Newcastle’s new owners are ‘considering Frank Lampard and Lucien Favre as candidates for the manager’s job at St James’ Park’… with current boss Steve Bruce ‘expected to be sacked in the next 48 HOURS’

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  • Newcastle United made a huge Saudi takeover of £305m last week
  • Steve Bruce expected to be out ahead of Sunday’s Tottenham clash
  • Magpie has already been linked with several other high-profile managers.
  • Latest reports say Frank Lampard and Lucien Favre are being considered

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Newcastle United’s new owners are reportedly interested in appointing either Frank Lampard or Lucien Favre as the club’s new manager with the departure of Steve Bruce.

Last week the Magpies were subject to a highly publicized £305m takeover from the Saudi-led consortium and reports indicate they are set to hire a new manager, in line with Bruce’s days.

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And they are considering ex-Chelsea player and manager Frank Lampard and former Borussia Dortmund boss Lucien Favre as their first appointments, according to Wire.

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Newcastle United director Amanda Stavley set to replace manager directly

Frank Lampard has been out of work since being sacked by Chelsea in January

Lucien Favre, 63, was shown the door by Dortmund at the end of last season

Frank Lampard (L) or Lucien Favre (R) are both being considered as the club’s new managers.

The same report suggested that Bruce is expected to be sacked in the next 48 hours before Sunday’s home match against Tottenham.

The Toons are currently ranked 19th in the Premier League table and have failed to win their first seven matches.

Bruce’s last game in charge is highly likely after a 2-1 loss to Wolves last Saturday.

Despite this, new director Amanda Stavli and her husband Mehrdad Ghodous held a meeting with Bruce at the training ground on Monday, which was described as “cordial”.

Bruce is expected to be sacked in the next 48 hours, ahead of Sunday's game against Spurs

Bruce is expected to be sacked in the next 48 hours, ahead of Sunday’s game against Spurs

Meanwhile, Lampard has been out of work since being sacked by the Blues in January due to poor form.

His successor, Thomas Tuchel, led Chelsea to a famous Champions League victory and a top-four spot.

Favre, 63, was shown the door by Dortmund at the end of last season and turned down a job at Crystal Palace in the summer, reportedly reticent to take charge of a team that was in the bottom-half of the Premier League.

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