If you believe the Mirror this morning, then Newcastle have made Ajax head coach Frank de Boer their number one target, but in the Chronicle it’s a different story, and the Magpies are supposedly going all out to appoint former Lyon coach Remi Garde.
Remi Garde – overwhelming favorite right now
Certainly if Newcastle do appoint a coach this month then Garde is now the overwhelming favorite, with several English managers having distanced themselves from the position.
They include former England manager Steve McClaren and young Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe, who seems so mature as a manager at such a young age.
So if Newcastle do appoint a head coach this month it looks like it’s odds on to be Remi Garde, and certainly former Newcastle left-back Olivier Bernard has given him a glowing reference today – and says he’s the perfect coach for Newcastle United.
If this scenario plays out then a good time to bring Remi in would be after the home game against Southampton, when we have a two week break before the game at Hull City on 31st January because we are already out of the FA Cup.
The Frenchman would have time to work with the squad for a couple of weeks, and we could even get a few good players back from injury before the game at Hull.
If that doesn’t happen then it seems the other scenario is that Newcastle will wait until the summer to appoint a head coach, and in that case you have to believe it’s not going to be Remi Garde, because he’s available now and by all accounts is very keen to come to Newcastle.
If we do wait to appoint a coach we just hope that John Carver and his coaching team can get the results – because the last thing we want is to go an other losing streak – we are still not safe in the league yet.
What do you think?
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