Watford boss Malky Mackay was linked earlier in the week with the possibility of joining Alan Pardew at Newcastle, as his new Assistant manager.
Malky Mackay - seems keen on Newcastle link
And today Malky has come out and said that “at the moment“ he has not been approached by Newcastle.
The 38 year-old Scot has done very well at Watford and has them in 10th position this season, after a flirt with relegation last season.
This is what the former Scottish Intentional said to BBC Three Counties Radio:
“At the moment no contact has been made, I’m not someone that’s going to instigate things like that,”
“At the moment no contact’s been made between the clubs.”
“It’s flattering to be linked to such a big and prestigious club like that. But my focus is on Sunday against Ipswich,”
“You’ve got to look at these things as and when they come up and what the situation is, but at the moment my full focus is on us over the Christmas period here.”
There are three “at the moments” in there and the famous “it is flattering” statement too.
Translation - “It would be fantastic to be Assistant Manager at Newcastle and I really hope it happens – please come and get me.”
Malky has had quite a short time in management, but he looks like he may be a top class coach-manager in the making, and this would seem to be a great move for him so early in his coaching career.
We’ll have to see if Alan follows up his reported interest in the Scot, but from his coaching record so far, it seems that Mackay would be an excellent acquisition for Alan Pardew at Newcastle United, but of course it would also be a loss for the Watford club.
What do you think?