Newcastle ‘consider Gennaro Gattuso as next manager following talks with super agent Jorge Mendes’

Newcastle ‘consider appointing former AC Milan and Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso as their next manager following talks with super agent Jorge Mendes’

  • Top profile coaches ‘put off’ Toon job by their current position in the drop zone
  • Gennaro Gattuso is wiling to join on a short-term deal to help relegation battle
  • Graeme Jones was placed in interim charge following departure of Steve Bruce


Former AC Milan, Rangers and Italy midfielder Gennaro Gattuso is the latest high-profile name being ‘considered’ by Newcastle to become their next manager.

Italian outlet TuttoMercatoWeb claim super agent Jorge Mendes has been ‘pushing’ for the former Milan and Napoli boss to take over at the Magpies.

And the report claims their current position in the bottom three of the Premier League ‘discourages a top profile’ coach from joining them now.

Gennaro Gattuso is the latest high-profile manager being ‘considered’ by Newcastle

Gattuso – who has been out of work since leaving Napoli last season – is wiling to join on a short-term deal in a bid to steer the club out of trouble.

Sportsmail reported last week that Roberto Martinez is also in the frame to be the next manager.

The new Saudi-led ownership parted with previous boss Steve Bruce in October, and placed interim manager Graeme Jones in charge.

Agent Jorge Mendes (R) has been ¿pushing¿ for the Milan legend to take over at the Magpies

Agent Jorge Mendes (R) has been ‘pushing’ for the Milan legend to take over at the Magpies

The Magpies have now eyed Martinez as the ideal candidate to take over at St James’ Park as he has a £2million release fee. 

Jones and Martinez worked together at Swansea City, Wigan Athletic, Everton and also in the early stages of his Belgium reign.

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