It didn't happen, Viana never got out of first gear at Newcastle, but he has insisted that the Magpies are good enough to make an emotional return to the Champions League.
Hugo Viana: “The fans were unbelievable, so it was a pleasure for me.
“It’s good to see Newcastle doing well. I hope they can play in the Champions League again, like we did under Sir Bobby Robson – I think they are good enough to do it.
“They were great moments.
“My time in Newcastle was a good, it was a very good experience.
“The fans were unbelievable, so it was a pleasure for me.
“Now I just want to see them get back.
“It was nice to see a few very good guys that I had the pleasure to meet in Newcastle.
“I had great moments with them.
“I was special for me, because it was my first club outside of Portugal."