Newcastle set to sack Steve Bruce next week, Graham Potter wanted as replacement

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Newcastle United could have a new manager in charge before next week’s Premier League clash against Tottenham Hotspur.

According to the mirror, Steve Bruce is set to be sacked next week following the Saudi takeover and the club’s new owners are looking to bring in an upgrade.

For now, assistant manager Graeme Jones will be in the dugout.

Newcastle have started the season in abysmal form and they are currently 19th in the league table. It is imperative that they bring in a quality replacement for Bruce if they want to stay up this season.

Meanwhile, reports from Daily Star claims that Brighton and Hove Albion manager Graham Potter is in line to replace Bruce.

Potter is widely regarded as one of the best young managers in the Premier League and he has done an exceptional job with Brighton so far.

The Seagulls are currently 6th in the Premier League table just two points adrift of league leaders Chelsea.

Newcastle are set to enter a period of rebuild and they will need a manager who can work with young players and introduce a new philosophy at the club. Potter has done exactly that at Brighton and he would be the ideal candidate to take over at St James’s Park.

That said, it is highly unlikely that Potter will quit on Brighton midway through the season and Newcastle might have to wait until the end of the campaign to appoint him as their new manager.

Newcastle are being linked with a host of new players as well and the fans will certainly be excited ahead of the January transfer window.