Borussia Monchengladbach’s director of sport Max Eberl has insisted he would turn down Newcastle United, should they ever come calling.

The Magpies are currently on the hunt for a director of football to lead the football side of their operations following their takeover by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund earlier this year.

It’s felt they need a man to guide the project in it’s early stages, particularly in the transfer market, where it’s well known they have vast amounts of money to spend.

That means clubs are likely to try and take advantage of Newcastle when they inevitably come calling, something the likes of Manchester City and PSG have both experienced after their takeovers by foreign states.

Several high profile names have been linked with the position over the last few weeks, from Ajax’s Marc Overmars to Luis Campos.

Eberl is one name who would fit into what they are looking for, having helped transform Monchengladbach into a serious outfit in the Bundesliga via smart business in the transfer market.

It seems he wouldn’t be interested in the job, though, insisting should Newcastle United ever call, it would be a polite no.

“That is not my intention,” he told SportBILD.

“I want to work under conditions that are subject to a certain logic and development. And not according to the motto: What’s the cost of the world?!

“I would show him (Newcastle’s owner) the necessary respect, listen to his plan and then wish him a nice day.”