Remi Garde and John Carver are clearly the two favorites for the Newcastle head coach position with Remi Garde at 5/4 and Carver at 2-1 on SkyBet.
Remi Garde – continues as the favorite
The next in line in the betting on SkyBet is Steve McClaren at 8/1, who has said he doesn’t want the job, and Tim Sherwood at 9/1.
There was news in the French press today that Remi Garde will have to wait until next week, before he will learn if he is to be offered the top job at Newcastle.
There seem to be three potential outcomes in the next couple of weeks:
- Remi Garde is appointed the new head coach either later this week or early next week.
- John Carver is given the head coaching position – which would be a huge surprise but possible nevertheless.
- John Carver is told to manage the side until the end of the season, at which time Newcastle will appoint a new head coach.
The option we would prefer is the first one and get Remi Garde, and if necessary his coaching staff in as soon as possible so he can start to settle in this season and get to know the players.
If his full coaching team is not available immediately – since some are still at Lyon, then John Carver and Steve Stone could be used and they could help Remi get on board quickly at Newcastle for the remainder of the season.
What we don’t want to see is no communication coming from Managing Director Lee Charnley, who has been charged by Mike Ashley, along with Chief Scout Graham Carr, to hire a new head coach.
We’ve heard nothing from Lee Charnley on January 3rd, since Newcastle said that Alan Pardew had been released from his Newcastle contract, so he could sign on as the new manager at Crystal Palace – so we are due some kind of update.
But there again Newcastle have never had good communications with their fans since Mike Ashley took over the club in the summer of 2007.
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