I don't mind Oneil and think he could do a pretty good job. Personally I think the 2 best manegers that might be availble are:
Manuel Pellegrini: got as much as KD got to spend over the summer, and brought in far better players such as Jeremy Toulalan for 8mil, Joaquín for 3mil, Santi Corzola for 18mil, Julio Baptista for 2mil, Ruud van Nistelrooy for free, Isco for 5mil plus a few other fringe players who are doing well. I mean we were linked with Corzola, and we paid more for Downing. He's a goreat manager and has done well where ever he went.
The other is Luciano Spalletti, because he knows how to incorporate younger players into the team and did really will with Udinese, Roma and now with Zenit. He is a winner and would be great for the club.
Have to say Pops those 2 manager whilst being good are not as good as Benitez and are thus a step backwards.
First Pelligrino is a good manager but those signings if you look at them are all very poor bar Cazorla and he only got him cause he had a broken leg and no one else would bid on him. When Malaga have a bottomless cash pit you'd expect better signings than has beens who are at the end of their careers or were on the fringes of there old clubs.
Then Spalleti he's done average/good at every club he's been at hes never exceeded expectation which is what we need to get top 4. At Roma did ok but never won league and won the odd cup, at Zenit who are one of the big guns in russia and cant get out of CL group stage.