Date: 5th September 2008 at 11:35am
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So far the papers have a typical set of names thrown in as the runners and riders for the vacant post.

Top of the billing – Dennis Wise / Gus Poyet.

Why not just go the whole hog and appoint Rose West and Peter Sutcliffe as the ‘managerial team`. Wise is probably the most hated man in the Newcastle postcode area currently and any move to bring in Poyet as an Ashley ‘yes man` would be as see through as a pane of glass.

Spic connection – Marcelino Garcia Toral / Miguel Angel Lotina / Juanma Lillo.

Who? F*k off Jiminez. How a man who previously worked as a steward at Chelsea can be taken seriously as Mr Fixer beggars belief? What next – a former Arsenal programme seller becoming Director of Football? I`d probably take that as long as Wise went. At least taxi drivers in the area could rest easy when getting bookings at SJP.

Outsiders – Zico / Didier Deschamps / Shearer / Moyes.

Not Mick Martin but the former Fenerbache and Japan boss. Used to working in continental structures so would suit being the Fat Controller`s puppet. As for Deschamps – Chelsea / Wise connection, no thanks.

Would Big Al dare become tainted with this regime? No. Is Moyes stupid enough to join the circus? No. Everton may not be big spenders but they show faith in him and are stable.