Coloccini â€“ who tasted European nights with former club Villarreal â€“ believes the club are only at the start of a long-term project, and reckons a bigger priority is keeping star men like Cheick Tiote and Tim Krul at the club for the long haul.
â€śI donâ€™t know about Europe next year. It is too early to talk about Europe â€“ we need to keep going and keep working and then we will see,â€ť he told the Evening Chronicle.
â€śFirst of all we have to build the foundations at this club.
â€śI would prefer to leave the Europa League for the year after next â€“ not next year.
â€śI think we need to build a good team, a good squad â€“ that is the biggest priority for us."