Setanta Sports News is reporting that Fatih Terim is interested in the vacant managerial position at St James’ Park, after speaking to his representative.
Fatih Terim – in reckoning for Newcastle
Newcastle will have to appoint a new manager soon, following Kevin Keegan’s resignation last week.
Terim managed Turkey to miracles, during the summer’s Euro 2008 campaign, in which he guided his side to a semi-final spot, where they eventually succumbed to Germany.
His representative, Mel Goldberg, revealed that the 55-year-old would be interested in the challenge at Newcastle.
Goldberg told Setanta Sports News today:
“It goes without saying that any manager, including Terim, would be interested in a position like this,”
“Newcastle is a massive club with passionate fans and we hope they bring in the right man for the job.”
Terim has had a couple of spells in charge of Galatasaray and has also managed Milan and Fiorentina – and with his interest now known, he could now be targeted by Newcastle Owner, Mike Ashley.
Ashley is in rather a desperate position at the Newcastle club, having completely lost the confidence of the Newcastle fans, the Newcastle Public, and the Newcastle City Council, not to mention the players, and is keen to secure a high-profile name and an excellent coach.
Terim was in charge of Turkey yesterday, as they registered a 2-0 win in his country’s opening 2010 World Cup qualifier against Armenia.
We’ll just have to wait and see who Ashley wants at the club, or whether he will sell, which most Newcastle fans would like. We were hoping he wouldn’t bother appointing anybody and just sell the club soon, but maybe that’s wishful thinking.
But if Ashley shows his face at the club for the Hull City game, there will likely be mass demonstrations against him, following the game.
The fans will want to ensure all the players know they support them fully, and we still need the 3 points, but after that, they could well vent their fury at the London business man who has screwed up the Tyneside club royally – and its fans.