The prospective new owners of Newcastle United have yet to make any contact with Steve Bruce, Football Insider understands.
There are fears Bruce could be a casualty of the imminent £300million takeover by a Saudi Arabia-backed consortium.
A Newcastle source has told Football Insider that Amanda Staveley’s PCP Partners have not yet been in touch with Bruce to discuss his position ahead of the resumption of the season.
The Premier League is in the process of ratifying the takeover, which could be completed within three weeks.
That would mean the new owners would be in charge for the recommencement of the campaign, which is not expected to be before mid-June.
It remains to be seen whether Bruce will still be in the dugout amid strong speculation the club are targeting a new manager.
The 59-year-old incumbent has guided the Magpies to 13th in the table but Sam Allardyce is among those who believe it might not be enough to keep his job.
A separate source has told Football Insider the new owners have been in contact with leading agents as they assess ‘top tier’ managerial candidates to potentially replace Bruce this summer.
Mauricio Pochettino is among those on the target list of PCP following his dismissal by Tottenham last summer.
The Saudi-backed consortium are planning major investment in players and infrastructure that will see the club make massive moves in the transfer market.
Funds will be provided to pay the kind of transfer fee and wages that have been impossible during Mike Ashley’s reign.
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