All the latest news, rumors and rumors of a Newcastle United transfer have been officially completed, as a Saudi-led coalition has ended Mike Ashley’s 14-year ownership of the Magpies.
The Premier League confirmed the takeover in a statement, saying it had received “legally binding assurances” that Saudi Arabia would not take control of Newcastle United.
The investment group is led by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) and also consists of PCP Capital Partners and RB Sports & Media.
Newcastle’s new owners were expected to replace Steve Bruce as head coach ahead of Sunday’s clash with Tottenham at St James’ Park.
But according to The Times on October 13, Newcastle United manager Amanda Staveley is awaiting the green light from the club’s new Saudi owners before firing Bruce.
Meanwhile, all eyes are now on who the Magpies can sign only when the January transfer window reopens for action early next year:
Bruce was fired within days
Bruce is expected to be sacked as Newcastle manager before the club’s first game under his new ownership next weekend, but he is set to train on Monday (telegraph And Mirror, October 11).
Newcastle will sack manager Bruce “within days” as the club’s new owners are keen not to spoil his presence in their first game.daily Mail, October 10).
The 60-year-old is reportedly set to be fired, with Bruce owing a £8m payment fee once the club terminates his current deal.
The Saudi-led Newcastle consortium is said to be discussing the management position with Frank LampardAnd Lucien Favre While Brendan Rodgers And Steven Gerrard are the most recent names being considered for this role.
Will Bruce remain as president of Newcastle?
Newcastle manager Steve Bruce said: Sky Sports News He is fully aware that new owners can look for a new head coach.
“I’m so happy for the club that this has passed,” Bruce said. “It’s a great night for the fans, and I’m so happy for them.” Sky Sports News.
“I want to continue [as manager] But I have to be realistic. I’m not stupid and I understand what can happen with the new owners.
“I have no plans to speak to the Amanda I know.”
Bruce is set to take charge of his 1,000th game against Spurs of the week on Sunday Sky Sports.
He added: “If I don’t play 1,000 matches against Tottenham – you could say that could only happen to me. It’s not cruel, it’s just football.”
The Daily Telegraph It was reported on 9 October that Bruce was set to receive £8m from Newcastle if the club’s new owners, as widely expected, end his tenure as coach.
Bruce is unlikely to take charge of Tottenham
Keith Downey on Sky Sports News:
“I would be surprised if there is no new man in the hot seat in time for Spurs in the week on Sunday.
“Whether this is someone already in the club like Graeme Jones, who arrived at the club separate from the rest of Bruce’s backroom staff, there’s a chance it could be him.
“They probably already have someone on their mind if they don’t understand it.
“I don’t think they have someone on their mind already, but it’s unlikely that Bruce would still be in charge of that match.
“I don’t think it’s the look they’re looking for after everything that’s happened in the past 24 hours.
“So they might bring someone in on a temporary while he’s rolling the ball like Jones, or they might make a quick appointment.
“And when I spoke to Bruce last night, he seemed to have resigned himself to his fate…”
Lampard, Favre, Potter… Which managers have Newcastle been associated with?
Newcastle is set to decline Frank Lampard While they screen the candidates to take over if they remove Steve Bruce from his role (Daily Star, 14 October); Lampard is the main contender to replace Bruce as Newcastle manager.The Sun and the Daily Telegraph12 October), as well as the former Dortmund manager Lucien Favre (Daily Telegraph12 October).
Newcastle’s new owners are said to be lining up Antero Henrique To be the new sporting director of the club.Footmercato12 October).
It was also reported that Newcastle owners were also considering a move to Ralph Rangnick, among a number of candidates, to become the sports director (Daily Telegraph, 11 October).
Assistant Director Graeme Jones He is scheduled to be at St James’ Park for Sunday’s home game with Tottenham, while the Brighton boss Graham Potter He is “in the frame” to take over from Bruce (Sunday star10 October).
Graham Potter As one of the candidates to replace Steve Bruce in Newcastle sexy seat, after they took over earlier this week (daily Mail9 October).
The 46-year-old has been in charge at Amex since 2019 and has led the Seagulls to sixth place so far this season, with four wins from their opening seven Premier League games. However, he has a contract at the club that runs until 2025.
Notice Management Steven Gerrard He is also said to be in the frame to replace Newcastle boss Bruce (Daily Telegraph8 October).
New Newcastle owners want to bring Antonio Conte For the club, as the former Chelsea boss parted ways with Inter after winning the Scudetto (Gazzetta dello sport8 October).
However, Conte is likely to turn down the opportunity to lead the Saudi-backed Newcastle attack on top of English football (the sun, October 9).
Paulo Fonseca He is another name on the shortlist of managers at Newcastle after they failed to reach an agreement to join Tottenham during the summer (Mirror9 October).
Brendan Rodgers He has no interest in talking to Newcastle about the possibility of taking over as director (Sky Sports News, 13 October).
Who are the players that have been linked?
Newcastle are preparing for a battle with Manchester United and Chelsea among other England midfield players Declan rice And Jude Bellingham (Daily Express, 14 October)
The magpie is known to be in regular contact with the Chelsea striker’s clients Timo Werner (the sun, 14 October)
Newcastle hope to sign losing Barcelona defender Clement Lenglet in january (sports, 13 October).
Newcastle will target Leicester City defender Wesley Fofana in January despite being out from injury for a long time (Daily Star, 13 October).
Newcastle are planning a raid on the mass transfers Manchester United With four outcasts who are said to be in their sight (the sun, 11 October).
Newcastle should be keeping an eye on the ex-Arsenal midfielder’s situation Aaron RamseyAnd (expression, 11 October).
Newcastle are planning possible moves for Donnie Van de BeekAnd Jesse LingardAnd Anthony Martial And Eric Bailey, according to daily mirror (10 October).
Newcastle are keen to sign Paris Saint-Germain straight ahead Mauro Icardi, although it is also understood that both Tottenham and Juventus are interested in the player (mail on sunday, October 10); Icardi will turn down the opportunity to join the Newcastle United revolution because his wife Wanda Nara does not want to move from Paris (the sun, 14 October)
Newcastle are interested in bringing Burnley‘s James Tarkowski And Manchester United‘s Lingard to St James’ Park in January (daily expression, October 9).
Lingard, 28 – who starred on loan at West Ham at the end of last season – has started only once for Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s men this long, while Tarkowski, also 28, has his contract expired in the summer, but is said to have gotten On the gentleman’s agreement to leave in the winter window if a suitable offer came up.
Newcastle supporters are keen on the club Aaron Ramsey The first big money signing was completed after the Saudi takeover. (The Sun, October 9)
Dimba Ba He offered to come out of retirement to play for the new owners of Newcastle United. (Daily Star, October 9).
Philip CoutinhoIt is reported that Newcastle representatives have already made contact with the new Newcastle owners to see if there is any interest in their customers. (Daily Mirror, October 9).