It is looking increasingly likely that Newcastle United will sack their manager Steve McClaren in the coming days. It is due to this that fact that we can now discuss the likely replacement for the ‘Wally with a brolly’
Steve McClaren has been granted over £80million to try and improve an already rather poor Newcastle squad, though this hasn’t improved the Geordie club’s form in the slightest. Despite landing both Jonjo Shelvey and Andros Townsend, who are both considered to be good players, the club just haven’t kick on and obtain results, leaving them 19th in the league. What managers could take Newcastle United out of the mire? this is what we think;
The Ex-Everton manager suffered a torrid time at both Manchester United and Real Sociedad, though it may be time for the Scotsman to try his hand back in the Premier League, this time in the north east. It can be argued that Moyes wasn’t given enough time to prove himself in Manchester, so it would be very interesting to see him sat in the dugout at St James’ park.
After being sacked by liverpool earlier this season, the Northern Irishman has been without a job. He guided Liverpool to a second place finish in the 2013/14 season. He will be eager to prove to his critics wrong and guide Newcastle United to safety, as well as solidify his place as a top Premier League manager.
Tim Sherwood has had a mediocre time in his time as a manager, and hasn’t seen a new job since he was sacked as Aston Villa manager. Though probably not the Newcastle fan’s choice of manager, it is without a doubt that we will her his name in contention for the upcoming vacancy.
Nigel Pearson was arguably one of the unsung heroes of the 2014/15 season, as he took bottom of the table Leicester City to a respectable 14th place finish against all the odds. He was then promptly sacked at the end of the season. Some thought the dismissal was harsh, but their astronomical rise under Claudio Ranieri has made the decision look a truly inspired one.
Fans would be delighted to see Rafa Benitez in the dugout. The Spaniard is the only manager in history to have won the UEFA Cup, UEFA Super Cup, UEFA Champions League and the FIFA Club World Cup, and would be a welcome part of the staff at Newcastle United, though just how realistic an appointment is remains to be seen.