Newcastle Next Manager: 5 Best Choices To Replace Steve McClaren

5. Lee Clark

Although being a Geordie through and through didn't work for the managerial 'masterclass' that was John Carver and Steve Stone, in Lee Clark Newcastle could welcome another Geordie duo as the Wallsend Boys Club graduate is often joined in the dugout by Steve Watson. Add Terry McDermott into the mix and you would have a trio who know the club inside out and know exactly what it means to be a success on Tyneside. It would obviously be a risky appointment considering Clark's poor record at his last club Blackpool, but for a while he was being touted as the next best thing during his time at Huddersfield.

Geordie journalist with itchy feet having lived in Tenerife, France, Belfast and Australia.