Steve Bruce is set to face the media on Friday ahead of Newcastle’s Premier League clash with Tottenham despite his future as manager remaining unresolved.
Bruce is expected to be replaced as boss following the club’s takeover earlier this week, but Newcastle have informed the media that Bruce will perform the usual pre-match news conference on Friday, albeit at the later time of 1.30pm.
Bruce has regularly held his weekly press conferences at 9.30am but, after later-than-usual confirmation from the club, it has been pushed back, seemingly to allow more time for the new owners to make a formal decision on Bruce’s future.
One man not in the frame, however, is the Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers. Sky Sports News reported on Thursday that the former Liverpool and Celtic boss – also of interest to Tottenham in the summer – remains happy at Leicester and is not interested in moving to St James’ Park.