The Chronicle have a report out that Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s agent has spoken about the open Newcastle manager position.
Van Bronckhorst’s agent, Guido Albers, does not expressly say that the ex-Netherlands captain is seeking out the job. The link for Van Bronckhorst seems to have come in conversation over the developments yesterday with Newcastle announcing that Rafa was leaving.
This is what Guido Albers has said:
“I think the rumours have come a little bit early and no-one from the club has spoken to Gio. But I think every coach in the world would be interested in working in the Premier League.
“And what we would say if a club like Newcastle has an opportunity to work for them then of course he would be interested in doing that. It is an amazing club with an amazing fanbase but it’s up to them who they decide to go for.”
It’s obvious from these comments that Albers was just responding to questions about an open position. He first mentions the Premier League as being a league any manager would want to work in. Then he does give some nice compliments about the fanbase.
Giovanni van Bronckhorst– would be interested in working in the Premier League
Giovanni van Bronckhorst would be an unlikely candidate to come in and replace Rafa Benitez. He has only had one managerial job and while he was very successful in his four years at Feyenoord, Newcastle is an altogether different animal than the Rotterdam club. Though the “de Kuip” does have a capacity of about 51,000.
Van Bronckhorst managed Feyenoord from 2015-2019 and decided to leave the club at the end of this past season. He managed a total of 201 matches with a win percentage of 60%. He also led Feyenoord to the Eredivisie title in 2017.