Craig Hope has delivered a twist regarding Paulo Fonseca’s mooted appointment as the next Newcastle United manager.
Newcastle are reportedly ready to offer Fonseca a contract after holding talks with him, but this update from Hope provides a twist to the tale, as all may not be as it seems.
He tweeted: “From what I gather, Paulo Fonseca is far from the foregone conclusion that odds of 1/3 would suggest to be next NUFC boss.”
This update from Hope will surely leave Newcastle supporters feeling excited about what could be to come in the next few weeks. Fonseca has an impressive CV in management and, on paper, he could be an excellent replacement for Steve Bruce on Tyneside, so what does that say about the other candidates who PIF could now be considering?
Hope’s tweet indicates that other names could still be under consideration by the Saudi Arabian consortium, which suggests that they may think they can do even better than Fonseca. That, of course, is assuming that any issue with the deal is not coming from the Portuguese’s side of the camp and is down to PIF deciding that they want to explore all their options.
Fonseca has managed Porto, Braga, Shakhtar Donetsk and Roma throughout his career. He averaged an exceptional 2.37 points per game across 139 matches as he won three league titles with Shakhtar, whilst winning 1.77 points per game with Roma in Serie A. This shows that he can do an impressive job at the top level with some high-profile clubs, which is why Newcastle fans should be excited about the standard of manager at whom PIF are looking as a possible alternative to him.
Steve Bruce’s departure has left a vacant seat in the dugout at St James’ Park and fans may well be enjoying the speculation over the big names who could come in and lead the club back to the glory days. That is why this update suggesting that there are more twists and turns to come could leave supporters on the edge of their seats with excitement as they wait to find out who the next manager will be.