Fabricio Coloccini is married with two kids, and he says today he has settled well in Newcastle, and that his two kids just love life on Tyneside.
Fab Coloccini – family is settled on Tyneside
It seems that the Coloccini family have become so settled in Newcastle that they have no intention of leaving, and they may even settle on Tyneside once Fab’s football career is over.
This is what Fabricio told the Newcastle Journal this morning:
“I don’t know what will happen in the future.” “ I have two kids, Tiago and Augustina, so maybe I will stay in England or somewhere in Europe.”
“She is seven and he is four and they love Newcastle. Argentina is not very safe for them, I would have to worry about their security.”
“They speak better English than me, my daughter is fluent, she is much better than me, she helps teach me now.”
“My son is a little bit less as he had a problem when he was a small baby. He had a fit, a convulsion and it affected the part of the brain that deals with speech, but he is a lot better now.”
“It was hard for them in that first year as well because when we came here they were put into a school and did not speak English.”
“Now my daughter has English friends and plays with them so she is happy and that makes me settled.”
It’s very important in any job for the family to settle into a new location, and it must be particularly hard for footballers and their families, when they go to a country where they cannot even speak the language.
But it seems that Fab has made the switch in a short two years, and of course nobody would have wished his first season on him, when the Newcastle club were in complete disarray once Kevin Keegan left the club in early September.
But two years later, and it seems the club have landed on its feet again, and are performing quite well in the Premier League, in their first season back with the big boys.
Now to re-generate that feel good factor on Tyneside, we need a win against Chelsea at St. James’ Park on Sunday.
A performance like the lads put in against Aston Villa or Sunderland might just get the lads an unlikely win.
We have to hope so, in any case.