There are reports in Columbia that former Newcastle United striker Tino Asprilla is in talks about a possible coaching position at the club – in the Newcastle Academy.
Tino Asprilla – could be joining coaching ranks
The 43-year-old had told Radio Antena 2 that he wants Newcastle to get the best young talent in Columbia:
“Some teams in England are going after the Spaniards, so I want Newcastle to fix their eyes on Colombian talent.”
In November Tino was interviewed and at that time he said he was interested in joining the club – and this is what he said at the time:
“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”
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.
He also played 57 times for Columbia with 20 goals, and it would be great to have Tino back at the club.
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