Remi Garde was interviewed yesterday in Eurosport, and was asked about Lyon being top of the French League after their 1-0 win at home to Nantes on Sunday, and Remi’s former club are now 2 points ahead of money bags PSG after 26 games played.
Remi Garde – I have a duty of confidentiality to Newcastle
Obviously in the last three years PSG have made a big mistake, and haven’t spent enough money on their squad. 😀
Remi was the Lyon head coach for three years from the summer of 2011, and left the game last May for a one year break.
While at the club he brought through a number of good young players like Alexandre Lacazette, who was a target of Newcastle’s last summer and who has scored a fantastic 25 goals for Lyon this season in his 30 total games played.
And he admitted that in his last season at Lyon, Alexandre had bitched to him a bit:
“With me he bitched a little when I first played him on the right, but that greatly advanced him in terms of the number of games he was able to play. “
Lyon won seven titles in a row from the 2001-2002 season, and this is what Remi said about 3rd placed Marseilles, who are still a threat after getting a 2-2 draw last weekend at Christophe Galtier’s St. Etienne:
“It is premature to dismiss the OM, especially in view of Sunday match in Saint-Etienne ” .
Remi was then asked about his future and he mentions Newcastle in the last paragraph:
“I cannot say I’m desperate to return to the coaching bench, far from it. But I can easily say that I loved this coaching experience. I needed to recover and rejuvenate myself.”
“But I had probably caught a virus to start this profession. It is not excluded that I return one day. ” Starting next season?” “I have contacts that are not always known.”
“I also do not really want anyone to know. I do not close the door to anything, or to take another year off, or dive into a project that would suit me “
“I have a duty of confidentiality in this matter to Newcastle, then I’ll be very honest and very integrated with respect to the leaders of Newcastle, I cannot say more. “
It’s not beyond the realm of possibility that Remi has already been offered the Newcastle job, but has been told to keep quiet about it until the end of the season, and it’s not the first time he’s mentioned the confidentiality he has with Newcastle.
What we’ve learned about Remi over the last few months is that he is a real gentleman, and did not want to take too much credit for the Lyon success this season, and he says new coach Hubert Fournier has done very well and he thinks Hubert is a very good coach.
What we need at Newcastle is a good man-manager and an excellent coach who can bring the best out of our first team players and bring through the youngsters.
From what we’ve seen and read about the 48 year-old Frenchman, we would be delighted if Remi Garde is the new head coach at Newcastle.
And from what we’ve read he would take the job if Newcastle offered him it in the summer.
His appointment would really lift the Newcastle fans and maybe the players too.
What do you think?
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