Newcastle United’s search for a director of football continues after Arsenal legend Marc Overmars turned down an invitation to talks with the Premier League side.
According to De Telegraaf, gunner legend Overmars doesn’t see Toon’s role as interesting given their current situation.
The Magpies may have new owners and money to spend after their takeover in October by the Saudi Public Investment Fund, but recruiting new staff is proving trickier than imagined.
Eddie Howe is their new manager, having been turned down by Unai Emery, and the former Bournemouth boss secured his tenure with a 3-3 draw with Brentford – although he was forced to watch the game from a bedroom. hotel after testing positive for COVID-19.
However, with the resignation of general manager Lee Charnley, Newcastle need someone to lead their hunt for the best talent in the transfer market.
Overmars is now apparently off the table, but there are still interested competitors.
Former Barcelona technical secretary Ramon Planes is someone who could be watched.
He left the club as a legendary midfielder Xavi has returned as a new manager and is looking for a new adventure.
According to Sport, Planes has “important offers on the table” with possible destinations for Rome and Bayer Leverkusen as well as Newcastle.
And they add that he is likely to have a new club “before the end of this year”.
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