Newcastle United: Homeowners maintain talks with former Roma boss Paulo Fonseca

Paulo Fonseca led Roma to fifth place in Serie A in his first season

Newcastle United’s new house owners have held talks with former Roma supervisor Paulo Fonseca as they proceed their seek for Steve Bruce’s alternative.

A number of candidates are being thought of by the Saudi-backed consortium.

Former Bournemouth supervisor Eddie Howe, ex-Borussia Dortmund coach Lucien Favre and Belgium boss Roberto Martinez have all been linked with the job.

Assistant coach Graeme Jones will lead Newcastle in an interim capability for Saturday’s recreation at Crystal Palace.

Bruce left the membership on Wednesday, with the brand new consortium, who took over the membership two weeks in the past, desirous to take their time to make the precise appointment.

Portuguese supervisor Fonseca was in control of Roma for 2 seasons between 2019 and 2021, main the membership to fifth place in Serie A in his first season and the Europa League semi-finals final time period earlier than being changed by Jose Mourinho in the summertime.

Beforehand with Shakhtar Donetsk, the 48-year-old virtually joined Tottenham as their supervisor in June earlier than the Premier League membership modified tack, ultimately appointing Nuno Espirito Santo.

Newcastle are but to win within the Premier League this season and are second backside of the desk with three factors.

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