Having already been jilted at the alter by Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp, Newcastle are seemingly not in a position to be too choosy about who they pick as Sam Allardyce’s replacement. Indeed, the BBC have reported that the Magpies chairman is casting his net far and wide in the selection process, hoping that a decent fish is caught. Good news for Liverpool reject Gerard Houllier…
“This is a big job without having to operate through an interpreter,” Mort told the Newcastle website.
“There have been media suggestions that we would only appoint a British manager. That is not true.”
Time for the media to start pairing Alan Shearer with a bunch of experienced foreign coaches surely. Watch out for Marcello Lippi, Louis Van Gaal and Carlo Ancelotti – a bonus point if you spot all three names in the newspapers.