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Manager reportedly eyeing Newcastle job deemed 'magnificent' by Sir Alex Ferguson

Newcastle United have been tipped to bring in a new manager and coaching team following their takeover.

Steve Bruce is currently in the St James’ Park dugout, but there have been reports suggesting he’s likely to be moved on.

A report from the Daily Mail claims the club’s new owners have opted to sanction the £8million payoff clause in Bruce’s contract.

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So, who could take the reins at St James’ Park if Bruce goes?

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Rangers boss Steven Gerrard is one of the managers who has been linked with the role.

The Telegraph has claimed the Liverpool legend is amongst the contenders for the role.

Meanwhile, the Daily Mail claims the SJP takeover has “intrigued” Gerrard, with sources in Scotland suggesting this will be his final season at Ibrox.

Gerrard has taken charge of 185 Rangers games, winning 120 for a win rate of 65 percent.

Last season, he guided the Gers to the Scottish Premiership title and stopped Celtic from achieving a record 10-in-a-row.

Even more impressively, Gerrard did so without losing a game in the league.

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Sir Alex Ferguson sung his praises at the end of the 2020-21 campaign, in conversation with Sky Sports.

“He’s done magnificent,” said the Manchester United legend. “He really has, both on and off the field.

“A press interview can lose you your job in management. But Steven’s press conferences are fantastic.

“He’s cool, he’s composed, he gives the right answers. He’s really top because it’s an art.”

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