The press have some weird and wonderful names in the frame to succeed Rafa Benitez at Newcastle United none of which come anywhere near to matching the experience and achievements of Rafa Benitez.

As expected the likes of Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger have distanced themselves from working for Mike Ashley. By distance themselves I think they mean run a mile.

Other names such as Gary Monk, Alan Pardew, Roy Keane, Chris Hughton, David Moyes, Avram Grant, Ranieri, Sam Allardyce appear to be an exercise in kite flying by the press but more serious names have been thrown into the mix today.

The names of Mikel Arteta, Steven Gerrard and Patrick Viera have been splashed all over the back pages but uoung, up and coming coaches would do well not to commit career suicide at Newcastle United. The emerging strategy appears to appoint a young, coach rather than manager. Unfortunately, there is a crippling lack of football expertise at United and the departure of Benitez has created a massive vacuum in football knowledge – Lee Charnley knows absolutely nothing.

Then there is the moot question of any aspiring football coach wanting to know what is happening with a takeover that is clouded in complete uncertainty.

Mike Ashley continues to be a complete and utter disaster area – an oaf and a knave.