Newcastle United: Unai Emery and Eddie Howe in contention for manager post

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Emery (left), led his team to victory over Manchester United last season in the Europa League final

Unai Emery, former Bournemouth boss and Villarreal head coach, is in contention to be Newcastle's next manager.

Emery, 49, won last season's Europa League with Villarreal and has a contract through 2023.

Before being fired in November 2019, he had been in charge of Arsenal for a while.

After the club's fall from the Premier League, Howe (43), hasn't managed any club since August 2020, when he left Bournemouth.

Newcastle's new owners want to schedule an appointment with the club, which is currently winless in the Premier League and six points away from safety.

They also spoke to Paulo Fonseca, former Roma boss, as they try to appoint a permanent replacement to Steve Bruce. Bruce left the club on 20 October by mutual consent.

Graeme Jones, interim boss, has assumed control of the team's last two matches: a 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace and a 3-0 home loss by Chelsea.