Anyone who was watching the game or who had been following the updates live on Twitter, would have seen just how poor the performance was. And the fan discontent could be seen throughout the stadium.
The ‘We want Pardew out’ cries became even more feverish and when Southampton fans started up a chant of ‘You’re getting sacked in the morning’ it was taken over and carried on in the away end. Pardew remained sitting in the dugout, unmoved.
With that in mind, the media is already speculating on potential replacements.
And here the full list of odds for the Newcastle manager, as supplied by Paddy Power:
David Moyes appears to be the early frontrunner, while Di Matteo and Steve Bruce have been mentioned in the media (The Daily Mirror).
What do you think? Who would you like to see coming through the SJP gates?