New name interested in NUFC job & trio set to emerge as ‘serious contenders’ next week – Reports

The Chronicle are reporting that Giovanni van Bronckhorst has thrown his name into the hat for the vacant Newcastle United job.

The Dutch legend left his role with Chinese Super League side Guangzhou R&F almost 12 months ago and has been out of work since.

Soon after Rafa Benitez left the club in 2019, Sky Sports confirmed that Van Bronckhorst was interested in taking the job – only for Mike Ashley to choose Steve Bruce instead.

Elsewhere, The Mail’s Craig Hope has followed up on his comments yesterday claiming Paulo Fonseca to NUFC is ‘far from a forgone conclusion’, despite odds of 1/3.

In light of this, he’s revealed that ‘at least one’ of Roberto Martinez, Lucien Favre and Unai Emery are expected to emerge as serious contenders for the job over the coming week:

Martinez is believed to have a £2m release clause in his Belgium contract, with The Chronicle revealing on Thursday that he’d registered his interest in the role – which could see him reunite with former assistant Graeme Jones.

Former Arsenal boss Unai Emery is currently at Villarreal and could be keen to prove himself at Premier League level, having conquered Europe after adding yet another Europa League title to his name over the summer.

Aa for Favre, the ex-Dortmund man is highly-rated by many following impressive spells with Nice, Borussia Monchengladbach and Hertha Berlin.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst, who was a candidate when Steve Bruce took over, has thrown his hat in the ring.

A title winner in Holland – and having worked closely with Pep Guardiola at Manchester City for a spell – he has returned from a stint in China with Guangzhou R&F.

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2 thoughts on “New name interested in NUFC job & trio set to emerge as ‘serious contenders’ next week – Reports

  1. This is becoming boring now, lazy journalists and pundits, whatever they receive from talks to so called internal/ positive sources. Why so much interest in Newcastle and seemingly wanting us to fail and building up opposition to everything they can think of to spoil our hopes and dreams. Never thought we would receive so much negativity. We have to stand alone and show them all we mean business. Hwtl

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  2. Van Bronkhurst finished 11th in the Chinese Super League then resigned, do we really need him?

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