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Three-time league winner really wants Newcastle job, interview this week - report

Paulo Fonseca is “hugely keen” on the prospect of becoming Newcastle United manager and is set for an interview this week, according to 90Min.

The Magpies are under new ownership, with a Saudi-led consortium taking over the club earlier this month.

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF), which holds an 80 percent stake in Newcastle, reportedly has assets worth $360 billion.

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The Magpies are effectively the richest club in world football and, as such, big changes are expected at St James’ Park.

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One of those changes is expected to be in the dugout, with several big-name coaches having been linked with the manager’s job in recent weeks.

According to 90Min, Newcastle’s search for a new manager to replace Steve Bruce has narrowed down to three candidates.

Along with Fonseca, Eddie Howe and Lucien Favre will reportedly take part in interviews over the next few days following initial talks last week.

And 90Min claims Fonseca – currently a free agent – is really eager to land the Newcastle manager’s role.

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The 48-year-old won the Ukrainian league and cup double in his three seasons with Shakhtar Donetsk, plus a Ukrainian Super Cup.

Fonseca also enjoyed spells at Roma, Sporting Braga, Pacos Ferreira and Porto, and came close to joining Spurs over the summer.

He has nine trophies to his name – seven with Shakhtar, a Portuguese Cup with Braga, and a Portuguese Super Cup with Porto.

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