‘It’s a mess’ - Unai Emery to Newcastle United deal hangs by a thread as Magpies may have to opt for Plan B

Our Newcastle United expert Liam Kennedy gives his take on the club’s search for a new manager - and stalled Unai Emery bid.

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“It’s a mess”.

Newcastle United’s search for a new manager continues to drag on with the news that Unai Emery has had a Magpies rethink.

It’s understood following talks last night Villarreal boss Emery has taken a step back from talks with the Magpies, despite being identified as their No.1 target.

Here, Liam Kennedy takes a look at the situation in depth - and explains the issues United now face.