Newcastle United are looking for a replacement for Steve Bruce and Antonio Conte has made some comments about his next position.

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Newcastle are being linked with Antonio Conte amid uncertainty over Steve Bruce’s future.

Antonio Conte is reportedly interested in the Newcastle job in the wake of their huge Saudi takeover. The Italian is out of work since leaving Inter Milan back in the summer. And he could be primed to sensationally replace Steve Bruce at St James’ Park.

Bruce is currently on borrowed time at Newcastle, with the Toon expected to relieve the 60-year-old of his duties imminently.

And The Chronicle have claimed Conte is open to returning to the Premier League with the Magpies, though wants certain assurances.

The Italian wants a say in recruitment, especially after being denied signings at the likes of Chelsea and Inter Milan in the past.

And while any possible appointment would be tricky, even mere rumours have been enough to get supporters excited.

Speaking in June, Conte was interviewed by Gazzetta dello Sport.

And he revealed that money wouldn’t be behind his next job, while also claiming he was on the lookout for ‘right’ projects.

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“The market sets the price, but had I been obsessed by money, I would have stayed where I was in the past,” he said.

“I would have accepted compromises and obtained new contracts.

“I look for the projects instead and I am ready to stay at home if something is not convincing me. It has to do with vision, honesty and principles.

“Generally, I like challenges and I’ve accepted many of them during my career.

“Even the top clubs I coached were never the favourites when I arrived.

“Generally, I like challenges and I’ve accepted many of them during my career.

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“However, if there’s something that doesn’t convince me I prefer not to accept, regardless of the money.”

Conte also revealed, too, that he wanted a year off before returning to management.

“It will be a year in which I will try to study and continue to investigate certain situations,” he said.

“I want to make the most of this unwanted situation, but that’s OK.

“I’ll take advantage of the period to be with my family and to watch football, which always evolves and goes on.”

Now, though, Conte could be tempted. “Brinkwire Summary News”.

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