Newcastle manager Steve Bruce will not be fired before the weekend’s match against Tottenham Hotspur, but the club’s Saudi owners are seeking for a replacement.
STEVE BRUCE is unlikely to be fired before the weekend, according to reports, but Newcastle’s new Saudi owners are on the lookout for a replacement.
Last week, long-suffering Toon Army fans rejoiced as Mike Ashley’s dreadful reign came to an end following the £300 million takeover.
Fans were keen to see boss Bruce, 60, go, with a whooping 94 percent voting that he should be fired.
Since the takeover, speculation has grown that a change in the dugout will occur before the visit of Tottenham Hotspur to St James’ Park on Sunday.
Despite expecting to be shot, the veteran is ready to enjoy his 1000th match as a manager in command of his hometown team.
According to Italian writer Fabrizio Romano, the new board is in the process of appointing a new member.
Before making a change, they want to be “100% sure” about his replacement.
He also stated that ‘talks about a managerial appointment will continue in the next hours and days.’
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Brendan Rodgers, the manager of Leicester City, is ready to rule himself out of contention for the Newcastle post.
After a successful tenure with the Foxes, the 48-year-old is the bookies’ favourite for the post.
Despite Leicester’s poor start to the 2021-22 season, it is anticipated that Rodgers will not be interested in a possible Toon vacancy.
Newcastle, who have been taken owned by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund and are currently the richest club in the world, are failed to win a Premier League game this season under Bruce.
With only three points from seven games, the Magpies are currently in 19th place.
Despite their poor form, Danny Murphy, an ex-England international, believes they should continue with their current manager.
If Rodgers is ruled out of the running to succeed Bruce, Frank Lampard, Lucien Favre, and Antonio Conte are among the candidates.
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