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Ms. Staveley’s First Choice Manager Revealed – Will Earn £19M/Year At Newcastle



Neil has reported that Sky Sports Pete Graves has been told that Ananda Staveley’s first choice for Newcastle manager is former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino.

He just happens to be top of our poll, which we reported on earlier today.

He has 41% of the vote with Rafa Benitez second on 30%.

Amanda must have seen our poll with Mauricio at the top and it seems the second choice of the owners is Rafa Benitez, who got himself tied up last summer at Chinese club Dalian until the end of next year.

🙂

For the record, here is the tweet from Pete Graves announcing the news.

The 48-year-old will reportedly get a salary of £19M per year to be the new manager.

And there’s a message being sent out there by the rich new owners.

Wait for it – that’s a weekly wage of £365K – unbelievable and a bit ridiculous.

Mauricio Pochettino – new owners’ top choice as Newcastle manager

Steve Bruce is now almost out of his dream job, and will simply see out this season – if it ever starts up again.

But Steve can leave Newcastle with his head held high after getting his dream job last summer.

He steadied the ship last July after another mess caused solely by incompetent owner Mike Ashley.

And Steve was an enabler of this takeover because we were not in any relegation trouble when the season was suspended back on Friday 13th March.

PosTeamGamesGDPoints
10Burnley38-754
11Southampton38-952
12Everton38-1249
13Newcastle38-2044
14Crystal Palace38-1943
15Brighton38-1541
16West Ham38-1339

Bruce will be in demand by top Championship clubs and some Premier League clubs too – if he wants to continue in management.

We like Pochettino a lot, and he will help bring the youngsters through, and probably his first task will be to sign up the two Longstaff brothers to long term contracts at their home town club.

He could bring them along quickly, and both could even become world-class players in the future if coached well – and we always need some Geordies in the team.

Mauricio will likely be a positive choice for fans, and it seems a dream job for him, but he deserves it because of his successes with both Southampton and Tottenham in the Premier League.

One small thing – it’s hard to sometimes understand what the Argentine says, so maybe a clause in his contract to take some English lessons?

He should have time now due to the lockdown in place to stop the spread of the serious coronavirus pandemic.

He’ll have to do the lessons remotely, of course.

What do you think, if the appointment of Mauricio and his coaching staff is made?

Which Manager Would You Like To Manage Newcastle Under New Owners?

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271 comments so far

  • GhostToon

    Apr 29, 2020 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #1

    Jan Vertonghen on a free? Any takers anyone?

    Surely Poch would be all over that.

    #cans

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  • geordietom

    Apr 29, 2020 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #2

    repost …
    do sky ” KNOW SOMETHING ” or is it all just speculation ? …

    3
  • IrishRob

    Apr 29, 2020 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #3

    I was gonna say something smart but what’s the point.

    Hurry up and anounce this plzzzzzzzz

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  • geordietom

    Apr 29, 2020 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #4

    # tins

    1
  • Zele

    Apr 29, 2020 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #5

    Does anyone know where all these ‘exclusives’ are coming from especially those from the Chronic as nothing as been officially announced and so presumably everyone should be legally tight lipped ?

    1
  • IrishRob

    Apr 29, 2020 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #6

    Hes 33 I doubt they’d bother if they are intent signing a younger better CB. we will only buy one CB because Lacelles being captain will not be left out. And with a good defense around him he will get even better. Koulibaly has to be first choice for CB. Vertonghen wont want to be a bench player even at 33.

    0
  • IrishRob

    Apr 29, 2020 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #7

    Kegs tom, KEGS!

    3
  • geordietom

    Apr 29, 2020 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #8

    for our Australian fans …

    #tinnie’s
    A can of beer is known as a tinnie, and a small glass bottle (375ml) is a stubbie…

    #stubbie’s

    take your pick 😀

    4
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Apr 29, 2020 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #9

    At the risk of sounding like a negative Norm, when the ‘announcement’ is made, I may well take a short break from the blog.

    My reasoning:-

    1 There’s going to be so many posts it’s going to take days to keep up with them!
    2 Any comments made are going to be swallowed up in the ensuing deluge of other comments made.
    3 The bus service will be going so fast I’ll get dizzy getting on and off It.

