There’s some news in Eurosport today that Paulo Fonseca is confident he interviewed well for the Newcastle job.
He presented his vision both short-term and long-term for the club, and also listed 5 signings for the January transfer window.
These were all loan signings (players not revealed) and these would seem possible in the difficult winter transfer window rather than big permanent signings which will definitely happen in the summer.
Fonseca, the former Roma and Porto coach, is also the clear favorite among fans for the management position among those who are thought to be on Newcastle’s shortlist.
About one-third of our fans prefer Fonseca over the other coaches.
Here’s the short piece that’s in Eurosport today
“Paulo Fonseca’s Newcastle vision made a good impression as he outlined how to save them short term – and then made clear how he could build for the future.”
“His pitch for the manager’s job included listing five potential loan signings he believes can make a big impact for January.”
“It is unclear how long the process is going to take as Newcastle plot to name Steve Bruce’s successor – yet Fonseca believes he has given himself a great chance.”
While Fonseca is letting it be known he is confident about getting the Newcastle job, the same thing happened over the summer with the Spurs vacant manager position.
He said the deal was done but that fell through in June – for some unknown reason.
The search for a new head coach cannot take too long, and there seems a decent possibility the new manager could be announced before Saturday’s home game against League leaders Chelsea – and that should help give our players a lift.
I could be wrong with my track record of being wrong only 5,999 (approximately) since the blog was started back in April 2007, but we shall see.
The lads will need some lifting after Chelsea demolished Norwich City 7-0 last weekend – the Canaries are the only club currently beneath us in the league table and rock-bottom.
With Manchester United, according to the press, looking for a new manager to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, after the weekend’s disastrous 5-0 drubbing at home to Liverpool, some other top potential contenders – like Antonio Conte, for example, are now being linked with the Red Devils.
We think Fonseca would be a very decent signing as the new Newcastle head coach.
What do you think?