With Steve Bruce and Newcastle parting ways by mutual consent, Antonio Conte is considered one of the candidates to take over at St. James’ Park, but the Italian coach may not get a new job before the summer.
Newcastle announced Steve Bruce’s exit by mutual consent this morning.
“Newcastle United can confirm that Steve Bruce has left his position as head coach by mutual consent,” an official statement read.
“Graeme Jones will lead the team on an interim basis, starting with the trip to Crystal Palace.”
After PIF’s takeover, Newcastle have a huge budget for new signings and a new top coach.
According to multiple reports in Italy and England, former Inter, Italy, Juventus and Chelsea coach Antonio is one of the candidates for the job.
However, Fabrizio Romano reported last month that the Italian tactician would not accept a new job before the end of the season.
Conte is not a fan of accepting new roles while the campaign is ongoing. Therefore he may not be an immediate replacement for Bruce.
However, Conte doesn’t seem to have closed his door to a possible future move to Newcastle.
According to Alfredo Pedullà, the 52-year-old would request a salary in the region of £15-20m and at least three or four top signings.
La Gazzetta dello Sport reported a few weeks ago that the former midfielder is an option for Newcastle and one of the names on top of their shortlist.