Spurs chief executive Daniel Levy has pulled the trigger on Nuno Espirito Santo after just 10 league games in charge.
The under-fire Portuguese manager has been sacked four months to the day of his appointment back in July, leaving Toon fans wondering whether our new owners may reach out to him in desperate need.
For those who need reminding, we currently sit 19th in the Premier League, without a win all season and six points adrift of safety as the possibility of being the richest club in the second division becomes a stark possibility.
Two weeks have passed since Steve Bruce was given the bullet at St James’ Park and we look no closer to finding a new manager, with Graeme Jones expected to take charge once more against Brighton.
Nuno was heavily criticised at Spurs for his style of play, but is that a luxury Newcastle can afford to be concerned about when we are in our current mess?
My personal view is he was dealt a poor hand at Spurs, he wasn’t as bad as pundits suggest (they are five points off top four!) and was always up against it with the Harry Kane situation.
He established Wolves as a solid Premier League outfit, guiding them to Europe and a couple of 7th place finishes after taking them up from the Championship when backed with plenty of cash…something to bear in mind if the worst comes to worst this season.
Nuno is also known to be a meticulous, disciplined tactician, who adopts a wing-back system and made his Wolves side difficult to play against… sounds ideal, doesn’t it?
A lot of Toon fans have been quick to write off the idea; amazing considering how many would have jumped at the chance to bring him in less than a month ago.
I would 100% take him on Tyneside and believe he could help stabilise the club for the next 18 months or so, building a platform for an elite manager to come in further down the line.