Barcelona have joined Newcastle United in the race for a new manager.

Steve Bruce left the Magpies last week, and now Ronald Koeman has been sacked by Barca.

It was a matter of time for both managers, with neither capable of steading a sinking ship.

Koeman has had a rotten time at the Nou Camp. Their financial woes have forced the Dutchman to work with his hands tied behind his back.

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Big players have been forced to leave, including the biggest ever in Lionel Messi. In return, they’ve brought in less than stellar replacements such as Toon flop Luuk de Jong.

Barcelona lost to Rayo Vallecano on Wednesday night, and that confirmed the end of Koeman’s reign.

But where will the 58-year-old go next?

Well, some Newcastle fans think he’s nailed on to be linked with the vacant Toon job.

Eight days after Bruce’s departure, Newcastle are yet to appoint a replacement. That’s despite the fact that a plethora of names have been linked with the job ever since the takeover was completed.

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Some names have been realistic. Others have been pure fantasy. But will Koeman be the next name to hit the headlines?

Considering all the rumours surrounding the Magpies right now, Koeman being linked to the Newcastle job seems inevitable.

Surely it’s only a matter of time before someone claims ‘PIF want Koeman to lead the new era at Newcastle’…

Toon fans await inevitable ‘Koeman in line for Newcastle job’ rumour

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