NUFC ‘make contact’ with new manager – & report claims he’s Mike Ashley’s no.1 target

According to north-east reporter David Coverdale, the club have now ‘made contact’ with Roberto Martinez over the possibility of him becoming the new Newcastle United boss.

A piece from the Sun’s Mike McGrath has also claimed that Mike Ashley plans to go ‘all-out’ to replace Rafa Benitez with the Martinez – the current manager of the Belgian national side.

It’s reported that a formal approach to the Belgian FA could ‘come later’ today, but it seems like the Spaniard is now high on the club’s priority list if these new reports are to be believed:

In the circumstances, Martinez could be a good appointment and about the best we could hope for, although I have serious doubts about whether he’d quit his role with the Belgian national side to take over at St James’ Park.



He has Premier League experience following spells with Swansea, Wigan and Everton and will have decent contacts in the game, but you have to question whether he’d leave his current job to join the current circus on Tyneside.

A top flight return may appeal, but it would seem a huge risk for a manager currently in a pretty high profile and secure job.

A mediocre manager but someone we’d do well to get in our current position – something which sums up how disastrous our summer has been so far.

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About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

8 thoughts on “NUFC ‘make contact’ with new manager – & report claims he’s Mike Ashley’s no.1 target

  1. Selling Perez. We are being dismantled stage by stage. Martinez? Did ok with Wigan but when a bigger club called i.e. Everton, failed. The

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  2. Come on ashley make us happy sell the club have a heart attack get run over do something positive for the sake of club and loyal fans! Boycott boycott ashleyoot

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  3. What ! You are kidding ?
    Martinez for NUFC !!!!! Game haven start already relegated , this guy is a jinx and show no loyalty at all …..wigan got relegated and he shows no loyalty and quickly resign and move to everton ….. same result as the toffees are fighting for survival ….. welcome to the championships mr mike

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  4. He Martinez 113 games for everton
    38% winning , he got a good result with Belgium doesnt mean he is good ……. it is the squad that is having a great form

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