Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Former Chelsea player wants Newcastle hotseat

Former Chelsea midfielder, triple Serie A champion, and World Cup winner Didier Deschamps wants to take on the hot seat as Newcastle United manager.

According to his agent Jeannot Werth, no official approach has been made but Deschamps wants to make it clear he wants an interview. This is very similar to how Fabio Capello sounded England out about the national post, and the former Juventus player has emerged as the bookmakers’ odds on favorite to get the job.

Last week Sam Allardyce left the job amid unrest from the Newcastle supporters.
The 39 year old has also been the Juventus manager and is the bookmakers' favourite to succeed Sam Allardyce after it appears the field is very thin on candidates. The only condition that Chairman Chris Mort has place on the new manager is that he must speak English.

While the resume is thin, Deschamps did bring Juventus from forced relegation back into Serie A after a recent match fixing scandal involving a number of clubs and referees.

A second former Chelsea player, Gianfranco Zola has been rumored as being his number two in charge.


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