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Amanda Staveley and Mehrdad Ghodoussi take on the Newcastle squad while Bruce waits for his fate

Amanda Staveley and Mehrdad Ghodoussi faced the Newcastle squad on Monday as head coach Steve Bruce waited to hear his fate.

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There hasn’t been any sign on the official photos of Bruce, whose departure was predicted, since it became clear that Mike Ashley, who had remained a staunch supporter of the man he asked to replace Rafael Benitez in July 2019, finally made it had the magpies.

Newcastle are in 19th place in the Premier League standings after not winning any of their first seven games, and Bruce himself has admitted that the new owners may want to bring their own husband with them.

They meet at home in Tottenham on Sunday when, after more than 14 years of quarreling, Ashley’s reign is expected to be in a party mood.

It seems highly unlikely that Bruce, who was asked to step down by 94.3 percent of respondents to a Newcastle United Supporters Trust poll last week, will still be at the top.

He would be entitled to a sizeable payout, and given the abuse he has suffered from some parts of the club’s support over the past few months, an exit could be a relief.

Staveley insisted Thursday night that no decision had been made on the head coach’s future, but she and her team arrived for a quick review and the PA news agency is aware that a list of potential successors has been drawn up.

Former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte and current Rangers manager Steven Gerrard are among those linked with a potential vacancy on Tyneside, with the Magpies’ vastly increased pending power being a new weapon in the armory.

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