Don Hutchison suggests managerial candidates for Newcastle and Sunderland

Harry Redknapp with Glenn Hoddle at QPR training

Newcastle should appoint former Southampton manager Glenn Hoddle and Sunderland should go for departing West Ham boss Sam Allardyce, suggests Don Hutchison.

Former Sunderland midfielder Don Hutchison has suggested on social networking site Twitter that Tottenham Hotspur legend Glenn Hoddle would be a good managerial appointment for Newcastle United.

Hoddle is currently without a managerial job, while Premier League outfit Newcastle are on the lookout for a head coach.

Sunderland are also searching for a new head coach following the departure of Dick Advocaat.

Hutchison believes that the Black Cats should approach Sam Allardyce, who is a former Newcastle manager and is currently a ‘free agent’ after his contract with West Ham United was not renewed.

Hutchison’s suggestions look fantastic - on paper at least - and perhaps Newcastle and Sunderland should follow them.

Allardyce knows what it takes for teams to remain in the Premier League, although his playing style is not exactly great.

Sunderland are a big club, but they are pretty much an also-ran team in the Premier League whose main objective is not to go down to the Championship.

The 60-year-old is a master at keeping clubs afloat in the top flight of English football, and making him their manager will be a good decision from Sunderland.

Hoddle has managed Southampton and Tottenham in the past and was recently working as a first-team coach at Queens Park Rangers.

The problem with the Englishman is that he last managed a club back in 2006, but he is heavily involved in the game.

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