Crystal Palace ‘on the verge’ of shock appointment – Newcastle fans left wondering what if?

According to The Telegraph, Nuno Espirito Santo is now ‘on the verge’ of being named the new Crystal Palace manager.

The Portuguese boss left Wolves last month in a surprise exit and now looks set to replace Roy Hodgson, with the 73-year-old announcing at the end of the season that he was stepping down at Selhurst Park.

The Telegraph report that Palace chiefs had held talks with ex-Chelsea boss Frank Lampard and had also looked at Burnley’s Sean Dyche, Swansea’s Steve Cooper and Barnsley’s Valerien Ismael, however Nuno has emerged as their no.1 target and is now in ‘advanced talks’ to take the job.

Considering he was tipped to take vacant jobs at Spurs or Everton just a few days ago, this looks to be a huge coup for Crystal Palace – a club entering a huge transition this summer given the number of players out of contract.

Based on the reactions I’ve seen on social media, there’s a fair few Newcastle fans all saying the same thing – this could’ve been us had we shown some ambition and decided to push for more than Steve Bruce.

The NUFC boss won’t be leaving this summer after keeping us up and guiding us to a respectable 12th place finish in the end, however there is a feeling amongst the fanbase that we’ll never be much more than that should he stay at the club while we wait for Mike Ashley to sell.

Nuno not only guided Wolves to promotion, but followed that with back-to-back 7th place finishes and an impressive run to the Europa League quarter finals.

If he’s happy to take a tricky-looking Crystal Palace job, I’d like to bet he would’ve listened to Newcastle United – with our without a takeover.

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3 thoughts on “Crystal Palace ‘on the verge’ of shock appointment – Newcastle fans left wondering what if?

  1. No doubting Nuno had done a great job at Wolves…

    …backed by a VERY LARGE Cheque Book = wolves have been dropping like a stone over the season and was it down to simply running out of Money (?)

    This What If is simply rubbish = if Howe got the Celtic Job I’m sure we’d be reading this same article with the name changed (!?)

    Look we don’t want Manager’s that are sitting around because they got their club relegated and let’s get it CLEAR Nuno WAS NEVER in the frame for NUFC or would be = looks like every player and manager that gets a job elsewhere we’ll be hearing WHAT IF (YAWN)

    Like players their are sometimes good reason’s why Managers aren’t with a club = not that good = Hendrick and Backsliding Fraser

    Likewise with Barkley and Rose

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  2. Jesus do you ever stop carping on about the same two players. It’s constant drivel man. Take a day off

    KK:
    No doubting Nuno had done a great job at Wolves…

    …backed by a VERY LARGE Cheque Book = wolves have been dropping like a stone over the season and was it down to simply running out of Money (?)

    This What If is simply rubbish = if Howe got the Celtic Job I’m sure we’d be reading this same article with the name changed (!?)

    Look we don’t want Manager’s that are sitting around because they got their club relegated and let’s get it CLEAR Nuno WAS NEVER in the frame for NUFC or would be = looks like every player and manager that gets a job elsewhere we’ll be hearing WHAT IF (YAWN)

    Like players their are sometimes good reason’s why Managers aren’t with a club = not that good = Hendrick and Backsliding Fraser

    Likewise with Barkley and Rose

      (Quote)

  3. I think we should look outside the box and appoint Lille’s Manager Christophe Galtier. He just won Ligue 1 title and has resigned. He would be free and we would have great access to bargain French players! We are desperate for a couple of Strikers!!

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