Ex-Newcastle United defender set for first step into management with Ligue 1 club 'likely' to appoint ex-Senegal man for next season

Former Newcastle United defender Habib Beye is ‘likely’ to be names Angers SCO manager ahead of the 2021/22 season, according to reports in France.

Wednesday, 21st April 2021, 6:00 am

The ex-Senegal international, according to publication 10 Sport, is currently in the process of passing his BEPF, said to be the highest qualification for coaches in France, and is the name currently under discussion by the Ligue 1 outfit’s hierarchy.

The report claims Beye is “likely to be head of the SCO next season” replacing Stephane Moulin, who has held the post since 2011.

Sporting director Sebastien Larcier is said to be considering Jocelyn Gourvennec, David Guion and inexperienced Beye.

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French former football player and Canal Plus TV host Habib Beye speaks prior to the French L1 football match between Paris-Saint Germain (PSG) and AS Monaco FC at The Parc des Princes Stadium in Paris on February 21, 2021. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP) (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

Angers currently occupy 12th place in Ligue 1.

Beye spent two seasons at Newcastle United between 2007 and 2009, making more than 50 appearances for the Magpies. He is also a former Marseille captain and also turned out in the Premier League for Aston Villa, following his St James’ Park departure after relegation to the Championship in ‘09.