Like Rafa, Gary Neville is a former manager of Spanish giants Valencia, though clearly it did not work out as well for the latter at Los Che.
Sacked after a miserable four months, the England coach is undoubtedly at a cross roads as to where to go next. Clearly, that failed experiment has damaged his stock somewhat, though it would be silly to so easily write off a man who has often thrilled us with his insightful punditry.
Giving him the reins at an upwardly mobile Championship club (as the Magpies could soon well be) could be the perfect tonic for his current woe. He’s a big name with big ideas, though first needs a, for want of a better word, smaller stage such as the Championship to truly implement them.Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!