According to The Mirror, Paulo Fonseca has pledged to deliver ‘attacking’ and ‘entertaining’ football during talks with Newcastle United’s new owners.
The former Roma coach is currently the bookies favourite to replace Steve Bruce, with The Telegraph revealing yesterday that he has the support of NUFC shareholder Amanda Staveley.
Now, The Mirror’s Simon Bird has revealed that some in the Saudi consortium see him as the ‘ideal candidate’ to take charge, being attracted by his attacking approach, but also his ‘European connections’ and ‘defined style of play’ – two things that could help us recruit well in January.
Bird states that Newcastle have ‘talked detailed numbers’ with Fonseca, although recent reports insist he is not the only name under serious consideration, with Lucien Favre, Eddie Howe and Steve Gerrard also believed to be ‘in the frame.’.
Here’s a snippet from his latest piece:
Fonseca is lining up the Toon job with a pledge to produce attacking, entertaining football, after the Saudi-funded consortium wielded the axe 13 days after buying.
The 47-year-old had agreed a contract to take over at Spurs in June but the deal collapsed.
He is regarded by some in the consortium as the ideal candidate, and brings European connections and a defined style to the team, ahead of signings in January.
Newcastle have talked detailed numbers with Fonseca, who led Roma to fifth in Serie A in his first season.