According to the Telegraph’s Luke Edwards, Roberto Martinez’s camp have said there’s ‘no chance’ he’d take the Newcastle job – also stating he ‘wouldn’t be interested’ even if he was available.
After speaking to TWO different sources about our reported interest in the Belgian national manager, the trusted Newcastle United reporter also suggests he has no plans to leave his current role in international football.
The fact it’s also been stated he wouldn’t be keen even if he was out of work also shows how far we’ve fallen after Ashley’s unforgivable decision to allow Rafa to leave without a fight:
Sadly, this shouldn’t come as any real surprise – yet it shows how much we’ve fallen given Martinez is not on Rafa Benitez’s level when it comes to their managerial expertise.
This comes in response to reports earlier today which claimed that the former Everton and Wigan boss was now Mike Ashley’s number one target, with north-east reporter stating that we’d ‘made contact’ with Martinez’s representatives and were planning a formal approach.
That said, it sounds like we won’t get very far with this one if Luke Edwards’ new claims are anything to go by.