News in talkSPORT today that the former Real Madrid head coach Bernd Schuster is now a target for Newcastle – and talks have already taken place with more talks scheduled for today.
Bernd Schuster – 55 year-old former Real Madrid manager
Schuster has managed nine clubs since 1997 and was the Malaga manager from 2013 until last year, and he managed Real Madrid from 2007-2008.
He is a shock target of Newcastle United according to talkSPORT, and he is currently not managing any club – so presumably he could be available now for the Newcastle head coach position.
One point of contention with Frenchman Remi Garde was that he wants to bring in his own coaching staff, and talkSPORT is reporting talks have already taken place with Schuster about which of the current coaching staff at Newcastle he would want to keep.
It’s now obvious that Newcastle are keen to keep some of their Geordie staff on board, when the new head coach comes in, and they include caretaker manager John Carver, with assistants Steve Stone and Peter Beardsley.
Further talks are said to be scheduled for today, and if they are talking about what Bernd’s coaching team will be, that sounds like fairly advanced talks?
In his playing career, Schuster was an excellent attacking midfielder who played for Barcelona and Real Madrid and he was capped 21 times with four goals for West Germany from 1979-1984.
He played a total of 436 games and scored 120 goals for various top teams in Europe.
Since he’s been out of a job since last May when he left Malaga, presumably he could even start at Newcastle before the end of the season – especially if there is an agreement to keep John Carver, Steve Stone and Peter Beardsley on board.
The most important position is who he wants as his top assistant – his assistant manager.
In his management career since 1997 he has managed nine clubs in 487 games and won 215 of them, drawn 108 and lost 164 for a win percentage of around 44.2.
Bernd only seems to stay at clubs for one or two seasons maximum – so because Newcastle want to make a long term appointment – that could be an area of discussion.
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