New 5/2 favourite emerges for NUFC job as local journalist says move ‘could well be on the cards’

The Daily Mail claim that a reunion between Graeme Jones and Roberto Martinez ‘could well be on the cards’ at Newcastle United – and he’s now the new bookies favourite at odds of 5/2.

Craig Hope’s latest piece reveals that current Belgium boss Martinez – who has worked alongside Jones on four separate occasions – is on our new owners’ shortlist, and would be tempted by a move back to the Premier League.

It’s now been 11 days since Steve Bruce was sacked, with the consortium looking to meticulously plan their next appointment. The question is, how much longer can we afford to wait?

The Mail also say that a compensation package to lure him from Belgium would cost less than £2million, a small fee for a club that is now backed by billions.

One hindrance, however, could be the 2022 World Cup being just one year away.

Would Martinez want to walk out on a job he has been at for five years, when the pinnacle of any manager’s career could be waiting right around the corner?

A move for Martinez would divide opinion on Tyneside, as a post I put out on Twitter a fortnight ago found out.

I would happily take him on Tyneside; he ticks a lot of boxes. Whoever comes in, we should 100% get behind to give us our best chance of top flight survival.

13 thoughts on “New 5/2 favourite emerges for NUFC job as local journalist says move ‘could well be on the cards’

  1. Would have preferred Fonseca, was never a fan of Martinez, then we have Jones too? Offensive or Defensive tactics not sure he will work out the way we would like, but if he stops the rot and saves us that will do. Hwtl

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  2. Whoever comes in next will be moved along in a few seasons anyway for a top tier manager. The main priority right now of course is staying in the league and getting rid of the rot left by Ashely and Bruce. Whether Martinez could come in and keep us up is an open question. On the one hand he did manage a few great escapes with Wigan, on the other they did eventually go down under him. And then of course he had one decent season with Everton, and one bad one. So if you look at it from that perspective he seems the definition of hit or miss, which isn’t a ratio I’m comfortable with given our current position. The ideal scenario is course hiring a manager who the record of a winner.

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  3. Jones has shown us that he’s greatly inadequate. Martinez is no better. Stop pushing this rubbish.

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  4. NEED a Manager with his own team ASAP = clear out ALL first team coaches

    It looks like its a holiday camp for these players – plus what we’ve seen over the last 2 games is that Jones has had a major hand in the disaster ALL season

    It’s a shambles

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  5. I think it’s difficult assessing a manager by looking at his past track record unless we can understand how much money they had available and what other factors played a part in their successes or failures. Arguably Benitez would have done much better at Newcastle if he had been allowed to spend some money. The new Newcastle could make many managers look great.

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  6. Go for Sam Alladice and give him a contract until the end of the season with a big bonus for keeping us in the premier league. He would be a safe bet to bring in the right sort of players to get us up the table.

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  7. Not the man for the job- very average club management records and Jones is way off the standard we require. The ex Dortmund guy is the best of the so called favourites. We need a change NOW otherwise the momentum created by the takeover will be lost. We can’t have another match with the inept Jones in charge.

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  8. Just think managers are keeping quiet as they know if they take the job, they would have to win some silverware for us…. So added pressure…of course we need some structure within the club.

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  9. No he would not, he’s god god awful. Or you taking the proverbial?

    JW:
    Go for Sam Alladice and give him a contract until the end of the season with a big bonus for keeping us in the premier league. He would be a safe bet to bring in the right sort of players to get us up the table.

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  10. Looks like it’s the bookies pushing these stories and I’m not sure if any of them are true. Only 1 winner for the click bait, why does the odds have to be in the headline though??

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  11. Sure Martinez talks a good game, even impressed me in the day.
    the problem lies in his ability to fulfill his rap, having poor results with Everton and other English sides.
    As for newbies like Terry and ex pool guy attempting to do well @Glasgow Rangers, listen it’s going to be either Celtic or Rangers who get the title and if they signed “bobo the clown would make no difference” let em ply their trade elsewhere and walk before they run for a decent job, as this requires someone who has been around the block a few times.
    Too bad someone like SBR ain’t around, but I guess it ain’t in the books.
    but the Saudis have to make a move by either getting a couple of free agents then loading up during the winter window and that’s
    just to avoid relegation.
    We don’t need another spell in the second tier, being nineteen clubs jealous and angry want us to fail, which means we don’t have to be sorry for whoever we run over when we fulfill the dream.
    However lets get a move-on folks as this pause is becoming embarrassing .

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