Patrick Vieira will reportedly hold talks over becoming the next Newcastle manager.
The Magpies achieved Premier League survival a week ago after a 2-0 home win against West Ham United, but will now be on the lookout for a new manager after seeing John Carver struggle during his interim spell in charge of the club.
A surprise name in the frame appears to be former Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira, who is currently in charge of the Manchester City reserve team.
The Frenchman is highly regarded at the Etihad Stadium, but would be a shock candidate for Newcastle considering his lack of experience as a Premier League boss.
Sky Sports believe that Vieira will hold talks with the Newcastle hierarchy this week, meaning he is certainly a prime candidate to take the reins at St. James' Park.
Newcastle fans are desperate to see a turn in fortunes after another dismal fortunes, and many of the supporters took to Twitter to praise the idea of hiring Vieira as their new boss.
Some were slightly more sceptical of the idea, suggesting that his lack of experience could be an issue given the lack of talent in the Newcastle squad right now.
Here is how Newcastle fans reacted on Twitter after Vieira was touted as a potential candidate to be the club's new manager...
Not sure about vieira if I'm honest,great player but big gamble to take on such a poor squad as we have. #nufc— peter murray (@petergfc) May 31, 2015
Obviously Vieira is a risk, but that's not my objection to him. Only worry is that #NUFC would just be the guinea-pig for Man City.— Dogba (@chocolatbear44) May 31, 2015
One positive of signing Vieira is imagine the amount of players who would want to play for him, he could totally reboot Sissoko too #nufc— Charlie (@CharlieMilne1) May 31, 2015
Vieira could be brilliant, Vieira could go terribly terribly wrong. But I'd rather the club took a chance on a young hungry coach #nufc— Daz Blackburn (@DazB27NUFC) May 31, 2015
Rather liking this Patrick Vieira link with the Newcastle job... Someone with a bit of prestige and a bit of legend #NUFC— Matthew Harrison (@TudgeMH) May 31, 2015
He's a proven leader of players, which we desperately need. Would have to get good staff around him. I'd be excited if we got Vieira #nufc— Lee Evans (@LeeEv7) May 31, 2015
Vieira is respected globally. Worked with top coaches. I think if he got the right people around him,could be a brilliant appointment. #nufc— Lee Evans (@LeeEv7) May 31, 2015
I’m not against Vieira at all; if he gets the job, I’ll support him 100%. But, is taking a RISK really what we need now?! #nufc— NUFC Stats (@NUFC_Stats) May 31, 2015