There’s an exclusive report in the Telegraph today that Fabricio Coloccini may be a candidate to take over from Alan Pardew, should Pardew be fired in the near future as the Newcastle manager.
Fabricio Coloccini – in pre-season training
Apparently when Pardew was banned last season, after head-butting David Meyler at Hull City, Fabricio took over the half time team talks in the dressing room, and took more of a leadership role with the team as the captain – it seemed it was a case of Fabricio filling what was a vacuum of leadership.
But that’s about all the Telegraph story says – there’s no insights of why it may or should happen, or that it has any chance at of becoming a reality.
There’s very little chance that Mike Ashley would appoint an untested man in the role of Newcastle manager at this time, so it’s an interesting story. but just isn’t going to happen.
If Coloccini is interested in management, and like another Argentine international center-back – Mauricio Pochettino – shows he can become a very good manager in the future, then in that case he would be a good candidate for the Newcastle manager job.
But to suggest that Fabricio has any chance to become the Newcastle manager at the moment is a stretch at best, especially with Mike Ashley as the owner.
As we said, it’s an interesting story and if Fab does show management potential in the future he could become the Newcastle United manager – but he’s not the man to take over in this situation.
With a dearth of leadership at Newcastle at the moment, what Colo can do is show leadership both on and off the field, and if the Argentine can do that – he will be doing something very positive in what is Newcastle’s time of need.
What do you think?
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