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.

Bruce is to leave the Championship outfit to return to the Premier League. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

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.

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Championship club Derby have appointed Phillip Cocu to replace Frank Lampard [BBC Sport]. Now, the Toon are turning to Bruce.

Former Dutch international Cocu was recently appointed at Derby. (Photo by Edwin van Zandvoort/Soccrates/Getty Images)

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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