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Chronicle Writer Gives Update On Manager Who Has Interest In Position



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.

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.


237 comments so far

  • Mindshaft

    Jul 4, 2019 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #41

    Normally I wouldn’t !!!!

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  • NY Mag

    Jul 4, 2019 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #42

    Rob,

    Your forgetting that mashers has two chalets in Switzerland also….

    1
  • beefman13

    Jul 4, 2019 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #43

    Buy out clause, he had the choice, Leicester 30m WHOOOPPPEEEE.

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  • NY Mag

    Jul 4, 2019 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #44

    And numerous bank accounts, no doubt 😀

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  • Stardust

    Jul 4, 2019 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #45

    Don’t worry lads. Takeover is happening soon

    2
  • Zele

    Jul 4, 2019 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #46

    Anybody know who was the manager that originally signed Perez ?

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  • c-dog

    Jul 4, 2019 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #47

    Allain Pardeux

    1
  • #boycott Arsenal

    Jul 4, 2019 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #48

    So Jibley Jibbers reckons Joselu can’t be sold during a takeover because he’s an asset but Longstaff can because he was a product of the academy and therefore not an asset. Perez who is an asset and has been sold must fall in to a new category, Jiblets will know because he knows stuff.

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  • Scholesy

    Jul 4, 2019 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #49

    Rob

    Great work mate. It’s happening too many coincidences for it not to be happening. HWTL

    Just a question for you guys in the blog. If people buy the new shirt from say DW Sports etc. Ashley won’t get any additional money will he as the stock has already been purchased? Ps I’m not buying it or anything else before I get slaughtered just a thought.

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  • oldarse

    Jul 4, 2019 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #50

    Yeh Swiss account hope they make a mistake and put it in mine come in handy 30 mill.

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  • hibbit

    Jul 4, 2019 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #51

    Mindshaft
    that story is popping up everywhere and John Carver is getting credited for the info ??????

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  • Stardust

    Jul 4, 2019 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #52

    No way is perez worth 30m.not a chance. Leicester could not negotiate lower as at present we cannot sell contracts due to takeover. They had to pay the buy out fee. They could have waited but then risked not getting him because we would have more ambitious owners or the takeover could delay the transfer for x length of time.
    More evidence the takeover is happening

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  • TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa

    Jul 4, 2019 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #53

    Any way to know if 30M was actually a release clause for Perez? It sounded like PR spin for NUFC to release. Then they put it in their actual press release.

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  • NY Mag

    Jul 4, 2019 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #54

    Jail,

    To be fair, those three players probably add up to about £2M on the clubs books (and believe it or not, Joselu will have the most residual value)

    1
  • stan anderson

    Jul 4, 2019 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #55

    Who put the Bee in Bobby’s Bonnet.
    Don’t blame people who carry on attending matches. They’re set in their ways and accept the hands dealt to them by the slug.
    AshLie Oot

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  • Stardust

    Jul 4, 2019 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #56

    Get ya cans in the fridge lads

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  • twotonearmy

    Jul 4, 2019 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #57

    I work in a retail store for a popular consumer brand. Recently a highly loved manager was let go for very petty reasons and it dropped the bottom out of the morale of the entire staff. Upper management didnt care, they knew the product would sell itself no matter how happy the staff was. If people decided to leave it wouldn’t matter, the money would still come in. You’d think a company that makes so much money would also invest in its people and their experience… you’d be wrong.

    This reminds me so much of what is going on here. Ashley doesn’t see the team as a competitive endeavor, he sees it as a business to be run as the lowest possible cost. Doesn’t matter what the results are just that the balance sheet is in a positive direction. You do the bare minimum to keep the whole thing moving forward but not enough where positive results come at the costs of potential profit loss. The only thing is that Ashley has to be one of the only people not to see that investment into the team also can lead to even better return on his profits. When players being bought for 10-15 million are now being sold for 30-50 million a year or two later. Where having a player that some sort of talisman can lead to larger kit sales, sponsorship opportunities, and make more players want to play for you.

    It’s just tiring for all of us to be able to look at it, to see the issue and for him to either be blindly oblivious or deliberately content with the sheer ineptitude. Just whenever I tell myself I can’t see us going any lower… now this. It’s so hard to keep your head up with this team.

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  • c-dog

    Jul 4, 2019 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #58

    Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum(ruler of Dubai) on his wife
    “You no longer have a place within me, go to who has kept you occupied. I do not care whether you live or die.”

