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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