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Stan Collymore ‘I think it’s time for Mike Ashley to give him a call’

6 years ago

Stan Collymore has said that Mike Ashley should give Steve McClaren a call to bring some stability to Newcastle United.

The ex-Liverpool striker turned pundit saying that the former England manager should expect a call…

Collymore actually said this BEFORE the West Ham match and said he expected McClaren to get the jobm whether Newcastle stayed up or not.

Stan Collymore writing on the Bleacher report:

“Steve McClaren is a good coach who can get the best out of individuals and the team, I think it’s time for Mike Ashley to give him a call and add a bit of stability to his club.

“For McClaren, it is simple – expect a call soon from Newcastle United, whether they are in the Premier League or the Championship.”

Of course United stayed up yesterday, plus news has come through late this afternoon that Derby County have sacked Steve McClaren.

The dismissal removes the last remaining barrier for Mike Ashley of compensation, so if McClaren is his serious first choice then surely we can expect a quick appointment.

Kevin Keegan had said he felt Mike Ashley had a manager lined up and despite the victory yesterday, surely it is inconceivable that John Carver can get the job after almost taking Newcastle into the Championship.

The final tally for John Carver in charge since New Year’s Day, was 3 victories, 4 draws and 13 defeats.

With Mike Ashley’s bullish interview yesterday, it is hard to see either McClaren or Carver convincing an overwhelming number of fans that there is a brave new world just around the corner at St. James’ Park.

However, with only 75 days until the new season kicks off and a mammoth amount of work needed to turn United around, surely we can expect confirmation of who is getting the job long-term in the very near future.


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