Report: 'Magnificent' title-winning manager now ready to leave current club amid Newcastle links

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According to The Northern Echo, Rangers boss Steven Gerrard and Villarreal manager Unai Emery are the top candidates for the Newcastle United job.

Steve Bruce is still at the helm at St James’ Park, but it’s a matter of when he’ll be sacked, not if. Once he’s shown the door, the Magpies need to bring in a top-quality manager, and the two names linked check that box.

Emery, although things didn’t work out for him at Arsenal, is a phenomenal coach. He is among the most successful managers over the last decade and Newcastle could really improve if they bring him in.

Gerrard, on the other hand, is not as experienced and accomplished as Emery, but he would still be an excellent choice. He has been brilliant at Rangers, and if the report is to be believed, he could be interested in the Newcastle job.

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Gerrard open to Rangers exit amid Newcastle links

The report claims that sources in Scotland have revealed that Gerrard wouldn’t be against leaving Rangers. There’s a feeling that the Liverpool legend has taken the Gers as far as he can, and he’d be willing to take on a new challenge.

It is further claimed that a first top-flight opportunity in England will convince him to leave Ibrox, despite only winning the league title a few months ago. That’s bad news for Gers fans, but a return to the Premier League was always on the cards.

Gerrard, labelled as ‘magnificent‘ by Sir Alex Ferguson, surely has ambitions to manage Liverpool one day. He would be many fans’ first-choice to replace Jurgen Klopp when he moves on, but the Englishman’s lack of Premier League experience is a slight concern.

That makes this Newcastle role a very attractive option for him. A good few years at St James’ Park will convince all the doubters that he’s ready to replace Klopp at Liverpool, but with a more experienced option in Emery also in the race for the Magpies job, Gerrard may end up not getting it.

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