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Report – Young Manager Has Been Dropped From Contention For Newcastle Role


The Chronicle are reporting that ex-Feyenoord manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst is not in the running for the manager’s position at Newcastle.

It was reported soon after the announcement that Rafa Benitez would not return that von Bronckhorst’s name appeared as someone expressing interest in the position.

This was due to comments his agent Guido Albers when asked about the new vacancy at Newcastle. This is what Albers said then:

“I think the rumours have come a little bit early and no-one from the club has spoken to Gio. But I think every coach in the world would be interested in working in the Premier League.

“And what we would say if a club like Newcastle has an opportunity to work for them then of course he would be interested in doing that. It is an amazing club with an amazing fanbase but it’s up to them who they decide to go for.”

The Chronicle are now reporting that van Bronchhorst’s representatives have indeed contacted Newcastle but have been turned away. This is what Mark Douglas reports:

But after representatives for the ex-Netherlands international contacted the club they were told the Magpies were ideally looking for someone with experience of coaching in the Premier League.

The message communicated to van Bronckhorst appears to suggest United are looking for someone who will hit the ground running and has a working up-to-date knowledge of the English top flight rather than someone from overseas who will be learning about the Premier League on the job.

This is a good indication of the mindset of Mike Ashley and Lee Charnley as they search for a new manager. One which, incidentally, should have began almost six weeks ago when Rafa Benitez informed them in May of his decision to not extend his contract as tendered.

Giovanni von Bronckhorst– no longer in contention for Newcastle job

If Newcastle are in fact looking for someone with Premier League coaching experience that would eliminate candidates like Steven Gerard, Patrick Vieira, and Chris Wilder.

It would also bring question marks about Mikel Arteta who has never held the top position but does have assistant manager experience. He would therefor theoretically have a “up-to-date knowledge of the English top flight”.

Then there is the likes of Spaniard Quique Sanchez Flores who has just one year of experience at Watford. Would that be considered enough experience? Surely he would have enough overall experience to still be in contention. Though it depends on how long ago “up-to-date” is as his one year of experience was in 2015-16.

If reports are correct that the club is looking to hire a manager before the team leave for China the middle of next week, then they have to identify their top candidate and quickly.

With all of the noise around Steve Bruce today, they may have done just that. While we believe Bruce would jump at the chance, Sheffield Wednesday will want to keep the manager who only joined the club in February.

Bruce does have a history, albeit early in his managerial career, of jumping to better jobs after only months in charge.

He left Wigan in 2001 after just two months at the helm to join Crystal Palace, from whom he bolted for Birmingham City just three months later.


136 comments so far

  • toon22

    Jul 9, 2019 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #1

    Lmfao

    Like he was in contention

    JIB

    Hahahahaha hahahahaha hahahahaha hahahahaha hahahahaha hahahahaha

    😉

    5
  • IrishRob

    Jul 9, 2019 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #2

    Second!!

    0
  • ToonRich

    Jul 9, 2019 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #3

    Reilly

    Jul 9, 2019 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #291
    https://uk.flightaware.com/live/flight/DUB2

    Any theories to this???

    0
  • Jib

    Jul 9, 2019 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #4

    Asked about speculation linking him with the job by Radio Sheffield last weekend, Bruce said: “Maybe because I’m from Newcastle. I never take any notice of all that sort of speculation or tittle-tattle, because the way the newspapers are today, no disrespect, I think there have been 150 managers associated with Newcastle. I would suppose I’m going to be one of them.”

    10
  • toonedout

    Jul 9, 2019 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #5

    If Bruce (or similar) gets the job I would suggest a minutes silence and the laying of a wreath to mark the passing of our club. I had forgotten how shambolic everything was pre Rafa

    12
  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 9, 2019 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #6

    von Bronckhorst, far too clever to get involved with anything like this. He can smell it all the way over the Channel. Ashley’s rotting carcass is going to be hard to ignore.

    6
  • toontiotenufc

    Jul 9, 2019 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #7

    Whoever gets the job the supporters should back them and the team 100%…. the fat man don’t care about a few lost ££££ from a selection not attending…. lets no lower ourselves to MA’s level…. stay United and behind the lads! #HowayTheLads

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  • chancel be a fine thing

    Jul 9, 2019 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #8

    Reilly, This fella on twitter says a different private jet took off from same airport to Newcastle shortly after:
    https://twitter.com/nettlewarrior72/status/1148637283899387905

    6
  • #boycott Arsenal

    Jul 9, 2019 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #9

    Tops ready at £17.50 extra £5 for names and numbers contact matt sports on Facebook or at info@matt-sports.co.uk use code NFC BLK/WHT https://t.co/ybGSnS1RK9

    6
  • ToonRich

    Jul 9, 2019 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #10

    Both MAsh’s choppers both still down south too…Luton and Heathrow…

    3
  • Our Toon

    Jul 9, 2019 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #11

    Billy

    Change starts from within, you said its 50 years and hard habit to break. Instead of looking at others you need to do it first, that’s if you want to.

    It’ll never work if fans dont want to try it, each to there own though and you’ve spent the money so are entitled to do as you see fit

    1
  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 9, 2019 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #12

    This just in! Apparently passenger aircraft have been seen landing at Newcastle Airport! Investigation underway!!!

    1
  • Jib

    Jul 9, 2019 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #13

    If Ashley and Charnley have any fear of a backlash
    Chris Hughton – who was hugely popular – would seem
    to be the obvious choice to placate the fanbase.

