Former New Zealand manager Anthony Hudson looks set to turn down Newcastle United’s offer of a coaching position as he seeks out a managerial job, according to journalist Graeme Bailey.
The reporter, who writes for the likes of the Mirror and Teamtalk, claims on his personal Twitter account that the 38-year-old is wanted by the Magpies to join the backroom staff following Rafael Benitez’s exit but that he is looking to seal a manager’s job.
Former New Zealand coach Anthony Hudson generating a lot of interest in England – Newcastle want him on their staff – but he will likely to wait for a top job somewhere, and he has talked with Doncaster… https://t.co/cIPmPQzCiF
— Graeme Bailey (@GraemeBailey) July 10, 2019
It is stated that Yorkshire side Doncaster Rovers have held talks with the former Colorado Rapids boss over taking charge, having seen Hudson leave the MLS side earlier this year.
Newcastle really should look at getting a manager on board before looking to bring in any backroom staff. The new boss might well want to bring in his own people to help support him in the dugout and that would leave someone like Hudson on the periphery of the trusted circle. It seems as though the former New Zealand boss will not be joining the staff at St James’ Park and considering his record as a manager, that should bring a wave of relief across Tyneside. He has hardly dazzled in his numerous jobs and while he is still very much in the fledgeling stages of his managerial career, Newcastle need proven experience to get them out of the mire they find themselves in. You have to question the logic of the Newcastle board as they try to appoint new coaching staff without a manager in place – but then again the Magpies manage to make even the most unbelievable situations become reality.