    I’ll read the blog headlines and perhaps skim some of the posts but the missus will have me sleeping in the shed if I try to follow reasons 1 & 2 as above.

    I’ll return when the excitement has cooled down a bit.

    🙂

    12
  • The Wife

    Apr 29, 2020 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #10

    IrishRob,

    Regarding your comment on the previous article…please just remember that when news comes out and everyone is busy dissecting it in the blog comments, Neil and/or Ed are taking time to write it all up, finding appropriate photos to pair with it, inserting twitter screen grabs, italicizing quotes, proofreading and editing and so on. That takes time. 🙂

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  • VanToonMan

    Apr 29, 2020 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #11

    Re-post:

    Afternoon lads and lasses! It feels like it’s getting closer doesn’t it?!

    I wouldn’t take any notice of sky sports’ Poch breaking news – it’s just part of the rumour mill.

    As harsh as it sounds on Bruce, irrespective of when we find out what is happening to the remaining season, it seems best for everyone to have maximum time to prepare long term – so I would welcome the new manager straight away.

    Definitely think Poch should be number 1 choice for following reasons:

    1. Young, trophy less and hungry
    2. Big name thus will attract big players
    3. Great style of football
    4. Already experienced at and good at developing young players
    5. Send a huge message to the rest of the footballing world about how serious the club are.
    6. It’s one thing throwing money at players – but you generally can’t go wrong at spending money on players COMBINED with throwing money for a big (currently successful) manager – and Poch with his top 4 finishes and CL final on a budget achievements is definitely that.

    Man City announced takeover and signing of Robinho on 01 September – do you think we will have a new signing announced on the same day as well?? If so – who is everyone’s guesses?

    To be honest I would prefer a new signing to be the manager as opposed to any player when the new manager has not been signed yet.

    The right order seems to be – new owners and new manager – then new players.

    10
  • geordietom

    Apr 29, 2020 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #12

    IRISHROB …
    i’ve got no room left to put kegs in me hoose mate 😀

    0
  • WLtoon

    Apr 29, 2020 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #13

    Geordietom

    I reckon they know as much as anyone else mate, which is,nt a lot.

    1
  • geordietom

    Apr 29, 2020 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #14

    THE WIFE …

    you forgot the time difference just saying like 😀

    1
  • geordietom

    Apr 29, 2020 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #15

    WLTOON …

    thats what i was thinking , but at least we are in the news for good reason’s mate …

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  • geordietom

    Apr 29, 2020 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #16

    irishrob …

    oops : D 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Apr 29, 2020 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #17

    A local micro brewery is delivering Pins and Mini Pins.

    I bought 3 Mini Pins for My missus and mine 50th anniversary 3 years back and they went down a treat!

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  • WLtoon

    Apr 29, 2020 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #18

    Bruce gets no sympathy from me. Try telling Sheff Wed supporters he deserves pity after the way he treated their club. Im sure he is,nt short of a bob or two and he,ll find another job in no time. Crack on.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Apr 29, 2020 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #19

    Pins*

    0
  • The Wife

    Apr 29, 2020 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #20

    geordietom,

    Well yes, there’s that also, but honestly Ed and Neil do their level best to stay on top of things despite the time difference. Neil is up way before the chickens every morning.

    27
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Apr 29, 2020 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #21

    Think he’d be better on his farm, growing food for the country!

    0
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Apr 29, 2020 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #22

    The Wife

    You keep chickens?

    1
  • The Wife

    Apr 29, 2020 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #23

    EGB,

    No, it’s just an expression we use here in the South. 🙂

    8
  • geordietom

    Apr 29, 2020 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #24

    THE WIFE …

    what can i say apart from keep up the good work hinnie …

    5
  • magpie6699

    Apr 29, 2020 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #25

    Radio Newcastle reporting that Chi Onwurah is planning to hold a debate (Monday?) because she’s unhappy about the Saudi takeover and is hoping to get Khashoggi’s widow involved.
    Thought she claimed to be a Toon supporter?

    7
  • AncientC

    Apr 29, 2020 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #26

    Fast way to lose any credibility—reporting £19 million per annum offer for Pochettino (because £18 million just wouldn’t cut it). Something very amiss there.

