Fab Coloccini Reported To Be The Next Newcastle Manager


The Independent is reporting tonight that Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini is in line to be the next manager of Newcastle United, given that Alan Pardew moves to Crystal Palace – probably within the nest 24 hours.

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Fab Coloccini in action on Sunday

We had put in Fab Coloccini in the five managers we thought could manage Newcastle United, and apparently the Argentine International has had increasing influence at Newcastle, and it’s not the first time he’s been mentioned as a possible Newcastle manager.

Mike Ashley is in Barbados at the moment, and the report is that the owner is ready to give the club captain the manager’s job at St James’ Park.

That would be a huge surprise if that happens, since Fabricio has no prior experience in management – and if it happens we suppose he would be made player-manger for the next eighteen months.

The Independent is reporting that almost two years ago when Colo wanted to return to Buenos Aries in January, 2013,  it was put to him that he could eventually succeed Alan Pardew at Newcastle.

Fab is said to have even played a role in having Ben Arfa train with the U21 side earlier this season, because his influence on the training field was not good.

Coloccini is contracted to the club until June of 2016, but a new deal will be negotiated if he succeeds Pardew and becomes player-manager of the club.

One potential problem is that Coloccini will not have the required coaching badges to manage Newcastle, although maybe something could be worked out with the FA if that was the only problem.

It would be a risk to hire Colo as player manager, and it could even affect his form on the pitch – but we suppose if that proved to be a problem he could retire from playing and become the full time manager.

Certainly if Colo was appointed manager it would be well received by the playing staff,  and Colo would likely keep the current coaching staff in place so there was minimum disruption – although goalkeeper coach Andy Woodman is likely to follow Pardew down south.

Maybe we can bring in Steve Harper as the new goalkeeping coach?

Something that Mike Ashley has to be very careful about is to somehow minimize the disruption at the club.

A new manager has his own ways of playing and his own ways of training, and coming in half way through the season – almost exactly after 19 league games played – could be difficult.

Appointing Colo as manager – maybe initially until the end of the season – would get over that problem – but it would still be a huge risk – but maybe the risk is dissipated if John Carver and Steve Stone stay on as coaches, which we’re sure they would like to.

What do you think?

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79 comments so far

  • santonthenewmaldini

    Dec 29, 2014 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #1

    Actually lets do this if only to see how Toon brother handles it !!!

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  • Belfast

    Dec 29, 2014 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #2

    What a farce that would be

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  • dazzler

    Dec 29, 2014 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #3

    Clever guy, good reader of the game, potentially good manager..huge risk still

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  • MacToon

    Dec 29, 2014 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #4

    Colo has little to no experience and little to no qualifications as player/manager. Still, would be an improvement on Pardew.

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  • beermonkey

    Dec 29, 2014 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #5

    santon

    toonbrother’s head will explode

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  • Pottz

    Dec 29, 2014 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #6

    Has he learnt to speak English yet?

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  • toonicle

    Dec 29, 2014 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #7

    No thanks, bring Sherwood in still I say and let Colo assist him for the rest of the year and see what happens.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Dec 29, 2014 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #8

    Collo does have his badges but not the continental a class, so Collo can’t manage Newcastle in Europe

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  • beefman13

    Dec 29, 2014 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #9

    fekn hell, how does Colo get the job, havnt even heard the bloke speak on or of the pitch, thought he wanted to go back to Argie anyway, he`ll have Jonas back in the team before you know it, cant say im happy WITH THIS, HOW DOES HE GET THIS GIG!!!!!!! GOBSMACKED AND DEFLATED,

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  • Novocastrian66

    Dec 29, 2014 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #10

    Club website states Carver will be taking training tomorrow.

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  • Belfast

    Dec 29, 2014 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #11

    Like a bloody episode of dream team for those who watched it.

    Harchester united

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  • shearertodomorebigmacads

    Dec 29, 2014 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #12

    Perhaps Ally McCoist will be the replacement. Knows how Ashley works and has justeft Rangers!!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Dec 29, 2014 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #13

    Let’s be honest mates. Anyone who takes on this job will have to have a tremendous set of plums on him. It’s got to be one of the most difficult positions in English football. I’m interested to see who has the nerve to try it on.

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  • toonking

    Dec 29, 2014 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #14

    if this can’t convince fans to give ashley the abuse, then i might as well stop supporting the club. It might sound stupid but the truth is we’ll be stuck with cashley unless we get relegated so i might as well cheer for defeats!

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  • Markaccus

    Dec 29, 2014 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #15

    Would anyone really be that surprised. We ALL knew the main problem with Pardew leaving would be the replacement.

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  • JamesToon

    Dec 29, 2014 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #16

    PLEASE GET DE BOER ASHLEY

    At least get a contract so he takes over in the summer and have beardo take over till the end of the season

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  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Dec 29, 2014 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #17

    I think we need a bit of an overhaul, the status quo hasn’t exactly got us far. I’d be happy for Colocinni to take the reigns until the summer but long term Im not keen. Depending on if he could bring in a coach or his own or whatever it might be plausible but I can’t see it.

    Ashley will do the cheapest option and that’s to promote him to player manager. No ambition.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Dec 29, 2014 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #18

    Collo or Carver?

