Newcastle United

Newcastle talks continue with leading managerial candidates

Graeme Bailey
Three coaches in for Newcastle job as it stands
Three coaches in for Newcastle job as it stands / Giuseppe Bellini/Clive Brunskill/Rico Brouwer/Soccrates/Getty Images/VoltaxImages

Newcastle United are continuing talks with leading managerial candidates Eddie Howe, Lucien Favre and Paulo Fonseca following the departure of Steve Bruce, 90min can confirm.

The three were amongst a number of names who the club talked with last week as the takeover of the club was confirmed.

90min exclusively revealed that those three held interviews with the club on Tuesday and now we can follow that up by confirming that further talks are planned with them on Wednesday. All parties involved are anticipating a decision will be made before the weekend.

Newcastle announced on Tuesday that Bruce had parted ways having been in charge for the club's first game of the new regime - but his 1,000th game in management was a defeat to Tottenham.

Bruce had insisted that he wanted to continue in the role, but the club's new owners never saw that as a realistic option and his successor will soon be known.

Sources have confirmed to us that even if the new manager is appointed before the weekend's game at Crystal Palace - interim boss Graeme Jones will take control of the team at Selhurst Park.

Former Roma and Porto boss Fonseca has emerged as the bookmakers' favourite following our confirmation he was talking to the club.

However, Howe and Favre are also still part of the interview process and no decisions have yet been made on the new boss.

Newcastle are also due to confirm the departure of managing director Lee Charnley, although it remains to be see if they make a move for his successor prior to him leaving.