Premier League: Newcastle's Fabricio Coloccini not in running for manager's job
Last Updated: 30/12/14 6:49pm
Club captain Fabricio Coloccini is not in the running to become the next manager of Newcastle, Sky sources understand.
The Magpies captain had emerged as the surprise favourite for the job should Alan Pardew, as expected, leave St James’ Park to take over at Crystal Palace.
But the 32-year-old has no significant coaching experience and is not believed to be in contention for the manager’s job.
Caretaker boss John Carver took training on Tuesday and led the team in a 1-1 draw in their practice match against Gateshead, who face West Brom in the third round of the FA Cup on January 3.
Carver, who took over for one match when Sir Bobby Robson was sacked as Newcastle manager in 2004, is expected to be in charge of the team for the visit of Burnley in the Premier League on New Year’s Day and the FA Cup clash with Leicester 48 hours later.
Former Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood and Hull boss Steve Bruce have also been linked with the role but Newcastle owner Mike Ashley does not appear to be in any rush to replace Pardew.
If Pardew does eventually leave Tyneside for south London, his replacement will be expected to follow the current plan of recruiting players with potential and developing them before selling them on for a profit.