BBC Radio Leicester is reporting today that Leicester City have rejected an approach by new Newcastle manager Alan Pardew for first-team coach Chris Powell.
Chris Powell – while a player at Leicester
Apparently Alan Pardew knows the former England defender, because Chris played for Pardew at Charlton Athletic from 1998 though 2004, and Chris played 217 times with a couple of goals.
The 41-year-old ended up his playing days at Leicester City from 2008 though this year, and was recently their caretaker manager before former England manager Sven Eriksson arrived a few weeks ago.
In his 23 year playing career, Chris played a total of 751 first class games with 9 goals from 1987 until this year.
It appears that Alan Pardew is keen to complete his coaching staff at Newcastle asap and said this morning he had 5 possibilities.
Well, that’s probably down to 4 possibilities right now, but we wouldn’t be surprised if Alan announces the new Assistant manger at Newcastle United within 24 hours.