169

    Sounds a cracking line up .
    Always loved hooky absolute crafts man .i even liked some of Monaco when he broke off for a bit

    As to what you missed
    Droppy has violent breakfasts to start his day ( so needs his gravatar to show us this 🙂 )
    And only the lonely might,just might be charnleys pissed up mouthy wife …I will let that sink in
    Other than that just the usual blend of dashed hopes ,longing for home,sheer madness and round 377 of jib v tuff usually ending with one or either wearing a new frock .

  • willowdalerez

    Jul 7, 2019 at 3:02 AM

    Comment #170

    whoa… Wilder to 4/1 from out of the wilderness. Bookies know a thing or two or are taking our money for a ride.

  • gonufc (Newcastle United Sports Direct Advertising Club)

    Jul 7, 2019 at 3:03 AM

    Comment #171

    I expect them to hire the manager mid august and release a statement that despite trying there just wasn’t enough time to get anyone “Over the line”…

  • willowdalerez

    Jul 7, 2019 at 3:22 AM

    Comment #172


    Nahhh Ashley willget someone in. Question is who. My money would still be on Moyes if I was a punter as ManU released him too early for not being up to ol Fergie’s stndard even though he was dpinf reasonably well by most any other standards. Him or Keane… both would give a good return on a tenner and only a curry lost if some other bloke got the apppointment. Mashers would love to give us a former SunLun mgr to show whose boss.

  • willowdalerez

    Jul 7, 2019 at 3:25 AM

    Comment #173

    No news so were not getting sold right. Wasn’t the statement (latest) supposed to go out Friday? All been another Ashley piss up.

  • one fine day

    Jul 7, 2019 at 3:26 AM

    Comment #174

    Already an article in the mirror today
    Rafa already plotting his return to epl and dosent rule out Newcastle
    Think more likely it would be back to Liverpool should klopp move on to be honest but maybe we can get the fairy tale in time .

  • willowdalerez

    Jul 7, 2019 at 3:30 AM

    Comment #175


    I think what we won’t see over the line before August is a striker. Ashley will think Gayle / Joselu serviceable plus say a u23 promotion and that he can always do a cheap import from eredivise or ligue 2 come Jan if we aren’t 2 or 3 spots above 18.

  • willowdalerez

    Jul 7, 2019 at 3:35 AM

    Comment #176

    one fine day

    To dream… to dream!

    Agree with you he’s a scouser but if Mash were to sell he could yet be on Toon again. Think the Reds have moved on tbh.

  • willowdalerez

    Jul 7, 2019 at 3:37 AM

    Comment #177

    Arteta… A lot of speculation on Arteta but why now? A post under Ashley can hardly be the opportunity he’s looking for.

  • willowdalerez

    Jul 7, 2019 at 4:01 AM

    Comment #178

    I killed the blog? Thought only the Tony fella could do that! Feel like I’m in solitary and talking to meself. Well at least I have my 2016 Italian red to keep me company. I’ll check back in a half hour or so, only 11 in these parts of Canada.

  • one fine day

    Jul 7, 2019 at 4:10 AM

    Comment #179

    Not sure Arteta is right for us yet and no way under Ashley .
    Definitely does not appear to be a make do with what your given and would be in for massive shock after working with the city set up.
    And after all he is a coach ,maybe a very good one but a manager ?
    Even maclaren was considered an excellent coach and we all thought some of fergie would rub off on him .Same as even carver was given a chance thinking he’d be a bit of Bobby
    Can anyone see Arteta holding his nerve if we go 10 games like last year and keeping the players calm? No me neither .

  • willowdalerez

    Jul 7, 2019 at 4:51 AM

    Comment #180

    One fine day

    Agreed Arteta’s heart wouldn’t be in it even if he came and I can’t say he’d be up to it either.

    That Bronckhorst fella seemed keen. Moyes would jump at the chance… Either of them is likely I’d think. Moysey has a lot to prove. Know nothing of Bronckhorst.

    Under Ashley it matters that we have somebody who can keep us up if only so someday someone will pay enough to have him call it a day.

  • one fine day

    Jul 7, 2019 at 5:01 AM

    Comment #181

    Wednesday is ash 2 week deadline
    So hoping something breaks either way on Monday
    Seems to be the day of the week likes to ruin most
    Let’s hope it’s positive and we are seeing the back of him

  • DubaiMicky

    Jul 7, 2019 at 5:33 AM

    Comment #182

    Morning everyone, a fine day in the Emirates – temperatures to hit 43c or 110f in old money (all AC day today for me).

    Hopeful for something in the coming days to make us shed tears of joy or sorrow, but one way or the other I’ll crack open a can.

    Hope all is good where you are in the world.

    I see we’ve not received a bid for Longstaff – that we know of – contrary to what the papers said had happened a week ago. Funny that eh? Shirley journalists aren’t making things up? That would be a surprise.

  • willowdalerez

    Jul 7, 2019 at 5:48 AM

    Comment #183

    It’s muggy n warm up here in Toronto but 43c that’s another level. Hope it’s dry cause if it’s humid that must be deathly wet-bulb! Keep cool I’ll sip my vino you best have a light lager or like me missus a shandy. In that weather it’s justifiable 😉

    Longstaff is safe I think. Ashley would only sell him for silly money and there’s not likely anyone parrting with silly money after his oh so short stint in the prem.

