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Newcastle: Steve Bruce will face the media regardless of job as Magpies boss hanging within the steadiness
Newcastle: Steve Bruce will face the media regardless of job as Magpies boss hanging within the steadiness


Steve Bruce will face the media on Friday afternoon the place he can be questioned over his Newcastle future forward of the membership’s first recreation underneath the brand new Saudi house owners.

Sportsmail understands Bruce can be sacked earlier than Sunday’s Premier League conflict with Tottenham, with Lucien Favre and Rangers boss Steven Gerrard amongst these linked with succeeding him.

Nonetheless, the membership issued an operations discover on Thursday to say that Bruce would attend a media briefing on Friday afternoon.

Steve Bruce will face the media 48 hours before Newcastle take on Tottenham on Sunday

Steve Bruce will face the media 48 hours earlier than Newcastle tackle Tottenham on Sunday 

Club issued an operations notice on Thursday saying Bruce would face the media on Friday

Membership issued an operations discover on Thursday saying Bruce would face the media on Friday

Sportsmail reported final week that the 60-year-old could be leaving the membership in mild of the Saudi-led takeover, and that his pay-off stands at £8million. Talks are nonetheless ongoing over the phrases of his exit.

Amanda Staveley and her advisors have a shortlist inside an extended record of names recognized as his alternative, however that appointment may take a while to finalise. 

Favre, 63, has been out of labor since leaving Dortmund final December and turned down a proposal from Crystal Palace in June, however it’s thought he’s now able to return to administration. 

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers has additionally been linked with the job, however the Northern Irishman will resist presents from the Magpies — as he’s within the body to switch Pep Guardiola as supervisor of Manchester Metropolis in 18 months’ time, as solely revealed by Sportsmail.

The sacking of Bruce is the first major decision new director Amanda Staveley (left) and the new Saudi-led consortium have made, Sportsmail understands

The sacking of Bruce is the primary main choice new director Amanda Staveley (left) and the brand new Saudi-led consortium have made, Sportsmail understands

Former Borussia Dortmund coach Lucien Favre is being considered as Bruce's replacement

Former Borussia Dortmund coach Lucien Favre is being thought-about as Bruce’s alternative

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard is also among the potential candidates to replace Bruce

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard can also be among the many potential candidates to switch Bruce

Sources have confirmed that the Leicester boss would characteristic on a shortlist to succeed Guardiola on the finish of subsequent season. He has admirers on the Etihad and was mentioned as a alternative for Roberto Mancini in 2013. 

Nonetheless, there’s a feeling that making a transfer for a rival top-flight boss could be politically disruptive at this stage of their possession, regardless that some have stated he’s one of the best man for the function.

Rodgers received the FA Cup final season however is claimed to have one or two grumbles over choices at Leicester, particularly concerning recruitment. Sportsmail additionally understands his spouse is eager to return to the North West.

Assistant head coach Graeme Jones is about to be put in non permanent cost for the sell-out conflict with Spurs reside on tv. Sources say the brand new house owners have realised that to go away Bruce in place for Sunday’s recreation dangers spoiling what guarantees to be a jubilant ambiance.

Brendan Rodgers will resist interest from Newcastle as he is in the frame to at Man City

Rodgers’ name has been part of the conversation among Newcastle’s new owners (pictured: new Newcastle director Amanda Staveley)

Brendan Rodgers (left) will resist curiosity from Newcastle as he’s additionally within the body at Man Metropolis 

Leicester boss would feature on a shortlist to succeed Pep Guardiola at the end of next season

Leicester boss would characteristic on a shortlist to succeed Pep Guardiola on the finish of subsequent season

They’ve additionally spoken to a number of in and across the membership and know that an instantaneous change would assist the group, who’re winless and second backside of the Premier League desk. The gamers return to coaching this morning after three days off and Staveley is getting ready to go to the membership’s coaching floor for the primary time this week.

Her precedence, although, is figuring out key appointments in positions akin to chief govt and sporting director, in addition to supervisor. 

Solely then can they press forward with stable recruitment plans for the January switch window.

And with squad locations at a premium — the 25 slots are already stuffed — there may be the distinct chance of a number of gamers being overlooked for the remainder of the season. That prospect may nicely incentivise some to up their performances earlier than the brand new yr.

The Magpies have reportedly been in common contact with Timo Werner‘s agent over a January transfer, in keeping with studies in Germany. 

Bruce, 60, has been in charge of the Magpies since the start of the 2019-20 season

Bruce, 60, has been in control of the Magpies for the reason that begin of the 2019-20 season

Newcastle fans were overjoyed by the club's £305m takeover which was signed off last week

Newcastle followers have been overjoyed by the membership’s £305m takeover which was signed off final week

The Tyneside membership are hoping to capitalise on the German’s scenario and in keeping with Bild they consider they’ll lure Werner to the membership with the prospect of him turning into their main-man. 

Werner – who was an unused substitute throughout Chelsea’s 1-0 loss to Juventus within the Champions League – is reportedly open to a transfer if he continues to be ignored at Stamford Bridge. 

The membership are additionally reportedly eyeing up Luis Campos for his or her new sporting director function.

Sky Sports activities report that one of many first large strikes they wish to make is to usher in Campos as sporting director, following his spectacular spells in France with each Monaco and Lille. 

He turned each of these sides into Ligue 1 title winners, and likewise has a powerful monitor document of bringing by way of younger expertise and promoting it on for a mega revenue.  

Newcastle have reportedly been in contact with Timo Werner's agent following the takeover

Newcastle have reportedly been involved with Timo Werner’s agent following the takeover

The club think they can lure Werner in with the prospect of him becoming their main-man

The membership assume they’ll lure Werner in with the prospect of him turning into their main-man

Campos matches the invoice given his earlier expertise, bringing by way of the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Anthony Martial, Thomas Lemar, Bernardo Silva and Fabinho at Monaco earlier than making over £500m in revenue from their gross sales.  

At Lille, he then bought numerous gamers once more, together with Nicolas Pepe and Gabriel to Arsenal for a £90m revenue.

It has been reported that Campos would view Newcastle as an analogous venture to each Monaco and Lille, in that they’ve previous glories however have been ready a very long time to get again to the highest.

Campos left Lille final season following their shock Ligue 1 title win, and is at present and not using a job, so it could price Newcastle little or no to carry him in. 

He has beforehand been very in-demand, with the likes of Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester United stated to be eager to safe his providers. 

In the meantime, managing director Lee Charnley may keep on for barely longer than the anticipated temporary handover after assembly with the brand new house owners final Friday. He has an in-depth information of the membership and, whereas seen by supporters as Mike Ashley’s man, is valued as a great operator. 

Luis Campos is on Newcastle's radar as they look to appoint a new sporting director

Luis Campos is on Newcastle’s radar as they appear to nominate a brand new sporting director 

The takeover of the membership was lastly permitted by the Premier League every week in the past, after it obtained ‘legally binding assurances’ from the brand new house owners that Saudi Arabia wouldn’t have management over membership issues.

The Saudi Public Funding Fund (PIF) – which controls how the nation’s sovereign wealth is invested – has taken an 80 per cent stake within the membership.

The PIF board is chaired by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman and 7 of the opposite eight board members are described both as ministers or a royal advisor on the fund’s official web site.