Report: Newcastle yet to offer Paulo Fonseca manager job
Newcastle United are no closer to officially naming their new manager as things stand, with the Daily Mail claiming that no contract has been offered to Paulo Fonseca as yet.
Fonseca has emerged as the main name in the frame for the job in the last week or so. However, reports yesterday suggested a boardroom clash meant some were lobbying for Frank Lampard, while Amanda Staveley is said to be keen on hiring Fonseca.
Further reports had also claimed that a £6m-a-year deal was on the table for Fonseca from Newcastle, after Stavely was ‘impressed’. However, it seems nothing is close yet, according to the Daily Mail.
They write that Fonseca is in the mix, but could easily be overtaken in the running by Unai Emery, Lucien Favre, or Roberto Martinez in the coming days.
Fonseca, a three-time title winner in the Ukraine with Shakhtar Donetsk, was nearly appointed the Tottenham manager in the summer. He was most recently seen in Rome.
TBR’s View: Fonseca to Newcastle dragging on and on
This is just reminding everyone of the situation Tottenham had with Fonseca in the summer. At one point, it looked done and dusted, but then out of nowhere, collapsed.
Newcastle fans, and Amanda Staveley, it seems, will be hoping a repeat isn’t in the offing here. It’s admirable that the club are taking their time on the new appointment and they’ve given Graeme Jones a few games to make his own mark as well.
However, the longer it drags, the more Newcastle fans will worry they aren’t getting their number one choice. For some, Fonseca is that number one choice. But there are a lot of names been thrown about.
The reality for PIF and Newcastle is they need to quickly agree on the next steps with their manager search. And if it is to be Fonseca, then they need to resolve the deal quickly.