Antonio Conte is willing to speak with Newcastle and understand the conditions of becoming the club’s new manager.
According to Chronicle Live, the Italian who led Chelsea to Premier League glory is keen on a return to the English top-flight.
Conte was understood to be in the running to get the Tottenham job in the summer. Those talks broke down, however, and he remains out of work.
Newcastle were taken over last week and boss Steve Bruce is set to receive his p45 in the coming days.
The 60-year-old hasn’t overseen a victory in this season’s seven league games, with his team also losing to Burnley in the Carabao Cup.
Newcastle’s next appointment looks like being a big one. The new hierarchy will be keen to get their tenure off to a flyer with a stellar managerial appointment.
Conte, 52, recently departed Inter after two years in charge. Last season he ended their long wait for a Serie A title, leaving the club with a 63% win ratio.
He has also three league titles with Juventus and one with Chelsea. He also helped the Blues win the FA Cup during his time at Stamford Bridge.
Conte would be an unbelievable Newcastle appointment
Of all the names mentioned so far, this one has to be the most exciting. Given his pedigree, it would be a truly stunning achievement if Newcastle could lure Conte.
The manager has been there and done it all, with the Italian collecting league titles like a football fan collects programmes!
Wherever he has been he has tasted silverware and Newcastle should set the bar high with their managerial search.
Conte is only keen to discuss the conditions of the position at this stage but that is still positive.
If Newcastle can convince him that he’ll have the resources to build something, Conte might just be the perfect man for the new owners.