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Newcastle United Want This French Manager: Who Is The Best Contender For The Tyneside Club?

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Newcastle United are dreaming big, for which they cannot be blamed. With the intending investment from the Saudi consortium, the club plans to have bigger ambitions. From being linked to the biggest players in Europe to being in the market for the best tacticians, we have seen it all. However, this time they have surpassed themselves.

Defensa Central (as cited by Chronicle Live) has reported that the Magpies would be willing to bring Zinedine Zidane to England to lead their project as the club considers him as the best tactician in the world. The report further states that the other two contenders for the post are Max Allegri and Mauricio Pochettino. However, until something miraculous takes place, the French gaffer would stay put in Spain. Here we will take a look at the three options and give our opinion on whom should the Tyneside club appoint this summer.

Zinedine Zidane

The Real Madrid manager has not coached any other team in the planet till now, but his success at Santiago Bernabéu is enviable. Taking charge of the team in 2016 after the dismissal of Rafael Benítez, the French legend has won the Champions League for Madrid thrice in three years. Apart from that, he also has a La Liga title to show for his efforts.

Although he quit the club in 2018 after an incredibly successful spell, he made a return in March 2019. The ex-Madrid player has again steered the club with conviction in his second spell, and it is believed that sooner rather than later, success would follow him. If Newcastle can convince him to leave 13 times European Champion, it would be a statement signing for the English team.

Juventus’ coach Massimiliano Allegri gestures during the Italian Serie A football match Juventus vs As Roma on December 17, 2016 at the ‘Juventus Stadium’ in Turin. / AFP / MARCO BERTORELLO (Photo credit should read MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP/Getty Images)

Massimiliano Allegri

Another hugely successful manager, the Italian would be an acquisition for the new board. Winning five consecutive Serie A titles with Juventus in as many years is no mean fit. A master tactician, Allegri has led the Italian giants into two UEFA Champions League finals, although the trophy has remained elusive to him.

Like Zidane, the ex-Milan coach has primarily managed teams playing in the same league and has left a long-lasting impression on the minds of the supporters of the league. If the Magpies are to bring Allegri to England, the fans would be able to witness some cunning tactical battle between the likes of Guardiola, Klopp and the Italian.

BARCELONA, SPAIN – DECEMBER 11: Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur applauds the travelling fans after the UEFA Champions League Group B match between FC Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur at Camp Nou on December 11, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Mauricio Pochettino

The ex-Spurs manager is the least decorated manager among the three. However, what gives is the Argentine a massive advantage is the fact that he has been coaching in the Premier League for the last seven years. In all this time, the young manager has left a mark on his sides and built them up from scratch.

Newcastle, who are trying to assemble a squad and build a new team need someone who knows how to construct every piece of the jigsaw and finish the puzzle. In this regard, Pochettino would be a better choice for the club than the remaining two who have been blessed with technically superior squads in their pursuit of glory.

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