According to the Daily Mail, Steve Bruce is set to lose his job as Newcastle United manager.
That should come as no surprise following the change of ownership at St James’ Park.
This is a bright new era for the club, while Bruce summed up the stagnation and demise under Mike Ashley.
The 60-year-old will do alright out if though, with the Daily Mail stating he will receive an £8million payoff. £8million for failing to win a game all season…
But who could replace Bruce in the dugout?
One name being touted is Steven Gerrard. The report states that the Liverpool legend is ‘intrigued’ by Newcastle following the takeover.
The former Reds captain is currently manager of Rangers, where he won the Scottish title last season.
It is Gerrard’s first venture into management, and it’s fair to say things are going very well north of the border.
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Another name mentioned by the Daily Mail is former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers.
They state that the new owners would like someone with Premier League experience, and the Leicester boss has been considered in recent days.
However, it feels highly unlikely that we would be able to lure Rodgers away from the King Power Stadium. He would be a wonderful appointment, but he already has a great gig at Leicester.
Rodgers has the Premier League experience that the new owners seemingly want, but a move doesn’t feel realistic.
Gerrard would surely be more attainable, although he is yet to experience management in the top flight of English football.
The new Newcastle owners have some big decisions to make in the coming days. But first things first, they need to decide whether or not they are going to get rid of Steve Bruce.
Fortunately for them, that should be an easy decision.