David Moyes has emerged as favourite to take over at Newcastle as the pressure mounts on under-fire boss Steve McClaren.
McClaren has never been closer to the sack following Saturday’s humiliating defeat against Bournemouth and although a firm decision on his future has yet to be made, the Magpies hierarchy are weighing up possible replacements.
Reports claim McClaren held talks with managing director Lee Charnley on Monday and convinced him not pull the trigger just yet, but the final decision will rest with club owner Mike Ashley.
Ashley has to decide whether to keep faith with McClaren in the hope he can pull the club out of trouble or make a change now with just 10 games remaining.
Moyes, who is currently out of work, has emerged as favourite and would be seen as a long-term replacement, but there have been suggestions Ashley could look to make a short-term appointment until the end of the season.
Former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is seen as someone who could come in and make a difference over the remaining games, and he would no doubt jump at the chance if McClaren was axed.