    Bad news is we’re also safe from news of a sale it seems. If nothing doing Monday it was just Mash doing our heads in again.

    Oh Dubai watch for Tony… he’s got a real hard on for ya.

  • DubaiMicky

    Jul 7, 2019 at 5:56 AM

    Comment #184

    74% humidity willow, another reason not to go out.

    Yeah, hopefully by saying £50m that will put people off – and why not, everyone else does it, that said if someone offered us that I’d take it. I wonder just how long this impasse will be. Surely something has to give? Shirley?

    Tony loves me really – hence the hard on… 😉

  • NY Mag

    Jul 7, 2019 at 6:04 AM

    Comment #185

    36C here in Singapore with 80% humidity, and I was stupid enough to go traipsing round the city – feel like I’ve just got out of the shower…..

  • DubaiMicky

    Jul 7, 2019 at 6:07 AM

    Comment #186

    Hope you’ve had a Singapore Sling in Raffles bar while throwing the peanut kernels on the floor NY, it just has to be done.

    A lot of years back I met Sir Les Ferdinand on Orchard Road – he was knocking off Dani Behr at the time – I only had eyes for her, the ex only had eyes for him.

  • willowdalerez

    Jul 7, 2019 at 6:11 AM

    Comment #187

    Something will give and unfortunately I think it will be the sheiks interest… Ashley taking too long if he wanted to sell it could have been wrapped up by now. Fingers crossed for something by Monday night but not getting my hopes up. Only real thing I clutch onto is that he hasn’t appointed a mgr, if he does that sales off for good because new owners will want to do that themselves.

  • Veltman

    Jul 7, 2019 at 6:16 AM

    Comment #188

    People can dream,I did too in the early weeks of June hoping for a new owner.Then drained.
    The departure of Rafa and the search for a new mgr signals nothing is happening on the takeover front.
    Aye do something and get rid of him.
    I defended him in the past thinking that he will change and be more ambitious but I don’t think he cares and has no plan to sell.
    May be you should do a hibbit.Don’t go to games,empty the stadium,watch it on TV etc etc
    That way,your reaction and empty stadium gets public image,journalists spread it ,then he will seriously consider doing something and jump ship.Otherwise he will keep on winning,just like he did now and in the past.

  • willowdalerez

    Jul 7, 2019 at 6:19 AM

    Comment #189

    Right I’m off to bed as the blog comes to life!

    Enjoy the morning Dubai and afternoon NY where you both are maybe I’ll wake to good news though we all know nothing gets announced on a Sunday.

  • NY Mag

    Jul 7, 2019 at 6:25 AM

    Comment #190


    I’m in orchard road now, was just gonna grab some lunch….I was wondering what to do next – great idea re: the long bar, I haven’t been there for over 10 years 🙂

  • NY Mag

    Jul 7, 2019 at 6:26 AM

    Comment #191

    Goodnight willow 🙂

  • beermonkey

    Jul 7, 2019 at 6:45 AM

    Comment #192

    Mmmm Mmmm dani behr

  • Jib

    Jul 7, 2019 at 6:56 AM

    Comment #193

    Dani Behr is 45 on Tuesday
    where has the time gone !

  • jazzyp

    Jul 7, 2019 at 6:57 AM

    Comment #194


    Why take 50 mill for Longstaff mate??? NUFC won’t see the money.
    And there is to be a takeover do you really think the prospective owners would let the existing owner asset strip the business after agreeing a price…Dont think so do you

  • MarkBro

    Jul 7, 2019 at 7:05 AM

    Comment #195

    A bit disappointed with Rafa. Hes been tapped, had his eye on china but was still contracted to us.

    Seems like his kept his options open incase the Chinese pulled out.

    He had no intentions of signing after may, Should of confirmed instead of stringing us along.

    But like players, i dont blame him for bailing. We’re a shambles. We should of secured his signature over a year ago

  • Binney

    Jul 7, 2019 at 7:14 AM

    Comment #196

    At this point I’m happy for any statement, good or bad. Put us out of our fkn misery please! Morning everyone.

  • hibbit

    Jul 7, 2019 at 7:16 AM

    Comment #197

    just seems like Ashley’s done it again, hopefully though this is just once two often and it all blows up in his face !!

  • chancel be a fine thing

    Jul 7, 2019 at 7:19 AM

    Comment #198

    re. the manager situation: Ashley consulted his footballing expert, Dennis Wise, who informed him that the manager was the one who, during the matches, stands inside the little box at the side of the pitch, and waves and shouts at the players. Both concluded that a manager wasn’t therefore needed until the Arsenal game as what was the point of paying his wages while he did nothing.

  • Ron Knee

    Jul 7, 2019 at 7:21 AM

    Comment #199

    RIP Joao Gilberto

  • ctommo

    Jul 7, 2019 at 7:24 AM

    Comment #200

    morning/afternoon all.
    It’s a beautiful 23 degrees here in Japan. Can’t wait to hear back to the heat and humidity of Dubai tonight Mickey :(.
    Although at least I can cope with middle east mosquitoes, these muto ones have eaten me alive.


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