Former Newcastle manager Glenn Roeder believes that his old side should do all they can to lure Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp St James’ Park.
The Magpies are set to part company with Alan Pardew by the end of the week, with the St James’ Park chief discussing a switch to Crystal Palace to replace Neil Warnock.
Club captain Fabricio Coloccini is the favourite to take the North East role in a player/manager capacity, while a host of other names such as Tony Pulis, Tim Sherwood and Steve Bruce have also been linked with the post.
But Roeder believes that Newcastle should make a highly ambitious move for Klopp, who has been linked with Arsenal and Liverpool in recent times:
“Newcastle need to find someone who’s very experienced, has managed in the top divisions and has a winning track record,” he told talkSPORT.
“For once, I wouldn’t take a chance on anyone up and coming. You have got to give Newcastle fans a real character, like Chelsea did a number of years ago when they brought in Jose Mourinho.
“The first thing Mike Ashley will look for is an experienced British manager, with a great CV, but they are an endangered species.
“Whether you like it or not there are not many British managers that have got that sort of CV that is required to give the fans.
“Someone who does fit Newcastle’s bill is Jurgen Klopp. You might just get him at the moment because Borussia Dortmund are having a terrible season.
“He is a real character and is just the sort of person the fans could warm to quickly.
“He speaks very good English, has a great sense of humour and is obviously a very good coach. They may just land someone like that because, as far as British managers are concerned, they are not there currently.”
Klopp has long been considered to be one of Europe’s top managers, but his Dortmund side are currently entrenched in the Bundesliga’s relegation zone after a woeful start to the season.