Sacked by Monaco with the Ligue 1 side in 18th, Leonardo Jardim is now without a job.
As things stand, he hasn’t been approached by anyone, but his preference, according to Le10 Sport, is for a rebound in English football, and the French outlet believe clubs are already circling.
On Thursday, we covered their claim that Leicester had put him on the list of names who could replace Claude Puel should the Frenchman be thanked for his services in the coming weeks, and now Newcastle are said to have joined the fray.
They state that while the Magpies’ interest in the Portuguese manager isn’t as ‘pronounced’ as the Foxes’, they are still ‘studying’ a potential move for Jardim if results don’t go their way in the coming weeks.
Newcastle are currently bottom of the Premier League with two points, yet to pick up a win in their first nine games in the competition.
We recently made a strong argument as to why he could be the ideal man to replace José Mourinho at Manchester United (which won’t be anytime soon, by the looks of things), especially if the club decide to go down the technical director approach.
Then again, if Leicester or Newcastle do end up managerless before the Red Devils do, they would be foolish not to consider someone who dethroned Paris Saint-Germain at the top of the Ligue 1 table in 2016.
Manchester United and the Leonardo Jardim option.
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