Paulo Fonseca is reportedly interested in becoming the next Newcastle Untied manager.

That’s according to the Northern Echo, who state that the 48-year-old is keen to replace Steve Bruce at St James’ Park.

Bruce left the club on Wednesday, with Newcastle confirming that he has left via mutual consent.

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Graeme Jones will now take interim charge while the new owners conduct the search for Bruce’s successor.

Fonseca appears to be the frontrunner, with the Chronicle’s Lee Ryder stating yesterday that he is top of the club’s wanted list.

However, he isn’t the only manager interested in taking Bruce’s place at Newcastle.


Steven Gerrard or Paulo Fonseca for Newcastle manager?

Steven Gerrard’s name has also been mentioned during Newcastle’s search for a new manager.

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And the Northern Echo claim that the current Rangers boss is open to a move to the North East.

The new Newcastle owners appear to have plenty of options, with Eddie Howe and Lucien Favre also reportedly keen. Despite our precarious position in the league, the Magpies job is suddenly an attractive proposition.

One problem with Gerrard is that the club would need to negotiate compensation with his current employers. On top of that, the 2005 Champions League winner doesn’t have a lot of experience in management.

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As for Fonseca, he is currently a free agent which would make negotiations potentially easier. However, he has no experience of English football. He nearly became Tottenham boss over the summer, but a move collapsed.

Fonseca is reportedly Amanda Staveley’s choice for manager, but she may not have the final say. It is unknown who Jamie Reuben and PIF want to replace Bruce.

Choosing the next manager is a huge decision for the new owners. There is a lot of pressure to get it right.

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