Pundit Steve Claridge has told BBC Radio Five Live that Newcastle have a good squad and would be the best team to ever be relegated from the Premier League – if that indeed what happens in May, which is looking more likely with every defeat – we have four of them in the last five games.
Claridge points the finger squarely at head coach Steve McClaren, who has made a woeful job of getting the best out of the players he has available.
However, it also says that if we get a decent manager in soon – we could soon start seeing Newcastle picking up the points and get to safety.
Steve McClaren – should be fired – now!
It’s the fact that Steve McClaren, with such a hopeless record, has been allowed to stay in charge of Newcastle that is the main reason our premier league status is now in great jeopardy.
This is what pundit Steve Claridge has said:
“How can Newcastle be in the bottom three?” “I can’t have that. With the players he’s got and the quality he has there, to be in the bottom three you have got to look at the manager and say ‘what are you doing here?”
” Because you’re not getting it right.”
“They said the last time they went down, it was the best team to ever go down. This will certainly be the best squad to go down if they do get relegated,”
Steve McClaren has simply been a terrible appointment by the inept Managing Director Lee Charnley – his second in succession after the complete disaster with John Carver last year – and the longer we keep McClaren at the club the more likely we are to be relegated.
When are the powers that be at the club going to act in the best interests of the club and fire McClaren?
If they are not going to fire him with just 24 points from 27 games then they should tell the fans why that’s the case.
What’s the reasoning behind that – has he not had enough time in the job to prove he’s the right man for the job?
Here’s McClaren’s woeful record this season.
He’s failed at a number of clubs he’s been at, including Nottingham Forest and Derby County in the Championship last year, just days before Charnley appointed him to the Newcastle job.