Steve Bruce certainly didn’t capture the imagination of the Toon Army when he was appointed as Rafa Benitez’s successor this summer. But would David Ginola have sufficed?

The former Newcastle hero has never managed a club in his life, but has admitted that he is currently gaining the required qualifications and wants a chance to manage his former side.

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“I am currently going for my coaching badges,” Ginola told Back Of The Net (Amazon Prime’s weekly Premier League show).

“I would love [to manage Newcastle].

“That would be the challenge of my life… it would be the perfect situation. The perfect scenario.”

While he has no experience as a manager, I’m sure a lot of fans would rather see Ginola in the dugout right now instead of Bruce.

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The current Toon boss is going through a rough time. His side have lost their opening two Premier League games, and looked absolutely woeful at Carrow Road on Saturday.

He’s got the fans against him, multiple pundits criticising him, players questioning his tactics, and even an ex player claiming the current crop don’t know what they’re doing.

As for Ginola, he’s a man who fans adore. The Frenchman was an absolute star in the 90s, an integral part of Kevin Keegan’s side that dazzled the nation.


So at least Mike Ashley knows that if he eventually has to sack Bruce, there’s a man who is also desperate to manage the Magpies, and a man who fans might actually accept.

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Fans would love to see Ginola as Newcastle boss

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