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Bolo Zenden reveals talks with Steve McClaren but no Newcastle move

5 years ago
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Bolo Zenden has revealed that he did have talks with Steve McClaren after the former England boss took over as Newcastle Head Coach.

However, Zenden says that despite having ‘really talked’ he won’t be coming to Tyneside for a reunion with his former Middlesbrough manager.

Speaking to Voetbal International in Holland, the coach who also played for both Liverpool and Sunderland, also says he won’t be mobing to Anfield either.

Bolo Zenden:

“It is written a lot, yes. Sometimes it comes out of the blue, some rumours are logical. But I have not spoken directly with people of Liverpool.

“After his (Steve McClaren)  appointment, we really talked, but it is not like I am going there to work.

“The rumours are obviously nice, it shows that you have worked well with those people, but Newcastle and Liverpool are not going to be. “

Zenden’s comments follow on from a story last night carried by Newcastle United’s ‘preferred’ newspaper The Mirror. They confirmed that the Dutch coach had followed Phil Neville in turning down any interest in the Newcastle job.

However, The Mirror also stated that the club had told them that no player signings were close to happening either.

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