Asprilla: Newcastle have contacted me over return

The Colombian, who spent two years at St James' Park as a player, has been in talks with the Tyneside club about taking up a coaching role on Alan Pardew's staff
Former Newcastle striker Faustino Asprilla has revealed he has spoken to the club's owners about making a return as a coach.

The former Colombia international enjoyed a fruitful two-year spell at St James' Park as a player, scoring nine goals in 48 games.

And the 42-year-old has now claimed that he is close to a comeback, after being offered a role on Alan Pardew's staff.

"The club's owners called me and I said yes," he told, a local Colombian radio station.

"It's just some details [that] remain."

Asprilla also had kind words for the city of Newcastle and revealed he often watches the Magpies when over in England.

"It's a nice opportunity for me, I like the city and whenever I go to England, I always go to St James [Park]," he continued.

"I want to teach everything I learned [at] the club."