David Moyes reportedly opening Newcastle talks; Warren Barton reacts on Twitter

Reports suggest that David Moyes is set to open talks with Newcastle over replacing Steve McClaren.

According to The Telegraph, David Moyes is set to open talks over replacing the beleaguered Steve McClaren as Newcastle manager.

The Magpies remain rooted in the bottom three of the Premier League table, having suffered another disappointing defeat, this time against Bournemouth on Saturday afternoon.

Steven Taylor's own goal put the Cherries in front before Joshua King made it 2-0, and whilst Ayoze Perez did pull a goal back for Newcastle, Charlie Daniels scored a late third to wrap up the win for Eddie Howe's men.

With five defeats in the last six games, manager Steve McClaren is coming under increasing pressure, and there are suggestions that he could lose his job in the coming days.

The Telegraph report that McClaren may be on the brink of being sacked by Newcastle, and David Moyes is opening talks with the club over replacing McClaren in the St. James' Park dugout.

The Scot, who left his position with Real Sociedad back in November, may be looking for a return to the Premier League having managed Everton and Manchester United previously.

A steady manager whose Everton teams were generally solid defensively, Moyes could be the man to save Newcastle - if McClaren is sacked.

Those reports have triggered plenty of debate, and former Newcastle defender Warren Barton took to Twitter to react to the reports, sending a simple message to Magpies fans - sack McClaren and get Moyes in immediately.


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