John Carver has been axed as Newcastle caretaker manager and will not be offered his previous assistant head coach position, the club has announced.
Assistant head coach Steve Stone has also been shown the exit door.
Carver won only three matches following his promotion to the head coach position for the remainder 20 games of the season upon the departure of Alan Pardew to Crystal Palace.
Former England and Derby County manager Steve McClaren is in poll position to be named as Pardew’s permanent successor when he returns from holiday later this week.
McClaren was twice approached by the Tyneside club in the latter part of the season but chose to stay at Derby.
Derby failed to reach the Championship play-off, costing the manager his position.
Former Newcastle youth player, Carver, 50, was appointed assistant manager to Pardew in 2011.
Newcastle narrowly scraped through relegation from the Premier League this season.