Former Striker – Supporters Will Be Right Behind McClaren

The announcement of Steve McClaren as the new head coach and his new coaching team could be announced at any time, and with an announcement having just been released about John Carver and Steve Stone leaving the club, the stage is now set for the announcement of McClaren.

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Mick Quinn – Steve’s a clever guy
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And former Newcastle striker Mick Quinn seems to like the way McClaren sets up his teams and plays good football, although like the rest of us you cannot accuse the former Middlesbrough manager of having a stellar record in management as he arrives at Newcastle

This is what Mick has told the Chronicle today:

“The positive for me is that I like the way his teams play football and I think he’s a clever guy.”

“I like the brand of football his teams play and I think he’ll try to get more out of a whole load of players who have struggled to really show their best in the last couple of seasons.”

“I know there’s a bit of skepticism about the appointment from a few fans and I think I’d have liked to see Patrick Vieira at least get the chance to set out his vision.”

“It would have been very interesting to see what he’d have planned – but I am willing to give the new man a chance.” “And I think that whatever you hear said about the McClaren appointment, come the first day of the season the supporters will be right behind him.”

“It’s almost a given that you get a chance at Newcastle and he’ll get a fair crack of the whip if he goes about things the right way. These are interesting times for Newcastle.”

“They needed a change and they’ve got it.”

Steve should be able to get the best out of a lot of players who performed very poorly this year under John Carver as the head coach, and with maybe five or six new players coming in, we should do a lot better next season than we’ve had  over the last three seasons.

It will be interesting to see which players Newcastle let go this summer, and Steve McClaren will have some say in that.

And it will be important that Steve has the support of the Newcastle fans from day one, even though he’s not the exciting coach we would have liked to come in.

Steve’s an experienced coach who knows that he’s doing, and the 54 year-old can get the best out of the playing squad – and that cannot be too bad.

Comments welcome.