Mike Ashley’s selection and treatment of football managers (or ‘head coaches’ as the club like to call them nowadays) for Newcastle United has been sketchy to say the least. It includes a number of unqualified former or lower league managers, a promoted assistant manager and two desecrated club legends. Two important common themes are the fact they were all fairly cheap in terms of compensation and wages (compared to more proven managers) and the few respectable ones were rather quickly dispensed with under questionable circumstances.

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