Steve Mcclaren’s future as Newcastle United head coach hinges on whether the club can recruit an experienced replacement willing to take over for the final ten games of the season.
McClaren’s position became all but untenable yesterday as a large section of the St James’ Park crowd turned against him during Newcastle’s damaging 3-1 home defeat to Bournemouth.
With managing director Lee Charnley watching from the stands, McClaren was serenaded with chants of “You’re getting sacked in the morning” and “Steve McClaren – you’re taking us down” as Newcastle suffered a deserved defeat that leaves them a point adrift of safety with ten games remaining.
Charnley did not discuss McClaren’s position in the immediate aftermath of the game, but was involved in a series of board-level discussions today that saw owner Mike Ashley adopt a more hands-on role after delegating the day-to-day running of the club to his managing director towards the end of last season. Read more