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Jewell: 'Roeder Should Not Get Job'

Newcastle United will unveil Glenn Roeder as their new boss on Monday after winning the backing of the Premiership's chairmen in their bid to appoint him.

But Wigan boss Paul Jewell has questioned the Premier League's decision to allow Roeder to continue as Newcastle manager without the necessary qualifications.

Jewell: 'I wonder if Newcastle were Wigan whether it would have happened. I'm not a big believer in badges, and I think Glenn is a decent guy and a decent manager, but that isn't my issue.

'The issue is that the rules are there and it's a little bit of big brother.

'People spend a lot of time on acquiring the badges, so why put the rules in if you are not going to adhere to them?

'It doesn't mean that just because you have the badge it makes you a good manager because some people who have these badges and take you on these courses, they could not do the job we do.

'But if the rules are in place then you should stick to them.

'It's like your driving test. When I was 13 I knew I could drive and I didn't want to take the test when I was older, but I had to do it because that's the law of the land.'

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Date:Friday May 12 2006

Time: 10:13AM

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what is jewell going on about he needs to keep out of it. Roeder was the right decision.
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12/05/2006 15:59:00

I think he will do well but only time will tell.
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12/05/2006 20:18:00

" it is not up to jewell- so he should keep his big nose out of it"
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13/05/2006 09:53:00

If you are a good enough manager then ***** the badges and get on with the job.
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15/05/2006 13:47:00

jewell whats the big deal u baffoon.
green giant 12
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15/05/2006 18:33:00

jewell is jelous he wanted the job
welsh geordie
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18/05/2006 23:02:00


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