The next manager of NUFC a temporary appointment?

So, Sam Allardyce has turned down the chance to return to St.James’s Park – and this, alongside our move for Steve Bruce, is a clear indication of the future direction of this club under Mike Ashley.

Steve Bruce is now firmly in the frame, with the Telegraph claiming his arrival is set to be announced by the weekend, and whilst he is a decent guy and a Geordie to boot, he is in the same mould as Big Sam.

The manager’s being recently linked are those in their twilight years of management, sort by clubs in the Championship.

Dare I say they are managers who possibly couldn’t even dream of being offered a job at such a big club at this stage of their career – although the fact Allardyce rejected us shows just how far we’ve fallen under Ashley.

I can’t believe ambitious new owners would seek such a leader, so it begs the question – Is the takeover talk merely a pipe-dream? At this stage, it feels like it’s time to forget it, for now.

We do need a manager as our China trip approaches, with us just over a month away from the start of the new season, so the next question is ‘how long a contract is the next manager being offered?’.

This may tell us if this is a stand-in appointment or a return to the days of disgruntled fans, a regular change of manager and club in turmoil heading in one direction – The Championship – again!

If it is a stand-in appointment, it is more easy to swallow. But if this is the long term, the future looks very bleak and I think we all know how this story ends.

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16 thoughts on “The next manager of NUFC a temporary appointment?

  1. Steve Bruce would be a disaster at Newcastle guaranteed relegation, not in the same league as rafa, ashley you’re finished up here you and your muppet Charnley

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  2. Bruce isn’t going to leave a secure contract at Sheffield Weds to come and take hold of temporary reins, is he? This has p***take by Ashley written all over it. McLaren as assistant maybe? Pardew director of football? The only thing that ensures that won’t be the case is that Bruce’s dad would never be able to set foot in Wallsend Comrades ever again so we can at least rule that one one out.

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  3. I said this in an article I put in the Mag. If there is a takeover then it would make sense to put a caretaker in because the BZG will want to bring their own along and if they’re spending £350 million for the club you would hope their ambition will be higher than Bruce.

    Bruce will not leave his current contract for a temporary place so I expect him to be given a long term contract which probably rules out a takeover (again!)

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  4. A) Who the F else in the PL would PAY compensation to bring in Bruce?
    B) Even Bruce is not going to walk out of a full-time job to take a temporary contract.

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  5. Temporary??

    Wasn’t a £5 million compensation package mentioned in the media due to Sheff Weds??

    Can’t believe the media would over sensationalise a story like that. 😆

    Aren’t any of them real Newcastle fans, surely ther emust be one of them on our side.

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  6. ashley will give him a long contract so when the take over happens the new owners will have to pay off the present manager

    that’s how he works and we all know wit is

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  7. There hss never been a seriour TAKEOVER bid it hss sll been the usual Rubbish from ASHLEY and his lackies.

    At the end of every season ASHLEY sends out the usual garbage and lies.

    Steve Bruce although a northern lad has never been anything other than MEDIOCRE, never in the same class as RAFA.

    EVERYONE should face up to the truth under ASHLEY we are heading back to the Championship.

    ASHLEY went card becsuse of the millions that will still come his way from the football association and tv.

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  8. My word this is as underwhelming as it gets. No way Bruce takes a short term deal. He’s here until he’s sacked!
    Which could be quite quickly actually so…
    NUFC, the gift that keeps on giving.

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  9. It wouldn’t matter if it were Pep or Klopp!! Whoever is next manager is on a hiding to nothing.
    It was hard enough for Rafa, but whoever is next now has to do it without Perez and Rondon – and has less than a month to bring in replacements for them.

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  10. theres only 2 things you can be sure of, you idiots will continue to talk about a none existant takeover and i will win money on my £100 bet for newcastle to be religated if you believe any different you have real mental health issuse

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  11. Sharpy the big problem is any ‘manager’ will actually be a coach with no say in transfers. They will have players bought for them

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  12. I’m sorry but Steve Bruce! He is a master of fighting around (and more often in) the relegation zone. Ashley may as well not bother buying anyone if Steve Bruce comes in cod doesn’t matter who he buys there is no hope with Steve Bruce picking the side every week. Almiron will be in the ****ing reserve team cos Bruce will look and go he has not scored or assisted in the games he played and our attacking line up will be atsu Gayle and Murphy. A attacking line up that will thrive in the championship.

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