Sources on Tyneside have suggested the Frenchman´s name is on a short-list of candidates to replace Sam Allardyce, and that he could form a partnership with Geordie hero Alan Shearer.
The 60-year-old, who guided Liverpool to five major trophies during his six years at Anfield, has more than once been heavily linked with the vacant post at St James´ Park in recent years and would fit the profile drawn up by the club in the immediate aftermath of Allardyce´s departure last Wednesday evening with his immense experience and proven track record.
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