According to Daily Mail reporter Craig Hope, former Newcastle striker Shefki Kuqi is being considered for the vacant Under-23s role.
The Magpies are currently looking for a new Under-23s manager, following Chris Hogg’s departure in August.
He was briefly replaced by Gary Caldwell, who joined the club on a temporary basis last month. Three weeks later he was gone.
Now Newcastle are conducting a trial period as they look to find a replacement.
Hope states Kuqi is one of the options being considered – a name that Toon fans know very well.
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The Magpies were unable to sign a replacement, and turned to the free agent market after the transfer window closed.
On February 10th 2011, they announced the arrival of Finnish striker Kuqi on a short-term deal. It was a shocking signing that seemed destined to fail.
And that’s exactly what happened.
Kuqi ended his time at Newcastle with six appearances and zero goals. His next club was League One Oldham, which speaks volumes…
But 10 years on and the 44-year-old could be in line for a second chance with the Magpies.
It’s come as a shock to Toon fans, with some noticing the irony following Carroll’s second Newcatle departure this summer.
Some people aren’t impressed with the Kuqi links, which seem slightly harsh. While he wasn’t a great player, that doesn’t mean he won’t be a decent coach.
And he hasn’t got the job yet either. Hope says he’s just being considered at the moment.
But some Toon fans have at least seen the funny side.