The Mirror is reporting that Newcastle’s number one target for their head coach position is Ajax head coach Frank de Boer.
Frank de Boer – is he Newcastle’s number one choice
It’s hard to know how true this story is, but the report suggests that John Carver could be left in charge for the rest of the season, as Newcastle will attempt to bring in a good head coach in the summer, when more good candidates are available.
The Guardian today reported that Newcastle did not see John Carver as a real candidate for the position of head coach, and may even bring in a temporary coach – maybe former England boss Glenn Hoddle – to coach the side for the rest of the season.
The Ajax coach rejected a move to Spurs last summer and was also trailed by Liverpool, and in the past he has refused to talk about any position until the league season finishes in Holland.
The 44 year-old is known to be keen to move to England, but with no negotiations being possible until May, it’s difficult to know if Newcastle have any chance at all of persuading the Dutchman to join Newcastle.
The Mirror offer no evidence of how they know Frank is first choice, but it’s now a decent bet that Newcastle’s new coach will come from the continent with most English managers going public about not wanting the Newcastle job.
Frank has been the head coach at Ajax since 2010, and Ajax have won the Dutch League every year since then, and currently they are in second position 4 points behind PSV, after 17 games played.
He is currently at 33-1 on SkyBet for the Newcastle position, with French coach Remi Garde the favorite at 4/5 on.
Other good coaches who would be available this summer include former Mainz coach Thomas Tuchel and St. Etienne coach Cristophe Galtier.
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