Report: Newcastle trio for sale in £60m revamp, McClaren appointment planned

Tim Krul

Newcastle United are reportedly expecting to appoint Derby boss Steve McClaren this summer.

According to the Daily Mirror, Newcastle are planning a £60m revamp this summer - including the appointment of former England boss Steve McClaren.

The Magpies seem to be coasting towards the end of the season, knowing that they can't go down despite the poor form under John Carver.

Carver came in as manager when Alan Pardew left for Crystal Palace in January, but he was always viewed as a short-term appointment until Newcastle could land a bigger target this summer.

The Mirror believe that Newcastle will undergo a huge overhaul at the end of the season, which would firstly involve the appointment of ex-England manager McClaren.

McClaren, 53, has enjoyed a strong season as Derby manager, but their recent dreadful form has them clinging on to a play-off place rather than challenging for automatic promotion.

McClaren could decide to up sticks and move to Newcastle if reports are to be believed, and that would only be part one of the Newcastle rebuild.

The Mirror also report that Newcastle will put key trio Tim Krul, Fabricio Coloccini and Cheick Tiote up for sale, and will then hand the new manager £60m to spend in the transfer market this summer.

That would be some statement of intent for Newcastle, who have been too happy to sit in mid-table for too long now - and this injection of cash and ambition could be just what they need.

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