Report: Newcastle eye Europa League manager as Bruce replacement, Premier League legend 'intrigued'
The Daily Mail claim Newcastle’s new owners are considering a move to raid Leicester City for Brendan Rodgers – while Steven Gerrard is ‘intrigued’.
Steve Bruce’s future on Tyneside has plunged into doubt after the £300m takeover was announced on Thursday evening, against all the odds.
The Saudi-backed move sees the Saudi Arabia PIF own 80%, while Amanda Staveley’s PCP Capital Partners and the Reuben Brothers own 10% each.
As all takeovers go, Newcastle are now already being linked with new players and managers. It helps that PIF are reportedly worth £320billion.
A report from the Mail suggests that Newcastle are looking at Leicester boss Rodgers. It is believed they want a boss with Premier League experience.
The report also says that Rangers boss Gerrard is also ‘intrigued’. The Liverpool legend is expected to leave Ibrox at the end of this season.
Gerrard and Rodgers: Newcastle owners wasting no time
Clearly, it looks as if Bruce’s tenure is coming to an end. If the new owners are to gain the trust of fans, they need to adhere to their wants and needs.
The majority want a new manager. While Bruce has helped keep Newcastle in the division with little backing, his tactics are incredibly negative.
Fans want some excitement – performances like the one they got against Watford, on a regular basis. But displays that have scope to improve.
Under £192k-a-week (Sun) Rodgers, they would get that. Gerrard would be exciting, but a risk. However, the calibre of Gerrard would attract players.