Report: David Moyes keen on becoming Newcastle boss if McClaren loses his job

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David Moyes is reportedly keen on becoming Newcastle manager.

According to The Sun, Steve McClaren is at risk of losing his job as Newcastle manager - and David Moyes would be a leading contender for the role.

McClaren arrived as Newcastle boss last summer, and was seen as the man to finally guide the Magpies away from the relegation zone after a host of close shaves at the bottom of the table.

Now though, Newcastle sit second bottom of the Premier League, and even after spending sprees over the summer and in January - bringing the likes of Chancel Mbemba, Jonjo Shelvey, Andros Townsend, Georginio Wijnaldum and Aleksandar Mitrovic - Newcastle continue to struggle.

After the 1-0 defeat to Stoke City in midweek, Newcastle clearly aren't making much progress under manager McClaren, and fans have started to suggest that he should be sacked in order for Newcastle to avoid relegation.

Now, The Sun report that McClaren will be at serious risk of being sacked if Newcastle fail to beat Bournemouth at St. James' Park this weekend, with the Magpies hierarchy clearly concerned that they will be relegated under McClaren.

It's also claimed that ex-Manchester United boss David Moyes would be keen on the job if McClaren does go, and is likely to be a frontrunner for the position at. St. James' Park.

The Scot left Real Sociedad back in November and may be keen on a return to England, where he enjoyed great success with Preston North End and Everton. A steady manager who stabilised Everton, Moyes could be just what Newcastle need - but much will of course depend on the immediate future of McClaren.

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