Kevin Keegan's messiah-esque return to Newcastle United did not go as planned, leaving the club flailing in a mid-table position. His resignation over issues with the club's transfer policies and other problems leaves a gap to be filled by new blood.

Gustav Poyet, the former Chelsea midfielder and current No. 2 at Tottenham Hotspur, is an early favourite with 6/4 odds being given by many bookmakers. Dennis Wise is second only to his former teammate and Didier Deschamps, while rumoured to be favoured the Newcastle job before, is third. Fans' favourite and ex-Newcastle hero Alan Shearer is fourth with not-unreasonable 5-1 odds.

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