“Benitez, like at Liverpool, will want to have the final say on everything,” the former Sky Sports presenter told Sport360.com. “He is very dictatorial. It’s all about him. I don’t think he endears himself to the people he works with and I just don’t think he is the answer.
“Yes, there is more chance that Newcastle will stay up than not with Benitez in charge but I don’t think he has got the players you would want alongside you in the trenches.
“I don’t see anyone in that team, except perhaps for Georginio Wijnaldum, that any other manager would want to buy and that has to be the benchmark.”
Wijnaldum joined Newcastle from Dutch giants PSV in the summer of 2015 and has been arguably the best player for the Magpies so far this season.
The 25-year-old midfielder has scored nine goals and created 39 chances in 28 Premier League matches so far this campaign.
The Netherlands international has a pass accuracy of 84% and a shot accuracy of 69%, and has won 16 headers, 41 dribbles and 22 tackles.
Wijnaldum is a very good player and has adapted well to the Premier League, and it is hard to see him remain at Newcastle if the Magpies get relegated to the Championship at the end of the season.