Newcastle United are reportedly set to appoint Neil Redfearn.

According to the Daily Mail, Neil Redfearn is set for a return to Newcastle United as their new Under-23 manager – beating Lee Clark to the job.

As if trying to sort out Rafael Benitez’s future hasn’t been enough to deal with, Newcastle also need to have an Under-23 boss in place for next season too.

The Magpies promoted coach Ben Dawson to the role due to the situation surrounding Peter Beardsley, but have now moved to make an appointment.

The Daily Mail report that Newcastle are set to appoint Neil Redfearn for the role, having spent a brief spell with the club earlier this season in assisting Dawson.

Some may remember Redfearn as the manager of Leeds United and Rotherham United, whilst he recently had a stints in women’s football with Doncaster Rovers Belles and Liverpool Women.

Now, he’s set for a permanent return to men’s football, taking over the reins as Newcastle’s Under-23 manager, pipping Lee Clark to the job.

Boyhood Newcastle fan Clark would have loved a return to St James’ Park having enjoyed two spells with the club as a player, but he has missed out on a third stint to Redfearn.

In other news, Report: Club will attempt to bring back £13.7m Leeds target if a deal is still on next month