John Terry has been backed among the candidates to become the new Newcastle manager.
Tone is looking for a new boss after Steve Bruce was sacked earlier this month and paid £8m.
The 40-year-old was assistant coach at Aston Villa, before leaving at the end of last season.
The Chelsea legend wants to be a manager now, he’s finished his coaching badges and got his professional license.
Terry has been heavily supported to take over the reins at St. James’ Park from Bruce.
The new Saudi owners were looking for an alternative, as they looked to build a superpower in the English Premier League in the North East.
And Betfair bookmakers have lowered its price From 66-1 to 9-1 only in the last two hours.
Paolo Fonseca and Lucien Favre remain joint candidates for the job, both at 9-2.
Next comes Belgium President Roberto Martinez and Leonardo Jardim, followed by Terry in a new surprise change.
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Meanwhile, Newcastle are allegedly set to make Eric ten Hag the third-best coach in the Premier League.
The Post reports that the Ajax coach is wanted by Ton, along with Manchester United with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer facing the axe.
The new owners are said to be willing to give Ten Hag more than £11m a year – around £6m after tax.