Villarreal coach, Unai Emery, is emerging as the new favorite to take the Newcastle United job.
The Magpies are desperately searching for the right man to ensure the club is still in the Premier League come the summer transfer window.
Newcastle’s new owners, a Saudi Arabia-backed consortium, must ensure the team’s Premier League status before they can go on a major spending spree.
According to Chronicle Live, Emery is now the bookies’ favorite to take the job.
He is now at evens to take the job, with Roberto Martinez at 4/1.
Lucien Favre, Paulo Fonseca, and Eddie Howe are others in the frame, according to bookmakers.
Villarreal are struggling in La Liga this season, as they are 13th after winning two of 11 games, which could lead to Emery losing his job in Spain.