Roberto Martinez has TWO conditions for Saudi consortium after Newcastle interest – Report

Roberto Martinez is ‘interested’ in becoming the next manager on Tyneside – but only if the Saudi consortium will agree to a couple of conditions.

This is according to the Northern Echo, who claim that he is keen to replace Steve Bruce, yet reluctant to completely walk out on Belgium just yet.

The report claims that his first demand is to push back talks with the new Newcastle owners until AFTER the upcoming international break, because he doesn’t want to distract from Belgium’s upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Estonia and Wales.

Even if Belgium pick up the two points required to top Group E and book their place in Qatar, Scott Wilson’s piece states that the Spaniard would be keen to come to an agreement that allows him to ‘combine’ managing Newcastle United with leading the Belgians to next year’s World Cup finals.

Not only does that seem likely to be a non starter with our new owners, the proposed delay over the international break would require Graeme Jones to take charge of another two games – leaving us without a new manager for the upcoming trip to Brighton and our home clash with Brentford two weeks on Saturday.

Martinez may tick a few boxes – he has Premier League experience, has worked with big names at Belgium and is the ideal fit alongside former no.2 Graeme Jones – however these seem like the demands of a man keen to put country over an immediate return to the Premier League, if true.

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.

One thought on “Roberto Martinez has TWO conditions for Saudi consortium after Newcastle interest – Report

  1. Martinez besides having a good story has for the most part a lotta nerve demanding job security and managing both the Belgium national side and a club about to be rebuilt and yeah I can see where he impresses a lot of the non footballing world, but anyone familiar with his history in the epl would naturally tell you to fuggedabout it, as it is a lotta bull **t baffles brains story.
    He had his opportunity at Everton , which he screwed up and a part time manager on top of that is just a waste of time and money.


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