Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Aston Villa and England attacker insisted Newcastle need to appoint a manager experienced in keeping teams up, like Allardyce.
The north-east giants are currently second from bottom in the Premier League, six points off safety after 10 games played.
A Newcastle source told Football Insider (November 3) they are in advanced negotiations with Eddie Howe and are confident of appointing him.
It comes after a deal to bring Unai Emery to St. James’ Park collapsed earlier that day as he reiterated his “100 per cent” focus on Villareal.
A club source updated today (November 4) and told this site three stars – Callum Wilson, Matt Ritchie and Ryan Fraser, who were all managed by Howe at Bournemouth – have given ringing endorsements of the manager’s credentials to the board.
“I would have got someone more experienced than Emery at keeping a team up,” Agbonlahor told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.
“As crazy as it sounds, when you look at Sam Allardyce, he could come in for a little while to steady the ship.”
Allardyce was appointed as the Newcastle manager in May 2007 but left the club in January of the following year.
He then took over at Blackburn Rovers before spells with West Ham and Sunderland led him to the England job.
He won his only game in charge of his country before resigning after the Telegraph’s Football for Sale investigation.
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