Newcastle United is reportedly watching Mauricio Pochettino and Rafael Benitez.
Tim Sherwood caused a stir among Newcastle United fans on talkSPORT.
Former Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur boss said Newcastle fans found Rafael Benitez a sexy trainer because he was a foreigner.
Sherwood, who has played three times for the England national football team and has no managerial role yet, made comments while discussing speculation that Tottenham ex-boss Mauricio Pochettino, could become the new manager of the Magpies.
Speculation on the manager
According to Sky Sports, the potential new owners of Newcastle have identified Pochettino as the first choice to replace Steve Bruce as boss of the first team after the current season is over.
The report said if they could not bring the Argentinian to St. James’s Park, they would go to Benitez, who succeeded during his stay in Newcastle and is very popular with fans.
Potential new owners
According to Goal.com, the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund is about to purchase Newcastle from current owners Mike Ashley.
Football in England has been suspended for the moment and it is not known when the season will resume.
Praise for Steve Bruce
Sherwood said on talkSPORT, “Bruce has done a good job. Nobody up there wanted it but he chained the results together, put them in safety and did a fantastic job.
“He did as well as Benitez when he was up there. Newcastle fans – they praise Rafa and what kind of work has he done? It’s fashionable and sexy to have a foreign manager and Rafa was sexy with them. “
Sherwood added, “Would Newcastle fans like Pochettino? I’m sure they would. Would they like Pochettino rather than Steve Bruce? Probably. “
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