If the things we keep hearing about just how good Steve McClaren is on the training pitch, then he will very quickly get the respect of the Newcastle players – and since Steve will have more than three weeks to prepare for the coaching with his new coaching staff.
Hopefully it will be a tonic for the Newcastle players when they return from their summer break and get on the training field with their new head coach.
A recent photo of Paul Gascoigne
The latest star player to say how good Steve is in his coaching methods is former Newcastle and England star Paul Gascoigne, who had this to say to talkSPORT today:
“When Sven-Goran Eriksson was manager of England I went along to the camp, just to watch, and Steve McClaren took the training,”
“Some of the stuff he was doing on the training field was brilliant to watch. I thought, ‘wow, I didn’t know he was like that’. I didn’t realise how good he was as a coach.”
“As a manager, I don’t think he’s had a fair crack at any job either.”
Steve could still be announced today by Newcastle as their new coach, although time is starting to run out a bit, so if it’s not today – it will presumably be tomorrow.
With Carver and Stone both being sacked this afternoon, McClaren will have his own team – and hopefully we will know his coaching staff when the announcement is finally made.
We are hoping Steve McClaren will get the very best out of the Newcastle players he will inherit – and we have some good players in Tim Krul, Daryl Janmaat, Jack Colback, Moussa Sissoko, Remy Cabella, Papiss Cisse and young Ayoze Perez.
In addition he will be working hard this summer with Lee Charnley and Graham Carr to bring in around six good players – and it will be very important that we have a good summer transfer window.
We must have a much better season coming up than we’ve had over the last three seasons – since we finished 5th top back in 2012.
In the last three season we’ve just avoided relegation twice.