PREMIER - Newcastle United wants to rob Leicester City of their trainer
It is only a matter of time before Steve Bruce is sacked by Newcastle United. Gianluca Di Marzio thinks he knows who is on pole position to succeed the current trainer of The Magpies. According to the Italian sports journalist, the clubs taken over by a Saudi investment fund are targeting Brendan Rodgers of Leicester City.
Di Marzio writes that the new owners have determined that Rodgers should be the new trainer. The 48-year-old English trainer is still with Leicester City for four more seasons and also has a clause of sixteen million euros in his contract. For Newcastle United, the surrender of Rodgers' contract is no problem: the club is swimming in money due to the takeover.
Newcastle United have an ambitious multi-year plan, with the aim of winning trophies and storming the European top. It is expected that the necessary money will be pumped into the club in January. English media wrote last week that Newcastle can spend up to 190 million pounds (converted 224 million euros) on the transfer market in the coming transfer window.
Part of the transfer budget may be spent on signing Rodgers. Should Newcastle fail to sign the Leicester coach, then there is no man overboard. The club has more irons in the fire. Zinedine Zidane, Antonio Conte, Lucien Favre and Steven Gerrard, among others, would be on the list at the extremely rich Newcastle.