HITC Sport understands that the Cobblers boss is in the frame to succeed Dean Saunders at the Proact Stadium.
Tonight’s League Cup match against Northampton Town could finally be the fresh start fans of Newcastle United have longed for.
HITC Sport understands that discussions are at an advanced stage and that the youngster will be on Tyneside in the next 48 hours.
Johnny Russell scored the only goal of the game as Derby County beat Northampton Town 1-0.
Bolton Wanderers, Sheffield Wednesday, Bristol City, Northampton Town, and Plymouth Argyle feature.
SC Freiburg beat Hannover last night to continue their march toward the Champions League spaces in Germany; but were helped by some shoddy goalkeeping from former United stopper Ron-Robert Zieler