We finally got the announcement of Steve McClaren as the new head coach and the surprise to us is just how many players who have played under him in their careers say he’s just a great coach – and those now include former Newcastle players Alan Shearer, Michael Owen and Joey Barton.
Steve McClaren – new Newcastle head coach
Lee Charnley did follow up on what Mike Ashley said on May 24th, and Newcastle’s target for next season is now a top eight in the Premier League, and with an added emphasis on trying to win one of the local cup competitions in England.
The Newcastle Board of Directors has also been reshuffled and now consists of Lee Charnley, Graham Carr, Steve McClaren and Bob Moncur, with no Mike Ashley to be seen, and that seems like a good Football Board to us – and those four should be able to work very well together for the benefit of the club.
Let us know if you think Steve McClaren can be successful as Newcastle’s head coach.