'Somebody pinch me': Some Newcastle fans react to manager approach report
A number of Newcastle United fans have given their thoughts on the report claiming Antonio Conte has been approached by the Magpies.
According to 90Min, third parties linked with the new Newcastle owners have reportedly made contact with Conte over the manager’s job.
The 52-year-old is currently a free agent, having left Inter Milan in the summer after leading them to the Serie A title.
Conte boasts an impressive CV and is very much one of the top coaches in world football right now.
He has won a Premier League and FA Cup at Chelsea, on top of four Serie A titles, two Italian Super Cups and a Serie B title.
Conte has also managed Italy, leading them to the Euro 2016 quarter-finals and only losing to Germany on penalties.
Meanwhile, Newcastle have been taken over by a consortium which consists of Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF), financier Amanda Staveley and David and Simon Reuben.
This means an uncertain future for Steve Bruce amid reports that the new owners want to bring in someone new in the St James’ Park dugout.
Newcastle are likely to see a lot of investment across the club, including the playing and coaching staff, and it’s not surprising to see a manager of Conte’s calibre linked with the role.
Needless to say, the 90Min report is music to a lot of Newcastle fans’ ears:
Don’t think Conte is unrealistic tbh. He’s out of work and Newcastle is the perfect job right now. Chance to build from scratch.— Mark Nixon 🏴 ⚫ ⚪ 🇸🇦 (@NixonMark89) October 8, 2021
People thinking conte is too big at the moment are mad, blank check for years to come to build a team from scratch (apart from maxi) and potentially help design what’s sure to be the best best training ground in the world. Aye no appeal there 😂— Matthew Rees (@mattyrees93) October 8, 2021
Has to be Conte. Rebuilt Juventus; then ended the dominance he built with Inter, after inheriting a pretty average team. He’d be the guy who will bring success faster than any other option. He’s a winner— Kingfunkel (@Kingfunkel) October 8, 2021
Somebody pinch me, this can’t be real. We’ve gone from dusting worselves down to discussing Antonio Conte. I’m in heaven ⚽️🤣🍻 pic.twitter.com/lfADEW6jML— Richard (@richthestag) October 8, 2021
Rodgers, Howe or conte will do me.!— Steven (@Steven15764026) October 8, 2021
Please please— LC⚫️⚪️ (@NUFCLC) October 8, 2021
Yes, he will do for me!— Robson (@R150179) October 8, 2021
Dont think he fancies a rebuild tbh— 10 (@NUFC_LEW) October 8, 2021
Naa I’m dreaming 😭😭— Daniel Young (@Dani_elyoung) October 8, 2021
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