Trevor Sinclair has said that England head coach Gareth Southgate is good enough to take charge of Newcastle United or Leeds United.
The former West Ham United and Manchester City winger rates Southgate highly.
The 51-year-old former Middlesbrough boss has been in charge of the England national football team since 2016.
The Englishman guided the Three Lions to third place in the UEFA Nations League, the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup and the Euro 2020 final.
Southgate told talkSPORT (13 October, 10.45am): “I would say Leeds or Newcastle could be options for Southgate). (Southgate) is good enough for that.
“He’s got the second-best win ratio of any manager in England’s history. He’s been to two semi-finals, one final, is a great leader of men, is great with the media, and good at bringing in young players.
Those are the pros. Cons – he’s not won anything and his tactics can be questioned.”
Newcastle are reportedly looking for a new manager following the takeover by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF).
Steve Bruce is in charge of the Magpies at the moment, but he could be sacked before the Premier League game against Tottenham Hotspur this weekend.
Southgate can be can be backed at 40/1 on Betfair to become the next permanent Newcastle manager.