After sacking their manager, Newcastle United are considering appointing Frank Lampard as their new manager, ESPN reports.
This comes after Steve Bruce’s dismissal was confirmed on Wednesday.
Bruce leaves St James’ Park after two seasons, in which he guided the Magpies to 13th and 12th place finishes in the Premier League.
However, with the Saudi-backed consortium taking over Newcastle last week, they have decided to make a change in the managerial seat.
The club is currently stuck in the relegation zone with three points from eight fixtures.
Former Chelsea boss, Lampard, is one of the names on the shortlist, along with Paulo Fonseca. Both men are out of work and ready to take over immediately.
However, this weekend against Crystal Palace, first-team coach Graeme Jones will take charge of the team on an interim basis.
Lucien Favre, the former Borussia Dortmund coach, and ex-Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe are also in the frame, while Rangers boss Steven Gerrard and Belgium coach Roberto Martinez are more ambitious targets.