The Daily Mirror is reporting today that Newcastle’s Alan Pardew wants to bring Watford manager Malky Mackay to Newcastle.
Malky Mackay - interested in becoming Newcastle assistant manager?
The 38 year-old Scot has been manager at Watford since 2008, first on a caretaker basis, but then he got the job full time in June of last year, after Brendan Rodgers resigned to join Reading.
Pardew has turned to Mackay after failing to persuade Leicester’s up and coming coach Chris Powell to leave Sven Eriksson.
There is some history between Pardew and Mackay as Alan signed the former Scotland center back when he was manager at West Ham in September of 2004 from Norwich City.
Malky played most of his football in East Anglia, signing for Norwich in 1998 from Glasgow Celtic.
Mackay has Watford currently in 10th place on 30 points in the Championship, just 4 points out of a play-off place, and has done very well at Watford since becoming manager.
We have to think that if Malky arrives on Tyneside, it would be as Assistant Manager to Alan, and presumably for the Watford manager it would depend on the level of compensation being offered by the Newcastle club.
Certainly it would seem like a good opportunity for a promising young manager, if everything else was right.