Jesse Marsch from Salzburg would be my first choice. Gerardo Seoane from Young Boys would be a shrewd appointment too. Would be equally happy with Eddie Howe but can't see it as I think he will want more control than we tend to offer coaches - would need Gino to change his ways...which may have more chance of happening than in the past but I'm still sceptical. Rafa Benitez with Xisco as Assistant/First Team Coach seems the obvious play though I think. Would not be at all surprised if the wheels are already in motion on this - but the club will understandably be cautious about this getting out before the correct timing if it is.