“I think they should hang in there with Steve”
But Bowyer, who made 98 appearances for the Geordies, believes Ashley should stick with the former England manager.
“No. I think they should hang in there with Steve,” he told talkSPORT.
“After Christmas they made a couple of additions and I think they are good additions. They turned the corner at one stage. Ok, it wasn’t a good result at the weekend and they are still in the bottom three, but I do think they turned a corner.