Former Old Trafford man leads race to replace St James’ Park manager.
Former Man United manager is the favourite to succeed under-fire Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew according to the Sunday Mirror.
The Scot has been out of work since leaving Old Trafford in April and with pressure growing on Pardew it seems highly likely that any possible appointment of the Scot by Magpies owner Mike Ashley may be sooner rather than later.
Newcastle United sit bottom of the table having failed to win any of their opening five Premier League matches though Ashley has claimed comments he made about Pardew’s future were in jest.
Speaking ahead of Monday’s fixture with Stoke City Ashley is quoted as saying.
“He’s got one more game. If we lose against Stoke on Monday night then he’s gone. I have spent a lot on money on that club. I won’t put up with it any more. There is only so much I can take.”
Whilst he may have been merely having a joke at the media’s expense it would be no surprise whatsoever if Pardew was axed if his side did lose at the Britannia Stadium.
Moyes endured a horrific season in charge of Man United last term though his failures are perhaps seen a more flattering light given Louis van Gaal’s fairly average campaign.