Famous Newcastle Striker To Join Coaching Staff


News today that former top Newcastle striker Faustino Asprilla says he has plans join the Newcastle United coaching staff, as a youth team coach in the Newcastle Academy.

Faustino Asprilla – joining Newcastle coaching stafff

The 43-year old was at Newcastle from 1996 through 1998 and played around 50 times for the club and scored 16 goals, including his famous hat-trick at St. James’ Park against Barcelona, when we hammered the Spanish giants 3-2 in September of 1997.

Faustino has told a Columbian radio station that he’s planning to join the Newcastle coaching staff:

“A year ago I spoke with Newcastle’s owners about bringing over players from my coaching school in Colombia.” “It didn’t happen due to some requirements of the English league but then, during informal meetings with fans, I said I’d be interested in returning.”

“That encouraged the owners and three months ago they invited me over. I’m motivated and I like the city. I often accompany the team when they are travelling in England. It is a significant opportunity and hopefully something will materialise.”

“I will pass on my experience of the game and what I have learnt. I also hope to help the first team”

It’s good to have former players come back and be part of the coaching staff, and as well as Faustino we would hope that some day the great Nobby Solano can get a full-time coaching staff at the club in the future.

But this is good news about Asprilla, and it looks like he will be coming over in February and will then take a two month coaching course.

And once he completes that course he will join the Newcastle coaching staff.

What do you think about this?

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173 comments so far

  • Conaldo (The Wizard)

    Nov 10, 2012 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #1

    Repost.
    Catchy – ill answer you

    Jonas would be in my team yes. As a defensive/ centre mid, full back, or on the wing provided he had a very attacking fullback behind him (ie. fergie)

    Pardews first sub is not always obertan. But depending on the situation, if the game is in it’s closing stages, and you need some fresh, fast legs to run at defenders, break their positioning and line, and allow space for strikers then I think obertan is a good sub. Different scenarios call for different players.

    And why wouldn’t I find a place for cisse, he cost 10million pound, he is a proven excellent goal scorer that is just struggling to hit form. It is common sense to play both your strikers when they are two of the best strikers in the league.

    Man U team may be their worst for years, but it’s still a top of the table side. It’s only bad by Man U standards.

    I think you just need something to complain about. We are not going to play Barcelona-esque football every week, in the premier league which team plays fantastic football week in week out? No one. It’s not possible. The premiere league is too physical, too fast, too competitive.

    Pardew got us to fifth, he has us top of our Europa league group, we are like 4 points of 4th in the league or something.

    Instead of saying : we never play well Pardews crap.
    Why not say : when we get a run of good performances together we will shoot up the league.

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  • BigKirky

    Nov 10, 2012 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #2

    My favourite player of all time. Ben Arfa is almost there with him. Hope he does well!

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  • tequilamag

    Nov 10, 2012 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #3

    Only in Asprillas head, I bet he would love to be a coach here. Not going to happen.

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  • Baro

    Nov 10, 2012 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #4

    lee_ryder denied this story….

    is he right or not … idk?

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  • Kyo

    Nov 10, 2012 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #5

    TINO! TINO! TINO!

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  • tarie4

    Nov 10, 2012 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #6

    see the AP debate is on AGAIN. Catchy lets sat we sack Mr clueless, who would we bring in?? Who can work under our board as well as take us to the next level?? Realistically pliz..

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  • Cool Hand Luke

    Nov 10, 2012 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #7

    Newcastle based public transport employees are currently in a state of high alert following reports that Tino is set to return.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Nov 10, 2012 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #8

    So Villa just through a 2-0 lead away 🙁

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Nov 10, 2012 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #9

    *threw

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Nov 10, 2012 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #10

    TTTTTIIIIINNNNNOOOOOOO

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDh_dkwGF8Y&feature=youtube_gdata_player

    Man i loved that celebration maybe someone cant get shola to do it!!!

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  • Gateshead-Mag

    Nov 10, 2012 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #11

    whats happening lads im bored as f**k waiting for match of the day. x factor and all that is sh*te.

    any thoughts or predictions for tomorrow??

    im going for 3-1 with ba cisse and taylor to score

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  • Novocastrian66

    Nov 10, 2012 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #12

    I’ll go for 2-1

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  • Levi

    Nov 10, 2012 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #13

    toonarmydownsouth

    forget doing any celebration i want some one to get shola to score 1st lol.

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  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Nov 10, 2012 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #14

    What he did to Barcelona that night is still clear in my head! What a Player!

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  • Levi

    Nov 10, 2012 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #15

    lets have a bit of fun before match day.
    if you could pick a starting 11 from
    the next 22 players what starting 11 would you pick?

