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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

  • droppy in Wallsend

    Jul 9, 2019 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #41

    Reilly

    I love the way you just post flights or twitter links and then say nothing.

    It’s brilliant.

    3
  • chancel be a fine thing

    Jul 9, 2019 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #42

    The bloke from geordie shore says two pieces of good news coming. He needs to work on his cryptic clues, maybe OLG could give him a hand. (not in that way!)

    2
  • chancel be a fine thing

    Jul 9, 2019 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #43

    Best strap ourselves in for another crazy twitter evening.

    2
  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 9, 2019 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #44

    Big news on the way lads. No, really. I have a hidden microphone in one of Mike Ashley’s “birds” and he was talking about desperately needing to drop a big torpedo when it lands.

    1
  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 9, 2019 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #45

    What would he mean by torpedo though? Hmmm.

    1
  • Champagne Charlie

    Jul 9, 2019 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #46

    Brucey now odds on @ Skybet. 5/6

    1
  • Tsunki

    Jul 9, 2019 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #47

    If fat Steve turns up I expect it’ll be Hey, maybe you haven’t been keeping up with current events, but we just got our asses kicked pal!

    Game over man! Game over!

    6
  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 9, 2019 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #48

    As new head coach what about a brain trust of Charnley/Carver/Barnes? Where would they get the brain from though?

    0
  • AshLIE is a Joker

    Jul 9, 2019 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #49

    Comment of the day for me goes to Markacuss

    #4 on previous thread, brilliant!

    “Steve Bruce as manager.

    I say we take off and nuke the entire club from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure”

    10
  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 9, 2019 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #51

    Only 8 days until the Nanjing Nightmare lads. Wolves beware. We’re in form and loaded with top strikers!

    1
  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 9, 2019 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #52

    @ comment 7

    It’s gone beyond that now. Ok so most of the revenue is TV orientated but gate money is still approaching 40 M per season. However, even allowing for that, it is more the image of an empty stadium that would embarrass Ashley and put him in a very poor light in the business world, rather than the money he would lose. Why is that so hard to understand?

    This isn’t our club any more it’s been hi-jacked. ”The hierarchy failed to match my ambition” and ” if they want a manger who will get them 15th every season, then that is not for me.” Those words will haunt us for a long long time. Life under Ashley = zero ambition with a Z lister manager like Bruce. Rafa completely exposed Ashley.

    This isn’t NUFC any more. It’s a run down, billboard for sports direct where the football is purely incidental and clowns like Jordan say Bruce is a good fit for us. Fine if you want to keep supporting that, after 50 years I’m growing just a little bit more discerning.

    14
  • carltoon

    Jul 9, 2019 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #53

    Josulo away to Spain BBC news

    3
  • Tsunki

    Jul 9, 2019 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #54

    Steve (eating a pastie) – “Thish ish much nisher than when I came on my last humiliating vishit..”

    Mike – “ha ha yes Steve we only ever showed you the “H Block Brown” changing rooms this is what it’s really like. Could do with a lick of paint though…might be some left from the academ……”

    Steve (burps) – “….errrr….. Are you going to eat all of that?”

    Mike – ” All of what Steve?”

    Steve (points freshly licked finger) – ” THAT!”

    Mike – “Thaaats Lee Charnley, Steve..”

    Steve – “Oh ha ha ha sorry Lee ha ha …” (Whispers to Mike) “..so – are you?”

    Lee – “I’ve got some licorice allsorts in this sock my mam gave me..huh…huh…..”

    5
  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 9, 2019 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #55

    Well said Rotonda Heights@52.

    2
  • toon22

    Jul 9, 2019 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #56

    Are we still going to go to pre season ?

    1
  • Tsunki

    Jul 9, 2019 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #57

    Ash is a Joker – it inspired me to quote some ha ha

    3
  • carltoon

    Jul 9, 2019 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #58

    Does that mean we’ve been taken over or is it all off. Business as usual

    1
  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 9, 2019 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #59

    Well we had too many top strikers anyway carltoon. This just thins it out a bit…..

