A motley crew of candidates which surprisingly included David Pleat. You wonder what meltdown such strong links with the former Tottenham manager would have induced on Twitter.
An interesting short-termist approach toward Bobby Robson given that he continued at Newcastle for nine years beyond this story. Personally, he was my favoured choice at the time. Who knows how that might have turned out as I doubt that he would have been as unpopular with the players (or certain ones) as Rioch became.