Shock name emerges out of nowhere as the new bookies favourite for the NUFC job..

Out of nowhere, Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder has now become the bookies favourite to become the next Newcastle United manager.

The 51-year-old had not featured in any of the bookies list of potential Rafa Benitez replacements over the past week or two, however he’s now emerges from the blue, with himself and Mikel Arteta installed as ‘favourites’ at 3/1:

Wilder is currently in the middle of a power struggle with the co-owner of Sheffield United, and some reports suggesting he’s contemplated quitting after their lack of spending following promotion, however I’d be very surprised if he did.

After all, he’s lead his boyhood club to the top flight and, even though Newcastle United may seem a considerable step up from Sheffield United, this ‘power struggle’ would only continue if he agreed to take over at a club owned by Mike Ashley!

He may play five at the back – something our squad lends itself to – he’s a good motivator and has done well on a restricted budget, but this would just seem underwhelming and wrong on so many fronts.



That said, it’s hard to ignore the fact he’s shot up to the bookies favourite out of the blue.

Elsewhere on the list, Roberto Martinez remains in the top three, while Quique Sanchez Flores has emerged at 6/1 – with this no doubt coming from the Telegraph’s recent ‘exclusive’ claiming he was now under consideration.

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9 thoughts on “Shock name emerges out of nowhere as the new bookies favourite for the NUFC job..

  1. Are there articles sponsored by the bookmakers. Chris wilders name appears from nowhere, as if by magic. The only winner is the bookies and the media are in on it.

    Shocking 💡

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  2. Ah yes. A manager is going to quit another Premier League club over a “power struggle” with that club’s “perceived lack of spending” and instead join NUFC. Hahahaha. Jesus.

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  3. No ambitious manager will consider the poison chalice, only a journeyman looking for a payday and who has no principles. Why, because managers have witnessed, for many years, other managers futile efforts to manage. The regime is a parasite and will only leave a host, NUFC, if it dies. Which will mean tumbling down the leagues until Ashley is so pissed off about spending money. Risky though as the club may take decades to return to the PL. However another way is to #BOYCOTTEVERYGAME

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  4. I’m a blade, but absolutely love the Geordies. Excellent comments above. Wilder is going nowhere . He’s just taken his boyhood team to the prem. Power struggle or not, he’ll be managing us next season.

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  5. LiamE: After all, he’s lead his boyhood club to the top flight and, even though Newcastle United may seem a considerable step up from Sheffield United, this ‘power struggle’ would only continue if he agreed to take over at a club owned by Mike Ashley!

    “After all, he’s lead his boyhood club to the top flight and, even though Newcastle United may seem a considerable step up from Sheffield United, this ‘power struggle’ would only continue if he agreed to take over at a club owned by Mike Ashley!”

    I say as much myself in the article! ^^^

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  6. Andy:
    I’m a blade, but absolutely love the Geordies. Excellent comments above. Wilder is going nowhere . He’s just taken his boyhood team to the prem. Power struggle or not, he’ll be managing us next season.

    I hope you’re right mate! Both you and he deserve each other after making it back to the top flight.

    All the best for the new season.

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  7. Ah yes. Chris Wilder.

    Keegan, Robson, and Rafa …….And Chris Wilder.

    If Ashley has learned one thing with Rafa, it has to be that there’s no substitute for a top class manager.

    And Chris Wilder is no substitute for a top class manager

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  8. Brrrian:
    Ah yes. Chris Wilder.

    Keegan, Robson, and Rafa …….And Chris Wilder.

    If Ashley has learned one thing with Rafa, it has to be that there’s no substitute for a top class manager.

    And Chris Wilder is no substitute for a top class manager

    He’s better than any manager you’ll ever have & have had regardless of your success & that’s a fact because everyone who has managed you has achieved nothing Notable like 5 promotions with zero money to your name for a budget 👍

    Northern Counties Premier with Alfreton = PROMOTED..

    Conference National League with Oxford = PROMOTED..

    League Two with Northampton = Promoted..

    League One with us = Promoted & same in the Championship he got us promoted PROMOTED & guess what? He had no budget to achieve this at any club..

    He might not be Rafa Benitez but he’s achieved more with far lesser assets & wealth to his disposal compared to your messiah of a Spaniard who has spent more on players than Wilder has seen his entire life whilst managing..

    Buy what do I know ey? My managers Chrissy Wilder, the man everyone wants but nobody can have because he is & forever will be a BLADE!!!!!

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