When it was confirmed that Rafa Benitez would not be returning to Newcastle, a slew of managers were linked with having interest in the vacant position.
One of those was former Feyenoord manager and ex-Netherlands captain Giovanni van Bronckhorst.
This is what van Bronckhorst’s agent Guido Albers said last week:
“I think the rumors come a little early. No one from the club has spoken to Gio. But I think every trainer in the world is interested in the Premier League.”
“Of course he would like to work at Newcastle if that opportunity arises. is a great club with a great fan base, but it’s up to them who they go for”
The Chronicle’s Lee Ryder has tweeted an update to his interest in the position.
Sources in Holland are suggesting Giovanni van Bronckhorst remains keen on the #nufc job.
— Lee Ryder (@lee_ryder) July 4, 2019
Van Bronckhorst managed Feyenoord for four years and decided to leave the club at the end of this past season. He led Feyenoord to the Eredivisie title in 2017.
While it looks like Roberto Martinez is currently Newcastle’s main target, there is growing doubt that he would leave Belgium to take the position and work under Ashley.
While van Bronckhorst was successful at Feyenoord and also a great leader on the pitch, his lack of experience is a concern if he were to become Rafa Benitez’s successor.