Zico is the New Frontrunner

Zico is the new frontrunner to take the reins at Newcastle after the Brazil legend said that being offered the Toon job 'would be a privilege and an honour'.

The former Fenerbahce and Japan coach has revealed his interest in replacing Kevin Keegan at St James' Park as two other major Newcastle targets ruled themselves out.

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has insisted that the infrastructure which imploded last week will not be changed despite the fallout from Keegan's departure.

Zico, pictured during his time as coach of Japan, would consider the Magpies job an 'honour'