McClaren Reveals Just How Long He´s Wanted Newcastle Job

Steve McClaren has opened up about wanting the Newcastle job for a long time and he also thinks the very tough times he had as the England manager for 16 months has prepared him for the Newcastle job.

Steve took some battering in  th England job and we hope he´s not going to take many more battering at Newcastle and we can win out first league game tomorrow in out 9th league game.

Steve McClaren Press Conference B+W Background

Steve McClaren – Newcastle head coach

Newcastle have no wins so far in eight games and we have just three draws but have an excellent chance of breaking our duck against Norwich City tomorrow afternoon at St. James’ Park while will lift us off the bottom of the league and above Sunderland and Aston Villa into 18th place.

This is what Steve McClaren has said before tomorrow´s game:

“Yes. It was tough at Manchester City. But honestly, this group of players are great to work with.” “They are young pups running about. That is what I enjoy, that part of the job.”

“Once the England job went, that has always been my kind of focus and drive to get back in Premier League. I’ve done that now.”

“I’ve joined a club which I’ve wanted to, even for the last 15 years.” “In some respects it has been a long journey back and a tough one.”

“But I want to make a success of this football club because it can be big and it can be huge.”  “Don’t get me wrong, after England I had dark days and dark moments and dark spells, ups and downs, here, there and everywhere.”

“But I always believed, given the opportunity, I wanted to do that.” “I certainly felt that the experience abroad was great. I thought we would do it with Derby but it wasn’t to be. So this is a great opportunity.”

“When you have worked with the national team, you never get bigger batterings than that, and I do know that.”

“I used to plan my career and think I want to do this and that.” “My only focus is I want to make a success of this job, and that’s it. We will see where it leads.”

We had just as tough a start last season but in our 8th game on 18 th October last year we beat Leicester City at home.

It;? out 9th game tomorrow but it´s also 18th October so maybe that;s a clue that we will indeed get our first win this season tomorrow.

That will provide Steve McClaren, the coaches, the players and the fans with the lift we all need.

Here´s hoping for that win.

Comments welcome.

5 comments so far

  • banjax

    Oct 17, 2015 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #1

    Everything’s been said that can be said about the match with Norwich on Sunday. Time now for action. Supporters will be there in force to cheer the lads on – the question is – will the players be there in body, mind and spirit ?

  • lochinvar

    Oct 17, 2015 at 11:42 PM

    Comment #2

    So Steve our players are ” young pups” and they are ” running about ” ( some like headless chickens )

    So what does that make Colo , Deputy Dawg ?

    McLaren has the verbal trots and that’s usually a sigh of stress – Moanrinio has it as well . I don’t need to hear this dross – less is more, somebody tell him please .

  • lesh

    Oct 18, 2015 at 12:36 AM

    Comment #3

    Good to see that Bullshit Bishop’s been busy again.

  • TroubledToon

    Oct 18, 2015 at 7:51 AM

    Comment #4

    15 years???? Wat a load of crap!!!! Is that y u came only at the 3rd attempt, after u were jobless n fired for not cutting it even in the Championship???
    The more u open ur mouth Steve, the more I’m starting to resent u!!!!

  • Malta Mag

    Oct 18, 2015 at 8:22 AM

    Comment #5

    In the Chelsea game and 1st half v Man City I saw enough to convince me that Mc Claren deserves more time to get things right. Like most I’m scared and like most I believe he has to make a decision on Colocinni but I can see that he wants the team to play on “the front foot”, something I never felt Pardew prioritized. Big names in the game had come out and identified McClaren as a top coach and I can’t believe by his media interviews that he’s anything but a man manager so in my opinion he has to be allowed more time. He’s a Yorkshire lad so should understand what our club is all about having been with Boro. His record in the managers role stands up, with Twente zen hedge, Wolfsburg and of course Boro. To start labeling him with childish names and comparing him with Pardew and Calver is ridiculous. The club is going in the right direction but too many mistakes were made previously for it to happen overnight. A leader at the back and a creative midfielder plus Adam Armstrong back and I believe we have a top 10 team ready to push on. Answers on a postcard??


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