a href="https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2019/07/11/newcastle-poised-appoint-steve-bruce-manager-hope-will-join/">The Telegraph reports that Steve Bruce is set to be named as Newcastle’s new manager.
It’s said that the Magpies are still thrashing out a suitable compensation fee with his current employers, Sheffield Wednesday.
However, they hope that that will soon be resolved, allowing him to join up with the club’s pre-season tour in China.
When this deal is completed, it should finally put speculation over Steven Gerrard’s future to bed.
The Gers boss has been linked with both the Derby [The Times] and Newcastle [Express] job’s over recent weeks.
Yet, it seems both vacancies are set to be officially filled in the near future.
Championship club Derby have appointed Phillip Cocu to replace Frank Lampard [BBC Sport]. Now, the Toon are turning to Bruce.
We said from the start that despite the pull of the Premier League, Gerrard would not leave Rangers in the lurch. The man is a winner and his role in Glasgow is only half done, if that.
He said himself that there aren’t many better management jobs in football than the Ibrox hot seat [Daily Record].
Hopefully, he’ll now be allowed to get on with the task in hand, rather than having to field questions about his future. Stevie G is committed to the club and has a 55th top-flight title in his sights.
In other news, the prospective signing of an international defender suggests an old teammate of Gerrard’s won’t be coming to Glasgow.
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