With Remi Garde the most talked about candidate for the Newcastle Head Coach post and the current bookies’ favourite.
We thought we would have a look over the Channel to see what French football fans think about the former Lyon manager and current Canal+ English Premier League consultant/expert being linked with the role at St.James’ Park.
‘This would be an excellent choice for Newcastle. Remi is a good coach and the French players already there would help him integrate quickly.’
‘Chrisophe Galtier (St. Etienne manager) is better equipped than him (Remi Garde).’
‘As a Lyon fan it would hurt me to see him go to Newcastle, he deserves better after the three seasons he had with us.’
‘Don’t go to this lousy club Remi, full of overpriced players and they make us believe they could play in Europe when the reality is that they just about stay in the league…’
‘It is only the owner that is ‘lousy’ at Newcastle!’
‘It (Newcastle) is a breeding area for young talent, large and passionate public, in the top 20 English clubs with great history…only someone who has discovered football 5 minutes ago( or a Sunderland fan) would consider that Newcastle is a lousy club.’
‘With regards to overpriced players…if you refer to Riviere then ok. But Cabella, De Jong, Tioté, Sissoko, Taylor, Taylor, Santon, Janmaat, Krul, Ayoze, Colback or Anita are not overpriced and are good enough to play in Europe.’
‘Maybe Remi Garde will know where to play Gouffran and it’s not on the left.’
‘Gouffran’s best position is watching on TV!’
‘Remi can get much bigger clubs than Newcastle, he does not need to drop to that level.’
‘The good French players see Newcastle as a stepping stone to bigger and better, maybe Remi the same?’
‘It is an owner from France, not a coach, that Newcastle are needing!’