    1996/97
    srnicek
    watson
    peacock
    albert
    elliot
    beardsley
    lee
    batty
    ginola
    shearer
    ferdinand

    2011/12
    krul
    simpson
    taylor
    colocinni
    santon
    ben arfa
    cabaye
    tiote
    jonas
    ba
    cisse

    i decided to go for the boring 4-4-2 formation. or you
    could go with king kevs famous
    1-2-7 formation if you really want to lol

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  • Gateshead-Mag

    Nov 10, 2012 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #16

    levi

    krul
    watson
    taylor
    collocini
    santon
    ben arfa
    cabaye
    tiote
    ginola
    ba
    shearer

    might be showing my age a bit here as i was only young in the 90s but think wev got more better individuals now. however i think we played better as a team back then

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  • Levi

    Nov 10, 2012 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #17

    Krul
    Watson
    Albert
    Colo
    Santon
    Ben arfa
    Cabaye
    Lee
    Ginola
    Shearer
    Ba

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  • Levi

    Nov 10, 2012 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #18

    imagine ben arfa and ginola in the same team! full backs would call in sick that day i think

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Nov 10, 2012 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #19

    Krul
    Watson
    Albert
    Colo
    Santon
    Ben arfa
    Cabaye
    Beardsley
    Ginola
    Shearer
    Ba

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  • APBWA

    Nov 10, 2012 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #20

    Krul
    Watson
    Albert
    Coloccini
    Santon
    Ben Arfa
    Cabaye
    Lee
    Ginola
    Shearer
    Ba

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  • Ashton

    Nov 10, 2012 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #21

    He can’t speak English well or at all. So that would be a problem.

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  • Gateshead-Mag

    Nov 10, 2012 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #22

    tads

    your not allowed to use players that werent on the list!! haha beardsley would be in any best newcastle line up like

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  • gringo burt

    Nov 10, 2012 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #23

    krul
    watson
    albert
    colo
    santon
    batty
    ben arfa
    beardsley
    ginola
    shearer
    ferdinand

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Nov 10, 2012 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #24

    Hyphen
    Oh hes on the list baby! Between elliot and lee couldnt believe he hadnt made anyone’s team!!!

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  • gringo burt

    Nov 10, 2012 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #25

    that team playing a 14132

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Nov 10, 2012 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #26

    Gringo
    Have to admit i was torn between ba and sir les its a tough call!

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  • Gateshead-Mag

    Nov 10, 2012 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #27

    shut up man a must of looked straight past it!! hahaha

    ben arfa beardsly cabaye ginola

    ooooooooof think av just had an accident

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Nov 10, 2012 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #28

    Hyphen
    Would be carnage! We’d be winning games by 7-8 goals every game!!!

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  • archaeomag

    Nov 10, 2012 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #29

    Tino-Ball-on-a-string-Asprilla

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  • pedro

    Nov 10, 2012 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #30

    Krul
    Watson
    Coloccini
    Albert
    Santon

    Lee
    Beardsley
    Cabaye

    Ben Arfa
    Shearer
    Ginola

    Very very difficult. The options on the bench would be amazing.
    Would love to see Tino back on the toon but cant see it happening. Instead maybe he should be given a role in Latin America as a scout.

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  • jonobbad

    Nov 10, 2012 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #31

    Krul
    Watson
    Colo
    Albert
    Santon
    Beardsley
    Lee
    Batty
    Ginola
    Shearer
    Ferdinand

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  • Gateshead-Mag

    Nov 10, 2012 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #32

    pedro

    nice idea. maybe IF he does have footballing contacts down there then he still may recommend players if hes on our payroll. just because hes played football doesnt necessarally mean hed make a great scout.

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  • gringo burt

    Nov 10, 2012 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #33

    tads
    just with shearer and les being great in the air swung it,with ben arfa,ginola putting crosses in. would be carnage

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  • pedro

    Nov 10, 2012 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #34

    Yes who knows. Maybe i would want someone else to take a second look, not sure i would trust Tino’s opinion! But he is still hugely respected in this part of the world so could maybe have some influence. Basically, I still love Tino and think it would be great to have him involved with the club

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Nov 10, 2012 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #35

    Lest just hope he can find us the new Radamel Falcao 🙂

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  • jayphoto

    Nov 10, 2012 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #36

    Imagine ginola and Ben arfa in the same team?!!
    My mix team would be
    4-4-2
    Krul – Loved Pav but he was an accident waiting to happen
    Simpson – prefer him to watto at right back
    Albert – tache alone puts him in
    Colo – simply the best CB I’ve seen at the club
    Beresford – santon not quite the finished article yet
    Ben Arfa – Would have been the icing on keegans cake
    Lee – think modern fans forget how good he was
    Tiote – on top form the best def mid in the league
    Ginola – my sporting idol as a kid
    Shearer – no explanation needed
    Beardsley – the cleverest player we’ve ever had

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  • Gateshead-Mag

    Nov 10, 2012 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #37

    big pappa

    the next fastino asprilla would do 🙂

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  • Novocastrian66

    Nov 10, 2012 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #38

    Apparently James McLean refuses to wear poppy on his strip today. If this is true it is an absolute disgrace.

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  • Gateshead-Mag

    Nov 10, 2012 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #39

    novocastrian

    its true mate. john oshea also swapped a shirt with poppy on for one without at half time

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  • pedro

    Nov 10, 2012 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #40

    As if being a mackem isnt low enough he manages to sink even further

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