The Newcastle fans have once again shown their fickle nature, well at least if you take at face value the returns in recent polls.

Ironically on the same day that they were fed the exclusive by the club that John Carver had been given the Newcastle head coach job at least until the end of the season, the Chronicle had only hours earlier declared that 97% of Newcastle fans want Frank De Boer as new head coach’.

newcastle fansMany of you will be a little bemused if you’d seen the Chronicle headline only six days earlier declaring that ‘Newcastle fans want Remi Garde as new boss’. That article indeed stating that the Frenchman was the ‘overriding winner’. A week is a long time in politics but even longer at Newcastle United. In that earlier poll only 14% of Newcastle fans ‘wanted’ Frank De Boer.

As many of you will know though, you can usually get the answer you want, if you ask the right question.

So a week ago it was Remi Garde who was being hyped by NCJ media and others, with fans being given a choice of which manager/head coach they’d prefer, with Remi Garde getting 37% of the votes, 14% Frank De Boer and Thomas Tuchel a distant third with 3%.

The difference earlier today was that because De Boer was pretty much the only credible candidate to show the remotest interest and/or not categorically rule himself out, he’d become the only palatable choice.

So the question asked by the Chronicle was simply ‘Would you like Frank De Boer as the new Newcastle United head coach?’, with 97% saying yes. Reports are unconfirmed that Carver, Beardsley and Stone made up the no vote…

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I hate to shatter any illusions (delusions?) but the idea of Frank De Boer coming to Mike Ashley’s Newcastle United is simply ludicrous.

National journalists yesterday rightly savaged the ‘vision’ Lee Charnley gave of the new head coach position on behalf of Mike Ashley last week.

The idea that Frank De Boer would give up winning titles, Champions League football and total control of an always trying to be ambitious Ajax, for Newcastle…is laughable.

To come to a club where he would have no say on transfers in and out and therefore absolutely no chance to build a team in his image, a club that makes a profit in the transfer market and an owner who banks the new TV riches, leaving a squad that lacks quality and numbers. With Lee Charnley even declaring that the new head coach will only be allowed to talk about certain areas of the club.

In Frank De Boer’s interviews when he was asked about Newcastle, his eyes only lit up when he went on to talk of previously been linked with the Spurs and Liverpool jobs, leaving nobody in any doubt that he has no intention of coming to this shambles of a club. To me it is blatant that he is using the speculation about Newcastle to make clear to the rest of the Premier League that he fancies a summer move to England but not to Tyneside.

The angle that we are supposed to swallow about waiting for the right man who is currently employed as a manager, has also put Steve McClaren as another of the big favourites. The belief that he has supposedly told Newcastle that he won’t leave now but has agreed to come in the summer.

Derby are one of the hot favourites to come up into the Premier League from the Championship and once again, do you seriously think the former England boss would consider for one second coming to Newcastle if Derby got promoted? He’s loved at that club, has total control of all team affairs and transfers, plus no doubt he would get a big wedge of money to spend on players of his choosing if they did come up.What on earth have Newcastle United got to offer him in comparison?

This is just how depressing the whole thing gets, once upon a time attracting the likes of De Boer or McClaren would have been a no-brainer for both, now they would literally need to have no brain to consider it.

  • Toonbadger

    Makes me vomit

  • Carver for North Korea

    The bottom line is NOBODY WANTS THE JOB !

  • Sound of nail being hit firmly on the head – agree with everything you say.

  • Mal44

    I think you’re spot on about De Boer; not so sure that McLaren would turn it down if offered.

  • nufcmag777

    There will actually some moron’s who will still believe the rubbish thats spouted from the club-If Carver keeps them up they will probably give him the job full time.Ashley saving £800K on a managers wage.Only Ashley could make Approx£4mill from the transfer of a manager.

  • radgiegadgie

    I don’t think it’s that bad a job, they do get some say in the transfers, just no say on the transfer strategy.

    The players they get aren’t bad and a good coach should relish to work with some of these guys.

    Additionally, even Newcastle will give you a decent payout if you get sacked, though clearly it is hard to get sacked for poor performances.

    Again, so many managers have not done well at Newcastle regardless of who owned the club and how well they were backed.

    Apart from Keegan (who was the Man City of the day), SBR was the only one to achieve anything really and look how he was treated…

  • jimblag

    Maybe Liverpool will sack Brendan Rogers and go for de Boer, then we can have Rogers.


    With rose coloured glasses on, maybe they didn’t appoint a head coach because Ashley is preparing to sell to focus on Rangers (another loan rumoured on the way by Thursday). Any potential buyer would want to to bring in their own coach/manager. One can dream I guess… Regardless, it’s not Carvers fault and I wish him well for rest of season.

  • radgiegadgie

    jimblag would you want Rogers?

  • jimblag

    radgiegadgie jimblag When I think of the nightmare scenarios that Ashley may make a reality. Yes definately!

  • Demented_Man

    As you say, the idea of De Boer coming here is ludicrous.  But when you’re as desperate as Newcastle fans you will entertain the fantastical.
     Now Charnley & Co are spinning the line they’re waiting for the right man to come along in the summer.  I bet lots of fans will actually believe in that tripe as well.

  • jimblag

    Carver for North Korea Did you hear the line that they’ve had 80 applicants. haha I’d love to read that list of people.
    Jimmy Bullard
    Ed Chamberlain
    Boris Johnson
    Obviously Kinnear

  • Jarmin Geordie

    So that’s it Carver our permanent next coach, if he keeps Toon in Prem he’ll be given the job because he did, if he gets us relegated no one else will want it so he’ll get it, we’re stuck between a rock and a hard place until the fat slug decides he’s p*ssed us off enough and sells up to go and p*ss Rangers off

  • Nicolaus Copernicus

    If Carver is able to keep us up — and, mind you, it’s a big if — then, rest assured, the job will be his permanently.
    That’s the way Ashley operates.

  • GeorgiaPeter

    Nicolaus Copernicus Porciestreet;
    The first UK football manager ever to be installed on a zero hours contract….!   Don’t laugh, cos it’s entirely possible with this p***k of a chairman.

  • GeorgiaPeter

    Demented_Man Porciestreet;
    And on the strength of it, will be breaking the doors down to renew season tickets. No wonder they all claim that Toon fans are delusional.

  • radgiegadgie

    jimblag radgiegadgie I agree, not my first choice but we could do a lot worse.  He might be better a club with a little less pressure than at Liverpool.

  • GeorgiaPeter

    NUFCANADA Porciestreet;
    Please, Please, Pleeeeeeeeeeease be right.

  • GeorgiaPeter

    jimblag Porciestreet;
    Rogers may well be Irish but he’s not that daft.

  • radgiegadgie

    Demented_Man I don’t think De Boer will come to NUFC. Though not impossible, it’s unlikely and anyone who renews a season ticket on this basis deserves to be disappointed.

    More likely is someone cheaper like Galthier or Tuchel, that sort of guy.  De Boer is likely going to a much more prestigious job.

  • GeorgiaPeter

    jimblag Carver for North Korea Porciestreet;
    And three dozen Mackem fans ….!

  • DownUnderMag

    The club is in total limbo now under this owner.  His attention and priorities are elsewhere at Rangers and he is now content to do as little as possible here while remaining afloat on the premiership gravy train.  It is a sad thing that is happening to this club, very sad indeed.