Newcastle United cult hero Nolberto Solano takes up managerial role in Thai third division

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The Peruvian has clearly got tired of waiting for his chance in English management.

It is fair to say that Nolberto 'Nobby' Solano is something of a Premier League cult hero. The Peruvian midfielder was known for his hard-working attitude on the pitch and wand of a right boot during his two stints at Newcastle United and spells with West Ham and Aston Villa.

His time at Newcastle is probably what he is best known for, where he played 314 games and scored 38 goals across his two spells.

He went on to play in Greece, his Peruvian homeland, Leicester, Hull and Hartlepool before retiring in 2012.

Since then he has been desperately searching for a coaching opportunity in England, with little success. But he does now have a new job, but it is a long way away from Newcastle.

He has reportedly been appointed as the new manager of Hua Hin City FC. They play in the third tier of the Thai football system and Solano will be tasked with earning them promotion in his first campaign.

It may not be the job he wanted but a stepping stone's a stepping stone and Solano will no doubt be pulling in the favours from his Newcastle days in the foreseeable future.

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