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Consortium Have Not ‘Firmed Up’ Candidate List For Next Manager – Report



Steve Bruce has seemingly kept his position as Newcastle’s head coach for at least another day. Amanda Staveley and Mehrdad Ghodoussi met with the players and coaches in an introductory meeting this morning. The duo then took in the afternoon’s training session.

Bruce’s future has been the subject of much speculation with most expecting him to be relieved of his duties in the near future. The abrupt completion of the takeover last week has left the new owners in catchup mode as they draw up lists of candidates for not only the next manager but executive positions as well.

The Telegraph’s Luke Edwards has a new report claiming that the list of managerial candidates has not yet been ‘firmed up’. He also states that there are a lot of voices competing for input on Newcastle’s next steps.


Edwards has added former Chelsea manager and star Frank Lampard to the growing list of candidates. He also backs claims that former Dortmund boss Lucien Favre has emerged as a candidate. The 63-year-old has become the bookmaker’s favorite and The Chronicle has published a very good piece on the Swiss manager.

The task of finding a new manager is in the hands of directors Amanda Staveley and Jamie Reuben, who both have different advisors offering potential candidates. Once a candidate has been settled on, PIF will then greenlight the decision.

The new board is taking a comprehensive approach and avoiding rash decisions. The inner workings of this consortium are also much more complex than Lee Charnely ringing up Mike Ashley for permission.


85 comments so far

  • Pottsclock

    Oct 11, 2021 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #41

    Stop Press: SSN – Steve Bruce leaves the training ground of his club and gets into his car. #nonstory

    I think the press need to chill a bit

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  • Optimistic prime

    Oct 11, 2021 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #42

    Wants to mind the gap.

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  • Optimistic prime

    Oct 11, 2021 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #43

    Man goes home.

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  • Optimistic prime

    Oct 11, 2021 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #44

    Must have been putting in extra hours to impress.

    That lot are usually home for loose women.

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  • onmeedsun

    Oct 11, 2021 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #45

    As much as I have no respect for Charnley for not pushing Ashley to be more ambitious, he was just following orders, and will have a huge amount of knowledge about the club and the business side of football. He will therefore be invaluable to the new mgt team until they have their own experienced people in place. So I’d expect him to be around until post Jan transfer window and perhaps end of season. However, I’d hope not to see him on Sunday in the Directors box.

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  • Not another deJong

    Oct 11, 2021 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #46

    Did Lewis just come in to meet the new owners and left again to fly to Bulgaria, for tomorrows international match?

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  • onmeedsun

    Oct 11, 2021 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #47

    Potts
    I think everyone needs to chill a bit.
    I understand the excitement etc, but we need to give the owners some breathing space. We don’t want every decision being played out in the public eye, as the press would like, and a lot of fans would like.

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  • Vask

    Oct 11, 2021 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #48

    Lewis was sent off so I imagine he came home.

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  • onmeedsun

    Oct 11, 2021 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #49

    NADJ
    Lewis can’t play next match as was sent off, harshly.

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  • Romford mag

    Oct 11, 2021 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #50

    Nadj

    I think Lewis is banned for their next game ?

    Didn’t he getting sent off last game ?

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  • Vask

    Oct 11, 2021 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #51

    I see the chronicle have ran out situation through their computer model programme and has our next manager as that guy from Ajax. They have also ran the model through the January transfer window. We’ll be spending £157million apparently.

    If anyone wants to run the model themselves get on the latest football manager.

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  • hibbit

    Oct 11, 2021 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #52

    onmeedsun
    announcement tomorrow “He’s gone” the new owners aren’t that stupid to let hang about like a bad smell and ruin sunday evening,
    what does he bring to the table that makes you even think he’s worth keeping around for one game never mind more,

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  • Pottsclock

    Oct 11, 2021 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #53

    I must say, there are aspects of this new ownership that I am not looking forward to even if overall it is a massive step forward for the club.

    Our club will be scrutinised like never before and, as we are already seeing, will be the obvious target for those who feel they need to complain about the Saudi regime or the obscene excesses of money in football. The pressure on the new manager will be immense and I hope the new directors do something in the structure/comms of the club to protect the footballing side from the political stuff.
    Secondly we’re going to get constant bilge in the press about what players we are linked with. As fans we’ve been able to use the Ashley filters “if it involves spending any signficant money”, or “if West Ham or above are interested” to actually identify what may be real targets. It’s now going to be impossible.

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Oct 11, 2021 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #54

    Bruce is such a selfish bell end

    Been slagging the club and fans off since he got here and is now trying to get sympathy card what did he expect?

    Has played the worst football I can remember with the worst defensive record in the league and he’s moaning that he might not get his 1000th game? The guy should have been sacked 40 games ago

    Now after the takeover has went through we have had zero statements from him congratulating the club? Some “fan” indeed

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Oct 11, 2021 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #55

    Also sick of the love in from the pundits the sooner he gets sacked and we get a manager who will take us forward the better so they can back the clown at Derby or whatever lower league team he ends up managing

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  • Munster Mag

    Oct 11, 2021 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #56

    If Amanda gives the gig to Lampard then it is a seriously bad sign.l of judgement. I guessing it will be someone close to McParland, who has a terrible name with Forest fans.

    James, the article of Favre wasn’t very encouraging 🙁

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  • hibbit

    Oct 11, 2021 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #57

    onmeedsun you don’t want to see Charnley in the directors box, but you would be happy for Bruce to be center stage, that just doesn’t add up.

