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Newcastle Willing To Make Target Third Highest-Paid Manager To Warn Off Manchester United

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Newcastle Willing To Make Target Third Highest-Paid Manager To Warn Off Manchester United

Newcastle United are willing to make one of their targets the third highest paid manager in the Premier League to warn off any potential interest from Manchester United.

The Daily Mail reports that Erik Ten Hag will reportedly be offered an astonishing £11million a year, with Jurgen Klopp (£15million) and Pep Guardiola (£20million) the only two managers currently on higher salaries.

It is hoped that the jaw-dropping offer could tempt Ten Hag away from his current role at Ajax, with Manchester United also being mentioned as a possible next destination for the highly-rated coach.

PA: Erik Ten Hag
PA: Erik Ten Hag
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But Ten Hag is reluctant to leave his current post at the Amsterdam club, and has already turned down a move to English football after Jose Mourinho's departure from Tottenham Hotspur. With that in mind, Newcastle may have to focus their attention elsewhere.

Among those on Newcastle's shortlist includes ex AS Roma boss Paulo Fonseca, who impressed new director Amanda Staveley in recent talks between the two parties. He is also ready to start work straight away.

Meanwhile, Lucien Favre, Frank Lampard and Roberto Martinez are the other names that have been identified by the St James' Park hierarchy.

PA: Graeme Jones
PA: Graeme Jones
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Graeme Jones is expected to remain in caretaker charge of the team for the visit of Chelsea on Saturday following an impressive display in the recent draw with Crystal Palace.

With that in mind, the Tyneside club will not make a knee-jerk appointment and will go through a thorough recruitment process before confirming their new coach.

Despite their new-found wealth, the Magpies remain in a perilous position in the table and currently sit 19th without a win after nine games.

Whoever comes in will have a healthy transfer war chest to get stuck into, but must first guide the team away from the Premier League drop zone.

Topics: Frank Lampard, Jose Mourinho, Manchester United, Erik ten Hag, Roberto Martinez, Premier League, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Newcastle United

James Hilsum
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