Former Magpies skipper Martin believes Bryan 'Pop' Robson who recently lost his job as Sunderland's chief scout, and fellow 1969 Fairs Cup-winning hero Bob Moncur, were better suited for the job rather than Joe Kinnear.
And Martin, 61, who is scouting for the Republic of Ireland, says he would have also been a more popular choice than Kinnear, 66.
Mick Martin: "I played with Joe at international level for three or four years and got to know him quite well.
"Joe has experience but he has antagonised the fans and they can't associate with him.''
Source: Newcastle United Mad