Newcastle United closing in on new manager with trio set for ‘final interviews’ – Report

An intriguing update on the managerial situation at St James’ Park has arrived from former Sky Sports reporter Graeme Bailey this afternoon.

It’s been well documented that the new owners are reluctant to sack Steve Bruce until a replacement is ready to come in, and Bailey claims that we have now narrowed our search down to THREE candidates.

Writing for 90min, Bailey claims that Lucien Favre, Eddie Howe and Paulo Fonseca are the three names in the frame as things stand, stating the trio look set for ‘final interviews’ this week as they may one last push for the NUFC job.

All three are currently available and out of work. Favre left Dortmund in December last year, while Howe hasn’t managed since leaving Bournemouth by mutual consent in August, 2020.

Fonseca – a 48-year-old Portuguese coach known for his attacking brand of football – is said to be ‘hugely keen’ on the job according to Bailey’s piece, with him eyeing his first job in England after leaving Roma in May.

Both Favre and Fonseca were offered the Crystal Palace job over the summer, however both rejected approaches from Selhurst Park.

The latter landed an interview at Tottenham back in June, yet he’s since revealed that a desire for more ‘defensive football’ denied him the chance.

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6 thoughts on “Newcastle United closing in on new manager with trio set for ‘final interviews’ – Report

  1. EVER THOUGHT THERE MAY BE A REASON THEY ARE OUT OF WORK

    With Howe having issues with players at NUFC we’ll need a new manager in 3 months = doomed

    It has to be either GERRARD or LAMPARD

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  2. Neither Gerrard or Lampard please. An experienced manager not eyeing the Liverpool or West Ham job please. Both Fonseca and Favre are good managers

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  3. No more Liverpool related managers, nothing but bad news, except 1.
    Daglish ruined our entertainers, Sourness followed suit, Benitez was a phoney spent over 145 million on dross, only made money on other managers buys. Now talking about Gerrard he will be off in a flash when Klopp leaves. Another scouser Rooney who would want someone who would leave a club in Dire Straits. Then Howe who took the club down then left and fell out with players and we now have some, bad move. So anybody else ha. Hwtl

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  4. Gerrard nah ! he’s got a run as second place or Scottish league champ
    with Rangers, then Pool when the Crout decides to leave.
    Rooney
    An idiot !
    may as well hire BSA again.
    Get the other Crout !

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    Rooney

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  5. Disappointing that as a blog you allow the use of derogatory language in your posts, the term used although misspelled is offensive to Germans 😡

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  6. Whoever they get in as there new manager ,the first thing he must do is sort out this shambles of a defence .Too many championship standard defenders who simply are not good enough to play in the premiership.

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