    Maybe Pochettino has £19 million worth of contract left to run with his Tottenhan pay-off; Spurs could demand not to pay that if Pochettino finds another job. The £19 million is possibly something to do with a signing-off/on fee.

    4
  • WLtoon

    Apr 29, 2020 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #27

    So Pep is on 20M a year and is,nt the highest paid, who is then, Simeone maybe ?

    2
  • GhostToon

    Apr 29, 2020 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #28

    IrishRob

    Agreed Koulibally would be awesome and has alot more in his tank. I would take him or Konate

    #cans

    0
  • John Tudor

    Apr 29, 2020 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #29

    What are the 7w@7s at bein reporting

    0
  • hibbit

    Apr 29, 2020 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #30

    Tom i think you’ll find our oz readers know exactly what a tinnie is mate,

    tinnie (plural tinnies)
    (Australia, slang) A can of beer.
    believed to have been first used in the late 40’s,

    4
  • RobLeenio

    Apr 29, 2020 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #31

    3 x pins of beer – that’s getting on for 130 pints!

    I bet they went down well!

    😉

    Mind, after 50 years of marriage, some would say you deserve a good drink. I, of course, would never say anything like that!

    It’s our 20th anniversary this August. Not sure we’ll be doing much as things stand.

    1
  • hibbit

    Apr 29, 2020 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #32

    The Wife
    i let mine out 05-50 am this morning,
    that’s the chickens by the way,

    4
  • lochinvar

    Apr 29, 2020 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #33

    AncientC
    Pochettino’s contract with Spurs was reported as being effective up to May19th while he’s on gardening leave. During that time Spurs would get substantial compensation if he took up work elsewhere. Standard practice. So no one is going to pay them millions that they don’t have to as after that he’s a free Agent.

    As to what his weekly pay packet is the press need to give it a rest. They don’t know. He doesn’t know because he’s not been employed. All conjecture, no wait fantasy.

    1
  • WLtoon

    Apr 29, 2020 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #34

    magpie6699

    Maybe Onwurah is doing that to look as though she does,nt have double standards after calling out Ashley on a number of occasions. She is fully aware of the Saudi regime and its Human Rights issues, so it would be the obvious thing to do.

    4
  • lochinvar

    Apr 29, 2020 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #35

    Lee Ryder, now revealing that all parties are expecting to release a joint statement soon:

    ‘Many fans have questioned who would announce the deal with a lengthy cast of characters involved in the takeover.

    ‘But it is understood that all parties are prepared to produce a joint statement which would then be pushed out at the same time.‘

    0
  • hibbit

    Apr 29, 2020 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #36

    this might help

    On 24 May 2018, Pochettino signed a new five-year contract to keep him at Tottenham until 2023. In December 2018, Pochettino won his 100th Premier League match as manager of Tottenham after a late win against Burnley; he became the first Tottenham manager to reach this milestone and the third quickest Premier League manager to achieve the feat with a single club.

    On 8 May 2019, Pochettino led Tottenham into the 2019 UEFA Champions League Final, the first Champions League/European Cup final in the club’s history after beating Ajax on away goals (3–3 aggregate), with his side coming back from a 2–0 deficit (3–0 aggregate) at half-time in Amsterdam, only for Lucas Moura to score a second-half hat-trick. The final ended in a 2–0 defeat to Liverpool.

    On 19 November 2019, Pochettino was dismissed by Tottenham Hotspur with the side placed 14th in the Premier League table, with chairman Daniel Levy citing “extremely disappointing” domestic results as the reason behind the dismissal.

    1
  • Legolas

    Apr 29, 2020 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #37

    The Wife,

    I think EGB was pulling your leg. It was quite funny.

    🙂

    1
  • Jib

    Apr 29, 2020 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #38

    hibbit

    i let mine out 05-50 am this morning,

    You keep chickens in the bedroom !

    Is that next to the donkeys behind the motor bikes ?

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 29, 2020 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #39

    geordietom,
    Do you know what they call a crate of stubbies?

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 29, 2020 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #40

    I think EGB keeps a chicken in his hat.

    0
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