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Newcastle United in “advanced talks” with former Tottenham managerial target as Steve Bruce’s replacement

Newcastle United in “advanced talks” with former Tottenham managerial target as Steve Bruce’s replacement

Bruce loses his job on Tyneside

After a disappointing 1000th game in charge, that saw Newcastle United fall to a 3-2 defeat against Tottenham Hotspur, the unsurprising news broke this morning that Steve Bruce has been removed from the hotseat on Tyneside.

Following the club’s successful takeover, Bruce leaves his side in the relegation zone, without a win after 8 games of the season. The club have since confirmed that assistant coach Graeme Jones will be in the dugout “on an interim basis”, which could well include this weekend’s Premier League tie against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

Paulo Fonseca “in advanced talks” for the job

However, as per a report in The Guardian, the new Newcastle owners may not be waiting too long for a new man to take charge of the Magpies. The report claims that it is a former Spurs target, Paulo Fonseca, whom the club have chosen to lead them forward and out of the relegation zone.

The report is quick to add that:

No final decision has been made and other managers, including Roberto Martínez, Frank Lampard, Lucien Favre, Steven Gerrard and Eddie Howe, remain under consideration.

Fonseca would bring a very different style of play to that of Bruce, with the Portuguese often uncompromising in his attacking and exciting brand of football. In a recent interview, he outlined:

To build a team who can play attractive and offensive football and I was ready for that. I cannot be a different way. All my teams will have these intentions. In Rome or Shakhtar in the Champions League against the biggest teams, I’m not sending out my teams to defend near their own box.”

Fonseca’s last role came at AS Roma, which he was removed from in April, ahead of Jose Mourinho’s appointment.

Would he get the best out of Newcastle?

Read more:

“It’s been an honor and a privilege”; Newcastle star Allan Saint-Maximin pens heartfelt goodbye to Steve Bruce

‘Tactically inept cabbage-head’: Steve Bruce opens up on abuse he faced as Newcastle boss


This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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