Joey Barton – McClaren A Great Coach – He Can Succeed There

The accolades seem to keep rolling in from players who have ben coached by Steve McClaren, and Joey Barton added his name to that list yesterday via a tweet he sent out after the announcement of McClaren as the new head coach at Newcastle.

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Joey Barton – while at Newcastle

Joey was given his one and only England cap under Steve McClaren  back in February of 2007, when he replaced Frank Lampard in the 78th minute in the 1-0 defeat to Spain at Old Trafford.

Joey has said Steve McClaren is a great coach:

Joey Barton is now a free agent after spending four years at QPR, and that was after he played four years at Newcastle.

Joey joined us from Manchester City for £5.8M in the summer of 2007 and he was Sam Allardyce’s first signing at Newcastle and a controversial one too.

That was because of an incident earlier that year when Joey had assaulted his team-mate Ousmane Dabo in training, and Dabo had to be taken to hospital with head injuries.

A number of fans objected to the signing of Barton because of that incident.

Now Joey is working to help Newcastle get Charlie Austin to Newcastle, and the news today is that Charlie is willing to sign for Newcastle – so that being the case we should try to tie up the 25 year-old now, before he gets married at the end of June.

What do  you think?

Comments welcome.