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  • Not another deJong

    Oct 11, 2021 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #58

    Thanks Lads

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  • chancel be a fine thing

    Oct 11, 2021 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #59

    Bruce left with more stuff than he arrived with apparently. Sky film shows him putting some stuff (not as much as Rafa!) in the back of his car.
    Drinks cabinet too heavy, removal van booked for tomorrow.

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  • Optimistic prime

    Oct 11, 2021 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #60

    Whens the players next day off?

    If its tomorrow it’ll be his last day.

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  • lochinvar

    Oct 11, 2021 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #61

    Bruce’s departure is covered by keeping Jones for now.

    Charnley departing leaves a void with no temporary cover and noone would know where the Hob Knobs were kept. That would be a monstrous error of judgement.

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  • chancel be a fine thing

    Oct 11, 2021 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #62

    On the new stadium, could we not build a state of the art stadium on the leazes park and return st James to parkland after the switch.

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  • Not another deJong

    Oct 11, 2021 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #63

    Follow the crumbs?!

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  • hibbit

    Oct 11, 2021 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #64

    Munster Mag fair points but at the moment all “IF’s”,

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  • Not another deJong

    Oct 11, 2021 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #65

    chancel be a fine thing – I would second that

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  • chancel be a fine thing

    Oct 11, 2021 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #66

    Shelvey playing in the U23 tonight. Mrs Essex better not have planned a romantic evening.

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  • Optimistic prime

    Oct 11, 2021 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #67

    The land that SJP sits on must be used for sporting activities.

    No parkland.

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  • Optimistic prime

    Oct 11, 2021 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #68

    Shelvey will be running round like Almiron tonight.

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  • chancel be a fine thing

    Oct 11, 2021 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #69

    Isn’t dog walking a sporting activity?

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  • DubaiMicky

    Oct 11, 2021 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #70

    Shelvey’s playing in the under 23s tonight. Maybe Jones wants to give him a runout, just in case he’s needed Sunday?

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  • chancel be a fine thing

    Oct 11, 2021 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #71

    It would make sense for the new DOF to choose the next manager. Advice may have been taken from other qualified folk as to the next manager, but if his style doesn’t fit with the vision of the new DOF surely that would be a waste of time and money.
    Ergo all these manager stories are probably a combination of click bait and skybet trying to sucker in punter’s money.

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  • Munster Mag

    Oct 11, 2021 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #72

    Hibbitt, I know, I’m just worried that they can get this wrong. Lampard isn’t ready for this yet. And can anyone think Howe wud be much craic over a pint? These things count. 🙂

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  • Munster Mag

    Oct 11, 2021 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #73

    Get the DOF in ASAP and let’s jones in charge for 2-3 games. If he does we’ll and the right man isn’t available, gang on until the end of the season. Not ideal, but the DOF is key here.

    Anyone fancy the Ajax guy, or wud that be unsuitable given how awful our production line is?

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  • ITUNDERASHELL

    Oct 11, 2021 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #74

    Well I can see people’s inner conflicts are causing some deep concerns so I present to you a rather delicious musical arrangement to soothe and quell those inner demons.

    Ley us pray we may be spared and find harmony amongst the rising turmoil.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAWLVvPDDd8

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  • onmeedsun

    Oct 11, 2021 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #75

    Hibbit
    I don’t want Bruce there long but equally don’t want too big a gap with a caretaker in charge. There is also an argument for new owners giving Bruce a chance, then if he goes after a few more games they can’t be accused by the press and his pundit mates of just getting rid because us fans don’t like him. So it comes down to how quickly they can line up a new manager, do they want input from a DofF, and would the team perform better in the next few weeks without Bruce. At the moment there is fan hysteria around Bruce, and I understand why, but it’s not helpful to the decision making process. Let’s see what pans out. But as I said earlier, I will support whatever decision they make, irrespective of the outcome on Sunday. And if Bruce is still in charge, it will not ruin my enjoyment at SJP. Can’t wait.

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  • hibbit

    Oct 11, 2021 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #76

    Munster just been reading the so called up to date list of favorites and Lampard not even on it, so who knows i certainly don’t

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  • Toon Tang

    Oct 11, 2021 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #77

    Can’t stand lampard if I’m being honest, looks quite a greasy guy and we’ve had enough grease for a lifetime

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  • Romford mag

    Oct 11, 2021 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #78

    We need someone with more experience !

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  • onmeedsun

    Oct 11, 2021 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #79

    In terms of stadium options.
    I think that would be low down the list.
    First 5 years need to sort the training facility and squad and our 52k capacity is already fairly good.
    Can’t see SJP being redeveloped due to the location of Leazes terrace. And we would have to play matches somewhere else for at least 2 seasons if the redevelopment was complicated and required a total rebuild. Stadium of light? Don’t think so.
    So if we ever want increased capacity and conclude that SJP is not a good football stadium (which it isn’t as atmosphere lost due to imbalance of stands), then I think there may be a deal to be done with the council that allows a new stadium to be built in exhibition park next door. SJP to be redeveloped according to what the council want. But the ground must remain in the city and be in walking distance of the pubs etc. It’s complicated!

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  • Brucie is a Joker

    Oct 11, 2021 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #80

    Personally Bruce needs to go. He hasn’t won any games and the team arnt playing for him. So let him go.

    I would rather Jones personally until we get a new manager……..personally 🙂

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