Report: Reason emerges for delay in appointing next Newcastle United manager

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Newcastle United are conducting a thorough search for their next permanent manager.

The Chronicle has explained the reason for a delay in Newcastle United appointing their next permanent manager.

The paper has revealed that the club is carrying out a process of due diligence on their managerial shortlist, which takes time, thus preventing a swift appointment from being carried out.

Newcastle are hunting for a new boss after Alan Pardew’s move to Crystal Palace, with the Chronicle also claiming that talks took place with French coach Remi Garde over the weekend as John Carver continues to take care of the team on a temporary basis.

Reports last week suggested Garde wanted talks with the North East club and he remains one of the favourites to become the next permanent boss at St James Park.

The main reason Newcastle are under time pressure is because of the current transfer window and the time a new manager would need to assess his squad and make signings before the end of the month.

Christophe Galtier (Saint-Etienne), Steve McClaren (Derby County) and Frank de Boer (Ajax) are thought to be among the other candidates.

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