Reports increasingly suggest Newcastle will sack Steve McClaren by Monday

Sky sources say a decision has been made with Rafa Benitez linked with the job

Steve McClaren, Newcastle, fans,

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Sky sources say Newcastle manager Steve McClaren will be sacked before Monday's game against Leicester.

The former England boss took training as usual today, but is meeting with club officials this afternoon.

It is understood former Liverpool and Real Madrid manager Rafa Benitez is being lined up as his replacement.