Newcastle are prepared to make Ajax boss Erik Ten Hag the third-highest paid manager in the Premier League, according to the Daily Mail.
Six days have passed since Steve Bruce’s sacking and NUFC are no further forward in their pursuit of a manager; Paulo Fonseca remains the firm bookies’ favourite.
Graeme Jones will take charge of this weekend’s clash with Chelsea, with fans eager to hear news about who will be the man to lead our club into its new era.
The Daily Mail claim that our new owners are willing to offer the highly-rated Dutchman, who led Ajax to the Champions League semi-finals three years ago, a huge £11million deal.
Only Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp would be paid more handsomely than Hag, but the report claims he is reluctant to leave the Dutch giants due to reservations about a move to Newcastle.
Hag has been linked to some of Europe’s biggest jobs, most notably an approach from Spurs in the summer, and heading to Tyneside now would be a risk with the club plunged in a relegation battle.
If this report is true, it goes to show just how much we are going to struggle attracting the elite players and managers until we can crawl our way to Premier League survival.