Newcastle United look set to snub ex-Chelsea boss Frank Lampard as prepare to replace current manager Steve Bruce.
The new Newcastle owners are expected to make large-scale changes at the club by investing big money and appointing a top manager to move them up the Premier League table.
Bruce, 60, has been charge of the Magpies since 2019 but his poor 29.2 win percentage and lack of experience at the elite level of management has led to speculation he will soon be sacked.
Among those being tipped for the role in his stead is 43-year-old Frank Lampard, who last managed the Blues at the beginning of this year.
Lampard is a potential target due to his excellent work in transitioning Chelsea back into the top-four after their transfer ban, before the more senior and highly-regarded Thomas Tuchel took the side to the next level.
It appeared that Newcastle would look for a similar transition by appointing Lampard, but The Daily Mail now claim he will not be joining the Toon.
They report the likelihood of Lampard taking charge has been played down by sources close to the club.
However, there are still a number of other options “on the table” for the new Newcastle hierarchy.
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Among those being reported are Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers, Belgium’s Roberto Martinez, Ajax’s Erik ten Hag, Brighton’s Graham Potter and Lucien Favre.
While all of the above would prove an improvement to the current manager, Favre and Lampard are the only two currently without a management job, making them more straightforward appointments.
Favre, previously in charge of Nice and Borussia Dortmund, is understood to be interested in the job as directors Amanda Staveley and Jamie Reuben prepare to trim their longlist.
Meanwhile, Newcastle currently it 19th in the table and are yet to win a league game this season.
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