The news that Gary Neville is the new Valencia manager caught just about everyone off guard this afternoon.
The England coach and Sky Sports pundit will be working with his brother Phil at the Mestalla Stadium until the end of the season, following the departure of Nuno Espirito Santo earlier this week.
And, like tens of thousands of other football fans all over the country, we quickly wondered what would happen to his gig on Sky Sports’ brilliant Monday Night Football show, which he usually shares with Liverpool icon Jamie Carragher and host Ed Chamberlain.
Well, Twitter has been awash with rumours that the man to fill his boots is none other than his former Manchester United team-mate Michael Owen.
Owen is already a pundit for rival broadcasters BT Sports, but is close pals with Jamie Carragher and has occasionally worked with Sky in the past.
But could he really fill Neville’s insightful, engaging boots?
A lot of football fans don’t seem to think so…
Dear @SkySports, Please don't replace Gary Neville with Michael Owen. Sincerely, The World.
— BenchWarmers (@BeWarmers) December 2, 2015
Michael Owen moving to Sky Sports? PLEASE NO! He could bore an arsehole in a wooden horse.
— Ian Hutchinson (@ianhutchLFC) December 2, 2015
If Michael Owen ends up working on Sky Sports I will lose all faith in punditry.
— Michael Stevens (@MikeyyyyStevens) December 2, 2015
The moment you realise Michael Owen is being considered to replace Gary Neville on MNF pic.twitter.com/pb3jgVjcMj
— Deluded José (@JoseDeluded) December 2, 2015
Who's going to replace Gary Neville on MNF ? I hope it's not going to be Michael Owen.
— Addam (@AdiAdz53) December 2, 2015
Michael Owen to replace Gary Neville on Monday Night Football? Please no.
— Simon (@Tuffty88) December 2, 2015
— jason pritchard (@jasprilfc07) December 2, 2015
BT sport have just placed Michael Owen on the transfer list after hearing of Gary Neville at Valencia! Well it's one way to get rid of him!
— Mike Fielding (@82MF) December 2, 2015
PLEASE DONT REPLACE NEVILLE ON SKY SPORTS YOU BORING BASTARD @themichaelowen
— Swearing Sports News (@SwearingSport) December 2, 2015
Rumours are that Michael Owen could replace Gary Neville as a new Sky pundit. Here's some quotes… pic.twitter.com/vdGYtyE0iM
— Premier League (@EPLBible) December 2, 2015
Michael Owen to be the next MNF pundit? pic.twitter.com/2fbNlZPLt9
— Owen (@OwenWHU) December 2, 2015
With Gary Neville gone, Michael Owen looks set to come in as his replacement. RIP Monday Night Football. pic.twitter.com/gNbmFihLFC
— BetBright (@BetBright) December 2, 2015
— Steven (@stevehotspurs) December 2, 2015
Michael Owen could replace Gary Neville pic.twitter.com/zwcrueWkT8
— tommyd12 (@wehaveagronk) December 2, 2015
Sky Sports possibly replacing Gary Neville with Michael Owen: https://t.co/Hzky0vhSJB
— Tim Bolton (@timbolton1) December 2, 2015
Me when I found out that Michael Owen could replace Gary Neville pic.twitter.com/Txh14alDoL
— powerspyin (@powerspyin1) December 2, 2015