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Newcastle United: Fans left delighted at claims surrounding Paulo Fonseca

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Newcastle United fans have been reacting to claims from journalist Keith Downie about a potential replacement for Steve Bruce.

The club recently announced that Bruce had left the club ‘by mutual consent’, whilst also noting that Graeme Jones will take charge of the team ‘on an interim basis’, starting with this weekend’s game against Crystal Palace.

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Before the news of Bruce’s departure, Downie claimed that former Porto, Braga and AS Roma boss Paulo Fonseca was in the running to succeed him at St. James’ Park, tweeting: “Paulo Fonseca a contender to take over at Newcastle if & when Steve Bruce leaves. The former Roma boss has been high on those considered over the last few weeks after being close to joining Spurs in the summer.”

The news left plenty of Newcastle supporters happy as they seemed delighted at the prospect of him taking over at the club:

“Yes the boy we want this!!! Get him in @PFonsecaCoach let’s go!!”

“The more I’m learning about his play style and what he did at Roma it seems a perfect match. We actually have the players to play the formation he likes. Schar could be the defensive ball player, Willock arriving late, ASM cutting in and Wilson target.”
“Get him in ASAP”
“Here We Go?”
“Yes please”
“Fonseca would be a real statement of intent from the owners My only reservation is whether he’s the right manager at this moment in time… #NUFC”
“Get him through the door.”
“This needs to happen and a director of football put in place quickly before it is too late.”

Would you be a fan of Paulo Fonseca taking over?





Following Bruce’s sacking, Downie would later go on to tweet that the club are ‘expected to hold talks’ with Fonseca later this week, which should certainly make these Newcastle fans happy. Now it’s just a case of getting it over the line.

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