Newcastle United FC news: Who could replace Steve McClaren at St James’ Park? Five contenders revealed

Steve McClaren is closing in on an exit from Newcastle United.

Reports at the weekend claimed McClaren could be dismissed by Mike Ashley, should his side fail to beat Bournemouth at the weekend.

Having suffered defeat in the clash, the 54-year-old may soon to discover his fate, with the manager himself stating after the loss that he would not quit, leaving the decision to others.

The Guardian report that directors are currently holding crisis talks over their current boss’ future and who they could bring in to replace him.

But, if the Magpies do wield the axe, who could be in contention to take his place in the St James’ Park dugout and attempt to lead them to Premier League safety?

Take a look at five managers that may be on Ashley’s wish list by clicking the arrow above, right.

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