Newcastle set to make major Steve Bruce decision ahead of Tottenham clash amid imminent takeover

By Bobby Vincent

Newcastle United look set to sack Steve Bruce if their seemingly imminent takeover is completed and they could have a new manager in place for their clash with Tottenham.

Spurs take on the Magpies on Sunday, October 17, in what will be their first game following the two-week international break, as Nuno Espirito Santo 's team look to make it back-to-back victories in the Premier League.

They could be up against a Newcastle side with a new manager, though, with Sky Sports reporting that Bruce is set to be sacked by the new owners - but whether he remains in charge for the Tottenham clash is still uncertain.

According to Chronicle Live, Saudi Arabia is set to lift its ban on beIN SPORTS, something that is set to have major implications on the Magpies finally being taken over after years of the supporters wanting a change at the top of the club.

The problem has been a major part of a dispute between Newcastle and the Premier League over a £300million takeover which collapsed last year, something that left some supporters furious.

However, it now seems as if Newcastle fans are going to be granted their wish, with the Saudi-backed consortium set to take over in a mega-money deal, which could make the Tyneside-based outfit one of the wealthiest football clubs in Europe.

Tottenham will be hoping that whatever happens with Newcastle in the coming days, or even hours, that it will not have too much of an impact when the two sides go head-to-head in just over a weeks' time.

Espirito Santo's team ended their barren run in the Premier League with a 2-1 victory against Aston Villa on Sunday afternoon, in what was a much-needed three points for Spurs.

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