Steve Bruce tipped to succeed Rafa Benitez as Newcastle United new boss

Steve Bruce tipped to succeed Rafa Benitez as Newcastle United new boss

- Steve Bruce has been tipped to replace Rafa Benitez as Newcastle United new manager

- The 58-year-old currently handles championship side Sheffield Wednesday

- Mikel Arteta, Vieira and Roberto Martinez were all said to have turned down the job offer

Newcastle United are reportedly set to appoint current Sheffield Wednesday boss Steve Bruce as their new manager this summer.

The Magpies became coach-less following the departure of former coach Rafa Benitez, who joined Chinese League side Dalian Yifang on a two-and-a-half-year deal.

According to SunSport, the 58-year-old could join the Saint James' Stadium outfit for their pre-season tour should he be granted visa in time.

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The publication further revealed that the former Aston Villa and Crystal Palace manager held a meeting with the club's managing director Lee Charnley on Wednesday night.

Newcastle are willing to cough out about £1 million severance package to the Championship club in a bid to land the former Manchester United player.

Steve Bruce joined the Hillsborough Stadium outfit earlier this year from Aston Villa.

Sheffield Wednesday might be forced to allow their manager leave due to their financial problems and are under a transfer embargo.

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Meanwhile, the 58-year-old is tipped to accept the chance to manage his home club, despite being warned about working under Newcastle owner Mike Ashley.

Earlier this month, Newcastle United had lined up Man City's assistant coach Mikel Arteta, Patrick Vieira and Roberto Martinez for the job but they all turned them down.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Chelsea legend John Terry has reportedly been tipped to replace for Rafa Benitez as next Newcastle United manager.

The 38-year-old is currently the assistant coach at the newly promoted Premier League side Aston Villa.

However, SunSport reports that the former England defender is the second favourite behind Manchester City's Mikel Arteta to become the new manager of the club.

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