Sunderland star believes reported Newcastle managerial target would be a good choice

Sunderland's Anthony Reveillere believes that Newcastle United would be making a smart choice by picking Remi Garde.

Reported Newcastle United managerial target Remi Garde has received praise from an unlikely source today, with Anthony Reveillere backing him to be a success in the Premier League in the Sunderland Echo.

Garde has been lined up by the Magpies as their first choice to take over in the summer, according to the Chronicle, and Sunderland defender Reveillere thinks he will be a hit if chosen.

The pair worked together earlier in their careers, when they were at Lyon, and the Sunderland full-back believes Garde's talents are transferable to the English game. 

“I had two or three years working under him at Lyon and he’s got a good mind for things,” said Reveillere.

“He knows England after playing at Arsenal, and he can speak English which is important. He’s not a stranger to the Premier League. He knows the English mentality.

“It would be a good opportunity for him, although we’d have to make sure we keep winning against them!”

If Newcastle do appoint Garde it would be a welcome addition for the Mapgies faithful as they are simply desperate for a change.

At the moment John Carver is in charge of the team and he does not have the support of many of the club's fans. 

Newcastle's form under Carver has been poor - with the 50-year-old winning just one of his first nine games since taking over from Alan Pardew - and there is growing discontent around the club. 

The North East outfit are clear of relegation at the moment, but there are fears that they could be sucked into a survival fight if results do not start to pick up soon. 

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