Former Top Lyon Coach Interesting Newcastle


You can bet your life that Newcastle are going to be linked with an awful lot of coaches on the continent in the next few days, and the latest one is former Lyon coach Remi Garde, who is reported to be a possible target for the vacant head coach position at Newcastle United.

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Remi Garde – Newcastle reported to be interested

We suppose some justification to bring in a French coach is that we still have a number of French players – although we have sold quite a few in the last year or so.

The French radio station RMC, is reporting that Remi Garde is being actively considered as the next Newcastle head coach.

Garde is out of a job so Newcastle would not have to pay any compensation, and he is immediately available – and after our last two results and displays over the last couple of days – the sooner we can get a good coach io to sort things out with the team – the better it will be for everybody concerned.

Garde is currently working as a pundit for TV channel Canal +.

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Remi Garde – while at Arsenal

The 48-year-old was the Lyon head coach from June 2011 when he replaced Claude Puel, though last summer, and he was an Arsenal player for three years from 1996 under French manager Arsene Wenger – so he knows a bit about the Premier league.

Remi’s coaching record at Lyon was 117 games played, 60 games won, 26 drawn and 31 lost – for a win percentage of 51.3 and a loss percentage of 26.5.

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89 comments so far

  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 3, 2015 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #1

    So many of these stories around at the minute, very good chance there is no truth in most of these. That’s about 10 managers mentioned now.

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    Jan 3, 2015 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #2

    I see this one as being very realistic the guy is available for free , has experience of working in a similar set up to us and is hungry to do well in the premiership

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  • bladeuser

    Jan 3, 2015 at 11:35 PM

    Comment #3

    GET LOST CARVER YOUR SHIT

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  • G

    Jan 3, 2015 at 11:37 PM

    Comment #4

    I also hear George Robledo is being exhumed and he’s the new boss. Anybody got any true stories?

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  • JamesToon

    Jan 3, 2015 at 11:37 PM

    Comment #5

    Anyone know what style of play he got Lyon playing? Formation?

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 3, 2015 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #6

    Well it’s good to know we made it as far in the cup this year as Blyth and Gateshead.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 3, 2015 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #7

    We mate I can’t keep breaking your stories for ya ????

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Jan 3, 2015 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #8

    bladeuser // Jan 3, 2015 at 11:35 PM
    YOU`RE – NOT YOUR

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  • JamesToon

    Jan 3, 2015 at 11:41 PM

    Comment #9

    Read a few articles about Hardee’s tactics, I don’t think he’s one who will bring us entertaining football.

    Top 3 choice:
    1. De boer
    2. Tuchel
    3. Karanka

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    Jan 3, 2015 at 11:41 PM

    Comment #10

    @JamesToon

    I watched them quite a bit over the last few years they were quite attacking in some of the games I seen although could be defensive at times (good at protecting a lead)

    They could be direct with Gomis and also quite good possession football

    Interesting enough Gomis on highlights for MOTD and looking pretty good with some good goals why did we not sign him again on a free transfer??

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  • Belfast

    Jan 3, 2015 at 11:41 PM

    Comment #11

    Copy paste copy paste copy paste

    Rinse
    Repeat

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  • Belfast

    Jan 3, 2015 at 11:42 PM

    Comment #12

    Hi tads

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  • Graeme

    Jan 3, 2015 at 11:44 PM

    Comment #13

    But its not simply a new coach though, is it?

    You want a man who can bring in, or put together a team, to cover the whole sectrum, from the kids to the under 23’s. All training the same way, playing the same way, being taught the same way.

    Really make the club into a multi faceted unit, making the progression from one level to a higher level, almost seamless. That would then make a huge impact on the 1st team, knowing that the subs, the reserves can slot in at any time.

    Simply get the basics right, from top to bottom, which P45 has never been near – then again, neither has Carver, Beardley either.

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  • toon kk

    Jan 3, 2015 at 11:45 PM

    Comment #15

    There’s certainly going to be plenty of stories and different coaches we’re linked with. MA will do anything for money that’s probably why he let P45 go, he’d like the compo. So I can’t see him buying out someone else’s contact that isn’t how he works.
    One thing for sure he’ll have to be a muppet and say yes all the time.

