Richard Keys asks key question of Newcastle United fans

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Richard Keys wonders if Newcastle United fans will accept Remi Garde as the manager.

Well-known sports presenter Richard Keys has pondered whether Newcastle United fans will accept Remi Garde as the team’s new full-time manager.

Former Arsenal player Garde is reported to be one of the top candidates for the vacant managerial job at Newcastle.

The Premier League outfit are looking for a full-time manager following the departure of Alan Pardew to London club Crystal Palace.

Garde is currently without a club having left Lyon at the end of last season and is believed to be interested in taking charge of the Magpies.

However, former Sky Sports presenter Keys wonders if the 48-year-old will be accepted by the Newcastle fans.

“Alan Pardew's first press conference as Palace manager was fascinating,” he wrote on his website. “Not for what he told us about Palace, more for what he hinted about at Newcastle. Remi Garde wants the Newcastle job? I'm sure a lot of people do. But do Geordies want him?”

Pardew was in charge of Newcastle for four years, but he was never really accepted by the club’s supporters.

Perhaps Keys has him in mind when he asks if the Magpies followers will take to Garde…

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