Michael Owen argued on BT Sport’s Football Tonight on Monday night that Newcastle United may not win another game this season, and worse than that, he said we may even lose all our remaining five games – and that would make it an eleven game losing streak to end off the season with.
And we thought last season was bad enough?
Steve McClaren – exceptional coach
That’s hard to imagine, but of course anything is possible in life and in football (we’ve found that out), and if that happens we may even deserve to be relegated at the end of May.
We put out the video of Michael on BT Sport a couple of days ago, and for those who watched it right through, they will have heard Michael say some glowing things about Steve McClaren.
Steve was the England manager when Michael was still playing on the International stage, and he was also the long term assistant to former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson.
Michael rates Steve as one of the best coaches he ever played for in his career:
“It doesn’t look like John Carver will get the job on a permanent basis,”
“I think if Derby don’t go up into the Premier League, then Steve McClaren could be a good candidate for that job.”
“He is an exceptional coach. I have worked with a lot of good coaches in my time, and he is right up there.”
There are some fans who think that Steve would be able to do a reasonable job at the Tyneside club – about one in four readers according to our poll.
Do You Want To See Steve McClaren As Newcastle's New Head Coach?
- No (73%, 6,518 Votes)
- Yes (27%, 2,462 Votes)
Total Voters: 8,980
And we suppose given the news of the last few days if it’s not Steve McClaren, it looks like Newcastle could still appoint John Carver to the position.
Now we may be missing something, but why on earth would Newcastle ever appoint John Carver to the job given his awful record this year?
As we said – we may be missing something.