New name linked with NUFC job as report reveals TWO managers on Saudi shortlist

Paulo Fonseca is the latest name to be linked to the Newcastle job following our £300million Saudi takeover.

The Mirror are reporting that the 48-year-old former Roma boss is on a shortlist that includes Rangers manager Steven Gerrard, as Steve Bruce’s time at our club enters its final chapter.

It is expected that Bruce will be sacked before our next home game against Spurs, with Graeme Jones in the frame to take the reins temporarily if nobody is appointed in time.

The new consortium will want their own man in the dugout and an easy open goal for them upon arrival would be sacking Bruce, who remains unpopular with our supporters.

Fonseca – a Portuguese manager who has previously managed Shakhtar Donetsk – was in the frame to replace Jose Mourinho at Spurs and was rumoured to have agreed a two-year deal, but he is currently jobless and keen to return to work.

He is perceived to have an attacking style of football that could reignite a fanbase that has had to watch nothing but dross in recent years, however it could be a risk to appoint someone with no experience in English football.

With Fonseca’s name now thrown into the mix, the following names have been linked with Bruce’s job since the takeover was announced on Thursday:

  • Antonio Conte
  • Steve Gerrard
  • Brendan Rodgers
  • Lucien Favre
  • Graham Potter
  • Eddie Howe
  • Rafa Benitez
  • Roberto Martinez
  • Frank Lampard
  • Paolo Fonseca

6 thoughts on “New name linked with NUFC job as report reveals TWO managers on Saudi shortlist

  1. Why on earth would you trust the future Liverpool manager to lead us up the league and become a major rival of theirs??!!!

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  2. I appreciate that you just repeat what you read (god forbid you might actually have an original thought) but look at those names you have listed.

    Brendan Rodgers – 55% over 553 games – definitely worth a punt
    Roberto Martinez – definitely worth a punt
    Antonio Conte – good results but too volatile
    Lucien Favre – never managed in the Prem
    Rafa Benitez – no, no, no.
    Paolo Fonseca – Never stays in one place long enough to “build” a team.
    Graham Potter – his record at Brighton is the same as Bruce at Newcastle
    Eddie Howe – 5 seasons in the Prem won 11, 12, 11, 13, 9. Sound familiar?
    Steve Gerrard – Hasn’t managed a single game in the Prem.
    Frank Lampard – walked into a billion pound squad – managed to tread water.

    Not even sure why the bottom 4 are on the list – too much of a risk.

    Martinez is the obvious choice for me but doubt we would be able to pull him away from Belgium, so go for Rodgers.

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  3. I don’t get this”never managed in the Prem League” ****, let’s look at managers who came into the premier League without that experience, Mourinho, Benitez, Mancini, Pelegrini, Conte, Ranieri, Wenger the list goes on. These managers were given the opportunity with some considerable amount of success. No experience in the Prem League??? Bull****

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  4. Helen so judging by your comments you wouldn’t have appointed Kevin Keegan if you think Gerrard wouldn’t be good appointment because of know prem league experience your on about Eddie howe was that the same Eddie howe who performed miracles at Bournemouth aren’t Brighton in top 6 under Potter were us are in bottom 3 under Bruce martinez your choice he didn’t pull up any trees at Everton personal opinion think fans need to calm down and remember we are bottom 3 and concentrate on getting up the table instead of dreaming about players like mbabbe signing

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