Former England boss McClaren has faced constant scrutiny since taking the job with the Toon Army in the summer, and a failure to produce results consistently hasn’t endeared him to the St James’ faithful.
A 5-1 hammering at Chelsea last weekend may be the straw that breaks the camel’s back, and it’s just 7/2 that McClaren is not in charge of the Magpies by the time they face Leicester on March 14.
Ex-Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is the 5/2 favourite to take the helm, followed by former Manchester United manager David Moyes at 7/2 and Swansea’s League Cup-winning coach Michael Laudrup at 8s.
Current Head of Academy at Man United Nicky Butt is a 10/1 to take charge to the club where he spent six seasons, while Harry Redknapp is the same price for a headline-grabbing return to the game’s frontline.
Also at 10s is Tony Pulis, while Patrick Vieira, Franck de Boer and Roberto di Matteo are 12/1 to be given the gig.
The Newcastle board certainly have time to make their decision, with the club without a match now until early March when they head to Stoke.
The Magpies are 10/3 for victory at the Britannia, with the hosts at 5/6.
But if you fancy the ex-Twente boss not to be in charge by then, Ladbrokes are 8/1 McClaren will have left Newcastle before their next league match.