Newcastle’s Fabricio Coloccini comments on a potential switch to management

Fabricio Coloccini

Newcastle captain Coloccini has admitted that turning to management is something that he would enjoy.

Speaking to the Shields Gazette, Coloccini has admitted that he would enjoy becoming a manager, as he is not fazed by the pressures of the job.

The 33-year-old said: “It’s something I have always liked the idea of, so one day, maybe. There’s a lot of pressure in management, but that’s not something that concerns me. Being a manager is a job in which you have to use your brain and knowledge to help the players and the team, and that’s something I would enjoy.”

Despite the allures to management that Coloccini seems to be drawn to, at 33-years-old he still has a fair bit of time to go before needing to retire from the playing side of the game.

Still, many were calling for the Argentine to take the managerial role at St James’ Park earlier this season, following the departure of Alan Pardew and the hiring of interim coach John Carver.

That decision was not seen through, and right now it is hard to deny that he would have been a better choice than Carver.

Eight consecutive losses see Newcastle sitting dangerously close to the relegation places, and whilst all the teams underneath them enjoy rejuvenations which could see them claim finishes outside the bottom three, the Magpies are slowly falling towards the drop.

Relegation was an occurrence that did not seem possible when Carver took charge of the club, and he was appointed merely to see through the club until next season, when a rebuild could take place.

Despite Coloccini’s obvious man management skills and motivational abilities - as captain they are two vital traits - he was overlooked, and that may be a decision which comes back to haunt the Tyneside club in three games time.

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