Toon hero enters race to become lower league boss.
Former Newcastle United her Nolberto Solano could be set to take his first steps into management after applying for the vacant manager’s position at League Two side Bury, the Manchester Evening News reports.
Bury currently lie near the bottom of the fourth tier and sacked previous boss Kevin Blackwell on Monday in a bid to halt their terrible run of form, and Solano will be just one of the names under consideration.
Ex-Leeds and Coventry striker Noel Whelan has also put his name forward and Steve Kean, who had a turbulent tenure at Blackburn, has been strongly linked with the job.
Solano is still a resident in the northeast of England having finished his playing career with Hartlepool United in 2012.
The 38-year-old then returned home to Peru for a short spell in charge of Universitario in June of last year, but was relieved of his duties in December despite steering the side away from the relegation zone and into the top half of the table.
Solano, who also featured for Aston Villa and West Ham in the Premier League has apparently turned down a number of approaches to coach sides overseas in order to make a mark for himself as a coach in the UK, much like Gus Poyet did at Brighton.