Newcastles next coach?

Newcastle announced on Wednesday that head coach Steve Bruce is leaving the club. This is just days after the club got a new owner in the form of the Saudi Arabian investment fund Public Investment Fund (PIF), which is overseen by the country’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Now the only question is who will replace Bruce in the coaching position in the English big club. At present, Graeme Jones will take over on a temporary basis, but a permanent head coach will be introduced in the near future.

British media have recently been speculating about who could replace Bruce, and according to Sky Sports, former Roma coach Paulo Fonseca is an alternative. Fonseca was stated this summer to be close to taking over Tottenham, but is now said to be a challenger to lead Newcastle in the future.

The English newspaper Daily Mail, in turn, mentions former Borussia Dortmund coach Lucien Favre and Rangers coach Steven Gerrard as possible candidates for the job. The Daily Mirror, in turn, has previously reported that former Bournemouth coach Eddie Howe is set to take over at Newcastle, while the Daily Express wrote that former Chelsea coach Frank Lampard is also a coach who could take over the club.

Newcastle are currently second in the league with three points after eight matches in the Premier League.