Nobby Would Love To Sign On For Newcastle For A Third Time


Not surprisingly, former Newcastle great Nobby Solano has let it be known that he would just love to sign on for a third stint at Newcastle United.

Nobby Solano – will he get a deal at Newcastle?

The famous Peruvian International played against Newcastle United’s reserves yesterday in a private game at Sheffield United, and helped the Sheffield side beat a Magpies eleven by 4-1.

Apparently he has moved on from Newcastle to the Blades, and is trying to win a short-term contract with assistant manager and former Newcastle team-mate, Gary Speed at the Sheffield club.

Solano told the Evening Chronicle today:

“I would love to come back to Newcastle.” “My dream is to help Newcastle United get back to the Premier League.”

“They are in a good position to do it and I have made them an offer to help finish off the job in any way I can.”

“I think Chris Hughton has done a fantastic job this season.” “And the decision to sign me would be entirely up to him.”

“I’ve got a lot of respect for him but the decision is his and whatever one he makes I’d respect it.”

“It was strange playing against Newcastle yesterday because there were a lot of youngsters who were just boys when I was at the club and they are all fully grown men now!”

“But I decided before the game that I couldn’t bring myself to score against them because I love the team so much.”

We would like Nobby to sign on for the rest of the season, but maybe that’s more based on emotion than anything else.

But we think Nobby can help get the job done at Newcastle, and as we have said before, he would love to become a coach on Tyneside, and a 5 month spell at the club would help him achieve that goal.

But as Nobby has said, the decision is Chris Hughton’s to make, and since last July Chris hasn’t made too many mistakes so we’ll respect his decision, whatever it is.

We’ll put a poll up today – let us know if you think Newcastle should sign up Nobby, for a third time.

Comments very welcome.



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7 comments so far

  • Thump

    Jan 20, 2010 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #1

    I’d get him in until the end of the season as a player coach and give him a full coaching role for next season imo (maybe keep him on as a player and using him as injury cover or something).

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  • Zangwill_Ho

    Jan 20, 2010 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #2

    Good deal

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  • giimps

    Jan 20, 2010 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #3

    Nobby is a legend !!!
    I would have him in a heartbeat, he wont need pace with his ability.

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  • MacToon

    Jan 20, 2010 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #4

    Nobby’s trumpet, what a legend 🙂

    If you have a footballing brain like his you don’t need pace and don’t forget his crossing ability.

    Welcome home I’d say.

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  • N.Ireland Mag

    Jan 21, 2010 at 12:03 AM

    Comment #5

    Even at 35 he’d still have the creativity we lack and are crying out for.

    I say go for it- sign him until the end of the season then bring him on board as a coach.

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  • G

    Jan 21, 2010 at 12:37 AM

    Comment #6

    Lets not forget that Nobby also played at Full Back for Peru, thereby offering another option for defensive cover which would be no bad thing. I would sign him on a pay as you play deal only though. Agree with the comments about bringing him in as a coach though.

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  • ronniezog

    Jan 21, 2010 at 6:41 AM

    Comment #7

    sign him hughton i think he has a lot to offer even in the dressing room,he is a LEGEND

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