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Newcastle United: Consortium ‘plan to speak to other candidates’

Newcastle United: Consortium ‘plan to speak to other candidates’ -Newcastle United News

Sky Sports reporter Keith Downie has dropped the latest news on Paulo Fonseca’s links with Newcastle United, confirming that talks are on hold while the consortium explore other candidates.

The lowdown: New era on Tyneside

With Steve Bruce’s reign in the St. James’ Park dugout now officially over, attention turns to who will replace the 60 year-old at the helm.

The Magpies have been linked with endless names, from Wayne Rooney to Antonio Conte, and while we know Graeme Jones will take charge for the trip to Crystal Palace, there isn’t much certainty on what happens after that.

One name that has cropped up more than most is Fonseca, with Downie brining an update on the former Roma boss live to Sky Sports on Friday.

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The verdict: Other candidates in the mix

Via Football Daily, Downie reported from outside the stadium: “We reported yesterday that Paulo Fonseca had held initial discussions with Newcastle.

“It’s my understanding that there have been no further talks since then and certainly no offer.”

He continued: “Fonseca has been spoken to, but I think Newcastle’s new consortium want to make the right decision, they want to make sure they go about things properly, and they do plan to speak to other candidates before making a decision.”

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The verdict: Take your time

One can only applaud the new owners for not rushing into what is an absolutely crucial first big decision in Newcastle’s new era.

With Bruce leaving the club locked deep in a relegation battle, the wrong replacement could set the new owners’ plans back years if the Magpies drop into the Championship.

Fonseca certainly has his plaudits, with Ex-Roma striker Antonio Cassano hailing him as an ‘exceptional‘ manager, but one name to keep an eye on as an alternative is Roberto Martinez, who has worked with Graeme Jones in the past and is said to be keen on the role.

Want to read more about the links to Martinez? Click here…

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