Crisis talks have taken place today involving Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley and (out of his depth) Managing Director Lee Charnley, and they concern what to do with the inept head coach Steve McClaren who Lee hired last summer after Steve had been duly fired by Championship club Derby County.
McClaren has brought Newcastle to their knees and second bottom of the Premier League after 28 games played with only 24 points – and Newcastle are looking like we are almost certain to be relegated in May.
There have been a number of times this season where Newcastle have turned in some pathetic performances – the 6-1 hammering at Manchester City, the 5-1 humiliation at Crystal Palace and former manager Alan Pardew and more recently – the 5-1 disgrace at Chelsea after which the squad was whisked away for a five day warm-weather holiday in southern Spain.
Mike Ashley – pondering whether to fire the inept Steve McClaren
At the time McClaren said it was very important to get the lads away so we could prepare for the two vital next two games coming up – where we were supposed to get 4 points from the games at Stoke and at home to Bournemouth – otherwise Steve McClaren would be fired.
We lost both games and yesterday against Bournemouth the performance was nothing less than another complete humiliation, but this time at St. James’ Park in front of a crowd of over 52,100, who turned on McClaren for the first time at home this season.
Only Newcastle would have kept their manager on with such a terrible record as he threatened to take Newcastle down to the Championship.
Swansea City, as one example, sacked their manager Garry Monk in December, when Swansea had a much better record than Newcastle had and Garry had them 8th top last season – the best in Swansea’s history – they are now 6 points above us in the table.
After such a terrible record, we still don’t put it past Newcastle to stick with Steve McClaren – so incompetent and inept are those in senior management positions at the club.
But it could happen and if we hear nothing by tomorrow night – it will happen.
That also means certain relegation for Newcastle this season – and we will deserve it.
Sorry, let’s rephrase that – those running the club so incompetently this season will deserve it.
Here’s our precarious position in the league after spending £82M on new players this season – more than any other Premier League club.