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Exclusive: Pundit expecting Newcastle United to target high-profile manager

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Former Premier League midfielder Carlton Palmer is expecting Newcastle United to target a high-profile manager following their takeover.

A Saudi Arabian-backed £305m takeover of the club was completed last week, leaving Steve Bruce’s future at St James’ Park far from certain.

In fact, according to Sky Sports, Newcastle have already identified Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers as a potential successor, though the 48-year-old is said to have no interest in leaving the King Power at this moment of time.

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Still, Palmer expects the Magpies to move for a big name. Speaking exclusively to TIF on the matter, the ex-Leeds United and Southampton star said:

“I think they’re going to try and bring a high-profile, in inverted commas, manager in.

“I’ll be sad for that, for Steve, to be honest with you. I think he’s done a fantastic job and he’s conducted himself with great dignity when he’s been let down by a lot of people.”

As for the playing staff, arrivals in January look likely. According to The Telegraph, Burnley’s James Tarkowski is expected to be one of the new regime’s first signings, while Manchester United star Jesse Lingard is thought to be another target.

Elsewhere, German journalist Christian Falk has claimed that Philippe Coutinho’s name has also been discussed.

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