There's been plenty of speculation over who will be named Alan Pardew's successor in the Saints hotseat, so let's have a look through some of the main players, in no particular order:
Current Odds: 8/1 (Victor Chandler)
O'Neill recently resigned his post as Aston Villa manager following a "disagreement in policy and direction" with club chairman/owner Randy Lerner. In recent past, he's been linked with the England job, as well as the
Part 4 of my League One pre-season preview. Nearly there!
Stadium: Meadow Lane (20,300)
Manager: Craig Short (since June 2010)
Transfers In: Rob Burch (Lincoln City) - free, Stuart Nelson (Aberdeen) - free, Ben Burgess (Blackpool) - free, John Spicer (Doncaster Rovers) - free, Jon Harley (Watford) - free, Liam Chilvers (Preston North End) - free, Krystian Pearce (Huddersfield Town) - free, David Grof (Hibernian) - free, Kevin Smith (Dundee
Part 3 of my League One preview.
Stadium: St James' Park (9,036)
Manager: Paul Tisdale (since June 2006)
Transfers In: Artur Krysiak (Birmingham City) - free, Billy Jones (Crewe Alexandra) - free, Jake Thomson (Southampton) - free, John O'Flynn (Barnet) - free, Daniel Nardiello (Blackpool) - free, Jamie Cureton (Norwich) - free
Transfers Out: Neil Saunders (released), Barry Corr (Southend United) - free, Joe Burnell (released), Alex
Part two of my League One pre-season preview.
Stadium: Brunton Park (16,981)
Manager: Greg Abbott (since November 2008)
Transfers In: Sean McDaid (Doncaster Rovers) - free, Jason Price (Millwall) - free, Craig Curran (Tranmere Rovers) - free, Frankie Simek (Sheff Weds) - free, James Berrett (Huddersfield) - free
Transfers Out: Richard Keogh (Coventry City) - £100,000, Tom Aldred (Watford) - free, David Raven (Shrewsbury Town) - free
With less than a week to go before the big npower Football League kickoff, here's the first part of my League One preview, documenting each of our opponents this season, how they've fared in the transfer market this summer and how I expect them to get on.
Stadium: Fitness First Stadium (12,060)
Manager: Eddie Howe (since December 2008)
Transfers In: Rhoys Wiggins (Norwich) - free, Michael Symes (Accrington Stanley) - free, Marc Pugh (Hereford)