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  • Belfast

    Jan 3, 2015 at 11:46 PM

    Comment #16

    Great result for Hughton in his first game in charge of Brighton today

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 3, 2015 at 11:46 PM

    Comment #17

    Santon

    We apparently bid 8 mil the year before yet we wouldn’t have him on a free. Doesn’t add up at all.

    Carver officiall throwing his hat in the ring for manager.

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  • Our Toon

    Jan 3, 2015 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #18

    Santon

    A lot on here didn’t want Gomis, apparently he’s pants….he has to be better than the french Heskey we got instead!!

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 3, 2015 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #19

    Nice bit of criticism for our clubs cup policy, good for once from bbc.

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  • 123 Dummet Time

    Jan 3, 2015 at 11:49 PM

    Comment #20

    If we don’t want any more french players, why would we want a french manager.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 3, 2015 at 11:49 PM

    Comment #21

    Our toon

    I’m not convinced on gomis get but he hasn’t had much of a run with Bony doing so well.

    The point I make on it is how can he be a player we valued at 8mil yet not long after wouldn’t take on a free, seems bizarre to me. Swansea won’t be paying him silly money either.

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  • Our Toon

    Jan 3, 2015 at 11:49 PM

    Comment #22

    Belfast

    Excellent result for CH in his 1st game, that’s how you should treat the FA Cup!!

    TS – the only thing I can think of is signing on fee and wage demands, once on a free it becomes a bidding war. Apparently Gomis is pards no 1 target as well!!

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    Jan 3, 2015 at 11:49 PM

    Comment #23

    @Transfer

    Yeah thats the thing that worries me is the likes of Carver Stone and Beardsley are all on 8 year deals as well so its unlikely Ashley will let the new man get rid of them for his own guys which could defo be problematic

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  • Belfast

    Jan 3, 2015 at 11:50 PM

    Comment #24

    Gomis second goal was brilliant

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  • Our Toon

    Jan 3, 2015 at 11:50 PM

    Comment #25

    TS

    Do you not think he’d be better than Riviere aka the french Heskey?

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 3, 2015 at 11:51 PM

    Comment #26

    Our toon

    Possibly, but Swansea won’t be paying 2/3 mil to sign on and then 60k a week.

    Even if he wanted 2 mil to sign on, it’s better than giving another club 8mil.

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  • beermonkey

    Jan 3, 2015 at 11:51 PM

    Comment #27

    sage

    what did they say on motd
    I tend not to watch it when we lose

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 3, 2015 at 11:52 PM

    Comment #28

    Our toon

    Possibly. But neither of Gomis or Riviere have really had a run so can’t judge, from the bits I’ve seen they both look very clumsy players. Gomis was good today but was against Tranmere.

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  • Average_Contents

    Jan 3, 2015 at 11:52 PM

    Comment #29

    Lucien Favre, Christophe Galtier and Steve McClaren are also in the frame, with an appointment expected before the trip to Chelsea next Saturday
    PSV-Eindhoven-v-SSC-Napoli–UEFA-Europa-League.jpg Dean Mouhtaropoulos
    ‘Caat fanciers: Will Dick Advocaat be Newcastle boss by the time they visit Chelsea?
    Former Arsenal defender Remi Garde and Dick Advocaat are two of the names on a five-man short-list as Newcastle go continental in their search for a new head coach, writes Alan Oliver in the Sunday People.

    The two men will have their claims discussed in the next 24 hours, as Toon bigwigs begin the search for Alan Pardew’s replacement.

    Managing director Lee Charnley and chief scout Graham Carr have been charged with the task of finding Pardew’s successor.

    The duo mulled over their next move while watching the Magpies crash out of the FA Cup at Leicester’s King Power Stadium.

    They are due to whittle the five hopefuls down as Newcastle ditch the title of manager.

    Besides Garde and former Rangers and Holland boss Advocaat, other names in the frame include Lucien Favre of Borussia Moenchengladbach and St Etienne’s Christophe Galtier – despite the Frenchman ruling himself out of the running on Saturday night.

