According to the Sun, Manchester City coach Mikel Arteta is one of the candidates for the Newcastle United job.

The Spaniard is untested as a manager since retiring in 2016. But he’s surely ready to make the step up, having spent three years alongside one of the best in the world in Pep Guardiola.

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Arteta has played a key role in what has been a golden era for Manchester City, who recently made history by winning a domestic treble.

But his future has to be as a number one. He nearly made the step up last summer, having been heavily linked with the Arsenal job. But instead they went for a safer pair of hands in Unai Emery.

A team like Newcastle could be ideal for Arteta. They’re a decent enough size to appeal to the former midfielder, but not too big a job that the club would think they could do better. It could be a perfect match, as long as you ignore the off-field issues and problematic owner…

But what do the fans make of links with a move for the Manchester City coach? Do they think he could be the man to take the club forward following Rafa Benitez’s departure?

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Newcastle fans react to links with Mikel Arteta

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