News today that Manchester City have parted company with their first-team,Â and former Newcastle coach, Derek Fazackerley.
Kevin with Sven Eriksson last seasonÂ -Â two excellent coaches
Derek joined City in 2001 and worked under managers Kevin Keegan, Stuart Pearce and Sven-GÃ¶ran Eriksson at the Lancashire club.
He also worked of course with Kevin Keegan in Kevin’s first stint at Newcastle, and since we are still short of a coach, following the departure of Steve Round to Everton late last week, we wonder if Kevin will invite Derek to Newcastle, to work with him again on the Newcastle Revolution – mach 2?
Derek seemed to have a difficult time at City, because Stuart Pearce made him a scout for the club, and brought in Steve Wrigley. But then under Sven Eriksson last season, Derek was on the bench again next to Sven and coaching again.
His position at the club was obviously placed under review following Sven-GÃ¶ran Eriksson’s departure and the appointment of Mark Hughes as the new manager.
Fazackerley was linked with a return to Newcastle United even last January, when Kevin Keegan began his second spell at St Jamesâ€™ Park, and if Kevin wants to bring him back to Tyneside, now would seem the perfect time.
Another former Newcastle coach available is Steve Clark from Chelsea. Steve was let go from Chelsea several weeks back, after former manager Avram Grant was sacked.
Steve is an excellent coach, and was at the club with Ruud Gullit, but Steve actually did well in that time, unlike his boss.Â Â Â 😀
Steve may also be in demand from his former boss Jose Mourinho at Inter-Milan, and we just don’t know what’s going on behind the scenes with Steve and which offers he’s getting.
But the appointment of either Derek or Steve as coach at the Tyneside club again would be well received, and either would be a big help to Kevin, in the massive job that lies ahead for him.