Robbie Savage suggests international boss as managerial candidate for Aston Villa or Newcastle

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Newcastle United could find themselves in the Championship next season along with Aston Villa.

Former Leicester City and Derby County midfielder Robbie Savage suggested on the BBC 606 5 live show on Saturday evening (April 16) that Wales national team head coach Chris Coleman would be a good managerial candidate for either Aston Villa or Newcastle United in the Championship.

Villa have already been relegated from the Premier League, and there is a very good chance that Newcastle could join them in the second tier of English football next season.

The Villans are on the lookout for a new manager, while the Magpies could be hunt for a new boss in the summer if they go down and Rafael Benitez decides not to carry on at St. James’ Park.

Savage has suggested that current Wales head coach Coleman would be a good managerial candidate for either Villa or Newcastle in the Championship.

“Just say if Newcastle do go down and Rafa leaves,” said former Wales international midfielder Savage on the BBC 606 5 live show on Saturday evening (April 16). “Aston Villa are looking for a new manager. Here’s one for you.

“What about Chris Coleman for Villa or Newcastle? He has done great for Wales. No, of course (about the prospect of losing him as Wales coach).

"I am just thinking, ‘Would he want to manage in club football again?’ I am just throwing it out there.”

Coleman has done brilliantly in his role as Wales boss, and it would be a huge loss for the Dragons if he leaves at the end of the Euro 2016 finals.

Of course, this does not mean that former Swansea City defender would be able to work wonders at Villa or Newcastle.

The former Wales international has not been involved in club football management since 2012.

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