Ex-Chelsea boss Frank Lampard set for talks with Newcastle United

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Frank Lampard has been out of work since he was sacked by Chelsea in January (Getty)

Frank Lampard is set to hold talks with Newcastle United, according to reports.

Steve Bruce’s position is under threat following the completion of the Saudi-backed takeover last week.

Bruce admits he is unsure of his future following the arrival of Newcastle’s new owners but held talks with director Amanda Staveley on Monday.

According to The Sun, Lampard is a ‘leading contender’ to replace Bruce and talks between Newcastle and the former Chelsea manager could even take place this week.

The report claims that Leicester City’s Brendan Rodgers and Brighton’s Graham Potter are also on Newcastle’s shortlist with Lampard.

Lampard has been out of work since he was sacked by Chelsea and replaced by Thomas Tuchel in January.

Steve Bruce admits he could lose his job at Newcastle United following the club's takeover

Steve Bruce admits he could lose his job at Newcastle United following the club’s takeover (Getty)

When asked about his next move in June, Lampard said: ‘I’m certainly not put off, I love the job, I love the challenge of it.

‘I had two great experiences at Derby and then at Chelsea. I would love to get back in at the right time and the right moment.’

Speaking last week, Bruce insisted that he would not be resentful if Newcastle’s new owners turned to a new manager.

‘I want to continue, I’d like the chance to show the new owners what I can do, but you have to be realistic and they may well want a new manager to launch things for them,’ he told The Telegraph.

‘That decision is not up to me. I accept that and I will accept what comes my way. I have to wait to have those conversations with people when the time is right.

‘If I don’t make it to a 1,000 games against Spurs, you might say that could only happen to me, but I don’t think it would be cruel. It’s just football.’

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