The likes of Gus MacPherson, Csaba Laszlo, Paul Hartley, George Burley, John
Robertson, ex–Real Betis boss Antonio Tapia and even former Celtic stars Henrik Larsson and Chris Sutton have all been linked with the job.
Generous guests on board this trip down memory lane succeeded in raising [pounds sterling]8,853 through raffles and auctions on board, assisted by much-loved former Ipswich players Allan Hunter, George Burley, John
Wark and Bryan Hamilton, together with Guest of Honour, Lady Elsie Robson, Sir Bobby's widow.
Two creditable away draws against Rangers and Paksi were not enough to save his skin and he suffered the same fate as John Robertson, George Burley, John
McGlynn, Graham Rix, Eduard Malofeev, Valdas Ivanauskas, Anatoly Korobochka, Stephen Frail and Csaba Laszlo before him.
George Burley, John
McGlynn, Graham Rix, Valdas Ivanauskas (twice), Eduard Malofeev, Egenijus Riabovas and Anatoly Korobochka, have all occupied the Hearts hotseat in the last two years.
When Hearts play Hibs at Hampden on Sunday week it will mean that the last five Edinburgh derbies have had five different managers - John Robertson, George Burley, John
McGlynn, Graham Rix and now Valdas Ivanauskas.
During the saga, which lasted nearly three months, there were ten favourites (Kinnear, John Toshack, Bryan Robson, Reid, Ray Houghton, Terry Venables, George Burley, John
Aldridge, Philippe Troussier and Brian Kerr) and more than pounds 1.
Of the list of candidates, which also includes George Burley, John
Gregory and Alan Curbishley, Quinn continued: "It's hard to speculate about each of them and single one out.
Guests will get to meet football legends George Burley, John
Wark, Allan Hunter and Bryan Hamilton, with more to follow, and Lady Elsie Robson has been confirmed as the "Guest of Honour.
Lisa Snowdon and Dave Berry worked the red carpet, broadcasters Kay Burley, John
Suchet, Simon Bates and even Pat Sharpe got their moment.
Scots John Robertson, George Burley, John
McGlynn and Steve Frail are among those to have held the post.
It was a big shock when we beat Ipswich because they were one of the best sides in the country at the time, with George Burley, John
Wark, Eric Gates and Paul Cooper.
George Burley, John
McGlynn, Graham Rix, Valdas Ivanauskas, Eduard Malofeev, Egenijus Riabovas and Ivanauskas again, have presided over the last two seasons.