The Man from Del Monte has been revealed as the latest hot shot to refuse the chance of guiding Newcastle to safety.
A club insider told us "The man from Del Monte, he said NO!"
It is believed, however, that the white suited man could be directly responsible for the surprise acquisition of Joe Kinnear as manager.
The Man from Del Monte told the club " you gotta be joking here!" when he was offered the job.
Loony Tyneside bosses misunderstood the Man from Del Montes comments of "joking here" (joe kinnear) and offered the job to Joe Kinnear, mistakingly thinking The Man from Del Monte was actually recommending the cockney wanker.
Kinnear was reluctant to accept at first. He told us "This is the last thing i wanted but i'm under pressure from my local job club to find work. If i refused i risk losing my benefits. The bloody Man from Del Monte wants to stick to what he knows best, tinned f-cking fruit!"