Now just hold on for a minute. Glen has gone and all of a sudden there is a huge rush to elect Sam into the NUFC managerial mincing machine. There is only one game to go and the Toon cannot get relegated. I suggest the following;
Let the team play its last game under the remaining managerial staff. Let the team put what guts they have under a Watford magnifying glass and see what pride they have as individuals.
Next advertise to all comers for a new long term manager, inviting those truly interested from anywhere to apply. I include Sven, Sam, Chris Coleman, Steve Bruce, Van Gaal, and all those want the job.
The selection process should gauge in part the applicant's passion for Newcastle United.
This should be a NUFC last chance for a new manager over 4 years.
This process would eliminate potential managers just interested in money and will give time for the Club to seek any baggage or nightmares in any applicants' closets.
The team must remain as they are until after the selection process.
To act in haste could mean repent at liesure.
We should than Glen for his services as a patch up manager who kept the club in the premiership when it could have gone. Thanks in particular to his youngsters who did the job. They should all be retained.
The next manager should be a man who wants the job and is prepared to fight for it.