Erik ten Hag has emerged as an outsider for the Newcastle manager position following Steve Bruce's departure.

The current Ajax boss has been linked with the vacant managerial position after Marc Overmars was tipped for a move to St. James' Park.

The technical director at the Johan Cruijff ArenA is one of a number of those being considered for the role of sporting director on Tyneside and if appointed, would like to bring Ten Hag with him per the Daily Mirror.

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Assistant-manager Graeme Jones oversaw Newcastle's draw with Crystal Palace having been placed in caretaker charge of the club.

Jones is expected to oversee the Magpies game against Chelsea next weekend, but a new manager is expected to be in place beyond that.

Former AS Roma manager Paulo Fonseca remains the bookmakers' favourite to take over as Bruce's successor.

Eddie Howe and Chris Wilder had been considered as potential replacements earlier in the campaign with disgruntled fans regularly chanting for Bruce's dismissal.

However, the takeover which has transformed Newcastle into one of the richest clubs in world football has changed the landscape of the betting market.

We've taken a look at the names who are favourites at Grosvenor Sport to take over at St James Park if Bruce is to be sacked:

*Odds accurate at the time of writing.

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