Souness set to replace Robson

Graeme Souness is set to leave Blackburn and take over as Newcastle's new manager.The Scot is said to have told his Blackburn playing staff of his intention this morning, and BBC Radio 5 Live claim that he has agreed terms with the Magpies to replace the sacked Sir Bobby Robson.

Graeme Souness is set to leave Blackburn and take over as Newcastle's new manager.

The Scot is said to have told his Blackburn playing staff of his intention this morning, and BBC Radio 5 Live claim that he has agreed terms with the Magpies to replace the sacked Sir Bobby Robson.

Souness' link to Tyneside follows previous speculation that Aston Villa manager David O'Leary would be the man to take the vacant position at St James' Park.

That suggestion had already been vehemently denied by Villa before Souness emerged as the likely next Newcastle boss.

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