Reports in Spain today say that Newcastle are taking a keen interest in Paco Jemez as their next potential manager/head coach.

The 45 year old is currently at Rayo Vallecano and will be out of contract in June, a bonus for any interested (penny pinching) club owner looking for a new manager.

Paco Jemez has now been at Rayo for three seasons and they are currently 11th, having finished 12th and 8th in the previous two seasons.

That eight position was the highest ever achieved in the club’s history, with Rayo being one of La Liga’s lesser lights and on a tight budget {aco Jemez has built a decent reputation from his relative achievements at his first coaching job in the Spanish top flight.

Spanish sports media giant Marca, say that they understand there is genuine interest from Newcastle and it remains to be seen whether Paco Jemez fancies a new challenge overseas.

As a player, Paco made his name playing for Deportivo La Coruna and Real Zaragoza, whilst he also represented his country and played for Spain in the Euros in 2000.

Newcastle have been reported to be targeting Spanish players as a new market for value, so maybe a Spanish manager/head coach isn’t out of the question.

Maybe John Carver had better get on the sangria and tapas, rather than brown ale and pies….

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