There are reports in France that Remi Garde will begin talks with Newcastle United imminently, and if all goes well the 48 year-old will be appointed the new Newcastle United head coach next week.
Remi Garde – talks to begin with Newcastle
Garde is the current favorite for the job at 7/4 on SkyBet, although the odds have shortened today on both John Carver (4/1) and Tim Sherwood (6/1).
It’s also difficult to know how accurate the reports in France are – but Remi was odds on last night and the odds on him have lengthened today.
Remi was the Lyon manager for three years until last summer when he left citing personal reasons for the leaving the position.
We had reported earlier this morning that Newcastle have two ways to go – appoint a coach in the next week or two – or wait until more candidates will be available and appoint one in the summer, and have caretaker manager John Carver manager the team through the end of the season.
And the talks with Remi Garde are not necessarily guaranteed to go well, because there is an excellent report in the Chronicle today from former Newcastle left back Olivier Bernard, that Garde will want some assurance from owner Mike Ashley before he will accept the position.
Those assurances include not selling our top players once a year when a big enough bid comes in – so the talks are in no way certain to be successful.
It also shows Remi Garde is no fool – which is good. 😀
We will see what happens – but it looks like Remi Garde is Newcastle’s first choice – if they can come to an agreement with the 48 year-old coach – who Bernard says would be the perfect head coach for Newcastle.
There are also advantages to Newcastle appointing the new coach now, because he has half a season to get to know the players and vice versa – and he will then know which areas of the team he wants to strengthen in the summer.
Sounds good to us.
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