    3
  • The Sheikh'sMate

    Jul 9, 2019 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #60

    Markbro from previous
    Me defend Ashley?? Were you born an idiot or is that your full time occupation…. Ahh, I get it.. Your just an unwashed wum… Fool

    5
  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 9, 2019 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #61

    Club boycott of pre season!!!

    1
  • MarkBro

    Jul 9, 2019 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #62

    Bruce confirmed as manager. Hes excited about joining

    https://mobile.twitter.com/ToonPolls/status/1148575706940674048?s=08

    0
  • toon22

    Jul 9, 2019 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #63

    Looks like it’s gayle and Shar up front then ?

    0
  • carltoon

    Jul 9, 2019 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #64

    I know but he said he wasn’t allowed until the new owners took over.

    0
  • HarryConkers

    Jul 9, 2019 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #65

    Anybody else think Steve Bruce’s son has played a blinder here:

    Back Bruce to Newcastle @ 33/1,
    Follow Newcastle on Instagram,
    Sit back as ass hysteria breaks out and odds shorten,
    Lay Bruce to Newcastle @ evens.

    (Please be this! Please be this!)

    4
  • AshLIE is a Joker

    Jul 9, 2019 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #66

    Tsunki

    It did make me want to start hammering some out Haha. Good banter, like it!

    2
  • Jib

    Jul 9, 2019 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #67
  • HarryConkers

    Jul 9, 2019 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #68

    *mass

    ……although ass maybe more fitting.

    0
  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 9, 2019 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #69

    I think Schar is a bit too powerful to put up front toon22. He would embarrass the rest of the league. No, just Gayle on his own and we park the bus. Do we have enough players left to park the bus? Or we could park the minivan I suppose….

    3
  • TomaKaThor

    Jul 9, 2019 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #70

    7 and nothing..shock

    1
  • carltoon

    Jul 9, 2019 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #71

    BBC local news Joselu now away to Spain.

    2
  • toon22

    Jul 9, 2019 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #72

    Do we actually have a team to send to pre season ?

    1
  • carltoon

    Jul 9, 2019 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #73

    Surely we’ve either been taken over or it’s off, otherwise Joselu wouldn’t have been allowed to leave.

    4
  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 9, 2019 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #74

    Chutney thinking out loud: “I feel mighty relieved that we got rid of that excess striker baggage. Let’s see now….. that’s Rondon, Perez, Joselu all gone. Yes that’s well done. Do we really need Gayle? Isn’t it a bit excessive having Gayle still around? He’s probably worth 20M to a Champo club. Hmmm. Note to self: look into flogging Gayle.”

    4
  • toon22

    Jul 9, 2019 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #75

    Maybe we could sell Gayle first
    Might as well get rid of all the strikers first

    0
  • bettyswallocks

    Jul 9, 2019 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #76

    Geordie Two………. Thank fcuk you have Joselu in safe keeping. I was really worried that he had gone on an expedition with Beefman and fallen off.
    Tell him to stay focused and keep practising putting his laces through the ball in a goalward direction .

    4
  • toon22

    Jul 9, 2019 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #77

    Can Muto play up front on his own for a minimum of 38 games ?

    1
  • ToonRich

    Jul 9, 2019 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #78

    leigh smith
    ?

    @geordieleighs
    2m2 minutes ago
    More
    Anyone heard of jim Radcliffe ? His private Gulfstream jet landed at Newcastle airport an hour ago….
    #NUFCTakeover

    2
  • MarkBro

    Jul 9, 2019 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #79

    @The Sheikh’sMate

    What kind of craic is that? Unwashed wum?

    Ok, I’ll reword if for the pansies that got upset at me saying bruce was an ugly pardew..

    Pardew is just a better looking Bruce… sorry if I offended you. Though we were all men in here.

    4
  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 9, 2019 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #80

    Chutney: “Muto! Ah yes I’d forgotten about Muto!!!”

    1


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