This morning there are claims that Remi Garde wants the vacant Newcastle job.

The Frenchman has been player, captain, coach, assistant manager and finally manager at Lyon, but at the end of last season resigned due to personal reasons.

remi gardeArsene Wenger told Arsenal to sign Garde as the impending Gunners manager was waiting for his contract to end in France.

He came in at Highbury in the twilight of his career but impressed enough that he was considered as a potential Director of Football at Arsenal to fill the gap left when Vice-Chairman David Dein resigned, though in the event no  appointment was made.

In his three years as manager at Lyon, Garde led his team to fourth, third and fifth in Ligue 1 on limited resources.

The Northern Echo report that French sources have said that Remi Garde has told close associates that he wants the job and will accept the limitations that working under Mike Ashley brings.

They also claim that Lee Charnley is going to try and make contact within the next 48 hours but if indeed Newcastle are interested in him, why haven’t they made a move yet? He isn’t under contract at another club and it isn’t as though his whereabouts are unknown.

Since leaving Lyon, Garde has returned to a previous role he occupied, working for Canal+ as a football consultant and co-commentator on the English Premier League.

If he is a live candidate for the role then you can take it as certain that he won’t be walking into Newcastle United blind to the problems on and off the pitch.

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