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Chris Wilder reportedly interested in Newcastle job after leaving Sheffield United

Chris Wilder would be interested in the Newcastle United job if it became available, reports Chronicle Live.

Current Newcastle manager, Steve Bruce, is under pressure with the club teetering on the edge of the Premier League relegation zone.

Under Bruce, the Magpies have won just two of their last 20 matches in all competitions and are two points outside the drop zone.

Newcastle owner, Mike Ashley, plans to stick with the 60-year-old for the time being but will reconsider if results don’t improve.

If that does happen then Wilder would be open to replacing Bruce as boss at St James’ Park.

The 53-year-old has been linked with several potential roles since leaving Sheffield United.

Will Chris Wilder move to Newcastle?

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As mentioned, the Magpies aren’t the only side keen on appointing Wilder.

Elsewhere in the Premier League, Crystal Palace are considering him as a replacement for Roy Hodgson this summer.

West Bromwich Albion are also keeping tabs should they be relegated this term and be looking to replace Sam Allardyce.

Finally, manager-less Celtic are keen on Wilder as well.

Yet Newcastle would surely represent an attractive option? Despite their current struggles, with an established top flight history and large fanbase, there is plenty of potential.

Clearly Wilder sees that as he makes it known that he would be willing to take over from Bruce.

Plus, Ashley is clearly an admirer. The North East club made an approach to land Wilder in the summer of 2019.

But at the time he had just guided the Blades to promotion from the Championship and chose to stay at Bramall Lane. It resulted in their highest league finish since 1992.

Of course it could become a less enticing prospect should the Magpies get dragged into the bottom three and are relegated.

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