Nolberto Solano has revealed that Lee Charnley treat him like a former Sunderland player when he applied for a job at Newcastle.
Speaking to NFTV, the Peruvian confirmed that he sent his CV to the club’s managing director when applying for a role at the club four years ago – however it was soon made clear he was not wanted.
He believes Charnley is “not really happy” with the idea of inviting ex-players back to the club; a baffling theme that sums up how little those at the top care about club legends.
Here’s what Solano had to say about it all:
“I did my coaching badges six or seven years ago, I’ve coached a Peruvian team already, I’m working with the national team. It’s always a challenge but I say to friends when they ask: Go and take the opportunity – even in League One or League Two, start from the scratch,”
“I’ve learned enough to coach in the game now. One day I might get the opportunity at Newcastle and it would be more than a pleasure. You know my feelings. Even though I’m not working in a club I have applied for so long to try and work for (Newcastle).
“Lee Charnley I think is not really happy with myself or the ex-players, I don’t know.
“I sent my CV four years ago and it was like I’d been playing for Sunderland!”
“It’s a shame. We understand the owner makes his decisions, he can do whatever he wants but if you look at Chelsea giving an opportunity to Lampard.
“The club needs to get back to having an identity.”
More proof that Newcastle are seen as nothing but a business to Mike Ashley’s cronies, with it seeming as though zero emotion or respect is involved.
Solano’s status on Tyneside shouldn’t automatically allow him to get the job, however it sounds like his application was met with a total lack of care or class – something he deserves at the very least given what he’s done for the club during his playing days.
The sooner Lee Charnley, Mike Ashley and all of his advisors leave our club and never come back, the better.