Date: 25th June 2019 at 7:19pm
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Jose Mourinho has distanced himself from the vacant manager’s role at Newcastle United, according to the Daily Star.

The newspaper claim on their website that despite the Champions League winner’s knockback, Lee Charnley is still confident the Magpies will have a strong list of candidates to choose from.

The Daily Star reports that it was the representatives of the former Manchester United boss that delivered the news surrounding the role at St James’ Park.

Mourinho was first linked to the job by the Mirror, who claimed the reported new owners of the club, the Bin Zayed Group were interested in offering him a deal to take charge next season.

Newcastle United have begun their search for a new manager after it was confirmed on Monday that Rafael Benitez will be leaving the club once his deal expires at the end of June.

OPINION

This will come as no surprise to all those involved at Newcastle United. It has only been one day since it was confirmed that Benitez will no longer be in charge of the club, and already a number of names have been thrown into the hat to take over from the Spaniard after three great years in charge. Any move for Mourinho would have certainly been a massive statement, with the Portuguese man having spent many great years in the Premier League filled with success. Before it was confirmed that Benitez would leave, names such as Mourinho and Arsene Wenger were thrown in the mix to succeed. But now it has happened, it seems the links have become more realistic rather than fairytale speculations. The Magpies face a period of uncertainty in the lead up to the new season – with no manager or coaching staff in place to prepare the squad, it could certainly be a shock to whoever is in charge next.