Ajax coach Frank de Boer seems to be going all out for the Barcelona job, and even if Newcastle were to wait until the summer to try to appoint him – he may not take the Newcastle head coach position.
Frank de Boer – after Barcelona job?
The Mirror is reporting that the Dutchman has decided to stay in Holland until the end of the season, but it seems he is looking more at the top Barcelona job, which could open up with current coach Luis Enrique under enormous pressure, having reportedly fallen out with star player Lionel Messi.
De Boer has won four Dutch league titles in the four seasons he’s been in charge of the Dutch giants, and he seems to have pulled himself out of the Newcastle race, as he had this to say:
“I feel flattered that my name is continuously linked with Newcastle, but it is not a club I have ambitions for now.”
“They are a sleeping giant and I love their fans. They also have fantastic facilities, but I don’t want to think about joining them. I prefer to put my energy into other things.”
Maybe like getting the job at Barcelona?
If Newcastle were to wait for Frank to be available in the summer, they may not get him.
So maybe the Magpies will go all out to sign Remi Garde who the Mirror are reporting was in Newcastle on Friday talking about the job with Managing Director Lee Charnley and Chief Scout Graham Carr – who have been tasked with appointing a new coach by owner Mike Ashley.
Remi Garde is also available immediately, having left his head coach position last May at Lyon, for what were called personal reasons.
John Carver has been Newcastle’s caretaker manager for the last three games, but is unlikely to get the head coach position.
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