Report updates Newcastle’s stance on hiring Clarence Seedorf

Xabi Alonso tackling Clarence Seedorf

Newcastle United have been linked with hiring Clarence Seedorf as head coach.

Newcastle have been linked with hiring Seedorf as a potential replacement for Steve McClaren following the 3-0 loss to Leicester City on Saturday, but a report in the Chronicle has explained why a deal for the Champions League winner is extremely unlikely.

Calciomercato claimed that Seedorf was a target for the Magpies, but it is stated in the Chronicle that he is an unlikely candidate to be hired as McClaren’s replacement.

Despite having a glittering career as a player, Seedorf has yet to prove himself as a manger, lasting just 22 games in charge of Milan in 2014.

Newcastle are not keen on hiring a manager of this calibre, and would prefer to bring in a coach who has a proven record at club level. This is why McClaren was hired over the summer, as he has a wealth of experience and was brought in to stabilise an extremely fragile club.

Seedorf would be too much of a gamble for many teams to hire as of now. Whilst he may develop into a top class manager in the future, any club which hired him would have to offer him time, but Newcastle cannot do that as their Premier League future hangs in the balance.

The report indicates that Mike Ashley and his fellow management staff have no intention of changing their policy on hiring managers any time soon, and even if McClaren is dismissed due to poor results, an experienced boss would be the man brought in to take charge at St James’ Park.

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