The New Year's off to a canny start, then.
The big question now is, Who's to get the poisoned chalice? Like most fans, I suspect, I'd want Shearer. I know he's got NO managerial experience, but he's one of the most experienced players in the country. I've been impressed with the degree of tact and diplomacy he's shown in the last few weeks in his dealings with the media when the skids have been under Big Juicy Fruit. And, most of all, he's one of us, who preferred Newcastle over Man Utd.
I don't like the look of Redknapp one bit.
The fact is, Ashley likes to surprise people. So surprise us with someone who can manage a Premiership side, please.