There is news in France today that the new favorite for the Newcastle head coach position – Remi Garde – is keen to join the famous Tyneside club as the new head coach, although he is yet to be contacted by Newcastle officials.
Remi Garde – said to be keen on Newcastle job
This follows yesterday’s events when former England manager and current Derby boss ruled himself out of the Newcastle job and showed real loyalty to Derby County, whom he nearly got promoted to the Premier League last May.
Garde is now 2/1 favorite for the Newcastle job and left Lyon last May to take some time off and he has been working at Canal +.
In the three seasons he managed Lyon he had them in the top five every season, and they won the Coupe de France.
Remi is a well regarded coach very familiar with the way continental clubs run their operations, with the coach not having full control on transfers into and out of the club.
The other thing in the 48 year-old’s favor is that he is available immediately to take the reins at Newcastle, which wasn’t true of Steve McClaren and a number of other top candidates.
Former Newcastle midfielder Temuri Ketsbaia is now the third favorite at 14/1 and the Georgian is also out of a job at the moment, having stepped down as manager of the Georgia team last November.
The expectation is there will be talks between Lee Charnley and Garde soon, but time is moving on so we expect John Carver to (probably) still be in charge as the caretaker manager on Saturday.
Newcastle have a tough game at Stamford Bridge on Saturday , although we are likely to have six senior players returning to the side after missing out in the A Cup at Leicester City last Saturday.
The other good news late yesterday is that the local papers are reporting Newcastle sources telling them the news in Eurosport France that Newcastle are in advanced talks with PSG on the transfer of Moussa Sissoko is simply not true.
We are still hoping a new head coach can be appointed before Saturday’s game at Chelsea.
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