'Unreal': Some Newcastle fans love who's reportedly been approached for key role
A number of Newcastle United fans have welcomed speculation linking the club with Antero Henrique.
French outlet Footmercato has claimed that representatives of the Saudi-led consortium have spoken with the former Paris Saint-Germain director.
They spoke to Henrique about their hopes of building a team at Newcastle that can go on to compete for the Premier League title, added the report.
Meanwhile, The Mirror has claimed that the Magpies are after a “powerful, well-connected sporting director”.
Henrique is “being interviewed” for the role as well as Ralf Rangnick, added the outlet.
Henrique is well known for his great work at PSG – he brought Kylian Mbappe to the club – and at Porto.
The 51-year-old brought the likes of Falcao, James Rodriguez, Alex Sandro, and Pepe to Porto before selling them on for huge profits.
With a new era beginning at Newcastle, a high-calibre sporting director appointment would be a huge statement of intent and would also lay the foundations for future success.
Here is what some Newcastle fans have made of links with Henrique:
Rangnick, Henrique and Campos! We really are being linked to the pinnacle of Sporting Directors here mind. Completely mind boggling compared to what we’re used to. It feels great to be a real club again that’s for sure! #NUFC https://t.co/FaYJNYM23b— Chris Armin (@chris_armin) October 13, 2021
I’ve not heard of Henrique, but his pedigree looks good. Rangnick is a great shout having seen what he achieved in both Vienna & Leipzig 👍— Les Archibald (@Les_010565) October 12, 2021
Just unreal seeing us linked to people like Henrique and Rangnick is surreal. Appointing either would be a serious statement of intent.— Jake 〓〓 (@JakeNUFC1994) October 11, 2021
Henrique is no slouch. Was behind alot of Porto’s success. He’s very similar to Rangnick, Looks for young players with good potential to sell on.— Lee (@NostalgicNUFC) October 11, 2021
Would be some move. He was behind the Mbappe deal to PSG. Believe he isn’t with a club so would be straight forward.— Lee (@NostalgicNUFC) October 11, 2021
Could they both be brought in? Rangnick looks after the youth side of things and infrastructure. With henrique more in charge of transfers and negotiating. Or is that being greedy— Tom86 (@Tom8611) October 13, 2021