Newcastle’s new style of play under Paulo Fonseca should please fans.


Newcastle finally parted company with Steve Bruce on Wednesday and are now said to be eyeing Paulo Fonseca as his replacement, who would be likely to bring an attacking style of play to St James’ Park

Newcastle are reportedly considering hiring Paulo Fonseca as their new manager after sacking Steve Bruce – a move which would likely bring a new style of play to St James’ Park.

The Magpies’ new Saudi Arabian owners finally parted company with Bruce, 60, on Wednesday after weeks of speculation regarding his future.

Saudi crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman, who has an 80 per cent stake in the club, was keen to freshen up their coaching staff after buying out Mike Ashley earlier this month and will now look to bring in an elite-level replacement.

One of the managers being touted as a potential option is Fonseca, who came mightily close to joining Tottenham back in the summer.

The Portuguese gaffer was most recently in charge of Roma and has also enjoyed stints with Porto, Pacos de Ferreira, Braga and Shakhtar Donetsk.

He spent two years with Roma, guiding the Italian club to the Europa League semi-finals and securing European qualification in each of his two seasons at the helm.

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After leaving the Stadio Olimpico at the end of last season, Spurs identified Fonseca as a top candidate to fill their vacant managerial role over the summer.

Reports suggested the north London club were on the verge of appointing him, only for the move to break down when they brought in Fabio Paratici as a director of football.

Back in September Fonseca lifted the lid on the breakdown in negotiations, claiming Paratici did not believe in his idea to play attacking, front-foot football.

The 48-year-old insists he does not want his teams to “defend near their own box”, which will undoubtedly excite Newcastle fans amid reports linking him with the St James’ Park post.

“The agreement was done. We were planning the pre-season and Tottenham wanted an offensive coach. It wasn’t announced but we planned pre-season players,” Fonseca told the Telegraph.

“But things changed when the new managing director arrived and we didn’t agree with some ideas and he preferred another coach.

“I have some principles. I wanted to be coach of the great teams but I want the right project and a club where the people. Brinkwire presents summary news.


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