    Thomas Tuchel, the former coach of Mainz, is another whose claims have not yet been disregarded, although the German wants to wait and take over a new position in the summer.

    A Toon source told Sunday People Sport: “The trouble we will have in appointing a new man is that some are tied up with long contracts while others, like Remi Garde, are taking a break from the game after his three-year successful stint at Lyon.”

    Lyon king: Ex-Arsenal midfielder Garde had three good years with the French side

    But Newcastle are confident they will have their man before next Saturday’s trip to Chelsea, although they will understandably let him watch the proceedings at Stamford Bridge from the stands.

    Toon owner Mike Ashley has decided that he will appoint a head coach rather than a manager, because he has so much faith in Carr and Charnley.

    If Newcastle decide to go British, then Derby boss Steve McClaren would be their top pick.

    Out of work former Spurs boss Tim Sherwood and Hull’s Geordie manager Steve Bruce are both out of the running.

    Charnley and Carr will report back to their employer, who is currently finishing up a holiday in Barbados, on Sunday.

    However, among the changes is that reserve team coach Peter Beardsley will have a more prominent role.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 3, 2015 at 11:54 PM

    Comment #30

    Beer

    Just mentioned our recent FA cup record, losing 4 out of last 5 in third round. Said it isn’t good enough for a club like newcastle, also said we are safe in the league so why not have a go.

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  • Average_Contents

    Jan 3, 2015 at 11:56 PM

    Comment #31

    None of them then.

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  • Our Toon

    Jan 3, 2015 at 11:56 PM

    Comment #32

    You’d be very surprised with what Swansea can offer, they got into Europe and invested well. Gomis agents are mercenaries yet they rejected a lucrative move to turkey to join little old Swansea? I think he’s on big bucks there, apparently he was looking for 90k a week!!

    With Bony going to AFCON it’ll be interesting to see just how Gomis does

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  • Our Toon

    Jan 3, 2015 at 11:59 PM

    Comment #33

    It’s funny how John carver sells his soul and follows MA instructions on which players to pick and after the game he throws his hat into the ring for the job!!

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  • Average_Contents

    Jan 4, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    Comment #34
  • Jeff from Benwell

    Jan 4, 2015 at 12:02 AM

    Comment #35

    Remi Garde is a bit of a football intellectual by all accounts His two main influences are Wenger and Gerard Houllier to whom he was assistant at Lyon before he took over as Houllier`s replacement

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  • beermonkey

    Jan 4, 2015 at 12:02 AM

    Comment #36

    sage

    cant argue with that

    not sure about the new injuries but I do think injuries to others like Sammy aarons abeid Elliot are starting to catch up with us
    mind you not that pards ever rotated till it was to late

    its always disappointing to go out early
    new manager new ideas
    lots of new things to look forward to
    hopefully

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  • manxpie

    Jan 4, 2015 at 12:02 AM

    Comment #37

    Wat did carver actually say sage about the job did he look st all confident?
    I seen heartson earlier having a good snigger at us for sum reason maybe all media really do hate us now

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  • Average_Contents

    Jan 4, 2015 at 12:04 AM

    Comment #38

    No brits on the shortlist it says. Could it be true? Are we going all continental in our old age? Carver said he’d be an idiot not to want the head coach job. Told the players he wanted it as soon as the king was gone, then told us. I’d rather you had kept it quiet John. Oh the thought.

    http://mobile.newsnow.co.uk/A/751637227?-11058:809

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  • Average_Contents

    Jan 4, 2015 at 12:08 AM

    Comment #39

    Manx

    He said more in a snippet I read before this one but can’t be arsed looking so you’ll have to make do with this.

    “I’d be a fool if didn’t want to be head coach of this football club,” Carver said.

    “I told the players that the first morning (after Pardew’s departure). Now I’m making it public.”

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  • beermonkey

    Jan 4, 2015 at 12:09 AM

    Comment #40

    of course carver wants the job I would worry if he didn’t
    there cant be many assistance out there that don’t want the top job

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