Former Sunderland striker Ally McCoist said on BBC Radio 5 live Sport on Wednesday evening (May 11) that Newcastle United should look at Southampton and West Ham United in terms of ambition.
The Magpies are one of the biggest clubs in England and regularly get over 45,000 fans for their home matches.
Newcastle had been flirting with relegation for a few years now and had become also-rans in the Premier League.
As for Southampton and West Ham United, they have progressed brilliantly over the past two seasons or so.
The Hammers are moving to the Olympic Stadium next season, while the Saints could finish above Manchester United in the Premier League table this campaign.
Former Sunderland striker McCoist suggested that in the future Newcastle should try to be ambitious like Southampton and West Ham.
“There is no reason why Newcastle could not be a Southampton or a West Ham, teams that have been very successful last year, but there is a lot of work to be done,” said the former Rangers manager on BBC Radio 5 live Sport on Wednesday evening (May 11).
Newcastle should have ambition of aiming for a top-10 finish in the Premier League every season, but for now they need to focus on getting promoted from the Championship.
It will be tough for the Magpies to finish in the top six next season, and the players and the management will have to work very hard.