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Will the backroom staff be easiest way to judge new Newcastle Head Coach?

7 years ago

Will the backroom staff be easiest way to judge new Newcastle Head Coach?

I only ask because like most of the rest of you I’ve googled these potential foreign coaches/managers we might get and to be honest, I haven’t really got a clue whether somebody who’s finished seventh in Germany or fifth in France, is the right one for Newcastle United.

I obviously know that no-hopers like Tim Sherwood would be a disaster but how can you tell whether the one appointed, if it ever happens, is any good?

I have decided that my very own newly patented system of deciding, will simply be based on who their backroom staff are.

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Putting it simply, if the successful candidate just turns up with a bin liner full of clothes and says how much he’s looking forward to working with Stone, Beardsley and Carver then we’ll know we have got a wrong un.

If instead he turns up with a decent entourage of people with a credible track record at other clubs, then I’ll welcome him and his coaching team with open arms and give them every bit of support.

By the way – when I speak of a decent entourage of coaches/staff, I’m not talking about bringing back Fat Sam and his double decker bus full of analysts.

The new man might have the post of Head Coach instead of Manager but we have to know that he is driven to transform the club’s fortunes by getting everything he can out of the current squad and any new signings.

That will not be the case if we’re stuck with the current backroom, where scoring from a corner is seen as the equivalent of a hole in one in golf.

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