There is no time for the former Bournemouth boss to settle as the winless Magpies occupy 19th in the Premier League table, five points from safety.
The key between now and January is to ensure United remain within a shout of staying up amid a brutal festive period.
All eyes are on this weekend but off the pitch, speculation continues to surround the January transfer window following the £305million Saudi-led takeover.
Here are some of the potential signings tipped by bookmakers BetFair:
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