Dyche named as possible Benitez successor on Tyneside
Burnley boss Sean Dyche is one of the names in the frame to replace Rafael Benitez as the next Newcastle manager.
Benitez had been locked in contract talks with the Magpies since the end of last season but the two parties have been unable to agree terms, which means the Spaniard will be leaving St James’ Park on June 30.
Jose Mourinho, Mikel Arteta, Claudio Ranieri and Garry Monk are all high on the list of possibilities, but Dyche has also been listed as a potential successor given his record at Turf Moor.
The 47-year-old has guided the Clarets to the Premier League and kept them there on a relatively modest top-flight budget, while he also took them into the Europa League courtesy of a seventh-place finish in 2017-18.
Despite his commitment to Burnley, there is a line of thought that Dyche might feel he cannot take them any further and the prospect of taking over a huge club like Newcastle could be too tempting to turn down.