Newcastle United captain Fabricio Coloccini was linked by the Independent with becoming the new head coach at Newcastle earlier in the week – but Colo has come out and rubbished that story.
Fab Coloccini – not interested in coaching
The Newcastle captain is going to be an important leadership figure in the next few weeks, as Newcastle try to bring in a replacement for the departed Alan Pardew – who couldn’t seem to get out of Toon quick enough.
We have no idea who Lee Charnley and Mike Ashley maybe looking to bring in – but it will not be a big name or a top manager or coach.
All Mike will need is a middle of the table manager for a middle of the table team.
That’s about the extent of it under Mike Ashley’s leadership of Newcastle, where finances are (a lot) more important than the team.
And when that’s the case any success is hard – maybe even impossible – to achieve.
This is what Colo has said:
“I am a football player now and want to play for a few years more,” “I want to enjoy being on the pitch – it’s (being coach) not for now.”
“It is a difficult situation, but John Carver is with us. He has the experience to take the job.”
“Of course it is difficult, but it has not affected the team. When you go on the field, you have to leave all the problems behind you.”
Since Newcastle are looking for a head coach, they may look to the continent to bring in a coach used to that system, where they don’t have full control on transfers.
Continental managers who have been linked with Newcastle this week include Ajax coach Frank de Boer, former Croatia coach Slaven Bilic, who is now at Turkish side Besiktas, and St. Etienne head coach Christophe Galtier, who’s been linked with Newcastle for a several months now.,
Well at least now we know it will not be Colo.
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