One of our readers has pointed out that the French Football site Foot-7 is reporting today that the problem with Remi Garde joining Newcastle United as their new head coach, is that Remi wants to bring in his own coaching team.
Remi Garde – wants his own coaching staff at Newcastle
It’s been reported before that Remi would want to bring in his own coaches that he had when he was the head coach at Lyon for three years from 2011 – but it seems that Newcastle want to keep their current coaching staff of John Carver, Steve Stone and Andy Woodman in place.
This could well be a legitimate sticking point with the Garde appointment, and we had wondered whether Newcastle would want to keep John Carver and others at the club.
Certainly it would help in the transition over to Remi Garde as head coach having John and his team in place.
That would also explain why another rumor could be true – that Remi wants to start in the summer and not immediately.
Some of his former coaching staff are still at Lyon under new manager Hubert Fournier, and since Lyon are currently top of the French League, there’s just no way those coaches would be allowed to leave before the summer.
That could certainly be a good reason why Garde does not want to start at Newcastle until the summer.
While we don’t know if this report is accurate, it does seem to make sense, and maybe Newcastle should have thought more about this before they let Alan Pardew leave the club in early January?
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