Lee Charnley said at the Fan Forum meeting on Monday night that Newcastle United would choose their new head coach at the end of the season, and that now much was going on at the moment.
Paul Clement at Real Madrid
It remains to be seen who will be available at that time, but Newcastle will have been alerted today as Real Madrid assistant manager Paul Clement has said he would like to return to England to coach.
Paul is currently Carlo Ancelotti’s assistant manager in Madrid, and he worked at Chelsea and PSG as well as at some other clubs.
This is what Paul has told ITV Sport:
“My own ambition is someday to be a manager or a head coach in my own right. Hopefully that will be sometime soon,”
“I’d like to go back to England and work, I’ve had a fantastic experience working abroad both in France and Spain it’s really broadened my knowledge as a coach.”
“And culturally as a person as well it’s been a fantastic lifestyle opportunity and experience.”
“But I really see the best opportunity for me to go back and work in England, but I don’t rule out other opportunities in other countries. I have an open mind to things.”
“But I think my best chance would be there because coaching in your own language where you’ve got the feel and the emotion as well is going to be the best for me.”
There are a few clubs who will want new managers in the summer, and they include QPR, but the biggest club looking for a new head coach is undoubtedly Newcastle United.
Whether Lee Charnley and company think that Paul Clement is the right head coach for Newcastle is an open question, but it does look like he will be available this summer.
Paul was born in Wandsworth, London and the 43 year-old is highly regarded for his coaching abilities, but whether he will want to coach in London or travel to the north-east to lead Newcastle United forward is a good question.
But this is a case of Newcastle waiting to appoint a new head coach was definitely the right decision made in January, and it will give the Tyneside club more candidates to choose from in the summer, and more top coaches could still become available before the summer.
We hope at least Newcastle will discuss the head coach position at the club with Paul Clement – he would be an excellent choice to take Newcastle forward over the next few years.
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