Former Manchester United forward, Wayne Rooney has been linked as the latest candidate to succeed Steve Bruce as Newcastle United’s manager.
According to reports Wayne Rooney is said to be on the club’s wish list. Other names understood to be high on the club’s shortlist, according to The Times, include Roberto Martinez, Unai Emery and Rangers boss Steven Gerrard.
Following Newcastle United’s 3-2 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur last Sunday, Bruce is now on thin ice and is likely to be relieved of his duties before the side face Crystal Palace on Saturday.
However, following these latest reports, it would appear that the club’s new owners are still undecided on who the right man to lead the club’s new era is.
Rooney, 35, has done a decent job during his first job as a professional manager.
Having taken the Rams’ reins last year, the former England international, although contending with the club’s administration, has successfully ensured their Championship survival.
Perhaps now looking for his next managerial challenge, leading Newcastle United in what is set to be a hugely exciting period, aided by their newfound wealth, could certainly propel the 35-year-old’s resume into a category of its own.