Report: Manager intrigued by Newcastle job, Alan Shearer deemed him a 'huge name'
Newcastle United have finally been taken over and, according to reports, the new management could look to replace Steve Bruce soon.
A report from the Daily Mail claims the club’s new owners have decided that they will sanction the £8million pay-off clause in his contract.
The consortium that has taken over Newcastle consists of Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF), financier Amanda Staveley and David and Simon Reuben.
The PIF – worth an alleged £700bn – have taken an 80 percent stake in the club after the Premier League finally approved a deal which had originally been agreed early last year.
Staveley says the consortium has “the same ambitions as Manchester City and PSG”, deeming the takeover “hugely transformative”.
This means the club is likely to see plenty of investment going towards the playing and coaching staff – which raises questions about Bruce’s future.
One manager being linked with the Newcastle job is Steven Gerrard, who is currently with Glasgow Rangers.
According to the Daily Mail, the Liverpool legend is “intrigued” by the St James’ Park takeover, and sources in Scotland believe this will be his final season at Ibrox.
Meanwhile, Scottish pundit Mark Wilson has told SuperScoreBoard – as per The Record – that Gerrard could be tempted by a move to Newcastle.
“Wherever he goes, people will follow”
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.
Alan Shearer urged Gerrard to take the Rangers job back in 2018 before he eventually put pen to paper.
He told BBC Match of the Day (via The Express): “He’ll be able to attract bigger players because of who he is and what he brings to the football club.
“Wherever he goes, people will follow because he’s such a huge name.”
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