Manager Spurs rejected emerges as favourite for Newcastle job

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Manager Spurs rejected emerges as favourite for Newcastle job

Former Roma boss Paulo Fonseca is a target for managerless Premier League side Newcastle United, according to reports.

Fonseca, who is now the favourite with the bookmakers for the Magpies job, was linked with Tottenham role when they were looking for a replacement for Jose Mourinho at the end of last season.

Reports claimed at the time that Fonseca was set to be confirmed as the new boss in north London, only for Spurs to pull the plug in favour of a move for Gennaro Gattuso.



However, following pressure from Tottenham supporters their intentions to pursue Gattuso also fell through before they eventually opted to appoint Nuno Espirito Santo.

On the collapse of a move to Spurs, Fonseca said: “With Tottenham, everything was ready.

“Every obstacle had been overcome. But with the arrival of the new general manager, problems arose. I could not have questioned my ideas or my values just to coach a big team.

“With the arrival of the new general manager, things suddenly changed and it was not possible for me to be part of a technical project that I did not believe in.”

claim that Fonseca ‘has emerged as a contender for the Newcastle United managerial role’ after it was announced that .

It is understood that despite the setback of being rejected by Spurs, Fonseca ‘remains keen on taking on a challenge in the Premier League’.

Speaking on his departure, Bruce said:  “I am grateful to everyone connected with Newcastle United for the opportunity to manage this unique football club.

“I would like to thank my coaching team, the players and the support staff in particular for all their hard work. There have been highs and lows, but they have given everything even in difficult moments and should be proud of their efforts.

“This is a club with incredible support and I hope the new owners can take it forward to where we all want it to be. I wish everyone the very best of luck for the rest of this season and beyond.”

 

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‘Tactically inept cabbage-head’ Bruce makes ‘last job’ claim

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‘Tactically inept cabbage-head’ Bruce makes ‘last job’ claim

Steve Bruce claims it could be his “last job” in management after the Newcastle United job took its toll on his family.

The Magpies were still looking for their first win of the new Premier League season when the former Aston Villa and Hull City manager .

A Saudi-led consortium took over the club just under a fortnight ago with the writing on the wall for Bruce even before their .



Following huge pressure on him during his time at Newcastle, Bruce is unsure whether he could put his family through similar stress at another club.

“I think this might be my last job,” . “It’s not just about me; it’s taken its toll on my whole family because they are all Geordies and I can’t ignore that.

“They have been worried about me… especially my wife Jan. What an amazing woman she is, incredible, she’s just a fantastic woman, wife and mother and grandmother. She dealt with the death of my parents, hers have not been very well. And then she had me to worry about and what I’ve been going through the last couple of years.

“I can’t take her for granted, she has spent her whole life following me around from football club to football club and if I was to say to her tomorrow, I’ve been offered a job in China, or anywhere, she would say, ‘Steve, is this right for you, do you want to do it?’ And she’d back me again.

“I’m 60 years old and I don’t know if I want to put her through it again. We’ve got a good life so, yeah, this will probably be me done as a manager – until I get a phone call from a chairman somewhere asking if I can give them a hand. Never say never, I’ve learnt that.”

And Bruce admits he felt that Newcastle supporters wanted him “to fail” at the club and that criticism of his style of football was “ridiculous”.

Bruce added: “I really have to thank all the people who have worked alongside me, because I can be demanding and I can be hard work – especially when I was younger. “When we get beat, I get very low, but when you are managing in the Premier League with Birmingham, Wigan, Hull, Sunderland you do get better at dealing with it. You have to.

“By the time I got to Newcastle, I thought I could handle everything thrown at me but it has been very, very tough. To never really be wanted, to feel that people wanted me to fail, to read people constantly saying I would fail, that I was useless, a fat waste of space, a stupid, tactically inept cabbage-head or whatever. And it was from day one.

“When we were doing ok results wise, it was ‘yeah but the style of football is rubbish’ or I was just ‘lucky.’ It was ridiculous and persistent, even when the results were good.

“The best one was to be told we were a relegation team in all but points…this was all in the first season. We finished 13th. It [the criticism and abuse] got even worse in the second year. We finished 12th, 17 points clear of the bottom three.

“I tried to enjoy it and, you know, I did. I’ve always enjoyed the fight, proving people wrong, but that’s all it ever seemed to be. A fight, a battle. It does take its toll because even when you win a game, you don’t feel like you are winning over the supporters.”

 

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