Newcastle United have sacked Steve Bruce as manager.
The decision to sack Bruce comes days after he reached the milestone of having managed 1,000 football matches.
That match, a 3-2 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur at St James’ Park, would prove to be Bruce’s last at the NUFC helm.
Owners, including Amanda Staveley, were at Sunday’s match to soak up the first of the new ownership’s tenure at the club.
Bruce has been sacked by the new owners who are keen for Newcastle to be competing at the top end of the Premier League.
He leaves the club second from bottom in the Premier League and without a win from eight games in the 2021/22 season.
Who is favourite to replace Steve Bruce?
Eddie Howe has long been talked about as the next manager of Newcastle United, even while Steve Bruce was still in the job.
Yet there appears to be a new frontrunner in the now vacant position, with ex-Roma boss Paulo Fonseca favourite for the job.
Frank Lampard, Nicky Butt, Chris Wilder and Graeme Jones have all been touted along with Swiss coach Lucien Favre.
Next Newcastle United manager odds
Portuguese manager Paulo Fonseca, who was linked to Tottenham Hotspur in the summer, is the new favourite to replace sacked Steve Bruce, 6/4 with Betfair.
Full list of odds on new Newcastle United manager:
- Eddie Howe 4/1
- Lucien Favre 4/1
- Frank Lampard 11/1
- Steven Gerrard 14/1
- Unai Emery 20/1
- Brendan Rodgers 25/1
- Jose Mourinho 25/1
- Roberto Martinez 25/1
- Antonio Conte 33/1
- Rafa Benitez 40/1
- Zinedine Zidane 40/1
- Roberto Mancini 40/1
- John Terry 50/1
- Chris Wilder 50/1
- Andre Villas-Boas 50/1
- Ralf Rangnick 50/1
- Graham Potter 50/1
- Andriy Shevchenko 50/1
- Wayne Rooney 50/1
- Roy Hodgson 50/1
For all the latest on who will succeed Steve Bruce as NUFC manager, head over to our sister title NewcastleWorld.com and follow Liam Kennedy’s coverage on Twitter at @newcastle_world and @LiamJKennedy23
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