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Former Lyon boss Bruno Genesio reveals he was meant to become Newcastle boss this summer, but move was cancelled when the sale of the club fell through, paving the way for Steve Bruce to take up role  Bruno Genesio says he was poised to become Newcastle boss this summer  The deal fell through, and Steve Bruce became Newcastle manager instead Genesio was the preferred choice of potential new owners, the Bin Zayed Group 

By Matt Porter For Mailonline

Published: 17:17 BST, 1 October 2019 | Updated: 17:17 BST, 1 October 2019

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Steve Bruce has had a poor start to his tenure as Newcastle United manager, but the club nearly had a very different boss for this season.

Speaking to

, Bruno Genesio has revealed that he was all lined up to be the next Newcastle manager, only for the deal to fall through. 

At the time, there was talk of a Newcastle takeover by the Dubai-based Bin Zayed Group, and the Frenchman was their preferred target. But, after the sale didn't go forward, Genesio

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