On April 19th, Il Messaggero reported Maurizio Sarri’s agent Frank Trimboli is evaluating offers from Newcastle United and West Ham United.

It was also said the former Chelsea boss, who was shown the exit door at Lazio in March, aims to return to England in the summer.

There weren’t any major updates on Newcastle until TuttoMercatoWeb brought the latest on this case today.

They say Newcastle are ‘in pole position’ to hire the 65-year-old as their new manager next season.

Eddie Howe has been in charge since just weeks after PIF took control of the Tyneside club in October 2021. The Magpies impressed under the former Bournemouth coach’s orders last season but have failed to replicate it this season.

Newcastle are seventh in the table, a point behind Manchester United and seven behind Tottenham Hotspur.

TMW state the situation could change in the coming weeks, but for now, Newcastle are the clear favourites to appoint Sarri as Howe’s successor. It’s further claimed the Premier League side’s owners have presented a ‘very important offer’ to the Italian.

With Sarri keen on returning to England, it’s possible that an intermediary tasked with helping him find a new club could be using Newcastle to put pressure on others like the Hammers or Torino.

Eddie Howe does not seem on the verge of being ousted, anyway.