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Andrew Simpson says Yohan Cabaye could be a manager

The former Newcastle United player has been tipped by his former teammates that he has what it takes.

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Former Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye quickly became a fan favorite after Newcastle United’s fifth place run in 2011. His fantastic performances and quality leadership led to a move to PSG in 2014. That move resulted in an unfortunate life on the bench until he managed to revive his career with spells at Crystal Palace, Al Nasr, and most recently St. Ettiene.

A favorite by Newcastle United fans, he quickly found his way into the hearts and minds of those who cheered on the Toon every week. His move to PSG sparked much controversy as Newcastle United continued to struggle with its form and found no decent player to replace the midfielder.

Currently a free agent, the 34-year-old Cabaye is on the lookout for opportunities before he hangs up his cleats. However, the times is approaching, and former Newcastle United translator Andrew Simpson says that he will go on to “big things”.

A fan who really found their love for the club during the 2011 season and having developed a strong affinity for Yohan Cabaye, I would love to see him make the move into management. Playing seven years at Lille and overall, the majority of his career in France, I would put money on Cabaye honing his skills in management in France before potentially moving into more high profile spots.

Cabaye was an influential member of Newcastle United and was often a calming presence in what can be a chaotic club. Whatever he moves on to following the closure of his playing career, I have no doubt we will continue to see his presence, and maybe one day see him on the sidelines shouting tactics.