    4
  • lochinvar

    Jul 9, 2019 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #14

    Expect a different name every day at least until the team are ensconsed in China.
    All the rumours and links are just filling space to pass time until next week.
    Charnley isn’t that stupid nor is Bruce.
    Bruce has no meaningful or relevant Premier League experience so doesn’t fit the so called criteria. Watch his betting odds drift off in the next 48hours.
    Some names will be regurgitated so expect Artita and Flores to get some more mentions in the meantime.
    After that expect Alex Ferguson and others to be given air time.
    It’s an illusion that Charnley is up to this after a weekend break in Europe.
    For all we now he was in a nice cafe in Amsterdam
    After all the clubs going to pot, so why not join in.

    5
  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 9, 2019 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #15

    Also helicopters have been seen around airports! This is truly amazing.

    4
  • Online Guy

    Jul 9, 2019 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #16

    The “no comment ” comment from Newcastle United on all things Newcastle on the orders of Mike Ashley is a complete dereliction of duty of care towards the thousands of paying customers that line his pockets .

    We have a spiritual connection to Newcastle United , he does not , he plays us on that.

    It’s abandonment and neglect .

    To think he stuck two fingers up at the fans at the last supper in Ponteland tells you all you need to know about him .

    13
  • Our Toon

    Jul 9, 2019 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #18

    Jail

    Them tops look good mate, think I might get a couple. Thanks

    2
  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 9, 2019 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #19

    Spot on lochinvar. Bruce is just the flavour of the day. A new name (or a recycled one) tomorrow. Yawn.

    2
  • Online Guy

    Jul 9, 2019 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #20

    Jib #13

    That thought had crossed my mind re; Hughton .

    1
  • Jib

    Jul 9, 2019 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #21

    Reilly that jet from Dubai landed at Stansted
    The jet landing in Newcastle was from Stansted

    4
  • Jib

    Jul 9, 2019 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #22

    NZ and India resume tomorrow

    1
  • ToonRich

    Jul 9, 2019 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #24

    Question is, why wouldnt DUB2 fly directly to NCL? There was only about 10mins between landing and taking off! Not like they swung by the lawyers or anything!!

    2
  • Jib

    Jul 9, 2019 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #25

    Hope springs eternal

    0
  • Jib

    Jul 9, 2019 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #26

    Just to pick folks up
    it was a different jet

    1
  • Reilly

    Jul 9, 2019 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #27

    Probs just a coincidence jib.

    1
  • Our Toon

    Jul 9, 2019 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #28

    Give up lads and lasses, it’s doing you no good. Forget the planes etc, the takeover is dead

    9
  • CJ

    Jul 9, 2019 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #29

    15 minutes between dub2 landing and the plane taking off for newcastle…….hmmm even with hand baggage that’s one hell of a quick transfer

    DUB 2 flies into stansted regulary

    1
  • gonufc (Newcastle United Sports Direct Advertising Club)

    Jul 9, 2019 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #30

    No way would Ashley risk hiring a young manager- they’re a risk as they’re more likely to have ambition! He doesn’t want to accidentally hire a manager with ambition!

    1
  • Online Guy

    Jul 9, 2019 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #31

    I watched a fans meeting from the Stadium of blight on TV ..Nial Quimm and Steve Bruce , a fan asked him if they had been offered Shefki Cookie ..Bruce sniggered and said ” yes but we politely declined ” snigger snigger , laughs all round , Bruce was the loudest . We had just signed Shefki .

    Bruce is anywhere for a little Apple …I recall him chopping our strikers down cynically and brutally and not being sent off in the 0-1 in 1996 when Cantona scored .

    His family support the toon but he’s only interested in money ..a Judas from what I witnessed coming out of that TV doc from the stadium of blight .

    Imagine his Son playing centre back for us !

    No bloody thanks Ashley.

    7
  • beermonkey

    Jul 9, 2019 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #32

    Jazzy

    Amazing what a bit of ambition can getc you

    1
  • Jib

    Jul 9, 2019 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #33
  • chancel be a fine thing

    Jul 9, 2019 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #34

    My guess would be to keep it on the QT aswell. Twitter would break if it flew direct to Newcastle.

    3
  • toon22

    Jul 9, 2019 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #35

    Jabba has ran away on his hols
    Either means Redfern
    Or he’s just going to do nowt

    5
  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 9, 2019 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #36

    Ahhh yes, Shifty Cookie. The memories are still there. Another brilliant Ashley signing. So many to look back on.

    0
  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 9, 2019 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #37

    One more week ’til the middle of the month. Will we have any sort of manager by then? Is Shifty Cookie interested in being wor head coach? If we can’t get Gerrard it can be Shifty!!!

    1
  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 9, 2019 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #38

    I actually hope Hughton wouldn’t take the job. I liked him and I respect him. Coming in here with the unclean ones would ruin him. If no manager will take the job then what? Does the FA step in at any point? Probably not. Redfearn would be the man I suppose and there’s no law against that.

    3
  • stan anderson

    Jul 9, 2019 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #39

    Bruce oh no.
    Potato heed oh no.
    It’s just AshLie rubbing fans noses in the brown stuff.
    I am pleased I saw the light years ago and saved my money.
    AshLie OOT

    3
  • toon22

    Jul 9, 2019 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #40

    Maybe they just won’t bother with a manager
    Just get who they’ve got at the club to fill in
    On the usual 0 hours contract

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