Newcastle United have reportedly held talks with Paulo Fonseca about replacing Steve Bruce as manager.

The current Toon boss looks set to be in charge on Sunday, as Newcastle face Spurs in the first game of the new ownership.

It’s a brave decision by the new owners, with fans eager to see Bruce leave the club. They have been for a while.

But it’s a decision that supporters need to live with. In time, Bruce will go. That is still the plan.

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The Magpies are looking for their next manager, with the Daily Mail stating that Frank McParland is leading the search at the moment.

And one name reportedly being considered is Fonseca. However, there are already concerns regarding the 48-year-old.

Tottenham interview could reportedly cost Paulo Fonseca the Newcastle job

The Daily Mail report that talks have taken place between the club and Fonseca’s representatives.

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He is currently a free agent, having left Roma earlier in the year.


Fonseca came close to getting the Tottenham job this summer, but a move to the Premier League eventually collapsed. And it is his links to the North London club that could hinder a move to St James’ Park.

The Daily Mail claim that Fonseca interviewed poorly for the Tottenham job, and that is why the Magpies have concerns.

This isn’t the first time the former defender has been linked with Newcastle.

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It was reported over the summer that PCP considered him last year when it looked like they were going to complete a takeover.

Fonseca tries to play attacking football, which would make him a popular option for fans who have grown tired of Bruce’s turgid football.

Sadly, it looks like we are going to have to deal with that football for one more game.

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