Captain Could Become Next Newcastle Manager


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.

Newcastle United Training Session

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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46 comments so far

  • Thump

    Sep 15, 2014 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #1

    I prefer the Tim Sherwood rumours.

    Christ, I prefer the Glenn Hoddle rumours.

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  • G

    Sep 15, 2014 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #2

    This is as likely to be true, as the rumour that I am incredibly young and good looking.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Sep 15, 2014 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #3

    Would be the worse possible thing to ever happen to the club

    He posses absolutely zero leadership skills, wants to leave and is in all honesty is a very poor captain due to his quietness on the pitch and lack of character

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  • tequilamag

    Sep 15, 2014 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #4

    Rpost for AC
    tequilamag // Sep 15, 2014 at 11:38 PM

    AC the figures owed speculated run into millions that is not a serviceable debt. I posted a link earlier with an interview with Prds and although he is not great at the spin I find it hard tobelieve he would lie in print when he said he had been to Casinos socially with MA but never bet. He was specifically answering a question on the gambling rumours.
    Casinos are very public places and if he was lying it seems stupidly risky for it would be likely somebody would than have gone to the press and said they had seen him gambling. The press have never ran any story like that and he hardly has a good relationship with them..
    I think this whole gambling thing is an urban myth. A blogger who shall remain nameless claimed the other night Pardew was whoring while his wife was terminally ill. Pardews wife is in good health and there has never been a suggestion she was terminally ill. people love a conspiracy story but that is all it is as far as I can see.

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  • beermonkey

    Sep 15, 2014 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #5

    not the first time this rumour has cropped up

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  • tequilamag

    Sep 15, 2014 at 11:42 PM

    Comment #6

    He must owe Ash money

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  • Our Toon

    Sep 15, 2014 at 11:43 PM

    Comment #7

    Tequila

    Can you explain to me how Llambias stitched MA up? I’m confused, he cant put a clause in pards contract without Mashers knowledge

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  • musomag

    Sep 15, 2014 at 11:43 PM

    Comment #8

    Colo as manager, what a f****g joke

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Sep 15, 2014 at 11:43 PM

    Comment #9

    On choosing Mullins over Mascherano:

    Pardew said: “It is difficult for the Argentinians because they are desperate to play and for all that has been said the two guys’ attitude in training has been first class.

    ‘He has been disappointed because he wants to play and I can understand that but Hayden Mullins was probably the pick of our players again.

    ‘He has just signed a new contract, he plays in the same role and he just has that bit more experience and physical power than Mascherano at the moment so he gets the nod over him.”

    ——

    Nice one, Alan…

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  • musomag

    Sep 15, 2014 at 11:44 PM

    Comment #10

    Colo as manager? What a fcuking joke, and a bad one at that

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  • beermonkey

    Sep 15, 2014 at 11:45 PM

    Comment #11

    tequilamag

    look what happened with cisse and the Wonga shirt
    he claims he it was against his faith with in a few days there were pics of him sitting in a casino

    nothing has ever been proven about pards and the gambling rumours and stuff and blog type articles

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  • Our Toon

    Sep 15, 2014 at 11:45 PM

    Comment #12

    Tequila

    Why didnt he sack pardew and not have to pay ANY COMPENSATION to him for Gross Misconduct when he headbutted a player?

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  • Thump

    Sep 15, 2014 at 11:45 PM

    Comment #13

    @tequilamag: Aye, his wages.

    Seriously, though: we might want to consider getting toonbrother some professional help. He won’t take this news very well,

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  • Average_Contents

    Sep 15, 2014 at 11:45 PM

    Comment #14

    Yes firebug the ties that bind do indeed need severing mate and by any means necessary if we are to have any chance of breaking free from his tyranicle stranglehold.

    To target SD with a sustained but precise smear campaign which highlights it’s business practices is I feel the only way to get him out, get rid, dispose of the cancer currently residing at our club!

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  • tequilamag

    Sep 15, 2014 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #15

    OT beats me mate.I think it`s an illumanati thing. I have not been invited to join yet,

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  • firebug666

    Sep 15, 2014 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #16

    Our Toon

    Lambias was the managing director and trusted by Ashley, he was in charge of the club while Ashley was off playing god with his downtrodden zero hour contractors.

    It would be easy for Lambias to slip clauses in as Ashley just cannot read every single contract. Not saying it’s true just it’s possible.

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  • Our Toon

    Sep 15, 2014 at 11:48 PM

    Comment #17

    Am I the only one who finds this gambling thing utter nonsense? Llambias putting clauses in contracts which he has no authority to write…he doesnt have knowledge of how to construct a legal contract which is binding.

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  • tequilamag

    Sep 15, 2014 at 11:49 PM

    Comment #18

    Thump that would be too funny. Mind you Catchy is already preparing for manager wars 2 if Moyes gets the job.

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  • firebug666

    Sep 15, 2014 at 11:51 PM

    Comment #19

    Average_Contents

    To take on SD though the fans would have to unite and everything would have to be coordinated for a sustained campaign.

    Every fan in the world could become involved and given instructions, I am sure most would oblige. My nearest SD is in Peterlee so I’ll have that one.

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  • midweek weekend

    Sep 15, 2014 at 11:52 PM

    Comment #20

    Toonbrother hates colo so much haha, while I don’t agree he’s terrible none of our defenders are world beaters hence the desperate need for a cb in the summer which is killing us already, wonder if this hatemlove guy(forgot his name) is coming back with any news

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  • baloo

    Sep 15, 2014 at 11:53 PM

    Comment #21

    Sadly this rumour could well be true.Wasnt it him who wanted rid of Ben Arfa.He likes dinner with ashley,and why did he change his mind about staying.
    This is like nightmare on st james street (with elm trees)
    I wouldnt mind Sherwood and Sir Les,at least we might attack

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  • jimmysmith

    Sep 15, 2014 at 11:53 PM

    Comment #22

    I’d take Tim Sherwood too, nice open style of play, candid, plain dealing guy, but Ashley has to spend a bit more that’s critical and we need get some players with a bit more mental toughness in the side. That no leadership thing is true, I think. Makes Tiote and Colback walk up starts, and loss of De Jong an even more massive blow.

