Reports That Talks With Remi Garde To Begin Imminently

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.

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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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16 comments so far

  • Reyantoon

    Jan 8, 2015 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #1

    Tuff – that will be big news if true..

    Sliema – I’m not big fan of Bony.He did well for swansea.But I don’t think he is the type of striker we really want.He is not quick.He is technical, but usually slows games.I initially thought he’ll flop in PL but benefited Swansea well on and off the pitch.
    I usually prefer quick striker for us … Shaquiri move to Italy will not be a surprise IMO.He is strong, quick suitable for a league like Italy.

  • LGFUAD21

    Jan 8, 2015 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #2


    I think Bony is a quality striker.

    He doesnt make headlines like most players with his stats do. I think thats because he makes everything look effortless.

    He’s a lot like Benzema, Berbatov, Henandez, and even Zlatan (though not as spectacular) in that respect. I think its easy to look at Bony and think hes not playing 100% because he is very disciplined in his position but he is deadly. Whereas Benteke is a big guy that drops deep and gets about a lot. Bony leads the line at Swansea. His hold up play is incredible and his conversion rate is ridiculous.

    He’ll never be a bums of seats player because exciting players play at pace and run at people but a good striker he certainly is.

    Maybe not quite worth £30m and I think its a shame that he’ll spend a lot of time on City’s bench.

  • LGFUAD21

    Jan 8, 2015 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #3

    To add to my Bony point.

    He definitely wouldnt fit in here unless we changed style.

    He would be perfect for Arsenal.

  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 8, 2015 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #4


    I thought he’d be perfect for us. We don’t play at great pace (except the odd counter attack) as we have slow build up, inevitably we’ll go long so Bony can win the ball and hold it to bring others in and he is pretty clinical which is important for a side like us who do not create a lot.

  • davetoon

    Jan 8, 2015 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #5

    I am looking forward to seeing Cisse play under a new manager. I’ll take him over Bony any day

  • hibbit

    Jan 8, 2015 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #6

    bony is in the game for 90 mim cisse 10 if your lucky

  • Shadow_Shearer

    Jan 8, 2015 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #7

    Anybody know if there’s any truth in this remi garde sorry??

  • Shadow_Shearer

    Jan 8, 2015 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #8


  • davetoon

    Jan 8, 2015 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #9

    cant believe how many fans put down Cisse. the guy is a legend.
    this season, 14 premier league games for 9 goals
    Bony has the same 9 goals from 20 league games

  • optimistic prime

    Jan 8, 2015 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #10

    Is Pardew on BBC Newcastle tonight ?

  • hibbit

    Jan 8, 2015 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #11

    cisse will never be a legend not even in the top ten at this club would not get in most top ten prem teams

  • Phil K

    Jan 8, 2015 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #12

    If Garde comes in, I’d get Olivier Bernard in as go between. Olly knows club and fans and is French, knows whats needed and can pass on to Garde, and vice versa

  • beermonkey

    Jan 8, 2015 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #13

    I would have liked bony
    my only concern with a player like that we would always punt it long
    is it lazy coaching or players looking for the easy option

    cant wait for a new manager to come in and stamp his mark on this team
    to see how he views players will dummett be moved more at cb what will he do with anita goofy
    gonna take a bit of time I am sure

  • robertsleftfoot

    Jan 8, 2015 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #14

    It appears like Garde is the man, however there must have been some serious money for Sky bet to move him from 14s this morning to 2s, while at the same time Garde has gone from odds on to evens.

    I would assume Sherwood could be an Ashley man, he has a high opinion of himself so he is a bit like Pardew on that front.

  • Dragon64

    Jan 8, 2015 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #15

    doesn’t matter who we get in they have to abide to jabbers transfer restrictions or its a no go. so why would anyone come to newcastle
    don’t think jabber will take too kindly to parsnip telling people that even though we all new. amazing how a club like palace can get more of the transfer market that newcastle jabber has got to go now before any manager comes in

  • kdogg85

    Jan 8, 2015 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #16

    If Remi Garde is our new manager i hope he helps us raid Lyon for Laczatte, Grenier and Fekir.


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