According to multiple reports, Newcastle will hold talks with former Roma coach Paulo Fonseca, while there are no negotiations with Antonio Conte.
The former midfielder doesn’t want to get a new job while the season is ongoing. Therefore, he is not an option for Newcastle as things stand.
With the Magpies announcing Steve Bruce’s exit by mutual consent this morning, Conte has been linked with a move to St. James’ Park, but according to Fabrizio Romano, the Italian coach has not been contacted by the Premier League side.
Paulo Fonseca and Lucien Favre are still among ‘options’ on Newcastle list for manager role. No talks with Antonio Conte as things stand now. Fonseca, open to discuss. ⚪️ #NUFC
Talks opened few days ago with Fonseca, Favre is waiting too. Nothing agreed yet. Race still open.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) October 20, 2021
However, a familiar face for Serie A, namely Paulo Fonseca, could take over at the club.
According to Sky Sports UK’s Keith Downie, Newcastle will hold talks with the Portuguese tactician this week, although Fonseca is not the only candidate for the role.
The former Roma boss negotiated with Tottenham in the summer, but Spurs eventually decided against appointing him.
Fonseca is reportedly open to taking the job at St. James’ Park, meantime Graeme Jones will lead the team on an interim basis, starting with the upcoming away clash at Crystal Palace.
Newcastle expected to hold talks with Paulo Fonseca this week over vacant manager’s post.
Ex-Roma boss Fonseca one of a few candidates the club want to speak to regarding the managerial vacancy #NUFC https://t.co/vMAIbnuG3q
— Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith) October 20, 2021