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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 7:10 PM

    Comment #81

    Are they going to use an ouijja board to contact Jabba ?

    4
  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 9, 2019 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #82

    Yes, things are completely under control here bettys. I’ve got Hoser fed and watered now and he’s saying something very harsh sounding in Spanish. Good thing I don’t understand the language. I’m going to take him out on his leash soon and introduce him to the concept of aiming toward goal. Good idea!!!

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  • Munster Mag

    Jul 9, 2019 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #83

    I’m told a mackems fan is joining my 5 a side. I’m going to go through him! Just the tonic I need. I’ll be like a magpie cattermole, but not as ugly obviously 🙂

    1
  • optimistic prime

    Jul 9, 2019 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #84

    Is it a bird?

    Is it a plane?

    No its more BS flying around

    4
  • Harley

    Jul 9, 2019 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #85

    Ha ha C Dog said it best on an earlier thread.

    Bruce would be a fitting punishment for those who’ve bought a season ticket.

    7
  • Munster Mag

    Jul 9, 2019 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #86

    So joselu going is the confirmation that all is dead?

    5
  • The Sheikh'sMate

    Jul 9, 2019 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #87

    Toonrich@78
    Is he not the billionaire in the middle of purchasing a club?.. May be wrong but his name is familiar

    0
  • outside the box

    Jul 9, 2019 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #88

    nufc supporters groups issue joint statement ….this should hit the dailies

    2
  • jane

    Jul 9, 2019 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #89

    “Lay Bruce to Newcastle @ evens”

    if he sits in his car outside SJP for a couple of hours he might be able to lay at evens.

    1
  • TomaKaThor

    Jul 9, 2019 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #90

    I cant see anything about Joselu hmmmmm

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 9, 2019 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #91

    That is very good from c dog! Yes, possibly that’s what Ashley has in mind. Look out OP, it’s Ashley dropping a big un!!!

    1
  • toon22

    Jul 9, 2019 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #92

    It’s the first thing I’d do while selling a business for hundreds of millions

    Go as far away as possible on holiday

    3
  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 9, 2019 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #93

    It’s on nufc.com TomaKa. They’re pretty reliable.

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  • carltoon

    Jul 9, 2019 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #94

    So the transfer embargo, if there ever was one is now off. So we have either been taken over or it’s business as usual.

    2
  • optimistic prime

    Jul 9, 2019 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #95

    Bull snot as usual.

    0
  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 9, 2019 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #96

    All right you lot. Who knows where that 350M pound cheque went?

    1
  • carltoon

    Jul 9, 2019 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #97

    It was on BBC TV local news tonight.

    1
  • Mag52

    Jul 9, 2019 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #98

    AOo.

    0
  • gonufc (Newcastle United Sports Direct Advertising Club)

    Jul 9, 2019 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #99

    I can see the plan is in effect- you see goals detract from the SD advertising boards so it’s best to try and generally not have strikers and not score.

    3
  • Captain AmeriMag

    Jul 9, 2019 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #100

    Khaled is landing in 50 minutes to tell us it’s all okay.

    Eyes on the sky plane watch fans!!

    7
  • gonufc (Newcastle United Sports Direct Advertising Club)

    Jul 9, 2019 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #101

    As if a transfer embargo makes any difference!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 9, 2019 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #102

    Are we sure Ashley is on holiday? Doesn’t he always look like he’s on holiday? Completely clueless with a vacant look and drool running off his chin?

    0
  • Shoulders knees

    Jul 9, 2019 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #103

    Stop it guys please stop it! The tepid tapeworm laughing his gut off

    2
  • carltoon

    Jul 9, 2019 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #104

    Well I thought not but a lot of people seemed to think it did.

    1
  • Mag52

    Jul 9, 2019 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #105

    Anyone coming up with Hughton as a possible manager must have a pretty short memory.
    He was sh@t on big time by the fat slug just a few seasons ago, and is hardly likely to look for a return performance.

    9
  • optimistic prime

    Jul 9, 2019 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #106

    David Wagner?

    3
  • outside the box

    Jul 9, 2019 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #107

    the mag release statement about protest groups 19.08…..19.09 .mark douglas ronnycles intrepid reporter reports on statement….

    1
  • Jib

    Jul 9, 2019 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #108

    Nothing in the Spanish media about Joselu signing for Alaves

    3
  • jane

    Jul 9, 2019 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #109

    “On 9 May 2019, Wagner was appointed the head coach of the Bundesliga club FC Schalke 04 for the 2019–20 season, with a three-year contract lasting until 30 June 2022.”

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Wagner_(soccer)

    0
  • optimistic prime

    Jul 9, 2019 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #110

    Rooney scored a canny goal from 10yds inside his own half in the Mls

    1
  • optimistic prime

    Jul 9, 2019 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #111

    Not Wagner

    0
  • outside the box

    Jul 9, 2019 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #112

    i appreciate reporters have a difficult job trying to get a statement from the likes of charnlie and cashlie but this period as well as being vital for toon supporters is also important to the business,s in newcastle …now is the time to be brave stick that mic where they cannot refuse to answer …

    3
  • Jib

    Jul 9, 2019 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #113

    OP
    That was 26th June
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfK9nHkfBTA
    Do keep up !

    0
  • captainmarvel

    Jul 9, 2019 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #114

    I cannot believe BZG would agree with this bollox manager list. I am thinking it’s diversionary, a make believe list made up to have the supporters think it’s real..
    If Ashley does bring someone in, a low level yes man then it’s same old, same old?= disaster…

    2
  • dig-n-dig22

    Jul 9, 2019 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #115

    Bleach the Leech

    Thanks for the link mate, any idea how they are selling? I will order 1 and wear it with pride on my jolly’s in Spain end of August, Cheer’s mate!!!

    1
  • giimps

    Jul 9, 2019 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #116

    So if it was a car dealer for sale ,would the owner not be able to sell a car during the buyout?

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  • #BleachTheLeech

    Jul 9, 2019 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #117

    ?#NUFC fan groups collective statement. Join us #BoycottArsenal #BoycottSJP #SupportOurToon #AshleyOut?

    4
  • Tongue in Sheikh

    Jul 9, 2019 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #118

    Unless they are deliberately underwhelming us with Bruce so that Moyes looks like a win for us. Sad state of affairs

    3
  • Tom1664

    Jul 9, 2019 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #119

    Giimps – think people are basing that on Joselu’s comments reported in Spain that his transfer had been agreed but they had to wait for the “new board”.

    1
  • c-dog

    Jul 9, 2019 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #120

    Bruce is the most probable outcome this summer
    BZG look like time wasters

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