Magpies flooded with offers for manager’s job.
Newcastle United have had around 80 applicants for the vacant manager’s job at St James’ Park, or so claims their managing director Lee Charnley, the Sun reports.
The Magpies were recently stunned as Alan Pardew made the sudden decision to quit his job at the club and take over at Crystal Palace instead, leaving the club to ponder their first managerial change since the 2010/11 season.
Pardew had a mixed reputation among the club’s fans, but certainly seemed to be moving the team in the right direction this season, with plenty now interested in continuing his fine job at Newcastle.
Although Charnley named no names, he said there has been a lot of interest from people, with as many as 80 applying for the position to replace Pardew in charge of the first-team.
“We’ve had about 80 applications of people interested in the role. People within football.
“A number can be easily discounted but what’s left is a good number with different qualities, experience and strengths.
Charnley added that he is looking to bring in a head coach rather than a traditional English football manager, who will not have the final say over transfer deals.
“The traditional English boss who wants full control is not what I’m looking for.
“The head coach picks the team. We don’t interfere in that.
“Does he have any say in transfers? Yes. Does he have the final say? No. There’s a difference.”
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