Steve Bruce is set to face the media on Friday ahead of Newcastle’s Premier League clash with Tottenham, although his future as manager remains unresolved.
Bruce is expected to be replaced as boss following the club’s takeover earlier this week, but Newcastle have informed media that Bruce will be holding the usual pre-match press conference on Friday, albeit at 1:30 p.m. later.
Bruce regularly held his weekly press conferences at 9:30 a.m. but, after later than usual confirmation from the club, this was pushed back, apparently to give the new owners more time to make a formal decision on Bruce’s future. .
One man who is not in the frame, however, is Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers. Sky Sports News reported on Thursday that the former Liverpool and Celtic boss – also interesting for Tottenham this summer – was staying happy at Leicester and not interested in moving to St James’ Park.
A significant portion of Newcastle supporters have long wanted to see Bruce replaced and are excited at the prospect of a big name being appointed to move the club forward under their hugely wealthy new ownership backed by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) of Saudi Arabia. .
Campos on Newcastle’s radar
The appointment of a new sporting director is also a priority for Amanda Staveley and her fellow directors – and Luis Campos is one of the many names under consideration.
Campos recently left Lille after overseeing the creation of the squad that won Ligue 1 against Paris Saint-Germain under Mauricio Pochettino last season, after doing the same in Monaco.
The new owners of Newcastle have made it clear that they want to run their new business in a sustainable way – which is why Campos fits the bill.
While also building successful squads, he has helped his clubs achieve huge profits from player sales to the tune of £ 500million in just four years.