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  • Our Toon

    Sep 15, 2014 at 11:54 PM

    Comment #23

    Firebug

    Thats where you are wrong mate. He has a legal team that he employs who over see each contract written, the contents are agreed to by MA who also has to sign off a contract.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Sep 15, 2014 at 11:54 PM

    Comment #24

    tequila – you know that story was corrected to the lady concerned threatening to commit suicide -you conveniently left that out.

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  • Average_Contents

    Sep 15, 2014 at 11:54 PM

    Comment #25

    Tequila

    Thanks for answering. So in essence they’d more likely be mega millionaires who the casino knew would be “good for it” so to speak if a large sum was to be allowed to be accrued.

    Just a question about people seeing him not gambling, surely someone of fatty’s standing him being a billionaire, would have a private room away from the everyday riff raff thus not being seen to gamble? And as parsnip alluded too, they talked club business at these “meetings” so I’d imagine the “exclusive club” for the three of them.

    I’m no gambler but I’m fairly sure this is common practice. I believe in America they refer to them as “whales” which coincidentally is an apt description 😀

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  • baloo

    Sep 15, 2014 at 11:55 PM

    Comment #26

    Oh did anyone go to the training ground today to sort that hardman carver out.My grandad used to say minty bullets are hard,but you suck them,on that note I bid you a good evening or bonsoir

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  • Markaccus

    Sep 15, 2014 at 11:55 PM

    Comment #27

    Many people have said “fear of who will replace him is no excuse to not want pardew out”….

    Now we see this article, and those “fears” might well be realised. It just shows there is, and always has been, room for both sides of the debate. Yes, i want pardew out, but not if the mighty perm is replacing him. Theres been lots of “i told you so” from people who hated pardew from the start. If colo ends up in charge, there will be “i told you so” from the pardew-out-but-only-for-better brigade!

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  • tequilamag

    Sep 15, 2014 at 11:56 PM

    Comment #28

    Jimmy Colo needs the captaincy taken off him never mind being named as manager. The article said the management were impressed with his half time team talks. I thought we lost all those games ?
    Colback looks the best option for captain.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Sep 15, 2014 at 11:56 PM

    Comment #29

    tequila -so as a casino inspector -you really forgot to mention you had nothing to do with allowing credit.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Sep 15, 2014 at 11:59 PM

    Comment #30

    good point from Hatemorlovehim from a couple of threads back concerning MA & AP

    BUT!!!!!!!

    with the Hull incident with the head but this will automatically develop a clause stating any violent conduct between manager and any personnel could be automatically suspended ( sacked ) by the chairmen without compensation.

    this was Ashley’s chance to sack him without paying any compensation to Pardew .

    oh and Pardew compensation pay out would be around 4-5 million, so why doesn’t Ashley pay that with the transfer money we haven’t spent?

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  • firebug666

    Sep 16, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    Comment #31

    Our Toon

    Ok mate I’ll stand corrected, however that still does not mean Pardew has no gambling debt, as AC has just pointed out, he could have borrowed the money from Lambias or Ashley. Truth is none of us are ever likely to know for sure.

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  • Average_Contents

    Sep 16, 2014 at 12:01 AM

    Comment #32

    Anyway witching hour is upon us so I’m off to concoct a story from gossip 😉

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  • Our Toon

    Sep 16, 2014 at 12:01 AM

    Comment #33

    im off to bed catch up tomorrow

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  • tequilamag

    Sep 16, 2014 at 12:03 AM

    Comment #34

    AC themulti- millionaire who paid his hisdebts would fit the profile of someone who got credit. to that level but I stress it would only be short-term with a history of paying those debts off. Most people who get into debt problems with casinos are getting credit from other sources and gambling in cash. I suppose it is possible Mash could have been lending him money personally and they do have Salon Prive for vip customers He would still be seen by all the dealing staff though. and I have yet to see a high roller chuck a few quid in the smaler tables just for sh*ts and giggles.

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  • Average_Contents

    Sep 16, 2014 at 12:03 AM

    Comment #35

    Firebug

    You said the inept ones name….shame on you 😀

    End of my story 😉

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  • tequilamag

    Sep 16, 2014 at 12:04 AM

    Comment #36

    Miater Tuff I never said I did ? I merely explained my first hand experience of these things worked in practice.

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  • firebug666

    Sep 16, 2014 at 12:05 AM

    Comment #37

    Average_Contents

    Damn I have really let myself down. Damn Damn Damn the inept one.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Sep 16, 2014 at 12:05 AM

    Comment #38

    has Collo even taken his coaching badges at a European level?

    Iv’e never heard of such stupidity from these sites stating this, next we will hear Shola is in line to be the next manager!

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  • jimmysmith

    Sep 16, 2014 at 12:05 AM

    Comment #39

    There may be some sort of arrangement with Collocini to be groomed as a successor. From a footballing perspective there may even be some merit in the idea. But taking over from Pardew now, would seem entirely outlandish, considering what happened with Shearer, or even if you didn’t.

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  • tequilamag

    Sep 16, 2014 at 12:06 AM

    Comment #40

    Mister Tuff “allegedly” but that is a whole different ball game from saying she was at deaths door with terminal disease

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