The search for the vacant Newcastle Jets head coaching role may have come to an end, with two former English Premier League strikers reportedly keen to take up the role.

Former Manchester United star Teddy Sheringham and ex-Jets skipper Michael Bridges have put their hands up to take the reins in Newcastle, with the duo also quite happy to work together in the Hunter Valley.

“I'm not going to hide the fact that I put my name forward for the job,” Bridges told the Newcastle Herald.

“Whether I have the experience or haven't, I'll back myself all the way.

“Then an opportunity came up to join Teddy as a package. It would be silly not to want to work under somebody with his experience and pedigree.

Bridges has completed his A-Licence and has worked as an assistant at the Jets in the past, while Sheringham has some managerial experience in England.

The 50-year-old managed Stevenage in League Two last season, and Bridges believes he'll also have a wealth of knowledge after playing under one of the best managers in the last 30 years.

“[Sheringham] has been a gaffer over there and has worked under the best manager in the world in Alex Ferguson,” Bridges said.

“There is no doubt that you learn a lot from guys like that. I have spoken to some of the boys at Stevenage. They say he has a good tactical mind and his management is superb.

“His door is always open and he tries to let the lads play with a smile on his face. You can be a tactical genius, but if you haven't got the dressing room behind you, then the team won't perform."

With the new A-League season just over three weeks away, if Bridges and Sheringham are the right pair for the club, they'll need to make a quick impact if they Jets are to perform in the opening weeks.