Newcastle United’s attempt to appoint Remi Garde as the full-time manager is reportedly under threat.
Former Lyon coach Garde is widely being claimed as the frontrunner for the Newcastle hotseat, with some reports claiming that talks between the Premier League club and the Frenchman will start soon.
However, according to The Sun, the 48-year-old is “reluctant to cut short his year sabbatical”, having left Lyon at the end of last season.
This will come as a blow to Newcastle, whose list of candidates has grown shorter following comments from Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe and Tottenham Hotspur legend Glenn Hoddle in the last couple of days or so (click here to read more).
Both Howe and Hoddle have insisted that they are not interested in succeeding Alan Pardew at Newcastle (click here to read more).
The Sun, though, has thrown up the name of another candidate. Paul Clement is currently the assistant coach at European champions Real Madrid, but the paper claims that the Englishman is “among the front-runners” for the Newcastle job.
It seems that there is no clear favourite for the managerial position at Newcastle. In all likelihood, the situation is going to drag on for a few more days at least.