Having completed the acquisition of Newcastle last week, new owners Public Investment Fund have turned their attention towards appointing a new manager and a sporting director.


Frank Lampard and Lucien Favre are among those under consideration for the managerial job, while a host of candidates have been tipped for the sporting director role.



Former Rangers recruitment head McParland is also in line for a role at the club after being spotted with the consortium’s members in Newcastle last week.


McParland, who has previously worked with Liverpool, Rangers, Watford, Brentford and Burnley, is waiting for a contract offer to be finalised by the new board.



While it is unlikely that McParland is in line for the role of director of football at St. James’ Park, he could act as an advisor for Newcastle’s recruitment.


There have been suggestions that the Magpies are considering appointing Ralf Rangnick as their director of football, but those claims have been played down.



Liverpool sporting director Michael Edwards and Manchester City academy director Jason Wilcox are potential candidates to take charge as Newcastle’s director of football.