Former Newcastle United striker Michael Chopra wants Antonio Conte to be the next Magpies manager.
Steve Bruce is currently the man in charge, but takeover developments will surely end his tenure as manager.
Fans have been calling for Bruce to leave all season, with Newcastle 19th in the Premier League and without a win so far.
But with Mike Ashley selling the club, the landscape at St James’ Park is completely changing.
According to Newcastle World’s Liam Kennedy, Lee Charnley is set to follow Ashley out of the door. On top of that, Kennedy believes Bruce is ‘likely’ to leave as well.
But who could replace the 60-year-old? Former forward Michael Chopra wants to see a big name in the St James’ Park dugout.
Antonio Conte at Newcastle?
Ahead of the takeover’s announcement, Chopra has tweeted about who he wants to replace Bruce as manager.
He wrote: “Antonio Conte would be the right choice for NUFC.”
Conte is currently out of work after leaving Inter Milan this summer, despite winning the Serie A title.
The 52-year-old is the most reputable name in world football who is currently without a club. However, it feels incredibly unlikely that Newcastle would be able to hire him, even with their newfound wealth.
Conte is one of the best managers in the world, and has managed some of the biggest teams.
He’s had one stint in England, guiding Chelsea to the Premier League title in 2017. Conte was linked with the Spurs job this summer, but he reportedly turned them down.
Seeing someone like him replace Bruce would be out of this world. However, it seems like pure fantasy from Chopra.
As it stands, Bruce is still Newcastle manager, and there have been no reports on who the new owners want to replace him.