Date: 10th July 2019 at 1:24pm
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Ex-Colorado Rapids manager Anthony Hudson has been offered a coaching role at Newcastle United, according to journalist Dean Jones. 

The Bleacher Report insider revealed on his personal Twitter account that the 38-year-old was offered the role last week to be part of their new-look coaching staff.

Hudson was first linked with the job by teamTALK, with the online football outlet reporting that the American was set to be interviewed by Lee Charnley via Skype.

The ex-New Zealand manager left his last job at the Rapids in the MLS after only achieving eight wins in 43 competitive outings for his side and now is expected to be of interest as a coach, not a manager.

OPINION

Newcastle really don’t know what they are doing right now, do they? It was laughable that Hudson was even linked with the manager’s job at first at St James’ Park, but now to offer a coaching role to a failed boss, is clutching at straws. With no experience of the Premier League and a poor record in management, this only seems like it could end one way – disappointment. Hudson has had five senior management roles and his 46 games at Colorado is the most he has taken charge of before leaving – it is a surprise that he even got that far, having a diabolical point per game average of only 0.74. [Transfermarkt] To appoint a coach before making a permanent appointment of a new manager after Rafael Benitez’ departure is a massive risk, especially if the new manager comes in and wants to bring in his full entourage of coaches. Time will tell, but this is surely a slight disaster waiting to happen ahead of the next Premier League season.