Newcastle have been snubbed by potential new manager Steve McClaren, with the Derby Country manager telling BBC Sport he's no interest in the vacant Premier League position.
The Rams boss distances himself from links to the Magpies post, insisting: "I love it here. I don't want to let people down. Like it or lump it, I'm staying here."
The former England boss promised to see the job through in an attempt to get third placed Derby back into the top flight.
The Bookies Favourite
Despite McClaren's clear statement of intent, he remains the bookies favourite to manage the Magpies.
Former Lyon manager Remi Garde is currently second favourite but it looks like McLaren is going nowhere.
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The Cherry on Top
Bournemouth's Eddie Howe is another manager who has been linked to the Newcastle job but just like McClaren, looks to be committed to his respective Championship club.
Howe's memorable Cherries return started with promotion from league one and now sees his side challenging for promotion to the Premiership.
Cherries chairman Jeff Mostyn insists that Howe's heart lies with the south coast club: "He is back with us and I have no doubt Eddie Howe will manage a Premier League side - and it will be AFC Bournemouth."
Howe's side are currently top of the Championship table and unbeaten since a loss to McLaren's Rams side in September.
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