6 Potential Candidates To Become Next Newcastle United Manager
3. Lucien Favre
Favre is also a very big favorite for the job. At this point, no one is quite sure who would be the final man leading the Magpies but let’s hope whoever it is he does a better job with the club and the resources the club has right now than the previous managers.
Having said that, Favre is an attack-minded manager who encourages a quick and dynamic style of play. The Swiss manager has managed Borussia Dortmund from 2018 to 2020 and has done a pretty decent job with them and played good attractive and attacking football.
He is a tactically genius manager who is often right about how to opposition teams would play out. The stats and the management style of Favre should be enough to convince Newcastle fans that he just might be the right man for the job. The odds are 5 to one in the favor of him being appointed as the next manager.
2. Leonardo Jardim
The Portuguese has 8 to 1 odds of becoming the next manager of the Toons. Rumor has it that Jardim will sign a 3–year deal. Not sure how true this would turn out to be but Jardim has also entered the race to take charge of the team. Some fans might not like him as their next coach but he has done reasonably good jobs with clubs like Olympiacos, Sporting, and Monaco.
He led Monaco to Ligue one title in 2016, which was their first national championship in 17 years. His side also reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League and the Coupe de France and lost the final of the Coupe de la Ligue to PSG. He loves the offensive style of play and his teams usually score a lot of goals.
1. Paulo Fonseca
The favorites for the Newcastle job are changing day by day but as far as the odds go right now, Paulo Fonseca is the most favorite one. The rumors have it that Fonseca has been offered 6 million Euros a year on a 3-year deal and is just waiting to be signed off by Yasir Al-Rumayyan.
He was also recently linked with Spurs but he rejected the deal. The Portuguese have managed teams like Roma, Shakhtar and Porto in the past which means he is a very experienced coach. Fonseca likes to induce exciting and attacking brand of football in his teams which has been evident in the past and it also supports the NUFC philosophy. The fans would like to have a manager like him on the bench, who has a strong work ethic.