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.
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.