It is understood that Flores is now keen on returning to English football and is “hoping to land” the job at Newcastle.
Flores is simply not the man to bring stability to St James’ Park. Newcastle need someone who has Premier League experience, which Flores has, but they also need someone who can hold down a job for more than a couple of years. Flores is 54-years-old but has managed 10 different teams in his career, ranging from the likes of Valencia and Atletico Madrid – where he won the Europa League – and Al-Ain and Shanghai Shenua. Flores is someone who likes to take jobs in China or the Middle East, which isn’t a great sign because there is only one big lure to go and manage in those leagues – and that’s money. Flores’ one spell in England was in Watford where he did a decent job. He won a Premier League manager of the month award in his one season at Vicarage Road, secured a mid-table position and reached the FA Cup semi-finals. Newcastle would want someone who can do that, but could Flores do it with one hand tied behind his back due to Mike Ashley’s leadership? It’s unlikely.