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Stoke coach Francis unsure of Newcastle move

Former Tottenham boss Gerry Francis admits a deal with Newcastle United is some way off.

"I have spoken to Joe Kinnear and I have been made an offer," Francis told Sky Sports News.

"In the next few days we'll meet and discuss that offer. Newcastle is a tremendous football club and it would be an honour to coach there so it's nice to be asked to do that.

"I've not had much chance to talk to him (Kinnear). It's a very unusual situation there, that's why we'll be meeting."

Francis currently has a part-time coaching role at Newcastle's Barclays Premier League rivals Stoke - and admitted he would be reluctant to leave that post.

The 56-year-old, who was in charge at White Hart Lane from 1994 until 1997 and has also managed QPR, Bristol Rovers and Exeter, continued: "Stoke are a nice team and I'm enjoying that at the moment.

"We are all trying to prove the bookmakers wrong and we're working hard on that so I'm going to look at the offer and decide over the next couple of days.

"The time factor also comes into it. I don't know how long Joe is going to be there and that's a difficult job."

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