Taking to Twitter, journalist Rudy Galetti of Sportitalia TV has dropped a major update on Newcastle United’s pursuit of manager Paulo Fonseca.
The Lowdown: Magpies in Fonseca talks…
As widely reported, Newcastle have been in talks over the potential appointment of Fonseca after they sacked Steve Bruce (Chronicle Live).
Is Paulo Fonseca the right man for Newcastle?
Yes, bring him home
No, better options out there
Sharing an update on social media, Galetti has now backed this news whilst going a step further.
The Latest: Fonseca ‘ready to sign’ for Newcastle…
Indeed, the Italian reporter claimed that Fonseca is now ‘ready to sign’ a three-year contract with the Magpies and the announcement ‘could already be made official’ quite soon.
“Paulo Fonseca is ready to sign a 3-year contract with Newcastle,” Galetti explained on Twitter.
“The former Roma coach should be present in the Selhurst Park stands to follow the match against Crystal Palace.
“The announcement could already be made official soon.”
The Verdict: Big claim…
Coming as a big claim, Newcastle supporters could be enticed by the prospect of potentially appointing Fonseca as Bruce’s immediate heir.
Lauded as an ‘international class‘ tactician by Roma chief executive officer Tiago Pinto, the 48-year-old has also been described as mixing both Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp’s tactics in ‘a symphony of Beethoven and Metallica’ (Liverpool Echo).
Also a three-time league title winner with Shakhtar Donetsk, it’s clear that Newcastle and PIF could certainly do far worse than hiring Fonseca.
In other news: Newcastle now preparing £67.7m bid for ‘extraordinary’ ace with eight goal contributions already this season, find out more here.
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