- Newcastle are reportedly in the market in search of a replacement for Steve Bruce
- Bruce has come under increasing pressure after new owners took over St James Park
- Lampard is thought to be the leading frontrunner to succeed the legendary Englishman
- Brendan Rodgers and Graham Potter are also said to be on the shortlist for the role
Frank Lampard is reportedly the leading contender to succeed Steve Bruce as Newcastle United manager.
Bruce, who is yet to secure a single win in the league this season has come under immense pressure in recent days, with the recent take over of Newcastle by a Saudi-backed consortium further complicating his future at the club.
SunSport now reports Lampard is already on the shortlist to take over as manager at St. James Park, with talks already underway.
The Chelsea legend is currently out of work after he was sacked from Stamford Bridge back in January.
While he is said to be keen on a return to the dugout, he will have to contend with competition from other prospects in the race for the Newcastle job.
Former Borussia Dortmund boss Lucien Favre is already the bookies' favourite to get the job.
Favre is also currently still without a club and he is believed to have rejected a chance to manage Crystal Palace in the summer.
Other names that have been floated include Brendan Rodgers and that of Brighton boss Graham Potter.
The immediate assignment for whoever will take over at Newcastle will be to help the club secure their first win of the season.
Newcastle are yet to secure victory in seven of the opening matches, with the poor run of form leaving them rocked in relegation.
Newcastle targeting Man United players
Earlier, TUKO.co.ke reported Newcastle have set their sights on signing four Man United players ahead of the January transfer window.
Anthony Martial headline a list of players the St James Park-based outfit want to sign from Old Trafford in winter.
Martial has significantly fallen down the pecking order under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho.