Paco Jemez, the Rayo Vallecano manager has still not received an extension to his contract at the Spanish club, the third club in Madrid, and Paco has been with Rayo for three years now and his contract runs out in June.
The former Spanish International center-back (21 caps 1998-2001) has been linked with Newcastle, and the rumors may be even stronger now that it looks like Steve McClaren will not be arriving from Derby County, and there surely is no chance that John Carver can get the job, because of his terrible record this year.
But of course you never know with Newcastle.
Paco Jemez – still linked with Newcastle
Paco has been quoted on the Rayo web-site and he has talked of the rumors linking him with Newcastle United – among other clubs – and the fact he has to wait for an extension to his contract at Rayo:
“I’m not worried about any of that.” “I have plenty of patience. I’ve said before that I didn’t want things to drag out, even if just for the sake of rumors, but if we’ve already waited five or six months, we can wait a little longer.”
“I don’t like that we’ve waited five months to sort things out, for there now will be a rush. Rushing things isn’t good.” “What I’m focused on right now, is the end of the season in La Liga.”
“I take the rumors so well, I’m not worried. If something comes, it’ll come.”
The 45 year-old seems to be one of the up-and-coming coaches in Europe, and certainly he’s done extremely well with his current club, who are currently 11th in La Liga at the moment and play tonight.
He has had hardly any money to work with in Spain – so he certainly seems to be getting the very best out of his players.
Paco is also a student of the game and his team plays some beautiful possession football on a par with Barcelona and Bayern Munich, and that’s according to Bayern and former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola.
But some of the reasons he would probably not fit into Mike Ashley’s Newcastle, is he is quite a character and fairly outspoken, and says what he thinks (what!!).
Paco is also ambitious and that’s not a positive the way that Charnley and Ashley run the club at the moment – where the coach has very little say in things – including players coming and going.
And the Spaniard wouldn’t take kindly to the Newcastle owner selling his best players whenever the right offer comes i for them.
However, on the positive side if he was offered the job at Newcastle United he would likely take it – and the appointment would certainly lift the spirits of the Newcastle fans.
And after yet another terrible season the Newcastle fans need lifting – they are simply fed up with the way Newcastle is being run by a very thrifty and rather miserly Mike Ashley.