Eddie Howe is keen on a return to management and would be “open” to offers from NUFC, according to The Chronicle.
The former Bournemouth manager has been out of work since leaving his post at The Cherries following their relegation last season.
He has been linked with a move to Scottish giants Celtic, but many Toon fans have called for him to make the move to Tyneside should Steve Bruce be sacked.
Now, The Chronicle are reporting that he would consider taking the Newcastle job should Mike Ashley come calling.
Howe would fit the bill on Tyneside – regardless of the division we are playing in next season.
He adopts a positive playing style that could really get the best out of our current crop; some in the squad have already played under him in Matt Ritchie, Ryan Fraser and Callum Wilson
Should the worst case scenario happen and we succumb to relegation this season, I would feel fairly confident in our promotion hopes if we kept a hold of our spine and Howe was at the wheel leading the charge.