The Mail is reporting that Remi Garde has spoken to Newcastle United about the vacant head coach’s position at Newcastle, but he wants to wait until the summer before he would take over at Newcastle, if he was offered the job.
Remi Garde – doesn’t want to join until the summer
As we reported this morning Lee Charnley and Chief Scout Graham Carr met the 48 year-old a couple of days ago – apparently in London – and they discussed replacing the departed Alan Pardew.
Garde left Lyon last May for what were termed family reasons and exhaustion, and it seems he wants to take a full year off, so that means he wouldn’t want to take over until the summer.
We should also remember that being head coach of Newcastle in the Premier League has a lot more stress involved than being head coach at Lyon.
The Guardian is reporting that another potential problem is that Remi Garde wants to bring his own coaching staff in from Lyon, and that would presumably mean that John Carver and Steve Stone would be released.
We don’t really know if Lee Charnley and Mike Ashley want John and Steve to stay on board at Newcastle when a new head coach is appointed, but if they stayed it would certainly help in the transition.
Caretaker manager John Carver will likely take charge of the side that will host Southampton on Saturday, and that will be a tough game with the Saints having beaten Manchester United tonight 1-0 for their first win at Old Trafford in the Premier League era, and they now have all their players back from injury.
It was thought that Remi Garde had an advantage over other candidates like St. Etienne coach Christophe Galtier, because he was available immediately – but we guess not.
We may hear more news on Newcastle’s search for a new coach in the next day or two, since other candidates are being considered.
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