It was reported in Italy yesterday and Newcastle have tonight confirmed that first team coach Fabio Pecchia will be leaving the club to become manager of Verona.
Fabio Pecchia – will leave Newcastle
Here is the announcement from Newcastle:
“Newcastle United have this evening confirmed that first team coach Fabio Pecchia will be leaving the Club to become manager at Italian club Verona.”
“The Club would like to thank Fabio for his services to Newcastle United during his time with the Magpies, and recognizes that this is a fantastic opportunity for him to further his career.”
“Good progress is being made with regard to replacing Pecchia, and a further announcement will be made in the coming days.”
It’s good to hear Rafa is making good progress in replacing the 42 year-old Italian, who is highly thought of as a coach in Italy – but we wonder who it will be.
When Rafa talked about Fabio back in mid-March when he first arrived on Tyneside, he said the Italian was destined to become a top manager in the game.
It’s a great opportunity for him and we wish him all the very best.