Sheik Khaled wants Mourinho or Wenger as manager if he succeeds in buying Newcastle United

Sheik Khaled wants Mourinho or Wenger as manager if he succeeds in buying Newcastle United

Sheik Khaled bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Dubai-based billionaire reportedly wants to hire either of Jose Mourinho or Arsene Wenger should he succeed in taking over Newcastle United.

Abu Dhabi-based businessman has been in the news in recent times over the possible acquisition of the Premier League club this summer.

Daily Mail report that current boss Rafa Benitez could could be sacked should a new owner gains control of the club.

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The publication claims Sheik Khaled has identified Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger as possible replacements.

But Mike Ashley, the current of the club has postponed contract negotiations with Benitez, instead choosing to prioritise takeover discussions with Sheik Khaled.

The former Liverpool's boss deal at the St James Park expires this summer and a chance to be retained by prospective owners is slim.

Meanwhile, the Mirror are unsure if the move will go through, claiming there has been no proof of funds for the take over to take place.

Both candidates were quizzed about their future on beIN SPORTS broadcast of the Champions League final between Liverpool and Tottenham.

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Wenger said: "I'm very generous and I would love to give you what you want, but I cannot give you what I want because I don't know what I do.

Mourinho said: "We are not here to speak about it (Our future jobs). We are here to speak about this (the Champions League Final) and not about us."

Legit.ng previously reported that Arsene Wenger has revealed destiny could be against Liverpool in their 29-year wait for a Premier League title.

The Reds thrashed Huddersfield 5-0 in Friday, April 26, to go back of the table but with Manchester City's narrow win over Burnley, the Anfield giants dropped back to second.

Sergio Aguero's goal was enough to put the Citizens past Sean Dyche's men at Turf Moor, as his effort hit Matthew Lowton and then dropped marginally over the line as the defender attempted to clear.

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