Bleary-eyed, the breaking news this Wednesday is that Newcastle United, after several previous attempts, look to have finally convinced Alan Shearer to take over the manager’s job at least until the end of the season.
The move will raise a lot of eyebrows, particularly as Shearer has no managerial experience and he will take over the Magpies in the midst of a desperate relegation battle, while Newcastle’s internal politics remain a shambles.
Can the legend turn things round? Has Shearer got his timing right?
A BBC report into the breaking news story can be seen here.