There were reports out yesterday from Spain that Newcastle were interested in Rayo Vallecano head coach Paco Jemez, but it’s difficult to know if there are any truth in those reports, but maybe Mike Ashley has to do more than to just put Steve McClaren and/or John Carver into the job – Newcastle fans would be suitably underwhelmed once again at the total lack of ambition shown by the owner.
Paco Jemez – already got his black and white woolly hat
And yesterday Paco made it clear it’s his intention one day to manage in the Premier League, but exactly when he doesn’t know.
This is what the 45 year-old told Vavel yesterday:
“Players, coaches and presidents come and go, what remains is the club and the fans.” “The Premier League is a nice place, where football evolves very rapidly and is a step up in economic potential.”
“It’s a different mentality and culture.” “I would like to manage there someday, but I do not know when I will. I still have not have made a decision about my future.”
Newcastle need to bring in a new head coach in the summer, and if we are a Championship side then maybe Paco would still come to coach the Newcastle side.
And if we went down Mike Ashley may be forced to show some ambition now that Sports Direct would not be in the Premier League.
Sorry – I made a mistake there – it should be – now that Newcastle United are not in the Premier League.
Paco has been in charge at Rayo for almost three years now, and he has had very little money to spend on players – but he has shown clearly he is a good coach who has got the best out of the players he does have available to him at Rayo.
That’s exactly what Newcastle need – a very good coach who can get the very best out of players available – and that’s something that John Carver has failed miserably to do this year, and he’s just seems to be way out of his depth.
First things first though – and Newcastle have four games left to save themselves from relegation and it’s going to very tough to get anything out of Leicester on Saturday.
We watched the Foxes against Chelsea last night in their 3-1 loss, and they are playing well with purpose and enthusiasm – and that’s very unlike Newcastle these days – and our players don’t seem to bother too much about losing the last seven games – a club record in the Premier League.
But they are only reflective of the leadership at the top at Newcastle United these days – they also don’t seem to know what they are doing.