According to an exclusive from TEAMtalk, Lee Charnley has contacted former MLS coach Anthony Hudson about the possibility of him replacing Rafa Benitez at Newcastle United.
The piece even claims that Charnley has also interviewed the 38-year-old this afternoon, suggesting he is a serious candidate.
To say this is worrying is an understatement – with Hudson’s CV and track record in management being uninspiring to put in mildly – however this does at least come from a pretty dubious source in TEAMtalk, so we’re hoping it’s nonsense.
Hudson had been the head coach of the New Zealand national side and has recently been sacked by US side Colorado Rapids.
While I’d take this with a considerable pinch of salt, it’s hard to ignore his recent record with MLS side Colorado Rapids – which has been absolutely horrific – with him winning 8, drawing 9 and losing 26 games before being sacked earlier this season.
As you can see below, his CV is uninspiring to say the least.
Again, I’d file this into the dubious column – especially when the same report claims Arsene Wenger has shown ‘interest’ in the post – however I would put nothing past Mike Ashley at this stage.