Chelsea legend Frank Lampard would love to manage Newcastle United according to club icon Shay Given. The ex-Newcastle United shot stopper talked about the managerial job at the club while he was on TalkSPORT earlier this week.

Steve Bruce is the current Newcastle United manager but he’s expected to lose his job in the coming days as per the various reports in the media after Saudi takeover of the club, orchestrated by businesswoman Amanda Staveley, was finalised last week. Bruce is expected to get around £7m as payoff if he’s sacked as expected in the British media. His assistant, Graeme Jones could be the one to take charge of the team for the visit of North London side Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League this weekend.

Frank Lampard is one of the many names that have been linked with the Newcastle United managerial job and Shay Given believes that it would interest the ex-Derby County and Chelsea boss. Shay Given worked with ex-Blues midfielder Lampard while he was the Derby County manager. Lampard spent the 2018/19 season at Derby County and he came very close to winning promotion for the club before the bid was stopped by Aston Villa in the Championship playoff final.

Apart from Lampard, the likes of Brighton and Hove Albion boss Graham Potter, Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers, Lucien Favre and Paulo Fonseca have been linked with the Newcastle United dugout.

Newcastle United are second from bottom on the league standings after a winless start to the new season. The Magpies didn’t win any of their first seven games this season. They have a record of three draws and four defeats in those seven games ahead of the Spurs game. In the corresponding game, summer signing Joe Willock, who was an Arsenal loanee as at then, came off the bench to rescue a point for Newcastle United with a late goal as the two teams played out a 2-2 draw.