With Newcastle in a desperate fight for survival, Mike Ashley could be looking to replace manager Alan Pardew in the summer, especially if the club are relegated to the Championship. With two games remaining, the Geordies are just 3 points above the drop zone, and face a trip to QPR on Sunday before hosting Arsenal on the last day of the season. And with the goal difference between 16th and 18th place just 1 goal, it could take just one slip-up for Newcastle to be relegated.

Survive or not, it’s been a dreadful season for the team in black and white, who finished in 5th last season. But with the French revolution not working at St James’ Park, Ashley might decide that Pardew is no longer the man for the job, and start searching for a replacement in the summer. But who are possible candidates to take over?

Click on Laurent Blanc to unveil the five ideal replacements