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Zico keen on Magpies job

09 Sep 2008 - 07:35:44

Brazilian coach Zico has thrown his hat into the ring to become the new manager of Newcastle United.

The Magpies are on the lookout for a new manager after Kevin Keegan ended his second spell in the hot-seat last week.

Zico, who won 88 caps for Brazil, is currently available following his decision to quit Turkish club Fenerbahce at the end of last season.

The former Japan national team coach enhanced his reputation in Europe after leading Fenerbahce to the quarter-finals of last season's Champions League.

The Brazilian also insists he would have no problem with the management structure currently in place at St James' Park.

Keegan walked away from the Magpies citing a lack of control over transfer plans, with reports claiming he had an uneasy relationship with the club's executive director of football Dennis Wise.

"The Newcastle job is one that I would be very interested in taking. It would be a privilege and an honour," Zico told the Daily Mail.

"I've always wanted to experience the Premier League as I believe I could enjoy much success coaching in England.

"I am used to working alongside technical directors so this isn't an issue for me.

"It's normal for me to work in those conditions."


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