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Dubious Report – Newcastle Turned Down By Former Tottenham Manager


French publication L’Equipe are reporting today that Newcastle have failed in their attempt to sign current Marseille manager Andre Villa-Boas.

42-year-old Villa-Boas had a difficult time of it in England managing Chelsea and then Tottenham, so it’s a bit of a surprise Newcastle are reported to be after him.

He does have the Marseille team second top of Ligue 1 at the moment with 56 points from 28 games, and they are 12 points behind PSG.

Marseilles sacked their Sporting Director Andoni Zubizarreta last week, and the French report is the Portuguese manager has turned down a sizable offer from Newcastle to lead our revival under new owners.

But as we have said, he does not have a favorable record in England, and we’re not sure he would be a popular choice with our fans.

Villa-Boas (shown above) has one year left on his deal in France and is refusing to resign, but wants to see out his contract with the famous French club.

From various reports over the last several weeks, former Tottenham and Southampton boss Mauridico Pochettino seems to be the favorite for the Newcastle job.

And at least he has done well in the Premier League since he signed for Southampton from Espanyol in January 2013.

We put out an article today wondering if Rafa Benitez could make a surprise comeback on Tyneside, and that’s still a possibility.

However, we would be surprised if there’s much truth in this article on Villa-Boas.

The new regime have said they will take their time appointing a new manager, and Newcastle still have to complete the season under current manager Steve Bruce.

We have 9 league games to play and face Manchester City in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.

Bruce would like to continue as the manager for next season, but there’s little chance of that happening.

PosTeamGamesGDPoints
11Crystal Palace29-639
12Everton28-537
13Newcastle29-1635
14Southampton29-1734
15Brighton29-829
16West Ham29-1527

Maybe if Bruce wins six of the remaining nine league games and wins the FA Cup?

It would then be difficult for Amanda Staveley not to give Bruce a chance to lead his home town club’s revival.

What do you think?

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71 comments so far

  • JP...from The Rock

    May 21, 2020 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #1

    Wouldn’t like AVB here. Don’t rate him.

    12
  • lochinvar

    May 21, 2020 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #2

    As if.
    Think of a manager.
    Link him with NUFC.
    Show the story to your editor.
    Go for a beer.
    Furloughing not good enough for some of these trainees hacks.

    5
  • JP...from The Rock

    May 21, 2020 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #3

    Oh and sorry Rob spoiled your first post there lol

    4
  • Frank pingles come sock

    May 21, 2020 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #4

    4th ……

    1
  • lochinvar

    May 21, 2020 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #5

    Check out the last line….common sense and experience.
    What are they suggesting ?

    SOUTH KOREA’S FC Seoul were fined a record 100 million won (€74,000) for using sex dolls to fill seats at a match held behind closed doors.
    With spectators barred because of the coronavirus, FC Seoul came under fire after dozens of dolls wearing T-shirts or holding placards with the logo of a sex-toy seller appeared at Sunday’s game.
    After reviewing the case, the K-League accepted FC Seoul’s claim that it did not know the mannequins were sex toys, but said it:
    “could have easily recognised their use using common sense and experience”.

    4
  • WLtoon

    May 21, 2020 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #6

    Mund from previous

    Wearing all 3 shirts at the same time eh, would make me look even fatter than i already am lol

    1
  • the Northumbrian

    May 21, 2020 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #7

    Lochinvar never mind they’ll get some of they’re money back repackaging them and selling them second hand and probably unused.

    1
  • hibbit

    May 21, 2020 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #8

    don’t like Puma cheap naf gear, reminds me of the crap Ashley sells,

    4
  • CAG

    May 21, 2020 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #9

    You could just about read the next issue of the sun … Avram grant linked with Newcastle manager job . Then we would of done the whole ex Tottenham Chelsea managers .

    1
  • lochinvar

    May 21, 2020 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #10

    the Northumbrian
    apparently the mackems were interested in buying some but they didn’t understand how they worked

    4
  • bettyswallocks

    May 21, 2020 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #11

    Ive had enough of this takeover saga now. This is so obviously an elaborate hoax designed by Ashlie and his cohorts to sell season tickets , it’s clear for all to see, and if people are wondering why so many others are complicit in all of this nonsense the answer is backhanders.

    We have all seen the price of oil tumble due to the virus as the global economy slumps and it has been highlighted everywhere that the Saudis cash flow has dried up. Mikey being the money grabbing opportunist that he is has coaxed The Saudis , Amanda Staveley, Members of the press and even Steve Bruce to play along with his little scam and touch for a nice few quid to help during these difficult times,
    Who suffers yet again? The poor Geordie faithful desperately clamouring to buy season tickets in a blind frenzy genuinely believing in yet another takeover.

    3
  • geordietom

    May 21, 2020 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #12

    Adidas for me much better quality …

    0
  • geordietom

    May 21, 2020 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #13

    Loch …

    doesn’t bare thinking about , sex dolls for the mackems before or after their cheezy chips 😀

    0
  • the Northumbrian

    May 21, 2020 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #14

    Lochinvar ahh should of guessed there obviously not the ones with the hole at the rear

    0
  • true toon

    May 21, 2020 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #15

    Ladies and gents…drummmm roollllll
    EPL has approved it ! Finally its all over !

    Welcome to the new era !

    7
  • AshLIE is a Joker

    May 21, 2020 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #16

    True toon

    Source?

