Five potential replacements for Steve McClaren at Newcastle United

Former Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester United managers all feature along with a former Newcastle United assistant.

Newcastle United have today come out in support of their boss Steve McClaren – despite the club’s woeful start to the season under the former England manager.

They are still without a win in the Premier League and were dumped out of the League Cup by Championship side Sheffield Wednesday this week.

Whilst the players must take the bulk of the blame, it is usually the manager who gets the boot soon. So despite the dreaded vote of confidence from the board, who might replace McClaren should he leave.

Here are five potential options…

David Moyes

Himself under fire at Real Sociedad in Spain after a difficult start to the season he has been linked with a return to English football before.

Could St James Park beckon?

Frank De Boer

Linked with the job this season but decided to spend at least one more year in Amsterdam.

The Ajax boss is set to leave the Dutch side at the end of the season but if Newcastle were to come calling early perhaps he could cut ties sooner.

Roberto Di Matteo

After a good start at Schalke the former Chelsea boss stepped down in May after a difficult spell. Still without a job he would certainly be an interesting appointment.

Andre Villas-Boas

Currently with Zenit St Petersburg, but leaving at the end of the season.

However, he has previously intimated he will not return to English football and there is talk of a potential early retirement.

Steve Clarke

A former coach at the club not many would disagree if you said his sacking from West Brom was harsh.

Now performing well with Championship side Reading, he would surely love the chance of a St James Park return.

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