Date: 3rd July 2019 at 5:04pm
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Newcastle could be set to name Roberto Martinez as manager, according to The Sun.

They claim the Belgian FA are fearing the worst and believe it will be difficult to keep the Spaniard.

The report suggests Mike Ashley is determined to employ someone with Premier League experience, which has made Martinez a top target. It also claims the former Everton boss would be set for a big jump in wages if he takes over at St James’ Park.

The squad are due back for pre-season training on Thursday. Newly appointed Under-23 coach Neil Redfearn set to handle the first-team until a new manager is appointed, according to Sky Sports News reporter Keith Downie.

However, it would seem fans are divided on the idea of having the Spaniard in the hot-seat. Some say he wouldn’t be their first choice, but he is at least better than many of the other possible candidates.

Some supporters took to Twitter to share their reactions to the news he is their preferred option.

One stated the Premier League should ‘just relegate us’ whilst another felt ‘I would welcome Martinez’ to be Newcastle’s manager.

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