Newcastle are on the hunt for a new coach after announcing on Wednesday that Steve Bruce had left the club “by mutual consent”.
Bruce, who managed his 1 000th game in Sunday’s 3-2 Premier League defeat to Tottenham, said: “I am grateful to everyone connected with Newcastle United for the opportunity to manage this unique football club.
“This is a club with incredible support, and I hope the new owners can take it forward to where we all want it to be.”
The Magpies’ new owners, backed by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, will want to spend their cash wisely on Bruce’s successor with the club still winless after eight games this season.
Wayne Rooney, Steven Gerrard, Antonio Conte and Eddie Howe have all been linked to the job, while Paulo Fonseca is also rumoured to be lined up.