Despite his uncertain future as manager, Steve Bruce is set to face the media on Friday before Newcastle’s Premier League clash with Tottenham.
Bruce is expected to be replaced as boss following the club’s acquisition earlier this week, but Newcastle have told the media that Bruce will hold a pre-match press conference on Friday, albeit after 1.30pm.
Bruce regularly holds his weekly press conference at 8:30 a.m., but after confirmation from the club after the usual, it has been pushed back, it seems the new owners will have to give more time to make a formal decision about Bruce’s future.
One not in the frame, however, is Leicester boss Brendon Rogers. Sky Sports News The former Liverpool and Celtic boss – also interested in Tottenham in the summer – is happy in Leicester and is not interested in going to St James’ Park, reports reported on Thursday.
A significant portion of Newcastle supporters have long been keen to replace Bruce, and are excited about hiring a big name to take the club forward under the new, hugely wealthy ownership backed by the Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF). .
Campus on Newcastle’s radar
The appointment of a new sports director is also on the agenda of Amanda Stavley and her co-directors – and Luis Campos is one of several names under consideration.
Campos recently left Lille after Mauricio Pochettino oversaw the formation of the Ligue 1 side against Paris Saint-Germain last season, having previously done the same in Monaco.
Newcastle’s new owners have made it clear that they want to run their new business in a sustainable way – which is why Campus fits the bill.
While building successful teams, he helped his clubs make huge profits by selling players up to 500m in just four years.