Former Newcastle United striker Faustino Asprilla has revealed on Twitter that he would love to return to Saint James’ Park in a coaching capacity as the strikers’ trainer once the imminent takeover goes through.
— Faustino Asprilla (@TinoasprillaH) April 19, 2020
Mike Ashley’s 13-year tenure as owner of the Magpies is nearing its end with Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund set to get a £300 million takeover over the line, and a squad overhaul is expected once that is done.
Head coach Steve Bruce and his backroom staff could pave way for a new managerial team when the new owners come in, and Asprilla would love to be part of the new set-up.
The Colombian spent two years at Newcastle between 1996 and 1998, scoring nine goals in 48 Premier League appearances and nine goals in 11 European matches, with his hat-trick against Barcelona the most memorable.
While Asprilla wasn’t the most prolific of goalscorers, he was a quick, agile and skillful player known for his flair, creativity, power and pace.
He could also create chances and score spectacular goals, and Newcastle strikers could do with those qualities.
A lot of the Toons fans would love to see him return in a coaching capacity, and here is how some of them have reacted to his proposal on Twitter:
Would be the dream
— 🇸🇦 Kieran 🇸🇦 (@BeastlyBenArfa) April 19, 2020
We’d love to see you back
— dirty walrus boy (@uncorkedmark) April 19, 2020
Get him in!!!!
— Jonny Hendy (@JonnyHendy) April 19, 2020
a returning maverick would be a sensational move
— Birk (@JamieBirkbeck) April 19, 2020
Love this ❤️
— Matt Taylor (@Matty_Taylor_94) April 19, 2020
You could help Joelington! He needs it!
— Jeremy james Mallinson (@JeremyjamesMal1) April 19, 2020
I literally came onto your page to suggest something similar. Imagine Asprilla, Shearer, solano, dabizas all returning in some sort of coaching roles with big Rafa Benitez the top dog 🔥🔥🔥
— Daniel Keating (@DanielK19594026) April 19, 2020
Would love that dude.
— NUFC ICEMAN (@FANWAHMAW) April 19, 2020
Respect Tinoooo geordie for life!
— Trickster9345 (@Trickster070) April 19, 2020