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Hall Tips Martinez For Magpies Job

Newcastle United's life president and former chairman Sir John Hall has mentioned Martinez as an outside candidate for the vacant manager's job at St James' Park.

As jack hammers posted for us yesterday, Swansea City's success at the top of League One is putting us in the shop window - and not only the players are being noticed of course.

The Swansea boss has spent a small percentage of the money Kenny Jackett wasted in his failed attempts to build and improve his squad this summer.

A blend of excellent free finds, bargains and a gem on loan (Paul Anderson) has put the Swans top of the table by 3 points with games in hand over their nearest rivals.

The Spaniard was also mentioned as a possible candidate for the Wigan job, his former club but luckily for us Steve Bruce filled that role.

Martinez is still very much experiencing a learning curve in his new role and I think he'd be out of his depth at the moment in the top flight.

It's a huge jump with huge pressure from extremely passionate fans.

Still, I'd be hugely surprised if he was mentioned in Newcastle United's boardroom as they discussed possible candidates.

Sir John Hall told BBC 5 Live:

'Do you go for a big name, like the (Guus) Hiddinks, or do you try and find someone who can give us the football we had under (Kevin) Keegan,' Hall said.

'There's the Swansea manager, Martinez, who seems to be turning them around.'







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Writer: VitalSwansea Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday January 13 2008

Time: 3:16PM

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I would be very surprised to see him being offered this poison chalice. But it is nice to see his getting deserved praise.
barrydoom
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13/01/2008 15:28:00

Bloody hell, I knew the players were getting recognition from higher places and its only fair that Martinez gets some aswell but still, Newcastle is a huge club and this is Martinez's first full season in management. I doubt he will get offered the job but even if he was I think he would stay with Swansea.
jack hammers
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13/01/2008 15:38:00

dont get me wrong hes a brilliant manager so far but the newcastle fans will either want alan shearer or someone with a higher reputation in charge
palm06
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13/01/2008 16:37:00

 

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