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'Heard from a very senior source': Journalist provides update on Newcastle manager search

Newcastle United are currently on the lookout for a new manager after parting company with Steve Bruce earlier this week.

The 60-year-old left St James’ Park by mutual consent on Wednesday after 15 months in charge.

Newcastle confirmed that Graeme Jones would take charge of the Magpies interim basis and would be in the dugout against Crystal Palace.

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Following his first press conference, the former Luton boss has also revealed that he’ll oversee the meeting with Chelsea.

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A number of managers have been linked with the job on a permanent basis, including Paulo Fonseca and Frank Lampard.

The Athletic’s George Caulkin, speaking on Pod of the Tyne, has provided an update on when the Newcastle owners hope to have a new manager in place.

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“The business there that Chris [Waugh] mentioned about an interim manager, that was something that was floated last week, as he says,” he said.

“At the same time, I’ve heard from a very senior source that ideally, they would like to have somebody in place within the next couple of weeks, certainly, you know, perhaps by the international break.

“But the way the decision for Bruce to leave took a very, very long time, and so, you know, are they in that position?”

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