Newcastle’s new owners are ‘considering Frank Lampard and Lucien Favre as candidates for the manager’s job at St James’ Park’… with current boss Steve Bruce ‘expected to be sacked in the next 48 HOURS’
- Newcastle United were subject to a mega £305m Saudi takeover last week
- Steve Bruce is expected to be dismissed before Sunday’s Tottenham clash
- The Magpies have already been linked with a host of other high-profile managers
- Latest reports state that Frank Lampard and Lucien Favre are being considered
Newcastle United’s new owners are reportedly interested in appointing either Frank Lampard or Lucien Favre as the club’s new manager with Steve Bruce’s departure imminent.
The Magpies were subject of a highly-publicised £305m takeover from the Saudi-led consortium last week and reports indicate that they are ready to appoint a new manager, with Bruce’s days numbered.
And they are considering ex-Chelsea player and manager Frank Lampard and former Borussia Dortmund boss Lucien Favre as their first appointment, according to The Telegraph.
Newcastle United director Amanda Staveley looks set to change the manager straight away
Both Frank Lampard (L) or Lucien Favre (R) are being considered as the club’s new manager
The same report details that Bruce is expected to be sacked in the next 48 hours, ahead of Sunday’s home game against Tottenham.
The Toon are currently 19th in the Premier League table and are winless from their opening seven games.
A 2-1 loss away at Wolves last Saturday is highly likely to be Bruce’s last game in charge.
Despite that, new director Amanda Staveley and her husband Mehrdad Ghodouss did hold a meeting with Bruce on Monday at the training ground which was said to be ‘cordial’.
Bruce is expected to be sacked in the next 48 hours, ahead of Sunday’s game against Spurs
Lampard, meanwhile, has been out of work since being sacked in January by the Blues following a poor run of form.
His successor, Thomas Tuchel, guided Chelsea to a famous Champions League triumph and a top-four spot.
Favre, 63, was shown the door by Dortmund at the end of last season and turned down the Crystal Palace job in the summer, reportedly reticent of taking charge of a team likely to be in the bottom-half of the Premier League.