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    I bet he does have him on a cheeky release or contract expiring soon - maybe a cheeky 2 weeks fine for "no reason" before you quit

    Suprised Shariff got so much game time - brilliant stuff from all the strikers though

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    Now a tough decision lay ahead of me.

    Should I resign from my post at St James' Park and hope that whoever replaced me came from a decent job and I could go there or should I hold out in the position until the summer and see if any jobs become available then?

    There would be problems with both ways of going about things.
    If I resigned, I had no idea who my successor would be. Yes, I believed that it was one of the best jobs in the country but in the stark reality, Newcastle were a club that had fallen a long way. They would only be a second tier side next season and they were not going to be attracting the worlds best managers. And what if they chose a manager that was out of work at the time to avoid a compensation payment. That would leave me stranded on that famous creek and without a paddle even in sight let alone reach.

    On the other hand, if I were to hold out, there would be no guarantee a decent job would come up. There wasn't even a guarantee that ANY job would come up. Sometimes managers retire over the summer but there had been no confirmations from anyone really that they were going to step away from football. Sometimes managers spring a surprise but I had heard no murmurings of anyone going.

    It was to be a very tough decision and I decided I would sleep on it for a little longer before making a final decision.

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    I'd stay and just apply for any jobs that interest you if they are going!
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    carry on and apply - but that tarnish your reputation with the board and fans

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    I'd say leave, the club's got plenty of cash to pay compensation for a manager if needs be, and you've still got a hell of a lot of counties still to go!

    By the way in the OP you've got Newcastle FA Cup Winners 2017 not 2019.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMC View Post
    By the way in the OP you've got Newcastle FA Cup Winners 2017 not 2019.
    Thank you. Amended.

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    at St James' Park
    Published: SATURDAY 11th MAY 2019


    Newcastle United have today confirmed that manager Eb Fatz has stepped down as manager of the club by mutual consent.

    The club wish to put on record their utmost gratitude to Fatz for getting them back on the road to the top and wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors. The club are also keen to place on record that Fatz would be welcome back at the helm at any time.

    The outgoing manager lead his now former charges to the League One title in the season just ended but also won the Vans Trophy and also amazingly the FA Cup to complete a stunning treble.
    This means that despite being in the second tier, the Magpies will be also playing in Europe next season.

    Fatz though has decided to leave this all behind and will leave the Newcastle fans wondering what he could have achieved if he had stayed.

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    Correct decision I reckon mate, no clues as to where you're off next?

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    None at this point. Depends who takes my job as there are none available at the moment.

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    Let the managerial merry-go-round begin!

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    a month between updates - I bet you have been twisting and turning on whether to leave your boyhood club during that time

    A massive decision taken - but agreed the right one

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    Been a lot on in the last month. Unfortunately my Mum passed away at the beginning of December and then her birthday and then Christmas came along. Been the last thing I could get myself into if I'm honest.

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    Sorry to hear that, man...

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    Sorry to hear about your mum, ebz.
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    Sorry for your loss eb.

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    Condolences mate...

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    And that was that. I was unemployed. I was having to walk away from my beloved team who, I had taken back into the second tier but also had taken into Europe after winning the FA Cup.

    The toughest thing was that I didn't have a job to walk into. There weren't even any whispers of who may be on the ropes or who might take my job.
    It was now just a waiting game.

    I didn't have to wait long. One full week after my resignation, my successor was announced. A man the Newcastle faithful knew well.



    In his defence, he had just had a very good season, gaining promotion to League One via winning the League Two playoff final.
    His team was Bristol City.

    A job was available, in the same division that I had just left. There may not be another job for some time. But would I throw his hat in the ring for the job?
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    I'd have stayed at Newcastle and kept on applying for jobs

    Definitely don't miss Pardew in the EPL IRL
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    Big club is Brizzle - get in there

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