Joe Kinnear's return to Newcastle could be the beginning of the end for manager Alan Pardew's reign on Tyneside.
That is the view of fanzine editor Mark Jensen following owner Mike Ashley's shock decision to appoint the 66-year-old as Director of Football.
The Magpies are yet to confirm Kinnear's appointment despite the Irishman taking to the airwaves yesterday to deliver an in-depth interview on his latest challenge in football.
However, judging by the reaction he has seen, Jensen, editor of fanzine website www.themag.co.uk, believes many fans feel Pardew's days on Tyneside could be numbered.
Pardew, of course, ended last season with many fans calling for his head following a 16th-placed Barclays Premier League finish 12 months after he had guided his side into fifth and the Europa League.
But Kinnear's impending return to the club he managed briefly during the ill-fated 2008-09 season, which ended in relegation, has seen the focus shift from the 51-year-old.
Yesterday's news was greeted with consternation in the city, although Jensen admitted Newcastle supporters should never really be surprised after Ashley's eventful six-year reign to date.
Former Newcastle defender John Anderson was equally non-plussed by the development.