Who can be Newcastle's version of Mourinho, Wenger, Benitez??
So the three nil defeat at Man City last night was the final straw for Freddie Shepherd. This morning, Graeme Souness has been fired as manager of Newcastle.
Souness was dignified in interview last night. But there was a sense of resignation in his tone, and comments he made last week about his family being his priority seemed to me to indicate that he knew the writing was on the wall.
It seems like the majority of Newcastle fans have been unimpressed with Souness for the last few months. Now with him gone, it would be good to know from them who they would like to bring in as the new manager?
I see the Bolton manager, Sam Allardyce, as a potentially excellent manager for Newcastle. Martin O'Neill would also be fantastic for the Toon. Eriksson would be a gamble but he has the status to bring in the top players from around the world. The former Lyon coach, Paul le Guen, is an outsider who has all the pedigree to be a great manager.
It is immensely important that Shepherd gets this one right. Forget players, the acquisition of a new manager is the NUMBER ONE most important decision a club can make for its future well-being. Just ask Arsenal, Liverpool, Bolton, Chelsea, Man Utd fans, etc.