We had a report out yesterday that surmised Steve McClaren could be the new head coach at Newcastle this summer, with John Carver as his assistant, but that was completely dependent on Derby County not getting promoted to the Premier League in May.
Steve McClaren – number one choice at Newcastle
And would you believe it but Derby are in a big slump at the moment, and they have lost their last two games and have only two points out of their last six games – they are now 5th in the Championship table.
The Mirror today is reporting that McClaren will become the new head coach at Newcastle in the summer, but that he will not have any negotiations with Newcastle until the league season ends.
The rumors back in January were Steve was a top target for Newcastle, but as we say it depends on whether Derby are promoted.
However, appointing the former England manager is consistent with what Lee Charnley said in the last Fan Forum meeting – that Newcastle would be doing nothing more about the head coach situation until the season is over.
It is also consistent with a story out last night that John Carver has been told he will be staying at Newcastle in some capacity next season, and that could mean he becomes the right hand man to McClaren.
We don’t think Steve will be a good coach for Newcastle, and he’s a safe choice for the Board and Mike Ashley, much like John Carver would be.
McClaren hasn’t shown he is a top coach in England, and he was a disaster as the England coach from 2004 through 2006, and was mediocre at best when he managed Middlesbrough for five years from 2001.
No changes would be necessary in the way Mike Ashley runs the club if Steve gets the appointment, and players will continue to be sold at any time, once the right bid comes in.
Our readers do not want Steve as the Newcastle head coach.
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