Roberto Martinez joins a long list of candidates to coach Newcastle


date of publication:
Oct 21, 2021 13:12 GMT

Update date: Oct 21, 2021 15:15 GMT

A British newspaper reports that former Everton coach Roberto Martinez is interested in returning to the Premier League to manage Newcastle United after the dismissal of Steve Bruce.

And if the current Belgium coach returns to England to coach Newcastle, he will work with former Belgium assistant coach Graeme Jones.

And according to the British newspaper, “The Guardian”, Belgium coach Martinez is open to succeeding Steve Bruce as Newcastle manager, but there are a group of names being looked at, including former Chelsea boss Frank Lampard, current Rangers coach Steve Gerrard, and coach Lucien Favre. Former Borussia Dortmund.

Favre almost reached the Premier League last summer to coach Crystal Palace, and Paulo Fonseca, who was the favorite to coach Tottenham Hotspur last summer, also appeared, before negotiations faltered.

It is believed that the 48-year-old is keen to work with the Saudi owners, especially I, the club’s director, Amanda Staveley, who is keen on Fonseca taking over.

Bruce hinted that Newcastle might be his last coaching job; Because it affected his family.

He told The Telegraph: “I think this might be my last job. It is not just about me; It affected my entire family; Because they all love Newcastle and I can’t ignore that. They were worried about me…especially my wife Jan, I’m 60 now and I don’t want my wife to face this pressure again.

“We have a good life, so yes, I will probably work in training again, when I get a phone call from a club president somewhere asking if I can help them. Never say never, I learned it.”

Bruce had said immediately after the Saudi takeover that he would fully understand the decision of the new owners if they wanted to change him, but the club allowed him to lead the team against Tottenham Hotspur, last Sunday, to celebrate his thousandth game in his coaching career.

“I thank all the Newcastle United officials for giving me the opportunity to lead this great club,” Bruce said in a statement. I would like to thank the technical support staff, players and staff for their sincere efforts. There were ups and downs but they did their best especially in difficult times and they should be proud of their efforts.”

Jones will take charge of Newcastle United on his trip to Crystal Palace, next Saturday, after his appointment as interim coach of the team.


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