Ginola reveals Newcastle ambition
David Ginola says he “would love” to be handed the Newcastle United job at some stage in the future.
Steve Bruce is currently the man in the St James’ Park hot seat, having taken over from Rafael Benitez this summer, but back-to-back Premier League defeats have already put the former Sheffield Wednesday boss under pressure.
The Englishman’s appointment was met with disdain from supporters, who continue to vent their anger at controversial owner Mike Ashley for not doing everything he could to convince Benitez to sign a new contract.
Newcastle were defeated 1-0 at home to Arsenal on the opening weekend before being thumped 3-1 at last season’s Championship winners Norwich City, and the lack of creativity in those losses is a real cause for concern.
Bruce was already one of the favourites to be the first PL manager to get the sack before the season even started and the two disappointing performances have seen his odds shorten ahead of Sunday’s trip to Tottenham Hotspur.
Amid the doom and gloom in the north east, former winger Ginola, who played for the club from 1995 to 1997, has now revealed he would be interested in managing the Magpies in the future.
The 52-year-old Frenchman scored six goals in 56 appearances during his spell at St James’ Park and if his playing style is anything to go by, you would expect him to play some entertaining, attacking football – something that is craved for by the fans.
When quizzed about the potential of returning to Newcastle by Back of the Net, Ginola said managing his former employers is something he wants to do. With his words spreading across the north east, Twitter exploded into life at the possibility of the Gassin-born star taking charge and one user was excited about the prospect.
,, interview successful, when can you start?
— joe 911_991.2 (@991_2_911) August 21, 2019
Ginola was a pure entertainer in the Newcastle side during his two-year stint and for those Newcastle fans looking for a bit of nostalgia, just take a peek at the video below of the flying Frenchman in action.
Bruce and Co go in search of their first points of the season this Sunday at Spurs, who head into the match on the back of a 2-2 draw against defending champions Manchester City.
The Magpies have lost the last four meetings against Tottenham, conceding six goals and scoring just once, but they did thrash Mauricio Pochettino’s men 5-1 on the final of the 2015/16 campaign.
Record signing Joelinton, who joined from Hoffenheim for £40million, is a doubt after coming off injured during that defeat to the Canaries while fellow summer signing Allan Saint-Maximin is struggling with the thigh injury that kept him out of that trip to Carrow Road.