Newcastle United are likely to replace new Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew with an appointment from overseas, as reported by The Guardian.
One of the favourites for the job, Derby County manager Steve McClaren, has distanced himself from the position, and therefore no British manager is considered likely to take on the role.
Remi Garde, the former Lyon coach, is one of the favourites to get the job.
A series of other foreign managers have been linked to the post, including Thomas Tuchel, formerly of Mainz, and current St Etienne boss Christophe Galtier.
These are three names on what is believed to be a four man shortlist for the job.
Graham Carr, the club’s head scout, and Lee Charnley, the managing director, have been tasked with finding a new head coach to take charge at St James Park.
Carr is thought to be particularly keen on Garde, having been impressed by his work.