The net appears to be quickly tightening around current Newcastle boss Alan Pardew, and it is fair to say he hasn’t exactly been helping himself in recent days.

The Premier League boss dominated all the headlines with his headbutt on Hull’s David Meyler, but for the St James’ Park faithful there is perhaps just as much to worry about on the pitch as off it.

Newcastle have continued to lack conviction this season, and their comfortable mid-table position is a testament to their consistent mediocrity. Surely a club with the reputation of Newcastle’s should be aiming for a little more?

We certainly think so – here is our round up of the managers that would improve upon Pardew’s efforts in the North East.

Click on Gus Hiddink to see the list in full

Gus Hiddink