The long-awaited takeover of Newcastle United looks imminent. PCP Paterners have agreed to take over the club, according to multiple sources, ending Mike Ashley's 13-year reign.
Although it seems as if the Saudi-backed deal will go through, there could still be weeks left until the takeover is complete, with the £300m deal not quite as simple as exchanging a player.
The Saudi fund (PIF), controlled by Prince Mohammed bin Salman, will hold 80 per cent of the club shares, whilst the billionaire Reuben brothers and Amanda Staveley of PCP Partners will hold 10 per cent of the shares - the latter is thought to be the key in the running of the club and getting this deal done.
Staveley has been spotted at St. James Park since 2017, when Ashley admitted his intentions to sell the club. Failed bids have since happened each year, but now it seems as if the wait is finally over for Newcastle fans.
The Ashley era looks done and dusted. But this means significant changes at the club, and nobody will be at risk more than Steve Bruce.
The Geordie is not quite thought of as an elite manager, rather than that of a Premier League relegation fighter; he could be first out the door, as a result.
Let's take a look at who is the favourite at the helm for the Magpies once this deal goes through.