Norwich boss Roeder dismayed by Newcastle crisis
Roeder told the Evening Chronicle: "I spent eight years of my life in Newcastle as a player, skipper, coach, academy director and finally manager, and it will always have a special place in my heart.
"It hurts me to see what is happening there at the moment and I just wish Mike Ashley could give the club some stability. Obviously, I am part of that instability and while it is just over a year since I left the next manager will be the third the club has had since then.
"It's about time the club was stopped from being dragged through the mud. Now it is up to Mike Ashley to make his choice for the new manager and stick with him.
"There must be no excuses because the people who are suffering yet again are the Newcastle fans - fans who support them through thick and thin.
"But I have to say that my old club is in such a mess there is no instant remedy."