Former Arsenal attacker Liam Brady believes that “no proper manager” would want to take the Newcastle United job.
Premier League outfit Newcastle are currently looking for a full-time manager following the departure of Alan Pardew to Crystal Palace.
A number of names have been mentioned in respect to succeeding the Englishman as the Newcastle boss, including Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe and Queens Park Rangers coach Glenn Hoddle.
Brady claims the best way forward for Newcastle is for Ashley to leave the club.
“It’s a job that no proper manager would want, I think, because he would know that he would be alienating the fanbase straightaway by aligning himself to the chairman,” the former Celtic boss told BT Sport.
“I think the best thing that could happen for Newcastle is maybe for Ashley to cash in and go elsewhere.”
Newcastle are currently 10th in the Premier League table with 27 points from 20 matches.