Remi Garde was in Manchester today in his job as a Canal + pundit, and he was there to report on the game between Manchester City and Arsenal – which Arsenal did very well to win 2-0 – and their defense actually played well today.
Remi Garde – drops hints on French TV today
He was asked on the air by his colleagues about the rumors that he was the hot favorite to be Newcastle’s new head coach, and to that he answered:
“I can’t say anything today.”
Remi Garde is expected to have talked to Lee Charnley and others at Newcastle at least twice over the last week, and he has been the favorite for the job for the past couple of weeks.
Currently he is favorite on SkyBet at 13/8, with John Carver at 2/1 and Steve McClaren at 5/2 – so Remi’s odds have lengthened and Steve McClaren’s have shortened over the last couple of days – McClaren was at 5/1 on Friday.
As the broadcast went on today Garde is said to have dropped hints – according to the Mirror – that he could soon be in the Premier League – and you’ve got to believe he at least thinks he is close to getting the plum job at Newcastle.
We don’t think he will have been offered the job yet – but if that’s true about dropping hints – he must at least think he’s in with a very decent chance of getting the job at Newcastle United.
Of the three top favorites for the job, the only one we would be happy with is the Frenchman, and we don’t think John Carver or Steve McClaren would be popular choices with the fans – or good ones for the club.
According to the Chronicle today Lee Charnley is closing in on his top choices and coming to a definitive decision – but that could still take a couple of weeks.
Somehow those two things don’t seem to be compatible – closing in on a decision but it could still be two weeks away – but we’ll see.
We’ve heard absolutely nothing from Newcastle about the vacant head coach position since they announced Alan Pardew’s departure on January 3rd.
What do you think?
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