Nolberto Solano is not impressed with the current Newcastle team.
Former Newcastle United winger Nolberto Solano has expressed his disappointment at the club's poor run of results and performances.
Manager Steve McClaren remains under pressure after a 3-1 home loss to Bournemouth which left supporters fuming.
Solano played for Newcastle between 1998 and 2004 and then for a second spell from 2005 to 2007, joining Aston Villa in between.
He used Twitter to pass comment on the current state of affairs at the club, adding that he is still hopeful they can cling onto their Premier League status.
really sad to watch my team playing with no passion and no ideas but still believe they got a small chance to survive #nufc— Nobby Solano (@nobbysolanouk4) March 5, 2016
Asked by one supporters what he would do if he was in charge of the club, Solano admitted he could not really say, but did offer his view that McClaren is not cut out to be a manager.
@ChrisSteele90 hard to say. For me this man is not a manager he is a coach— Nobby Solano (@nobbysolanouk4) March 6, 2016
After leaving Newcastle, Solano played for West Ham, Hull City, Leicester City and Hartlepool United, but it is with the Toon which he has the strongest affection.
Now 41, he is a coach with the Peru national team, and plans to become a manager one day.
He added that he would not mind becoming boss at St James' Park in the future, and supporters were quick to let him know he would be welcome...
Thank you i appreciate your comments #nufc fans I will coach one day and bring happy days— Nobby Solano (@nobbysolanouk4) March 6, 2016
The view certainly seems to be that considering how badly Newcastle are doing at the moment, a player with passion - yet limited coaching experience - could probably do better.