Newcastle have been searching for a replacement for Rafael Benitez for less than 24 hours, as this is being written, but already there have been a host of names linked to take over at St James’ Park.

Former Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is said to be the current favourite according to the bookmakers, while the likes of Garry Monk, Claudio Ranieri, Chris Hughton and Avram Grant are also reportedly in the running.

According to senior beIN journalist Ben Jacobs, Newcastle are also considering Anthony Hudson for the role and have approached him over the possibility of replacing Benitez this summer.

Following the emergence of Hudson as a contender for the Newcastle job, we’ve taken a look at his career thus far and what he could offer to the Magpies in the future. 

Should Newcastle hire Hudson?