Mort Changes His Mind With New 'Criteria'!

Last updated : 16 January 2008 By Footy Mad - Editor

When Sam Allardyce was relieved of his duties at St James' Park, Mort said he was only looking for a British boss, but that has obviously changed.

And although there were chants saying Big Sam didn't know what he was doing ... do we ask the same of the chairman?

This is dragging on and on, and the bookies are the only ones happy with the way things are being done, having named at least SIX odds-on favourites for the job within a week.

Mort: "There has been a great deal of speculation in the past week over who will replace Sam Allardyce as the manager of Newcastle United.

"The most important thing now is to get the decision right and lay solid foundations for the future. That is why we will take whatever time is necessary in making the decision.

"This will be our first managerial appointment since taking control of the club, and if we are going to get it right then the new manager will have to satisfy a number of criteria."