The timing of Newcastle's managerial change could not have come at a better time for those of us that like silly season. Have you ever managed soccer, at any level? Congratulations. You have most likely been linked to the Newcastle job.
Someone who has seriously linked to it has said, "No thanks." Hull boss Steve Bruce has said he won't go Tyneside. Hull says he is "fully focused" on his current job of keeping Hull in the Premier League. Considering that Hull is only out of the drop zone by goal differential, he'll need to focus a little more in the second half of the season.
John Carver, who will manage Newcastle this weekend, says he wants to be a full-time manager again. He once managed Toronto FC of MLS, which if you know of Toronto's history, you already know that that wasn't a super successful time. He calls Newcastle "a dream job" but also says that he's waiting for a perfect fit. So, make of that as you will.
Would you like Newcastle to do something different with their managerial appointment? The Chronicle is right there with you. Among their out there candidates, current Benfica boss Jorge Jesus (who would bring out the unfortunate #JesusOut Hashtag, should things not go well), and French footballer/headbutt expert Zinedine Zidane. They also suggest Eddy Howe, which isn't too far out there.
If Mike Ashley wants to make a splash, you couldn't get much better than nabbing Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp. And former Newcastle manager Glenn Roeder says that Klopp would be a great fit.