STEVE BRUCE could be dismissed from his managerial post with a Â£ 8million payout from Newcastle’s new owners.
This is according to the Daily Mail, which reports that Bruce may be gone this week ahead of the Amanda Staveley-led consortium in charge of the Magpies’ first game after their Â£ 300million buyout.
The new owners of Toon realized that the presence of the 60-year-old manager would negatively impact the party atmosphere at St James’ Park, which is expected to be sold out on Sunday against Tottenham.
Manchester United legend’s assistant Graeme Jones is expected to be on temporary charge until a full-time replacement is found.
Bruce is in line for a major win that will officially end his turbulent two-year tenure in charge.
A number of famous bosses have been touted with the top post at Newcastle, such as Zinedine Zidane and Antonio Conte.
However, Staveley has reportedly created a shortlist that includes former Borussia Dortmund manager Lucien Favre, Rangers head coach Steven Gerrard, Leicester’s Brendan Rodgers and Brighton’s Graham Potter.
Finding a replacement in the dugout is a top priority, but the club’s new bigwigs still have other important issues to deal with.
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They need to find a new GM and athletic director before moving forward with recruiting plans in the January transfer window.
Newcastle are currently second-to-last in the Premier League table with zero wins and four losses in seven matches.
Despite the new owners, the Magpies could still be ready for a relegation battle before the big money starts pouring in, but the mood gives a different impression.
The Toons are now officially the most expensive football club in the world after overtaking Manchester City.
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