Sam Allardyce was asked to rejoin Newcastle United last week but talks collapsed, according to a report by the Daily Mail.
The report says that Allardyce was identified as a potential replacement for Rafa Benitez because of his Premier League experience and the fact he was out of work and would not cost any compensation.
But Alladyce apparently turned down the offer because of concerns over the club’s recruitment policy and how much of a say he would actually have in it.
Allardyce was appointed manager at St James’ Park in 2007, but was sacked under a year later, over concerns about his playing style and signings.
Those concerns are only intensified now, with the club deep in the mire after the departure of Benitez. But even set against that backdrop, some supporters on Twitter feel this is a new low.
It goes without saying these days that the club is without ambition, and targeting an outdated, unpopular former manager, because he’s cheap and available makes that absolutely plain for the umpteenth time.
Perhaps the best that can be said is that there’s relief Allardyce turned it down, but the supporters are still not impressed in the slightest – and they’re absolutely right…
Says it all doesn't it no one will work with Ashley
— Andrew Wells (@wellzy95nufc) July 10, 2019
A new low
— Toon161070 (@Toon161070) July 11, 2019
It's so embarrassing 😂
— Alice (@Alicenufc9) July 10, 2019
The fact he turned us down is hilarious. Nobody wants to work for Mike !
Soon we will be trying to get Pardew/Kinnear back again
— Dell ◻️◼️ (@agbnufc) July 11, 2019
You can't blame him though, this is an all time low.
— Magpie in lincs (@Pete49311372) July 11, 2019
Total panic has set on, all self made
— sid (@viz1234567) July 11, 2019
Going back for a Manager who we fired 12 years ago. I'm sure Sam took great pleasure in telling these clowns where to stick their job offer
— Michael Steen (@miiiok11) July 11, 2019
There are no words are there…
This all just makes the fact we had Rafa for 3 seasons all the more amazing.
— chetan chohan (@ChetanChohan7) July 11, 2019