The former Chelsea boss was the choice of co-owner Jamie Reuben, but it seems Amanda Staveley always favored former Roma boss Fonseca, who impressed in his interview. It has been reported that he has been offered £ 6million a year for move Newcastle away from relegation.
Lampard – via le Daily Mirror – has now made it known he had never liked Newcastle anyway, with the report claiming Lampard “would share the concerns of a chain of managers concerned about Newcastle’s prospects of remaining in the Premier League”.
We would have thought that a manager of any caliber would support each other to pull Newcastle – who finished 12th last season – out of the relegation zone, with more rookies likely to arrive in January.
Now it’s Paulo Fonseca who is the heartless “European coach”
Staveley was reportedly “impressed” by Fonseca’s interview “but any final decision would have to be endorsed by Newcastle president Yasir Al-Rumayyan”, according to the Daily Telegraph.
The main decision the club face is whether or not to name a short-term solution to avoid relegation this season before pushing the boat for a bigger name this summer.
Fonseca reportedly want a ‘£ 6million salary including bonuses’ to take over at Newcastle, but the Geordies would not have to pay a fee to reimburse a club as they no longer have a contract.
Meanwhile, Newcastle interim boss Graeme Jones has confirmed he has been asked to take charge of the next two Premier League games as the search for Steve Bruce’s successor continues.
After the takeover of Amanda Staveley backed by the Saudis, Bruce’s term ended on Wednesday, days after a home loss to Tottenham, which was his 1,000th game as manager.
Jones, who joined the St James’ Park staff in January after successfully working under Belgian boss Roberto Martinez, will remain focused on the current job – starting at Crystal Palace on Saturday.
“I spoke to the owners on Wednesday morning and they asked me to take the interim squad for the next two games, so Crystal Palace and Chelsea at home,” Jones said at a press conference.
“I’ve said it before, I’m completely focused on preparing the team as best we can to be competitive in both games. “