Igor Tudor has had to pay the price of using some tough words for his players as he has been removed as the manager of Salonika. The club has, however, stressed that it’s not the only factor which has caused Tudor lose his job and he has been axed more because of the unfavourable outcomes in the recent matches. But, Tudor was not even one year into the job and with the fact that he had had a 3-year deal; nobody could have anticipated such a quick removal of his. The ‘outcomes’, as stated in the club’s media release, had obviously not been the greatest, but, still, it was not the perfect time for the assessment of his position.
Despite a few victories since the turn of the year, Newcastle United continued to struggle with the prospect of another relegation in a decade. The club went into the Championship a few years ago but they were lucky enough to come back on the first attempt. Since then, they have been criticised for not spending money in the search for progress. Alan Pardew has managed to keep them fighting decently in the league without much expenditure in terms of new players. The absence of the former West Ham boss has been felt at the club.