In an article I've written for the current edition of Press Gazette, about what happens to former newspaper editors, Mike Lowe reveals that he was recently approached to apply for the editor's job on a significant regional title, thought about it for 20 minutes and then rejected the idea.
I assumed it might be the Birmingham Post or Birmingham Mail whose editors Marc Reeves and Steve Dyson are set to leave by Christmas.
But Paul Linford, publisher of HoldtheFrontPage, has another idea. . .the Manchester Evening News, which has just lost long serving editor Paul Horrocks.
Writing on The Journalism Hub, Paul asks: "So which "significant regional title" was it? Well, the only one I can think of that is currently vacant is the MEN. If Mike, a lifelong United fan, was not tempted by that one, then it's clear that nothing is going to lure him back into regional journalism."
On the other hand, who wants to edit a paper where the lead on the sports pages everyday is Sir Alex moaning about referees?