Newcastle United are currently the bookies' favourites to win the Championship title.
Sunderland are expected to invest heavily in the summer transfer window.
Former Liverpool winger Boudewijn Zenden played under Rafa Benitez for two seasons at Anfield.
Former Chelsea, Middlesbrough, Liverpool and Sunderland man Boudewijn Zenden says that he does not plan to work with Steve McClaren at Newcastle United.
Steve McClaren has reportedly failed to land Bolo Zenden and Phil Neville as potential assistant managers.
Zenden has been linked with a move back to Liverpool - as Brendan Rodgers’ assistant.
Ex-Sunderland midfielder Boudewijn Zenden believes his former club have made a great appointment in Dick Advocaat.
Chelsea striker Diego Costa has enjoyed a phenomenal start to the season, and former Blues winger Boudewijn Zenden says he compares to Didier Drogba.
Former Liverpool winger Boudewijn Zenden believes that Wayne Rooney will be a key player under Louis van Gaal at Manchester United.