Vital Football

Latest Newcastle United News

Freddy To Target Roeder?

Freddy To Target Roeder?

We said two weeks ago that Freddy Shepherd was sick of Martin O'Neill giving Newcastle United no encouragement when he was offered the manager's job. And now Glenn Roeder is a serious contender.

O'Neill was offered an amazing £8m four year deal, but still he refuses to say 'yes'.

Roeder: 'Until he (Freddy Shepherd) does ask any questions, once he does, I will give it a moment's thought and I would give him an answer. It is not something that is running through my head all day long, expecting a phone call from the chairman.

'The chairman is a man of few words and he lets me get on with it, which I prefer. Lots of chairmen question their manager's team selections and this and that and he just lets me get on with it.

'Any new position must be decided by the chairman and it would be wrong for me to answer those questions. Those questions need to be answered by the chairman if you get to talk to him.

'In my own mind, I didn't have anything to prove to myself, but to other people. Working at West Ham was unfortunate, it is in the history books. I learnt a lot from that, but it also reminded me in the last two months, at senior level - and I don't just mean the manager's job - that I have a lot to offer.

'And I must make that clear that at senior level, that does not just mean the manager, but I do feel I have a lot more to offer than just Academy manager.

'I would like to think the chairman has seen me perform and he would want to keep me involved in the senior level and Academy level to know as a club we can start building and have a good infrastructure.

'That would take time. It wouldn't happen in one season, it would take four or five. But at some stage, you have to turn the page over and start with a clean piece of paper.'


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:
Date:Monday April 24 2006
Time: 2:06PM

Best of Vital Network

Login to post a comment

Recent Newcastle United Articles

Fulham Is The First On Television

With Sky Sports really getting themselves in order today with the official announcements of the first Championship and League Cup screened games, Newcastle feature...

Newcastle Launch Schools Cup

Newcastle have announced the launch of a new kids football tournament

Nancy In For Riviere?

Newcastle shelled out £6m to bring Riviere to St James Park from Monaco two-years ago but he's managed just 31-matches since scoring three-goals.

Rumours Claim Two Out With One In At Newcastle

Townsend and Krul will return to the Premier League with the likes of Watford, West Brom, Southampton, West Ham, Crystal Palace & Everton interested. Gayle could arrive?

Archived TOTT Articles

TOTT articles from

Site Journalists

Ken Waugh
no email
Profile
TNMW
Editor email
Profile
Ian Smith
no email
Profile
Rexn
no email
Profile
BowburnMag
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Spurs MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Darlow12%
Janmaat0%
Taylor0%
Mbemba1%
Dummett0%
Tiote0%
Colback1%
Wijnaldum4%
Sissoko30%
Townsend47%
Mitrovic2%
Sub - Shelvey0%
Sub - Aarons1%
Sub - Sterry2%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Newcastle United Results (view all)

Newcastle United Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.officemonkey273
2.Toon_NoMatterWot218
3.billybobcat122
4.PieMag78
5.BLACKBOB60
6.OldLeazes53
7.vin189242
8.Finn_the_Dog38
9.keggy_keagal36
10.Mcnamee6731