Steve Bruce has been sacked by Newcastle United. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Next Newcastle United manager: Ex-Roma and Borussia Dortmund men in line to succeed Steve Bruce

Steve Bruce has been sacked by Newcastle United as the new owners turn their attention towards appointing a permanent successor.

Amanda Staveley, the public face of the takeover, pulled the trigger on Bruce with the winless Magpies 19th in the Premier League.

Indeed, 94.3% of Newcastle United Supporters Trust members were in favour of the 60-year-old being relieved of his head coach duties.

Graeme Jones is set to take caretaker charge of United’s Premier League fixture against Crystal Palace on Sunday.

In the meantime however, speculation over who will replace Bruce will take centre stage.

Here are the early frontrunners for the job:

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