According to The Telegraph, Frank Lampard is the latest name to be shortlisted for the soon-to-be vacant Newcastle United job.
This comes from Luke Edwards’ latest piece, which states that former Borussia Dortmund boss Lucien Favre and ex-England international Frank Lampard are two of the names ‘under consideration’ to replace Steve Bruce – who is expected to be sacked this week.
He claims that the new owners want to make a ‘quick decision’ on key early appointments and are eager to remove Bruce ‘as early as possible’, knowing the importance of upcoming games now we’re winless and sat second bottom of the Premier League.
It’s believed Lampard ‘could take over swiftly’ if he were to be offered the job, with him keen to speak to Amanda Staveley and Co about their interest and plans for the future.
That said, The Telegraph insist that a number of candidates are being discussed within the consortium, however it seems one man who won’t be taking the job is Steve Gerrard.
Edwards states that the Liverpool legend is ‘happy’ at Rangers and, as a result, is not interested in taking over at Newcastle United at this time.
As for Favre, he rejected Crystal Palace recently as he wasn’t keen to manage a side in the bottom half of the Premier League – although that stance could change if he was offered the chance to lead this major project at St James’ Park.
The report also states that Amanda Staveley and Jamie Reuben are spearheading our search for a new manager, however any formal approaches will have to be ‘greenlighted’ by the PIF once we have narrowed down our search for Steve Bruce’s replacement.