BBC Match of the Day pundit Danny Murphy thinks that current Derby County boss Steve McClaren would struggle if he was made head coach at Newcastle in the summer, but let’s face it so would anybody else – because Newcastle is not run as a football club – it’s run as a business where profits are everything – the only thing – and the players are second priority.
Danny Murphy – Match of the Day pundit
It looks like Steve will be offered the job in the summer, always assuming Newcastle can stay in the Premier League this season and not be relegated for the second time in six years under Mike Ashley.
This is some of what Danny said on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show on talkSPORT:
“He’s one of the best managers I’ve worked with in terms of his coaching and his tactics, but the problem I think is the players – If they don’t change then he’d struggle,”
McClaren could well stay at his current side Derby County, and they will still have a chance of promotion through the playoffs, but have dropped out of gaining automatic promotion with a poor March and April – as far as their results go.
And of course if the disaster scenario plays out at Newcastle and we continue to lose games, and we are relegated next month, then most of the transfer plans would go out of the window, and then we’d be seeking a coach for a Championship side.
It would be all change at Newcastle if we are relegated again and any coach will struggle whether we are in the Premier League or the Championship, because things aren’t set up to have a successful side.
Things are set up to make money and have good financial results.