Newcastle is ‘considering’ three alternatives for its next manager, with Steve Bruce’s sacking looming.
Newcastle is expected to cut ways with Steve Bruce this week, according to reports.
According to sources, Newcastle has a three-man shortlist of managers to replace Steve Bruce if he is fired this week. The club’s new owners are expected to sever connections with Bruce and hire a new head coach to usher in a new era.
Last week, a consortium led by businesswoman Amanda Staveley took full control of Newcastle United, putting an end to Mike Ashley’s controversial 14-year reign as owner.
After receiving assurances from the Premier League that the Saudi Arabian state would not have ownership of the club, the £305 million takeover was accomplished.
The Public Investment Fund (PIF), which is considered independent of the government, has bought an 80 percent stake. PCP Capital Partners of Staveley and the Reuben Brothers have each taken 10%.
Staveley has previously stated that he intends to invest heavily in all areas of the club, from new recruits to the community.
Any newcomers, though, may not be given the opportunity to play under current manager Steve Bruce.
According to multiple sources, the former Manchester United defender, who has presided over a dismal start to the season, will be fired ahead of next weekend’s match against Tottenham.
Newcastle’s new owners, according to the Daily Mirror, have a shortlist of three contenders to replace the 60-year-old.
Only one of their top candidates is unemployed, implying that a sizable severance package may be required.
Their other two choices are currently employed, and it may be difficult to persuade them to leave their respective clubs. Rangers manager Steven Gerrard, as well as Gerrard’s former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers, are reportedly being considered.
Since Jurgen Klopp took over as Reds head coach in 2015, Rodgers’ reputation has risen. He won seven trophies with Celtic before assisting Leicester City in winning the FA Cup for the first time last season.
Lucien Favre, the former coach of Borussia Dortmund, is the man in question. The 63-year-old was on the verge of joining Crystal Palace in the summer but changed his mind, allowing Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira to take his place.
The search for a new head coach is expected to heat up in the coming days, with Staveley announcing that she will speak with Bruce regarding his future.
Staveley told Sky Sports last week, “I did speak to the manager, said hi, and introduced ourselves.” “Brinkwire News Summary.”