Newcastle United have decided who will be the next permanent manager of the club and an announcement will be made over the next few days, according to a popular (and usually reliable) NUFC related website.
www.nufc.com published this in their latest post…
Having failed to get him over the line in January 2015 and again last month, it looks as if Newcastle have got their man at the third time of asking and will confirm Steve McClaren as their new manager over the coming days.
That decision looks to be a victory for Chief Scout Graham Carr, who gave his backing to McClaren despite support within the club for other candidates including Patrick Vieira and Michael Laudrup.
Although this is far from an official announcement, www.nufc.com is renowned for being an extremely reliable source of news related to Newcastle United and McClaren remains the bookies favourite to replace John Carver
There has been speculation over the last few days that Patrick Vieira could become the new boss – a prospect that has pleased many fans but has also caused concern for many more.
Vieira, has an enviable record as a player but has no Premier League managerial experience, although it is widely believed that he has been moulded to eventually take control of Manchester City, where he has been working as a coach since 2011 and currently holds the position of reserve team and Elite Development squad manager.
So what about McClaren? He does have experience but the general consensus is that he will not be a popular appointment.
His managerial record spans over 20 years with stints in the Premier League as well as Holland and Germany. Despite leading Middlesbrough to success in the 2004 League Cup and becoming the first English manager to manage a team to a top-level domestic league title since Bobby Robson, who won the Portuguese League with Porto in 1996, his poor performance as coach of the English national team is what many people remember him for.
Steve McClaren’s brief spell as England coach saw the national team fail to qualify for Euro 2008. This was the first time they had failed to qualify for a major tournament in 14 years and also the first time they had failed to reach the European Championships in 24 years.
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