Several renowned coaches are approached to take over the Tyneside club.
Within hours of confirming the takeover of Newcastle United, Steve Bruce admitted he wouldn’t be surprised to lose his job.
The former Manchester United defender has rarely been very popular during his two years at St James’ Park, and with Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) and his astonishing financial might now in the driver’s seat, the fans expect a more prominent candidate to lead the team.
Having left Inter at the end of last season, Antonio Conte represents an ideal choice for Newcastle: an elite coach with Premier League experience who is currently free. The Italian ended Inter’s decade of waiting for the Scudetto before leaving ahead of this season, underlining the risk of appointing such a volatile coach. We also think of Brendan Rodgers at the Magpies, he who was tipped for the position of Tottenham after the departure of Mourinho, but he was apparently attached to Leicester City. However, recent reports have suggested that he might be tempted by the project currently underway in Newcastle.
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The former Liverpool manager has had excellent results with Leicester, with two consecutive fifth places in the league and a brilliant FA Cup triumph last season.
There are rumors that Steven Gerrard is following developments at St James’ Park closely and would be a welcome choice among fans given his pedigree as a Premier League player.
Last season, the former Liverpool captain led the Rangers to the Scottish championship without losing a single game, and they are well on their way to defending that crown after a promising start in 2021-22.