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Karl Darlow has revealed that the Newcastle United dressing room “prepares for a new manager” as the club owners prepare to make their first major date.

Although Steve Bruce managed the first game of this new era, against Spurs the 60-year-old left the club by mutual agreement last week after 826 days at the helm.

Graeme Jones has been given the interim reins and will once again take charge of his childhood club against Chelsea at St James’ Park on Saturday.

Talks have been held with a number of candidates over the permanent post, but it remains to be seen whether Yasir Al-Rumayyan, Amanda Staveley, Mehrdad Ghodoussi and Jamie Reuben will make an appointment next week.

The co-owners have understandably been keen to make this huge decision and they at least have the option of keeping Jones in the hot seat for the trip to Brighton on November 7 before a new manager takes over during the international break.

The players have discovered that Bruce was on his way to a meeting with Staveley and Ghodoussi at the training ground last Wednesday and are understandably intrigued by who could replace him.

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