As Newcastle United just got taken over by Saudi-led consortium, and with doubts over the future of their current manager, Steve Bruce, two former Chelsea bosses are linked with the post.

Former Chelsea managers Antonio Conte and Frank Lampard are amongst the frontrunners to take over from Steve Bruce.

The Amanda Staveley-led consortium seemed dead and buried after issues emerged over an alleged piracy disagreement with Qatar-based broadcaster beIN Sports, who own rights to show Premier League matches in the Middle East.

However, the disputes have been resolved and deal for the Staveley consortium to take over from the controversial Mike Ashley successfully went through yesterday.

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Consequently, the talk of who the next manager will be is accelerating at a rapid pace as it’s understood that the potential new owners want someone of a higher pedigree to run the club and hopefully challenge for silverware in the forthcoming years.

Two names that have been floated around are Conte and Lampard, with the former of the pair currently higher in the offering when it comes to the most recent betting odds.

This may come as a huge relief to club Legend Lampard, who has already been urged in the past not to takeover at St. James’ Park by former Sunderland striker Darren Bent.

“Oh no, I wouldn’t do that,” Bent told talkSPORT.

“The way Newcastle are at the minute, there’s a real negativity at the football club, and for Frank if he steps in there and it doesn’t go to plan again , he’s going to be under even more pressure.

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“The Geordie fans are unhappy anyway, so for Frank I wouldn’t go near that job, no.”

A new era in the Premier League is under way, and the dynamics and mood within the passionate Newcastle fanbase will certainly take a turn for the better.

Furthermore, this could be the perfect role for Chelsea’s legendary No.8, who is looking to get his career back on the right track after being sacked midway through last season.

However, Lampard did struggle to get the Blues to gel after the substantial investment in the squad during his second summer at Stamford Bridge, which may play against him when it comes to the Newcastle role.

Conte is use to being given tools to succeed and moulding them into title-winning sides, having done so at Juventus, Chelsea and most recently Inter.

The contest between the two clubs on October 30 certainly could have an interesting subplot to it if either of the duo were sufficiently encouraged to make the move to the North East.

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