New report claims Premier League boss would “jump at the chance” to manage NUFC

According to TEAMtalk, Newcastle are considering a move for Sean Dyche should Rafa Benitez leave this summer – and they claim the Burnley boss would ‘jump at the chance’ to manage at St James’ Park.

The same report also claims that Manchester United coach Michael Carrick is also on Newcastle’s list of ‘potential targets’ should Rafa depart, also stating that several ‘big name’ managers have shown their interest in taking over on Tyneside.

Here’s a snippet from TEAMtalk’s piece, which also suggests Lyon boss Bruno Genesio and ex-Anderlecht manager Fred Rutten would be keen:

“Newcastle themselves were compiling a list of potential targets which included Geordie-born Manchester United coach Michael Carrick and Burnley boss Sean Dyche – who would likely jump at the chance to take control at St James’ Park.

“But we can now reveal that a number of ‘big names’ have made it clear via their agents that they would be keen. Amongst those believed to be keen is Lyon boss Bruno Genesio, who has already confirmed he will be leaving the club this summer, and Dutchman Fred Rutten – who has recently left Anderlecht.”

Dyche has done an exceptional job at Turf Moor, proving himself to be a competent Premier League manager and working wonders at Burnley last season in guiding them to 7th, however he would still be a considerable downgrade on Rafa Benitez.

That’s the problem facing us here. If Rafa Benitez leaves, there’s no way we appoint any form of upgrade, highlighting just how vital it is that we give the Spaniard what he needs to sign a new contract.

Some may see Geordie-born Carrick or Lyon’s Genesio as ‘intriguing’ appointments should Rafa leave, but why take a risk when you could just keep a world class operator in Benitez?

This report from TEAMtalk could be a load of nonsense, however this is the sort of speculation we are bound to face for as long as the uncertainty surrounding Rafa’s future drags on.

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About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

5 thoughts on “New report claims Premier League boss would “jump at the chance” to manage NUFC

  1. Oh gawd, here we go. Talksport ffs, they say anything to get people phoning in. Just don’t, please, don’t give them any credence whatsoever.
    Rafa truly wants to stay. The club need him to stay. At what point does the knacka in charge not realise with his eating a drinking habits, he’ll never get to spend his billions. Just show a little bit more ambition you oaf and you get to keep the best manager we’ll see in his tenure as owner. If you can’t manage that, do us all a favour and put a bullet in you head.

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  2. Bobbybee:
    Oh gawd, here we go. Talksport ffs, they say anything to get people phoning in. Just don’t, please, don’t give them any credence whatsoever.
    Rafa truly wants to stay. The club need him to stay. At what point does the knacka in charge not realise with his eating a drinking habits, he’ll never get to spend his billions. Just show a little bit more ambition you oaf and you get to keep the best manager we’ll see in his tenure as owner. If you can’t manage that, do us all a favour and put a bullet in you head.

    Talksport?

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  3. This article is completely disrespectful to Rafa Benitez considering he has 3 games to play, let him finish the job and then wait until talks between Rafa and the club have ended and we’ll see where we are, and then start your circus… surely a manager of rafas standing deserves a little bit of respect

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  4. Baffled:
    This article is completely disrespectful to Rafa Benitez considering he has 3 games to play, let him finish the job and then wait until talks between Rafa and the club have ended and we’ll see where we are, and then start your circus… surely a manager of rafas standing deserves a little bit of respect

    I have the utmost respect for Rafa Benitez, but there’s bound to be talk of potential replacements given he’s yet to sign a new deal – and as a NUFC Blog we are obliged to share what’s being said.

    Trust me, I wish I were writing about news that he’s just signed a new deal – not this!

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  5. So what’s the difference between “WOULD LIKELY jump at the chance” and “WOULD ‘jump at the chance’ “?

    Just wondering if you know.

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