    I’ll rather have Collo at the helm than Carver, saying that has Carver p!ssed off as well?

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  • sparky55

    Dec 29, 2014 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #19

    I thought he would go cheap be employing from within but must admit didn’t think it would be Colo.

    Like I’ve said all day don’t care who it is…it’ll be a step in the right direction… so good luck Colo…fill yer boots mate and make us play the way we can…

    …but do us all a favour…drop yourself…you’re too slow now and the stats say we’re better in defence when you’re injured.

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  • croftus5678

    Dec 29, 2014 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #20

    pardew goes and takes janmaat/sissoko/perez and carr with him and we will get ally mccoist and no signings !!!

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  • John Tudor

    Dec 29, 2014 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #21

    just wait and see then wait again ashley plans will shine thru then we will see what an utter cnut the man really is

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 29, 2014 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #22
  • John Tudor

    Dec 29, 2014 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #23

    too little too late

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  • mattyNUFC

    Dec 29, 2014 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #24

    does anyone honestly believe ashley would appoint someone till the end of the season (a la Colo, or beardsley, or whoever) and then replace him with the savior we all want (a la de Boer)?

    No. it’s now or never. Ashley has to show his cards

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  • GeordieTwo

    Dec 29, 2014 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #25

    The new manager will not only be under the microscope from the supporters but will have to deal with a true mental case in Ashley as well. Ashley, the man who wants something for nothing. He wants a mid table team in the Prem for little or no expenditure compared to 6 or 7 other teams in the division.

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  • John Tudor

    Dec 29, 2014 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #26

    you dont win big by showing your hand

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  • beefman13

    Dec 29, 2014 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #27

    Wow, Colo 1/2 to get the job, so he has to play and manage the team, like has been said i have not heard the bloke speak on or off the pitch, is this because he had lunch with MA the other week, all to strange, not happy at all, Jesus Christ, yea he looks like him as well.

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  • Markaccus

    Dec 29, 2014 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #28

    Thats it then. Baring a massive u turn, he is gone. Oh well, Good luck Colo. You are being thrown under the bus by ashley, hope you can roll out of the way.

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    Dec 29, 2014 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #29

    This is mental Colo can hardly organise the defence on the pitch ! Not sure this is a good idea its like having Tiote as captain/playmaker bad idea !!

    We need someone new with new methods because if its a player who is already there I dont know how we can change that much ??!The set pieces have been the same for donkeys

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Dec 29, 2014 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #30

    If colo is manager I’m going to worry about us. It’s only today he just said rivière is a great player!!

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  • Graeme

    Dec 29, 2014 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #31

    The thought of Collo as Player / Manager is disturbing. He can barely do the one job he already has and his language ability is poor, to say the least. But, this is NUFC afterall – anything is possible, unfortunately!!

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Dec 29, 2014 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #32

    Wow, so who have we got? Pulis, Bruce or Colo?

    This is a joke.

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  • Markaccus

    Dec 29, 2014 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #33

    Ronaldo

    rivvy is another player who may actually improve under a new system. Time will tell. I just hope colo doesn’t play the same way as pardew.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Dec 29, 2014 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #34

    Ashley is in another tight spot now. I love it! Come on Mike show us your ambition! Show us the knowledge of the game you have gained in the last 7 years. Show us a decent managerial signing.

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  • itsmehere

    Dec 29, 2014 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #35

    Just a thought, so mashly tries to to buy into Rangers, the week before Mcoist says he is leaving, then he is given a pay rise to £750000 a year, we beat Everton , Pards then doesn’t turn up for the press ,Why! , because it is known that he is going to Palace and oh guess what Mcoist leaves Rangers , need I say more . Watch this space !!.

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  • optimistic prime

    Dec 29, 2014 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #36

    Can’t wait for next match on tv when Alan is guest in the studio and gives us his indepth insight into our game.

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Dec 29, 2014 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #37

    Ashley could well see us as safe this season and go for the cheaper option and promote from within?

    It’s certainly his greedy style. Oh god.

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  • beefman13

    Dec 29, 2014 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #38

    Hold on when did he take his coaching badges?? was it when he went away over last xmas was it, cloak and dagger stuff, still dosnt know how to organize his own defense, bloody mad all round.

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  • banjax

    Dec 29, 2014 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #39

    First off I’m not a fan of A P, so I don’t find it surprising that comments designed to rock the Toon ship are coming from a man who is about to jump. I also take exception to the comments posted that Pardew has been the subject of ‘hateful treatment’ by Newcastle fans. His so called treatment wasn’t personal it was based on his behaviour and his performance as a Manager. The stats will bear the proof of his managerial performance as will his long list of FA assault (physical and verbal) charges and subsequent lengthy bans – even from the the stadium at one stage, which go to prove his physical abuse of footballers, refererees, managers ( among them Wenger) and linesmen. He has brought the worldwide reputation of Newcastle United into dis-repute so many times that at any other club he would have been sacked by now. So please all you idiots who defend him suck it up and learn the facts.

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  • sparky55

    Dec 29, 2014 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #40

    can’t wait til thursday…the atmosphere in the ground will be brilliant and the whole crowd will be behind whoever it is on the day.

    A new dawn…optimism at an all time high///happy as a sand boy! 🙂

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