Report: Michel Gonzalez keen to take the Newcastle United job

Newcastle United are on the hunt for a new manager to take the club in the right direction.

Michel Gonzalez has expressed an interest in taking over at Newcastle United, according to a report in the Chronicle.

The Magpies have reportedly looked at appointing Derby County boss Steve McClaren recently, but they haven't been able to convince the former England manager to leave the iPro.

It means that they have had to start afresh on their search for a new manager and Gonzalez has reportedly thrown his own name into the hat.

The former Real Madrid player has recently parted ways with Olympiacos, but he is said to be keen to manage in the Premier League and has not been put off by the unrest at Newcastle.

There is a lot of ill feeling around St. James' Park at the moment, but if Newcastle's next manager can help the club start to move in the right direction there can be no doubting their potential.

The Magpies have one of the biggest fan-bases in the country and it is easy to see why they are so appealing to managers across the continent.

If Newcastle did appoint Gonzalez they would not have to pay any compensation as he is currently out of work. 

Gonzalez's managerial experience has seen him take charge of the likes of Sevilla, Getafe and Olympiacos and he would be an interesting, if slightly left-field, appointment from the North East club. 

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