Report: Newcastle have two managerial targets, appointment date set for May

Newcastle have come one step closer to appointing a new manager.

As per a report in the Chronicle, Newcastle are one step closer to finding a new manager, with just two candidates remaining and a plan to appoint a boss by the end of May.

Current interim head coach John Carver and Derby boss Steve McClaren are the only two contenders left on managing director Lee Charnley’s shortlist, and it is believed that it is one of those two who will be appointed as full-time head coach for next season.

Carver will undoubtedly jump at the chance of taking permanent control of the Magpies, although that prospect does not bode well for fans, with his last six games ending in defeat and the club looking down under his control.

McClaren may also like the opportunity of managing at St James’ Park, although it is suspected that he would not leave his current role at Derby if the Rams win promotion to the Premier League. They have the play-offs to contend with, so their top flight promotion is not yet cut-and-dry, but it is unlikely that he would leave the iPro Stadium after spending two years getting the Midlands club into the Premier League.

With this promotion still a possibility, it looks as if Carver is current favourite for the role, and that is a thought that really makes you worry for the future of Newcastle Football Club.

The report also states that Newcastle will plan to make an announcement as to the appointment of their new manager by the end of May, with the Premier League season ending on May 24th, and a potential play-off run for McClaren ending on the 25th of the same month.

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