Magpies boss Steve Bruce oversaw his 1000th game as a manager despite being tipped for an exit following the new owners' arrival, but pressure continues to grow on the 60-year-old as the Magpies' run without a victory continues.
Speaking on talkSPORT, former footballer Danny Murphy contended that ex-England and Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson would be an ideal fit for Newcastle in the short-term, and said: “I know for sure the players would like him and be onboard with him. You can’t not.
“He’s been there and done it. He took Palace from an impossible position – they were in a much worse position than Newcastle, by the way – and kept them up comfortably. He knows what he’s doing, he’s been in many relegation fights from his time at Fulham, time at West Brom.
“And of course, with his age and with Newcastle want to do, it is a short term thing, but the other option is to try and go out and get the man you want to move the club forward and give them the project long term. But which top manager is going to want to take that risk right now?
“People talk about Conte, who is very capable, but apparently he’s saying he’s not interested. The reason he’s not interested is because he doesn’t want to waste a year in the Championship.”
Take a look at all the latest news from the Premier League, as the reaction to last weekend's exhilarating action continues:
1. Buendia tipped to fill Grealish void
Noel Whelan has suggested Aston Villa's attacking midfielder Emi Buendia can be as influential a player as their former star Jack Grealish, following another impressive display last weekend. He joined the club for £33m last summer, as part of a spending spree funded by Grealish's sale. (Football Insider)
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2. Simeone lauds Liverpool star
Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has labelled Liverpool's Mohamed Salah an "extraordinary player", ahead of the two sides' Champions League clash this evening. The Egyptian ace has scored seven goals and made four assists in eight Premier League games so far this season. (BBC Sport)
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3. Juventus ace could make Premier League move
Football super agent Mino Raiola is said to be looking to move his client Matthijs de Ligt to the Premier League, amid both Chelsea and Man City being linked with the Juventus ace. He's under contract his current club until 2024. (CalcioMercato)
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4. Gunners firm favourites to re-sign the Ox
Arsenal have been named firm 2/1 favourites to re-sign their former star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in January, ahead of West Ham. Liverpool are said to be keen to recoup most of the £35m they spent to sign him from the Gunners in 2017, with a bid of around £30m likely to seal the deal. (SkyBet)
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