Joe Kinnear will take training for the first time at Newcastle today knowing he has six games in the spotlight.
The 61-year-old Irishman will take over team affairs from caretaker manager Chris Hughton.
But Anderson was as surprised as anybody by Kinnear's appointment, and although he shows no disrespect to Kinnear, he insists Mike Ashley's appointment is not the answer.
'Ando' arrived at St James' Park in 1982 from Preston North End and made 332 appearances for the club, scoring 15 goals.
He is arguably the most popular free-transfer United ever signed, spending eleven years at the club.
Anderson: "I suppose he is in a no-lose situation, really, because if he does well, all well and good; if things don't go well, he's not here for the long stay anyway.
"There's an old cliche that you are too good to go down, but you are never too good to go down.
"You have seen it happen to teams before. Once you get into a rut of losing games, it's very, very difficult to get out of it.
"That's why they need a manager quickly.
"I know Joe Kinnear is in short-term, but they need the whole situation sorting out quickly and the players then know exactly what they are doing, who they are working for, who they are playing for, because at this moment in time, they haven't got a clue."