Newcastle are lining up Clarence Seedorf as a replacement for Steve McClaren, according to reports in Italy.
McClaren has managed just two league wins since taking over at St James’ Park in the summer and his side sit just one point above the relegation zone after 13 games.
According to Calciomercato, former AC Milan midfielder and coach Seedorf held positive ‘secret’ talks with Toon directors and may be installed as the club’s new manager should the Magpies lose their next Premier League game away to Crystal Palace.
Despite his inexperience as a manager, the Dutch legend is still held in high regard across Europe after a stellar playing career.
Newcastle seem willing to offer him another chance to prove himself as a coach after a miserable four months in charge of AC Milan in 2014.