Newcastle United are reportedly keen on bringing Anthony Hudson to St. James’ Park as Rafa Benitez’s replacement this summer – but Toon fans are fuming that he is even being considered.
Benitez, 59, was confirmed as leaving The Toon on Monday after owner Mike Ashley and the Spanish boss failed to come to an agreement in which the ex-Real Madrid and Liverpool boss would remain on Tyneside.
TeamTalk have claimed that the 38-year-old gaffer is one manager being considered by The Toon. He is currently out of work after leaving MLS side Colorado Rapids in the summer.
Formerly New Zealand’s manager, Hudson began management at just 30 years of age with Newport County after a short spell with Tottenham Hotspur’s reserve. He was described by Harry Redknapp as “the next Mourinho” (BBC).
An enormous amount of managers have since been linked with the Newcastle job after Benitez’s exit. Claudio Ranieri, Giovani van Bronckhorst, Michael Carrick and many more are all reportedly interested or being tracked.
Newcastle fans have reacted to the news that their club are reportedly interested in Hudson, and the majority are fuming that their club could go from Benitez to a manager that has only worked for New Zealand, Bahrain and an MLS side.
Anthony Hudson is a terrible manager.
— Dickie G (@RichDevall) June 24, 2019
Well my first question is who is Anthony Hudson? Sounds like a Mike Ashley appointment!
— Chris Kelly (@chriskelly1985) June 24, 2019
Anthony Hudson @YankGeordie???
I literally know nothing about him.
Unbelievable that I’m even having to ask the question!!!! #NUFC
— Lee Forster #NUFC (@LeeDForster) June 24, 2019
Benitez to Hudson? You can't make this stuff up @NUFC
— Lindsay Mouat (@lindsaymouat) June 25, 2019
The life of a Newcastle fan we go from being taken over by a Saudi prince to having Rafa benetez as our manager to being linked with Jose mouriniho and wenger.then roll on one week Rafas gone there’s no takeover and some lad called Anthony Hudson is favorite to take over #Nufc
— Cailean O' Gorman (@caileangeordieb) June 24, 2019
— CHN Radio ⚽️🎙 (@chn_radio) June 24, 2019
Newcastle potentially hiring Anthony Hudson makes me want to head to the bar at noon. #nufc
— Sean Maslin (@SeanMaslin) June 24, 2019