Zico, the Brazilian legend seems to be interested in the manager job at Newcastle United, and may be the new front-runner.
Zico – would love the Newcastle job
The former Fenerbahce and Japan coach has already said he would be very interested in replacing Kevin Keegan at St James’ Park.
But it seems like Dennis Wise will retain his power over who comes and goes at Newcastle as Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has insisted the club infrastructure will not be changed.
Zico said yesterday:
“The Newcastle job is one that I would be very interested in taking. It would be a privilege and an honor.”
“I’ve always wanted to experience the Premier League as I believe I could enjoy much success coaching in England.”
“I am used to working alongside technical directors so this isn’t an issue for me. It’s normal for me to work in those conditions.’”
The Newcastle United club right now is in some turmoil, following the resignation of Kevin Keegan last week, and the club is expected to appoint a manager sometime next week, although most fans would be very happy to see Mike Ashley sell up and ship out, he is so unpopular on Tyneside.
Zico is now 55 years old, and was one of the great Brazilian attacking midfielders, representing his country 88 times and scoring 66 goals.
In his football career, which lasted from 1971 until 1994, he played a total of 653 first class games and scored a phenomenal 399 goals. Wonder if he still plays? – just a thought.
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