EPL Football SPORTS GIST NEWCASTLE CONSIDER EX ROMA BOSS PAULO FONSECA AS POSSIBLE STEVE BRUE REPLACEMENT By Admin Posted on October 15, 2021 2 min read 0 0 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Photo Fabio Rossi/AS Roma/LaPresse 29/04/2021 Manchester UK Soccer Manchester United, ManU Roma Round of 4 , 1st leg - Europa League 2020/2021 - Old Trafford In the pic: Paulo Fonseca PUBLICATIONxNOTxINxITAxFRAxCHN Copyright: xFabioxRossi/ASxRoma/LaPressex Farouq Oduola A. Paulo Fonseca is emerging as a serious contender to take over at Newcastle United, sources have revealed. Steve Bruce will continue in control of the club for Sunday’s Premier League home game against Tottenham Hotspur, which will be his 1,000th match in charge. After completing a £305 million Saudi-backed purchase last week, Newcastle part-owners Amanda Staveley and her husband Mehrdad Ghodoussi are considering their next step. According to sources, a shortlist has been compiled, and the club expects to replace Bruce within the next week — he will be compensated in the region of £8 million — though they have yet to find a first-choice candidate. Fonseca, who was on the verge of joining Spurs earlier this year before Spurs had a last-minute change of heart, is said to be one of the names under consideration. The 48-year-old is unemployed after his contract with Roma expired at the end of last season. He’s a fascinating prospect, not least because of his reputation for attacking football. Newcastle are also said to be examining a number of other candidates, including former Chelsea manager Frank Lampard and Borussia Dortmund’s Lucien Favre, who is also available after being fired last December. Brendan Rodgers, the manager of Leicester City, is said to have distanced himself from the position, while Steven Gerrard, the manager of Rangers, has stated that his whole attention is on the Scottish champions. Another possibility that has been mentioned is Belgium manager Roberto Martinez.