Newcastle United start their search for a new manager today after the resignation of Kevin Keegan yesterday, and the name on many people's lips at this early stage, is Phil Brown, the current Hull City boss.
Brown, 49, has worked wonders at Hull, dragging them from the depths of the Championship last season to promotion to the Premier League, and being from the Northeast, it would clearly be a dream for him to return there.
Starting his professional playing career at Hartlepool, Brown also went on to play at Bolton, and, having hung up his boots, served as assistant there under the managership of another former Magpies' boss, Sam Allardyce.
With Keegan already history to owner Mike Ashley - essentially a businessman - it's essential that a replacement is found at the earliest opportunity, and it's thought that Brown has already received an introductory call from Ashley's people.
There was no comment from Brown last night, and it remains to be seen whether or not the Hull boss feels ready to take on, what is currently, the biggest job in football.