The Times are reporting that David Wagner and Brendan Rodgers are said to be on Newcastle’s short-list to replace Rafa Benitez should he leave the club when his contract runs out at the end of June.
Wagner did wonders for Huddersfield in getting them promoted in the 2016-2017 season and they kept in the Premier League last season.
And if Rafa does leave he would be our choice as the man to come in.
It helps Newcastle’s cause that Huddersfield Town rather surprisingly fired him in January with the Terriers second bottom of the league table.
But whether he would want to work under Mike Ashley at Newcastle is a good question.
Former Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner
The Newcastle hierarchy are reported to have been impressed by the Huddersfield side that beat Newcastle 2-1 at the start of the Championship season, back in 2016.
He is a very good manager who was the right-hand man of Jurgen Klopp at Borussia Dortmund and he plays attacking football when he can.
We are not big fans of Brendan Rodgers who has been managing at Celtic north of the border since 2016.
Rodgers is 46 and Wagner is 47 so they are both quite young managers.
We expect Mike Ashley to try to keep Rafa Benitez at Newcastle but they will have to replace him if he does leave this summer.
It looks like Rodgers followed by Wagner are the top choices – at the moment.
And we don’t have much confidence in Ashley at all – and he could really screw things up even further by succeeding in keeping Rafa on board.
What do you think?