Newcastle had better announce their coaching staff pretty quickly, because of the news last night that Paul Simpson has left Derby County – according to Derby – effective July 1st which is Wednesday – and today Ian Cathro has talked to the Sun about joining Newcastle United as a coach, even through nothing has been officially announced yet.
Ian Cathro – incredibly excited about joining Newcastle
We would think something must come today officially from Newcastle, especially since pre-season training starts up on Wednesday.
This is what Ian has said in the Sun:
“Joining Newcastle is something that can only prepare me even better for when the time comes to become a manager/head coach.
“I am incredibly excited by it and I just want to help out in any way I can. I wanted the challenge of working in a different league and English football is very different from Spanish football.”
“I am also looking forward to working at a club which genuinely wants to push itself and grow, to get back to a real level of competition.”
“Steve McClaren has worked abroad himself and he is an incredibly experienced coach and manager, an impressive man generally – I know I will learn a lot from him.”
That’s a good piece about the club wanting to push itself.
With the players back on Wednesday you would expect the coaching team to be working together now – to get some training stuff in place.
You cannot accuse Newcastle of being ahead of the game though.