Another candidate for NUFC job now out of the running alongside Unai Emery – The Athletic

According to The Athletic, Paulo Fonseca is no longer in the running to become the new manager of Newcastle United.

The former Roma boss is believed to have held talks with the club’s new owners and was the clear bookies favourite for over a week last month, however it seems we’ve moved on to other targets.

Sky Sports reported yesterday that he’d thrown his name back into the mix, encouraging Newcastle to reignite talks after a move for Unai Emery broke down on Wednesday, however it seems we’re now looking elsewhere.

It seems Eddie Howe is now the man we have turned to, as The Athletic’s David Ornstein reported yesterday that the former Bournemouth man had been short-listed alongside Emery after the latest round of Zoom calls.

The Telegraph stated recently that Paulo Fonseca impressed Amanda Staveley during interviews, with his vow of attacking football also deemed an attractive trait by many Toon fans.

However, that same piece stated that the Saudi PIF preferred someone with Premier League experience – especially when we are stuck in the middle of a relegation battle, being second bottom, without a win in 10 and six points from safety.

Fonseca could’ve been an exciting appointment, being a highly-rated coach who likes to play out from the back and be aggressive in his risk-reward search for goals, but it seems we will be the second Premier League side to look elsewhere after Spurs also said no over the summer.

Who knows, he may well end up at Aston Villa, with The Mail reporting earlier this week that they’ve sounded out the 48-year-old as a potential alternative to Dean Smith.

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One thought on “Another candidate for NUFC job now out of the running alongside Unai Emery – The Athletic

  1. I think that the favourite was Fonseca before Emiry came along, now its Howe, I have doubts about his character he left Bournemouth after he got them relegated. Had the Celtic interview where it looked like all was agreed for Celtic to make the announcement. He then had second thoughts and declined the offer, a lot thought he bottled it. Maybe because he likes to be nearer home on the South coast so being here and the pressure might be to much for him. Considering we want a manager with PL experience to fight our relegation, it seems strange as he has been there and failed?? Hwtl

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