Newcastle United are on the prowl for a new boss, and there's been rumours circulating that the the club's hierarchy will meet with the ex Arsenal captain Patrick Vieira about possibly becoming the 'head coach.' Other names mentioned as a possible candidate for the Toon top job include one Steve McClaren, who has reportedly already turned down the Magpies.
Vieira is an amazing choice for the Newcastle job. It has already gone down very well with the fans as they see him as the man to take the soap opera club back to the top of the English game. Vieira had an amazing career as a player, playing for teams like Juventus and, of course, Arsenal. He captained the Gunners through that amazing season where they lifted the Premier League title after going unbeaten for the entire campaign in the league.
That team was a very well oiled machine and, although Arsene Wenger deserves most of the credit, it wouldn't have been the same without the French hard man in the centre of the park. This is one of the many reasons why Newcastle fans see him as the perfect candidate for the job at St James' Park.
They believe he will bring somewhat of the same style of football to Newcastle as was played at Arsenal in that incredible season. I agree. Not only will he bring attractive football back to St James', but he will inject passion and motivation into the dejected squad.
Newcastle would be foolish to pass up on the opportunity to get him in as manager. Although relatively new to coaching and management, he will bring the excitement back to St James', something we haven't seen in a while. A man with the links and the popularity of Vieira, especially in France, would almost definitely attract big players to the North East - this is just too good of an opportunity for the Magpies to pass up.
No to McClaren
On the other hand, there is Steve McClaren. Not much to say to be honest. He managed in the Premier League, did alright. He managed England, did terrible. He managed in the Eredivisie, did alright, and now he's managed in the Championship, and fluffed it at the last. He is not the man to bring to success back to Newcastle. He will bring nothing but more frustration and mid-table bumbling...aren't you sick of that Newcastle fans?
Isn't that exactly what you want to get rid of? Why on earth would you choose him over Vieira? He has more experience, but that is it. There is not a single other thing that would make me consider McClaren, especially after he already turned them down twice. Not once, twice!
He's only interested in the job now because Derby sacked him. Newcastle fans: do you really want a manager who has just been sacked for failing in the Championship? If he can't handle the Championship, he can't handle the Premier League. Fact.
Newcastle need to keep the French Revolution alive at St James' Park. Bring in Vieira - don't be stupid and make yet another horrendous mistake, Mike. For once, listen to the fans!