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NUFC Managing Director Basically Says New Coach Will Have No Say in Transfers...Basically

Newcastle United FC are in the midst of a search for a new Head Coach, and a replacement seems slow in coming. My guess is they're going to keep former Pardew assistant John Carver on as Head Coach as long as they can, in spite of the fact Carver -- by all accounts -- is a lifetime Assistant Coach and not really suited for the Head Coach job. I don't see why not, but I've only been following this game and this club for six months.

This is in interview with Lee Charnley, the club's Managing Director and right-hand-man to owner Mike Ashley:

Most of this is standard "We want the best for the football club, we're looking for the right man for the job" kind of fluff. But there is a pretty interesting paragraph in which Charnley basically says: "We're looking for a Head Coach, not a typical English style 'Manager.'" Which basically means, we're looking for someone to coach the team on the field and keep the players fit, but who will get out of our way when it's time to make transfer decisions. It's an ideal situation for an owner who seems more interested in making money by developing players and selling them, than he does about keeping good players and paying them, or buying experience in order to (try and??) win some silverware. 

Seems to me like Ashley's running NUFC like a business, not a football club. But as they say in Cannonball Run about the Golden Rule: "He who has the gold makes the rules."


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