Paulo Fonseca is reportedly growing in confidence that he will be the new Newcastle manager.

Eurosport claim Fonseca made a good impression during talks over succeeding Steve Bruce.

He presented himself as someone capable of saving them in the short term and outlined a vision for the future.

The report claims he has his eye on five potential loan signings who could make a major impact in January.

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Fonseca apparently does not know when Newcastle will make their decision on the new man in charge.

 

When he does, he is apparently confident that he will be the man the new owners turn to.

The report outlines the challenge Newcastle face when choosing their new man.

They need someone who can get short-term results and get them clear of relegation but also someone who can build a team which can progress up the table.

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He does not have experience of English football, but then Bruce has 1000 games in this country and took Newcastle to the point where they are now.

If Fonseca does get the job, expect plenty of pundits to point to the fact he is new to English football, as if that makes him underqualified.

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