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Fonseca in contention for Newcastle job if Bruce is sacked

Fonseca in contention for Newcastle job if Bruce is sacked

Passe Roma boss Paulo Fonseca has emerged as a contender for the Newcastle United managerial role, with talks anticipated this week.

Newcastle sacked head coach Steve Bruce on Wednesday morning.

Fonseca got right here shut to being appointed as Tottenham’s head coach within the summertime and stays excited by taking on a effort within the Premier League.

The Portuguese is at the 2nd out of work and an club would no longer desire to pay compensation in present to title him as their original boss.

Fonseca obtained three domestic doubles in his three seasons as supervisor of Shakhtar Donetsk between 2016 and 2019.

Fonseca lost his job at the Stadio Olimpico at the cease of closing season after guiding Roma to a seventh-positioned enact in Serie A and he became replaced by Jose Mourinho.

Roma were furthermore overwhelmed within the semi-closing of the Europa League by Manchester United.

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Before his tenures at Shakhtar and Roma, the 48-12 months-worn enjoyed managerial stints at Porto and Braga in his home nation.

Most modern Roma boss Mourinho has distanced himself from the likelihood of replacing Bruce, despite admitting he has an “emotional connection” with Newcastle on memoir of his relationship with Sir Bobby Robson.

The club are without a absorb the cease flight this season and sit down 2nd backside within the table after three attracts and five defeats.

What would Fonseca raise?

Sky Sports activities’ Crop Wright:

Paulo Fonseca has emerged because the front-runner to interchange Steve Bruce at St James’ Park and if he does gather the job, Newcastle supporters can build a query to attacking football and hundreds of entertainment.

Indeed, it became his devotion to an assault-minded taking part popular that scuppered a doable transfer to Tottenham for the length of the summer, the 48-12 months-worn insisting the club’s managing director Fabio Paratici favoured a extra defensive trace of football.

“The easiest solution to defend is to salvage the ball,” said Fonseca in an interview with the Telegraph. “Now we salvage an obligation with supporters to set up a spectacle, a appropriate negate. I desire to be offensive and dominate the games… These are issues which can die with me.”

Fonseca, 48, has been honing his most popular taking part popular within the heart of a managerial occupation which started in 2007. He started out in his native Portugal and, following spells responsible of Pacos Ferreira, Porto and Braga, the set up he obtained the Portuguese Cup, he moved to Ukraine’s Shakhtar Donetsk and later Roma.

Fonseca spent the closing two seasons at Roma, finishing fifth and seventh in Serie A forward of being replaced by Jose Mourinho, but he became extra winning at Shakhtar, winning three consecutive league and cup doubles and participating in appropriate moments in Europe too.

Most memorably, in December 2017, his Shakhtar aspect clinched a 2-1 take over Pep Guardiola’s Manchester Metropolis to stable a dilemma within the closing 16 of the Champions League.

Fonseca has been turning heads within the Premier League ever since, attracting ardour from Everton and West Ham forward of this summer’s formulation by Tottenham, but it undoubtedly may perchance maybe now be at Newcastle that he will get his first likelihood in England.

Newcastle fixtures: What’s coming up for next supervisor?

October 23: Crystal Palace vs Newcastle – 3pm kick-off

October 30: Newcastle vs Chelsea – 3pm kick-off

November 6: Brighton vs Newcastle – 5.30pm kick-off

November 20: Newcastle vs Brentford – 3pm kick-off

November 27: Arsenal vs Newcastle – 12.30pm kick-off

November 30: Newcastle vs Norwich – 7.30pm kick-off

December 4: Newcastle vs Burnley – 3pm kick-off

December 12: Leicester vs Newcastle – 2pm kick-off, continue to exist Sky Sports activities

December 16: Liverpool vs Newcastle – 8pm kick-off

December 19: Newcastle vs Man Metropolis – 2pm kick-off, continue to exist Sky Sports activities

December 27: Newcastle vs Man Utd – 8pm kick-off, continue to exist Sky Sports activities

December 30: Everton vs Newcastle – 7.30pm kick-off