Club ‘on the verge’ of UAE takeover & Bruno Genesio set to be appointed – Le Progres

According to some shock new claims from France, former Lyon manager Bruno Genesio is about to sign a four-year contract to become the new Newcastle United manager.

This comes from Le Progrès (a local paper in Lyon), whose ‘breaking news’ claims that the Frenchman is currently in England for talks over a four-year-deal that would see him become the new Newcastle United boss:

To add even more fuel to the fire, the French outlet also claims that the club is ‘on the verge’ of being sold to Dubai billionaire – a line that makes this story all the more unbelievable if you ask me.

Given Steve Bruce’s arrival had been described as ‘imminent’ over the last 48 hours and a takeover had allegedly ‘stalled’, it’s fair to say these new reports from France should be taken with a huge pinch of salt.

Genesio – who left his job at Lyon at the end of the season – has been linked with the Newcastle job over the past 12 months, however this is a serious case of time will tell.

We live in hope, but I’m fully expecting these claims to be shot down and Steve Bruce to be appointed!

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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.

14 thoughts on “Club ‘on the verge’ of UAE takeover & Bruno Genesio set to be appointed – Le Progres

  1. And in the next few weeks the first homestead on the moon open up

    Where do you get this guff from for gods sake


  2. Ha ha, and how many season tickets haven’t been sold.

    Wonder if this is more spin??

    Any fan wouldn’t put this article out unless you are a Scumderland supporter winding up the fans.


  3. I bet it’s ashley and bishops ploy for Bruce to reduce his salary and for Sheffield wed to expect less compensation…. More chance of John hall sharing some of the many millions he and his family made out of nufc parasite..


  4. Noddy is being released from his contract at toyland as the fcb’s payed two pound and a pie for him and his team big ears and teddy to take over at toytoon. Bid in for two new strikers bill and ben!! Ashleyoot boycott boycott boycott


  5. Have you ever seen a club that has more close or reliable ” club sources” that drip feed out the information to the media in your life? You would think the media would just start saying we are hearing from our reliable club source at NUFC Keith Bishop and Associates that this information is in fact not true. A private PR spin doctor company has become the unofficial board of a PL club you couldn’t make it up.


  6. Not bothered who manager is.Just want The FCB to sell.Unitil then I’m staying away.end of story


  7. that#s it -unless this DOES HAPPEN (big pinch of salt, please) I’ve given up with the Toon until ashLIE is gone/dead/elsewhere!


  8. Inside football claiming ashley turned down a 400 mil proposal from a UAE and peter kenyon consortium. Genesio was their manager of choice. If true. The club was never for sale. He knew in may that Rafa was leaving and this mess is all part of some demented plan of his.


  9. Mike C Ashley go and get fried then
    Will feed to the pigs in the sty!!!

    Singapore toons army.


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