Newcastle United management have offered a new chance to those players frozen out by former manager Rafa Benitez.
The Evening Chronicle says the players will learn the identity of a new caretaker boss in the coming days as the Toon squad report back for pre-season.
United are also believed to have asked senior players such as Dwight Gayle, Achraf Lazaar, Jack Colback, Henri Saivet (after the African Cup of Nations) and Rolando Aarons to report to the first team HQ rather than the Academy where some of them had previously been training when not on loan.
For now those players will have a clean slate as a new manager may want to give them another chance.
But there is still uncertainty in the air for other squad members.