Newcastle midfielder Nicky Butt has urged the club not to sack under-pressure manager Sam Allardyce.
There have been rumblings of discontent around St James' Park after a disappointing start to the season and Allardyce's position has been questioned, despite the former Bolton boss only taking up the Newcastle reins in the summer.
"The culture of sacking managers doesn't work," said Butt.
"Hopefully, we will see that stability happen here. I see similarities between Sir Alex and Sam Allardyce.
"It's sad when you read Sam Allardyce is one or two games from the sack because he has come in and changed a lot of things and it will take time to get the benefit."