Emenalo Could Be Headed To Newcastle, As He Is Preferred To Overmars

Michael Emenalo could be on his way to Newcastle to take up a role specifically created for him. Emenalo is the leading candidate, beating Dutch legend Marc Overmars in the race to become Director of football at the Saudi-owned Newcastle United

Michael Emenalo has emerged as the leading candidate for a Director of Football role at Newcastle United.

The new Saudi-backed ownership is looking to transform the club’s structure on the footballing side of the business, and is looking into creating the position.

Ajax’s Marc Overmars had also been heavily linked with the role, as had Frank McParland, who had previously worked with Liverpool and Rangers.

However, according to the Telegraph, it is the former Chelsea chief who now looks the favourite to take up the vacancy.

Emenalo built a stellar reputation within the game during his time at Chelsea, and harnessed the club’s ability to create youth academy products to great success.

He was also responsible for bringing in the likes of Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Luakaku while at Stamford Bridge.

Newcastle confirmed the appointment of Eddie Howe as their new head coach on Monday afternoon, with the former Bournemouth manager signing a contract until 2024.

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