Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Poyet: Newcastle Is A Mess

Tottenham Hotspur’s assistant manager Gus Poyet has ruled out taking over at Newcastle United, with the former Chelsea and Spurs midfielder claiming that the Magpies are “not in the right place’ for him to make his first foray into management, with the Uruguayan calling the situation at St James’ Park “a mess”, but has not ruled out taking charge in the future.

Poyet also insisted that it was easy to link him with the vacant post at the North East club due to his friendship with executive director Dennis Wise, who he played with at Chelsea and worked alongside to good effect at both Swindon Town and Leeds United and also vice-president Tony Jiminez, who is Poyet’s closest friend in England.

However, despite feeling that it is not the “right time’ now, Poyet has not ruled out managing the Toon in the future, with the former Uruguayan International saying it was “a great job.”

“It's easy (to speculate) as Dennis is there and Tony Jimenez, who is my best friend in England, it's too easy,” Poyet told Sky Sports.

“I think it's a little bit of a mess there at the moment, so it's not the right place for me.

"It's a great job and I would like to manage one day, but it's not the right time now.”

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