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Strange tale of Carver, the unemployed and the Wally with the Brolly

6 years ago

A very strange betting market for the next Newcastle manager, over three weeks of inaction bringing us to this desperate looking point.

While West Brom and Crystal Palace appointed replacements in a matter of days, Mike Ashley and his stooges are giving the matter careful consideration, making sure or the right candidate etc etc

Just what the reaction will be when/if they finally the announcement after all this time, if they say ‘We’ve scoured the world and interviewed numerous candidates and we couldn’t find anybody with better credentials than John Carver…’

At the moment the caretaker boss is 3/1 second favourite for the next Newcastle manager (Head Coach) job, despite four games without a win including getting knocked out of the FA Cup by Leicester.

Maybe it is no surprise though when you see what we are left with otherwise in the betting, they’re all currently ‘resting’ – Garde, Tuchel, Curbishley, Labbadia, McCoist (gardening leave!) and Sherwood.

The ‘honourable’ exception is Steve McClaren.

To show how far we have sunk, does anybody think there is any chance of McClaren coming to Newcastle?

Whereas once you would have expected somebody like him to crawl over broken glass to get the job, why on earth would he consider leaving a promotion favourite like Derby County where he has total control of team affairs and transfers, for our nonsense of a club under Ashley?

So we can rule out the Wally with the Brolly and simply ask why this charade has gone on so long when they eventually pluck somebody from the ranks of the unemployed? Or John Carver…

The current betting as follows from BetVictor, click HERE to get the full list of odds;

2/1 Remi Garde

3/1 John Carver

4/1 Steve McClaren

12/1 Tim Sherwood

20/1 Bruno Labbadia

20/1 Alan Curbishley

25/1 Ally McCoist

33/1 Thomas Tuchel

As well as these other selected ones (click HERE to get the full list of odds);

To place a bet and/or to see odds for all potential next Newcastle managers go HERE

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