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Remi Garde Hints He Could Be Newcastle’s New Coach

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.

Olympique Lyonnais football team?s Head

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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23 comments so far

  • catchy in norway

    Feb 24, 2015 at 8:05 AM

    Comment #1

    why do seagulls follow the fishing trawler ?

    I cannot say more

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Feb 24, 2015 at 8:07 AM

    Comment #2

    He is a young centre forward. Biggish lad. Been scoring goals for the Under 21’s this season.

  • beermonkey

    Feb 24, 2015 at 8:09 AM

    Comment #3

    what possible reason is there not to announce it if he is the man
    I would think it would give a few players a kick up the arse

    if he has refused us then why is that a secret as well
    why all the crap carver is the sbr pr rubbish

    I does look like at times they do it just to pi55 us all off

  • firebug666

    Feb 24, 2015 at 8:09 AM

    Comment #4

    Well, reading the press at the time he was the only one who was spoken to by the club at a meeting in London.

    Maybe an agreement was reached between both parties then & there.

    All this waffle about due diligence, and having six candidates to talk to sounded just like that; Waffle!

    Not going to be to optimistic, just in case, but the way our club works, (everything has to be cloak & dagger) it sounds like it could be a done deal.

  • beermonkey

    Feb 24, 2015 at 8:13 AM

    Comment #5


    has he been given the chance cos arma is with the first team

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Feb 24, 2015 at 8:15 AM

    Comment #6

    If lilo was coaching Heardman he would start by screaming “Get yore ‘air cut you ‘orrible little man ”
    (Heardman is 6’4″ and an Andy Carroll lookalike)

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Feb 24, 2015 at 8:19 AM

    Comment #7

    Partly, but he did feature a bit for the Under 21’s last season as well. He is older than Arma, 19 I think, and far more of a physical presence.

    I think we are fairly safe now, so would prefer the club to give people like Heardman, Arma, Satka, Roberts a shot. Not all at once, and not in all games, but giving them an opportunity to prove their worth and help their development is better than sticking with the same old same old, particularly when several could well be gone come August.

  • firebug666

    Feb 24, 2015 at 8:20 AM

    Comment #8

    Herdman looks a decent prospect, (like so many others before him) and has scored 4 goal in the last 6 games.

    He needs a couple of lower league loan spells now, and hopefully he will be the finished product in a couple of years.

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Feb 24, 2015 at 8:21 AM

    Comment #9

    Sounds mildly hopeful for Garde.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Feb 24, 2015 at 8:21 AM

    Comment #10

    I’m not saying they would be world beaters, they may not cut it, but we have enough who have struggled to cut it for the best part of 18months playing regularly.

  • beermonkey

    Feb 24, 2015 at 8:22 AM

    Comment #11


    agreed it will also boost there profile and hopefully get them into the championship next season onloan

  • hibbit

    Feb 24, 2015 at 8:24 AM

    Comment #13

    if remi garde come’s to newcastle and to me it’s a big if will he be allowed to bring in his own staff or will he have to work with the rubbish we have we need a new broom to clear the dead wood coaches out of the club to make a new start even then it won’t happen over night

  • firebug666

    Feb 24, 2015 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #14


    I’m not sure putting any of the young lads into this first team would be of any benefit to them.

    If our team were playing with confidence, passion and self belief, if the could string two passes together, and if they got forward more to support the loan striker and attacked the oppositions goal then yes I would be all for sticking the occasional youngster in for a game.

    My concern is putting any youngster into this team now would be soul destroying for them.

    Adam Campbell has had to go backwards to find his confidence again and get back to scoring goals.

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Feb 24, 2015 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #15

    One of the reasons Garde isn’t coming until Summer is that his sidekicks are still working for Lyon under Garde’s replacement and can’t/won’t leave there until May

  • firebug666

    Feb 24, 2015 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #16


    Agreed; it was reported last month that if Garde was to come here he wanted to bring in some of the coaching staff from Lyon, Then it was seen as a stumbling block for him getting the job, as we assume Ashley will not want to pay off Carver and Stones 8 year contracts.

  • lesh

    Feb 24, 2015 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #17


    C’mon man wake up. They couldn’t announce Garde – they know there’s a great risk that doing so would affect both Carver and the players and therefore put our title run-in at risk!

  • lesh

    Feb 24, 2015 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #18

    Maybe Garde’s saying nowt as he’s been asked to when he’s told Charnley to stick his job!

  • firebug666

    Feb 24, 2015 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #19

    Garde hasn’t distanced himself like many others have, so he will be in the frame for the job.

    Maybe there are more negotiations to take place before he can say yes or no.

  • lesh

    Feb 24, 2015 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #20


    It could be a done deal or more likely a leak plus conjecture – they’re still keen to get season tickets renewed and presumably ameliorate fan malcontent?

  • southafricantoon

    Feb 24, 2015 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #21

    If I remember correctly I think Garde is still under contract at Lyon… Final season…. Maybe that has something to do with the confidentiality…. Or maybe not!

  • nufconceandfuturekings

    Feb 24, 2015 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #22

    Oui to Remi.
    Also, just read your health update, Dr Ed. Great news.

  • Bambams

    Feb 24, 2015 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #23

    Carver and Stone will be kept on as coaches. Probably development with Beardsley.
    No way will he pay off their contracts


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