Sheffield Wednesday boss Steve Bruce is being considered for the vacant manager's position at Newcastle United.
Rafael Benitez left the Magpies when his contract expired at the end of June, and has said the Premier League club "did not share his vision".
Bruce was appointed as Owls manager in January before taking charge of the Championship side in February.
The 58-year-old has managed 10 clubs, including a spell in charge of Newcastle's derby rivals Sunderland.
Bruce, who was born near Newcastle and was a boyhood Magpies fan, is on Sheffield Wednesday's pre-season tour of Portugal.
"As far as I am concerned, I am here, I am going home tomorrow and looking forward to walking the dog," he told the Sheffield Star.