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Steve Bruce set to be replaced as Newcastle United boss with former Chelsea duo frontrunners

Steve Bruce set to be replaced as Newcastle United boss with former Chelsea duo frontrunners

Newcastle set to be taken over

Although it is yet to be confirmed at the time of writing, Newcastle are expected to be taken over by a Saudi Arabian consortium in the coming hours, according to reports.

This would mark the end of a 14-year tenure overseen by the chronically unpopular Mike Ashley, who has drawn much of the life, soul, and competitiveness out of the Tyneside club with his frugal spending and questionable marketing decisions.

One man who is set to be hit hard by the change in ownership, however, is manager Steve Bruce. The Englishman is expected to be relieved of his duties, although when that happens is another matter, with the new owners not looking to make any rash decisions.

Two former Chelsea bosses favourites to take over

In Bruce’s stead, two former Chelsea managers have shot to the front of the running to replace him in the Newcastle hotseat. As per Football.London, Frank Lampard and Antonio Conte are among the favourites for the job, should the takeover be completed.

Would either be the right man for the position, and would they even be willing to take on such a challenge?

It remains to be seen.

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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1 Manchester City 15 23 35
2 Liverpool FC 15 32 34
3 Chelsea FC 15 26 33
4 West Ham United 15 9 27
5 Tottenham Hotspur 14 -1 25
6 Manchester United 15 1 24
7 Arsenal FC 15 -4 23
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 15 -1 21
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 15 -2 20
10 Aston Villa 15 -3 19
11 Leicester City 15 -4 19
12 Everton FC 15 -6 18
13 Brentford FC 15 -2 17
14 Crystal Palace 15 -2 16
15 Leeds United 15 -7 16
16 Southampton FC 15 -7 16
17 Watford FC 15 -9 13
18 Burnley FC 14 -7 10
19 Newcastle United 15 -13 10
20 Norwich City 15 -23 10

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Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 13
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 8
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 7
Silva, Bernardo Manchester City 7
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 6
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 6
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 6
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 6
Raphinha Leeds United 6
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United 6
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 6
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 5
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 5
King, Joshua Watford FC 5
Gray, Demarai Everton FC 5
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 5
Pukki, Teemu Norwich City 5
Cornet, Maxwel Burnley FC 5
Sarr, Ismaila Watford FC 5