    0
  • geordietom

    May 21, 2020 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #17
  • hibbit

    May 21, 2020 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #18

    bettyswallocks relax mate your well off course with that comment,
    it’s not a fakeover or an elaborate con, it’s going to happen and soon,
    deep breaths try and stay calm, #CANS 😉

    12
  • Mund

    May 21, 2020 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #19

    It’s just click bait rejigged from a rumour that he was being looked at as manager.

    If anything I just want it announced so I can stop seeing all the crap be sprouted around from journalists and all the click bait crap they write.

    To be honest that won’t even stop but being born into a new era I couldn’t care less who writes what.

    1
  • IrishRob

    May 21, 2020 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #20

    I hope they were turned down, I’d hate AVB. The only ones I want to see coming in are Poch Allegri or Rafa. But its definitely not true either way, youd imagine anyone who’d turn down this opportunity is stone cold crazy.

    0
  • geordietom

    May 21, 2020 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #21

    check this out scroll down past KEEGAN how many PEOPLE remember them…

    https://twitter.com/WaaayDownSouth

    0
  • the Northumbrian

    May 21, 2020 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #22

    I read an article bout five days ago saying he weren’t interested in prem management he’s happy where he is.

    1
  • geordietom

    May 21, 2020 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #23
  • the Northumbrian

    May 21, 2020 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #24

    Tom exactly my sentiments too

    0
  • WLtoon

    May 21, 2020 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #25

    Looking at the Laurent Robert clips makes you realise just what type of player has been missing at the club since Ashley arrived.
    Robert was a fantastic player with one of the best left pegs ever, frekin deadly.
    Happy Birthday Laurent lad

    4
  • geordietom

    May 21, 2020 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #26

    nortumbrian …

    did you scroll down and look at the pic of the bogs in the old gallowgate end ?/…

    1
  • bettyswallocks

    May 21, 2020 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #27

    Hibbit………… Gotcha lol.

    Give me some credit.

    ” Saudis involved in season ticket scam ” would be a good headline though..

    10
  • Mund

    May 21, 2020 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #28

    Like Cap said earlier I’ve also told the missus there is another woman in my life who I will love forever….. she looked like she was going to throw a punch until I explained who Amanda actually was lol

    4
  • IrishRob

    May 21, 2020 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #29

    Honestly I didnt like Puma much either they were always inferior to the big two. But in the last 10 years they really have come on leaps and bounds in quality, most exercise stuff I buy now is puma. They cant be that bad if City and Dortmund use them.

    And honestly it’s just a myth that Addidas have better quality jerseys, every jersey I’ve had from them, (which isnt many) have fallen apart after a few months. Especially the old Newky Starwood always come off eventually in the wash. That and I dont think Addidas are doing too well at the moment probably means we will stick with Puma or possibly go to Nike.

    3
  • geordietom

    May 21, 2020 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #30

    did we use them ”BOGS ” …

    😀

    0
  • thereallowickmag

    May 21, 2020 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #31

    The Sheffield United movement today is a worry for me.
    To me this states that the premier league have a problem with the human rights of Saudi Arabia so Sheffield U are changing the structure to distance themselves from SA.

    0
  • Shadow_Shearer

    May 21, 2020 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #32

    My opinion on Rafa, his football very dull. But he is pretty much solid in all other departments. He can bring in players who can do a job without spending 100 million per player. We need somebody to be shroud with the signings. He can do a long term project. Plenty to like about Rafa but hes not perfect.

    If we were to bring in an attacking manager, for example, if pep Guardiola joined us tomorrow, there is no way he can teach these players tiki taka football. He would have to buy a whole new starting 11, including Martin Dubs.

    Having said this I would find it very tempting to want attractive football, and there will be attacking managers out there who could do a good job here, but theres no way they will be as solid as rafa, or get the club accelerating at the same rate.

    For me the best choice would be bring in Rafa for 5 to 8 years, after he has stabilised us and won us trophies, then change the philosophy at the club with a new manager.

    9
  • the Northumbrian

    May 21, 2020 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #33

    Tom yes and let me tell you I nearly said goodbye to my poached egg on toast

    0
  • the crown princes nashers

    May 21, 2020 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #34

    I remember the old bogs in the gallowgate end, mind I only went in the gallowgate end when the old leazes was pulled doon, cess pit of a place damn disgrace showed how lord westwood and co thought of the clubs supporters doesnt it

    4
  • geordietom

    May 21, 2020 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #35

    NORTUMBRIAN …

    the stench mate , ive just hoyed up thinking about it …

    0
  • hibbit

    May 21, 2020 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #36

    bettyswallocks you certainly did, i thought you had a bad a case of cabin fever LOL

    2
  • the Northumbrian

    May 21, 2020 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #37

    That’s what I was on about tom, a memory that still lives on today.

    0
  • geordietom

    May 21, 2020 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #38

    thereallowickmag

    i dont see how they can ” DISTANCE THEMSELVES ” from it mate when they are from Saudi as well …

    2
  • hibbit

    May 21, 2020 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #39

    Mark
    in the era your referring to it wasn’t just our ground that was a dump, it was every ground in the 1st division,

    6
  • cleveleysbob

    May 21, 2020 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #40

    Thereallowickmag, ignore the SU links mate, it’s already been pulled apart, apparently he is still the owner and a director of SU, but the paperwork relates to changes in Company names around about the time he took complete control, it’s just taken until today for Companies House to catch up.

    1

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