There’s not much that seems to be going on at the moment in the hunt for a head coach at Newcastle, and maybe some of that is because Newcastle will wait until the summer, since some top coaches – not available now – could become available at the end of the season.
And those would be in addition to those we have already been linked with.
Thomas Tuchel available in the summer
Just as long as John Carver and his team can keep Newcastle near the middle of the table, and we don’t have a massive slump like we did last season, then the situation this summer could be in favor of Newcastle.
Newcastle are waiting for the summer to see what the new situation turns out to be, and it could well be that a top coach, currently not available, is available.
And we assume Lee Charnley and the Board are keeping track of some of those potential candidates.
We don’t expect Rafa Benitez to be coming to Newcastle – ever – although his contract at Naples runs out in the summer and he’s be available, and that could be true of some other top coaches too.
There are at least two coaches that we already know will become available, who would seem to be excellent choices for Newcastle – Remi Garde and Thomas Tuchel.
Tuchel’s contract at Mainz runs out at the end of June, and if news reports are to be believed Remi Garde didn’t want to come to Newcastle half way through the season.
Frank de Boer will announce his intentions soon, but we expect that to simply be to continue as the Ajax coach.
If it isn’t then Newcastle will be quickly linked with Frank, and maybe Barcelona too, if they decide to replace current head coach Luis Enrique.
Newcastle however, cannot wait too long before appointing a coach, and it will have to be made by the latest in late June, so he is installed before pre-training begins in early July.
The appointment will probably make or break Lee Charnley as Newcastle’s Managing Director, and Lee knows it’s a very important appointment for both the club and the fans.
There’s no doubt about that.
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