Newcastle winger Jonas: Coloccini proving great leader

Jonas Gutierrez says everyone at Newcastle United are happy with the leadership of captain Fabricio Coloccini.

Jonas Gutierrez says everyone at Newcastle United are happy with the leadership of captain Fabricio Coloccini.

Although not a tub-thumper in the tradition of his predecessor Kevin Nolan, Coloccini can get his point across.

The Sunday Sun says he played a key role in helping to broker peace between the United board and Joey Barton after his Twitter explosion earlier in the season.

“He is a very good leader,” Gutierrez confirmed.

“He talks when he has to talk. He doesn’t just shout because he wants to shout – if he has to do it you know that he means it.

“You know that he wants to get a message across.”

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