Jets 'set to sack Van Egmond'

Newcastle Jets are set to sack Gary van Egmond on Monday morning after he reportedly lost the dressing room as the club slides back down the A-League table, according to Fox Sports.

Former Socceroo and current Jets National Youth League coach Clayton Zane is tipped to replace van Egmond, with Michael Bridges expected to step up to a coaching role as Zane's assistant, while current assistant Craig Deans moves to head up the NYL coaching team.

The axe is likely to fall after a dismal season for the Jets that, after a poor start, saw a brief run of good results peter out into a run of six games without a win.

Fox Sports says the final straw came with this weekend's disappointing 3-1 loss to Melbourne Heart, ending the struggling Victorian side's run of 19 games without a win.

Zane is expected to be offered the job until the end of the season to try to turn around the mid-season slump and prove himself before a long term appointment is made.

Van Egmond rejoined the Jets for his second stint in charge just days into the 2011/12 season after Branko Culina was abruptly shown the door over the marquee signing of his injured son Jason.

But van Egmond was unable to recapture the glory days of his first run with the Hunter side when he turned the club around and took them to Grand Final glory in 2008 only to quit in 2009 after falling out with then owner Con Constantine.

It's understood he may be offered a technical director's role with Newcastle's Emerging Jets programme as a compromise deal, at least until the end of his current contract which runs to the end of the season.

Clayton Zane's rise to the Hunter hotseat has been swift after first joining the club in a coaching role to lead the women's team two years ago - following a spell coaching juniors with Queens Park Rangers - before moving to coach the youth team last season.

Fox Sports says the club will call a press conference on Monday to confirm the van Egmond's exit.