    Morally best we avoided these kind of owners anyway

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  • Foggy Hall to Timbuktu

    Jul 4, 2019 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #59

    Im not sure on all of that I have to be honest.

    Not saying you’re BS’ing us just not quite believing it.

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  • Tinman

    Jul 4, 2019 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #60

    Don’t the papers usually pick up and the transfer requests almost immediately? I imagine this is because agents will immediately reveal the news to a journo to start driving up interest.

    Don’t believe you Mindshaft, sorry

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  • Bobbybee

    Jul 4, 2019 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #61

    Barkel, I’ve Googled that mate, I can’t find any such thing. The only report like that I saw was Ashley saying if you want to leave, put in a transfer request. Of course, if they do, they don’t get a fee. Players are generally as mercenary as owners and managers. The only one I know who has, is Hayden.

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  • Genjikai

    Jul 4, 2019 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #62

    You can cycle around the pitch 7th july at sjp.
    Reckon we can put on a mass sit in?
    No game on so how can you get barred for life unless the club want to ban you.

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  • Stardust

    Jul 4, 2019 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #63

    They would have had a new manager in by this point if it needed to be done. Even this lot are not that daft. They won’t even be looking. None of these managers that are linked have been contacted.
    Why? Because we will be taken over very soon.

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  • Nedders

    Jul 4, 2019 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #64

    Robleenio – admirable effort on this flight tracking. Can you also find out if these journeys from Ashley are regular? That would be worth correlating to see if this weeks behaviour is unusual. Can you go back to April/May and see if these trips to Luton/Lausanne are normal.

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  • Stardust

    Jul 4, 2019 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #65

    #cans

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  • NY Mag

    Jul 4, 2019 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #66

    Taco,

    The only PR is from the press….the club issued “undisclosed fee” as they always do.
    The press speculated on the fee, as they always do.

    The club is as opaque as they can possibly be.

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  • Bobbybee

    Jul 4, 2019 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #67

    Stan, I noticed you on here when that meeting was on. I would’ve thought a martyr like you would be leading the crusade. But no. Your level is like Jimiley’s. You come on here bleating about how gave up your ST for the greater good blah blah,yet do nothing else. Keyboard warrior. Jog on.

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  • Captain AmeriMag

    Jul 4, 2019 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #68

    Stardust we haven’t met before but you seem like my kind of guy!

    Welcome to Captain AmeriMag’s Positivity Club good citizen!!

    #CANS!!

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  • toon22

    Jul 4, 2019 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #69

    Asset stripping our clubs a right laugh

    He he he he heeeee

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  • NY Mag

    Jul 4, 2019 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #70

    Nedders,

    You gotta do your own homework if you wanna join the sheikhover club 🙂

    3
  • Tom1664

    Jul 4, 2019 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #71

    Stardust – I half-asked last night – are you upbeat because you know something, believe something or are just enjoying putting the wind up the blog one more time?

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  • dejiuor

    Jul 4, 2019 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #72

    Garra rufa fish feeding off in he knows

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  • Wayayman

    Jul 4, 2019 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #73

    “Gave up your season ticket yet you do nothing else” Ahhhh Bobby, man. You’re so full of contradictions, one the one had you’re saying your season ticket is everything to you then on the other you’re belittling someone who has the balls to do what you won’t.

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  • RobLeenio

    Jul 4, 2019 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #74

    Nedders, the Palma trip is likely to be regular, it’s where he has his holiday home.

    On this occasion, he went out the Friday, came back the Monday.

    I don’t have time to do that research right now, I’m fitting stuff in around work, will have a shufti tonight unless someone enlightens me again.

    1
  • welshgeordie9

    Jul 4, 2019 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #75

    Captain Amerimag

    You are getting more annoying than Toon22 with your repetitive rubbish.

    You know nothing’s going to happen so don’t take the piss.

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  • Stardust

    Jul 4, 2019 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #76

    Amerimag.
    Everything points to takeover. All logic says is happening. Just look at facts and ignore anyone claiming this and that. Things that can be taken as truth. Theres plenty there.

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  • RobLeenio

    Jul 4, 2019 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #77

    As an aside, I just spotted Markaccus on Twitter, great to see a friendly face on there.

    😉

    1
  • Stardust

    Jul 4, 2019 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #78

    I know nowt Tom. But all the evidence we need is out there right now

    1
  • Tino 11

    Jul 4, 2019 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #79

    ‘Mon the lads.

    Regards,

    Ed Speed.

    1
  • Scholesy

    Jul 4, 2019 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #80

    Well said Stardust….it’s on and beers spirits champagne in fridge!!

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