David Ginola joined Newcastle from Paris St-Germain for £2.5m in the summer of 1995. He was on Tyneside for two entertaining seasons before moving to Tottenham in 1997 for a variety of reasons. One of which was the departure of Kevin Keegan as manager earlier in the year and his replacement Kenny Dalglish.
The mercurial Frenchman was known for his flair on the left wing if not his off the ball hustle. He made 66 total appearances for Newcastle with 7 goals.
In 1999 at the age of 32, Ginola would win the PFA Players’ Player of the Year along with the FWA Player of the year. He would leave Spurs a year later to join Aston Villa.
In total, Ginola played for four teams in the Premier League making 195 appearances with 22 goals.
David Ginola– the mercurial Frenchman
It appears that David may want to come back to Newcastle in another capacity in the future.
The Express have published some comments that Ginola made during an appearance on Back of the Net.
“I am currently going for my coaching badges. I would love [to manage Newcastle].
“That would be the challenge of my life… it would be the perfect situation. The perfect scenario.”
We would like to see how Ginola fares with some other clubs before him coming to Newcastle to coach. Though we imagine he would be a bit like Keegan in his tactical style as David never really like to track back and defend.
Ginola will always be remembered for his first season at Newcastle to the fans. He was part of the team affectionately dubbed the Entertainers, who were unable to hold off Manchester United for the title in his first season.
He remains a cult figure on Tyneside, and we would really like to see how he will do as a manager. .