Newcastle United might struggle to attract some top managerial candidates this season for a specific reason.
Former Newcastle United defender Olivier Bernard has suggested in the Chronicle there is a good reason Remi Garde might not become the club’s next manager.
Bernard feels that Garde would want to bring in his own staff, which would create a conflict with the club’s current manager John Carver.
The Daily Express has reported that even if Carver is overlooked for the job next season, he will be offered a new contract to stay on in some capacity, removing the option of Garde having full control over appointing his own staff.
“The fact he always travels with one physio and one assistant means he might be put off. In France it has been quiet too. You were expecting them to get it sorted by now, but it’s not the case,” said Bernard.
Before Carver was appointed on a deal to the end of the current campaign earlier in the season, there was heavy speculation that Garde would be the man coming in - with the Daily Mirror among those to report on the subject.
The Frenchman is out of work, has left his options open and has solid experience having coached Lyon previously in his career.
Hopefully it wouldn’t come down to a situation where Newcastle were forced to choose and hopefully there can be a compromise somewhere.
The problem doesn’t just apply to Garde because it’s very normal for any manager to want his own staff to follow him into a new job.
It’s difficult to predict outside of Garde just who the club might go after if they’re not going to keep Carver in the top job, but it’s a potential deal breaker, which could cost them if they don’t show that willingness to compromise.