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A Timeline of Woe: How Newcastle found themselves on the brink of relegation

Ahead of the last game of the season, we’ve taken a look back over Newcastle’s campaign, which sees them dangerously close to the relegation zone with only a game left to play.

Should results not go their way on Sunday, Newcastle could find themselves plying their trade in the Championship, a division they escaped in 2010, next season.

In part, this is a result of the policies of the owner, Mike Ashley.

A poor summer of recruitment caused a bad start to the campaign.

However, manager Alan Pardew turned it around in staggering fashion, climbing to seventh in the league.

Having not been given assurances over transfers in the January window, however, he moved on to Crystal Palace, who he saved from relegation with plenty of time to spare.

John Carver was then put in charge, and coming into the last weekend of the season, he has lost nine of the last ten games, putting Newcastle only two points above the relegation zone.

They could still go down.

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Spurs Lead PL Pack Chasing £4m+ Striker – reports

Tottenham Hotspur are leading the chase for Burnley striker Danny Ings, ahead of a series of Premier League rivals for his signature, as reported by the Lancashire Telegraph.

The talented forward’s contract with the Lancashire club expires at the end of the season, and Burnley risk losing him for nothing, aside from independently decided compensation, if that comes about.

With the likes of Southampton, West Bromwich Albion, Newcastle United and European duo Wolfsburg and Ajax all chasing Ings, the likelihood of him agreeing a new deal has diminished considerably.

Spurs are hopeful that a bid for him during January will allow them to steal a march on the other sides.

The White Hart Lane club could even make a move for him prior to the game against Queens Park Rangers at home.

Burnley would likely not accept less than £4 million for Ings, but might be tempted to hold onto him, given that Premier League survival could depend on his goalscoring talents from now until the end of the season.

Newcastle Consider Foreign Appointment As Head Coach

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.