Manchester City’s Jason Wilcox eyed when Newcastle United takeover completed

Newcastle United’s new owners-in-waiting are eyeing a move for Manchester City academy director Jason Wilcox.

Coach Jason Wilcox gives instructions during the FA Youth Cup semi-final second leg match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on April 4, 2016 in London, England.

Manchester City’s Jason Wilcox is being eyed by Newcastle United’s new owners-in-waiting.

After an 18 month wait, the PCP Consortium, made up of Amanda Staveley’s PCP Capital Partners, Reuben Brothers and the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia, are finally set to get the keys to St James’ Park, ending the near 15-year ownership of Sports Direct tycoon Mike Ashley.

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The deal is expected to be announced by Newcastle United today.

And as part of the revamp, the Magpies will look to make a number of key changes to their setup, with the academy and sporting executive of the club set to be significantly beefed up.

Owen Brown will not take up a position as sporting director, as previously expected, while Wilcox is, however, understood to be a candidate for a role as part of the new regime.

Wilcox is a former England international who spent the majority of his career at Blackburn Rovers and Leeds United. He now works as academy director with City.

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