Kieron Dyer has said that he thinks getting relegated is the best possible thing that could have happened to Newcastle United.

The former NUFC midfielder pointing to the fact that it took these dire straits of impending (and eventual) relegation for Mike Ashley to at last admit defeat – allowing the club to appoint a proper manager with an admirable CV.

Kieron Dyer says that in Rafa Benitez, Newcastle have belatedly now got ‘a manager who will run the club’, following the farcical appointments and undermining of Pardew, Carver and McClaren.

Now that Newcastle have gone for the best person to run the club that they could possibly get, Dyer believes this will mean NUFC will probably never be relegated ‘ever again’ when, not if, they are promoted.

Despite Huddersfield being currently top and three points clear of Newcastle going into this international break, the one-time Newcastle and Ipswich star predicts Newcastle and Norwich to ‘run away with the league’.

Also turning his attention to the ongoing England mess, Dyer thinks that he suffered because players simply get picked on reputation rather than form, with that situation still existing today.

Kieron Dyer speaking on Goals on Sunday:

“I think that it was the best thing that they (Newcastle) went down because they’ve now got a manager who will run the club.

“They will go straight back up and probably won’t go down ever again.

“I think Norwich and Newcastle will run away with the league.

“I think that the problem with England, even when I was playing and still is the case today, is it’s picked on reputation and not on form, it’s got to be a brave manager who breaks that mould.”