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Football: Gazza may take top Auusie coaching job

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posted on Dec, 31 2004 @ 07:26 AM
Paul Gascoigne is hoping to revive his football career by taking up a top coaching job in Australia.Gascoigne is one of four English candidates reported to have applied for the job of coach at the Newcastle Jets, although Terry Venables is still the club's first choice as they prepare to compete in the newly-formed A-League.

Former England star Gascoigne resigned as player-coach of League Two side Boston United in October but has professed his desire to pursue a career in coaching. Jets owner Con Constantine told Australia's Daily Telegraph: "We have received an application from Paul Gascoigne along with several other big names.

"But until I hear 100% whether Terry (Venables) is coming or not nothing will happen.

"We're selling entertainment - and Terry's an entertainer.

"He's recently had an operation but when he's better I am sure he'll come to Australia to discuss things with us."

Venables now looks increasingly unlikely to take up Constantine's offer despite reports in July that he had accepted a one-year coaching deal.

The other applicants reported to have applied for the Jets post are former Tottenham boss David Pleat, former England captain David Platt and Ian Porterfield, the ex-Chelsea and Sheffield United manager. Meanwhile, former Chelsea and QPR coach John Hollins has joined former Tottenham and QPR defender Terry Fenwick on Perth Glory's coaching shortlist.


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