Former Newcastle United winger David Ginola has revealed he would be interested in taking up the St James' Park hot-seat. The Magpies' future remains hugely uncertain, with caretaker bosses Chris Hughton and Colin Calderwood continuing to manage team affairs on an interim basis while owner Mike Ashley seeks to sell the club. Toon icon Alan Shearer - who took charge of United's final eight games of last season - is still yet to be appointed as the man to spearhead the club's charge back to the Premier League, and is expected to resume his role on the BBC Match of the Day sofa this weekend. And amid reports linking Ossie Ardiles and David O'Leary with the managerial post, former Magpies midfielder Ginola - who made 58 league appearances for Newcastle from 1995-97 but has no coaching experience - says he would be willing to throw his hat into the ring. "Why not?" he told Sky Sports News. "I'll probably come back to live in this country. I'm looking forward to coming back to the game. Yes. "Because I'm very straightforward with things, I'm pretty sure that being a manager, or just being involved with the club, I would defend my philosophy of football or of life, of responsibility, of passion. "If you sign for me you will have to provide more than you expect to do." NEWCASTLE FANS! Check FourFourTwo.com’s ever-expanding interviews archive for more stuff to read: Web Exclusives Les Ferdinand Q&A Joey Barton One on One Michael Owen, Kevin Keegan, Les Ferdinand, Faustino Asprilla Boy's A Bit Special Steven Taylor, Danny Guthrie Ask A Silly Question John Barnes Perfect XI Ruud Gullit What Happened Next? Tony Cunningham My Secret Vice Nolberto Solano, Sam Allardyce Plus! Rate Newcastle players (and others) on Talentspotter
14 August 2009
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