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Darren Moore is impressed with Newcastle United “Wonderful football…Excellent Manager and an Excellent Coach”

3 years ago

Stepping up from youth coach, Darren Moore has made a very decent start.

After Alan Pardew was very belatedly sacked, the West Brom caretaker boss opened up with a home draw against Swansea.

That was followed by a 1-0 win at Old Trafford, only Man City had won there in the league this season, then came back from two down to draw 2-2 at the Hawthorns with Liverpool,

Having met the likes of Mourinho and Klopp on a level footing, Darren Moore says he is very much looking forward to meeting Rafa Benitez.

Moore describes the Newcastle boss as an ‘excellent manager and an excellent coach’, so who are we to disagree.

As well as the discipline the United boss has instilled, his West Brom counterpart also praises Newcastle for ‘some wonderful football’, which has indeed been the case recently, Everton apart.

Many Newcastle fans will feel a little cheated that they didn’t get a chance to enjoy the discomfort of Alan Pardew as he dragged another club down.

However, despite Mark Lawrenson describing it as ‘ridiculous’ that Darren Moore should be considered for the job long-term after these three results, he surely must be putting himself up as a candidate if continuing that form in these final three games.

The Baggies look certain to be relegated this season regardless of what happens on Saturday but it would be good if Newcastle can send them off in style and score a few goals.

Newcastle almost signed Daniel Sturridge only for at the last minute a decision by him to go to West Brom on loan instead, NUFC then going for Slimani instead.

Sturridge has 83 minutes of Premier League football for West Brom and Slimani 105 for Newcastle, interesting to see who starts on Saturday, the Liverpool loan player got five minutes as a sub in the win over Man Utd but missed the draw with Liverpool for obvious reasons. Darren Moore indicates he could be a possible starter against Newcastle as he nears full fitness.

Darren Moore:

“Newcastle are an excellent, hard-working team, very organised.

“They play some wonderful football where they can link it through the pitch, or play the ball wide.

Newcastle have got some good legs, good energy, in the team.

“They have got also got real discipline, that reflects the understanding of the game that Rafa Benitez has.

“He is an excellent manager and an excellent coach, who has been in the game for a long time.

“Newcastle have been very good over the course of this season and find themselves mid-table, rightly so.

“I’m looking forward to meeting Rafa, as I have done with all the other managers…he has an incredible record.

“It is a difficult game for us and we have prepared well this week.

“We feel that we are all working hard together and there have been some tremendous individual performances in recent weeks.

“Recent results have been good because there has been a collective effort from everyone at the football club, so we need that to continue.

“I love the coaching and I’m fulfilling a dream of mine to coach at the highest level I am getting job satisfaction.

“The squad is looking good and we have got Daniel Sturridge gaining better fitness, plus Chadli is getting stronger.

“I have got a lot to choose from this weekend.”

Newcastle v West Brom Match Betting with BetVictor:

Newcastle win 5/6 – Draw 5/2West Brom win 4/1

Ritchie to score first goal 19/2NUFC win 2-0 15/2NUFC to win both halves 15/4

All Newcastle v West Brom betting HERE


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