Photos – Steve McClaren Arrives At Benton Today


Here are some photos taken this morning when Steve McClaren – who is still the head coach at Newcastle until he´s told something different by Lee Charnley – arrived at the Benton training ground to take training with the players, in preparation for the game at Leicester City on Monday night.

It continues to be a bizarre situation and more shoddy management at Newcastle.

According to local reports, Charnley has said nothing to Steve since the 3-1 defeat against Bournemouth on Saturday.

How´s that for good communication with your employees?

Steve McClaren pictured arriving at Newcastle's training ground on Wednesday morning

The under-fire Toon manager climbs out the back of a black Audi with his job hanging in the balance

Newcastle chiefs have already drawn up a list of replacements for McClaren headed by Rafa Benitez

The 54-year-old is on the brink of the sack with Newcastle facing the threat of relegation

The former England manager walks into the training ground on Wednesday morning



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64 comments so far

  • NezzaNUFC

    Mar 9, 2016 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #1

    You can hear the drums rolling!

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  • hibbitt

    Mar 9, 2016 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #2

    dead man walking !!!

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  • Ron Knee

    Mar 9, 2016 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #3

    Benitez could be January’s Berahino.

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  • gaz 44

    Mar 9, 2016 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #4

    You can guarantee the person on the board that’s voting to keep Steve Mac is the man himself and old charnley is not wise enough to realise what’s going on

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  • Ron Knee

    Mar 9, 2016 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #5

    RH

    Hope for the best. Prepare for the worst. This is NUFC after all!

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  • nut meg

    Mar 9, 2016 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #6

    Silence from the club is deafening. Maybe Charley is in a self induced coma!

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  • hibbitt

    Mar 9, 2016 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #7

    Ron Knee
    not very optimistic this morning
    have faith Rafa’s coming

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  • Ron Knee

    Mar 9, 2016 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #8

    hibbitt

    “We tried but we just couldn’t get him over the line.”

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  • Goldmbemba

    Mar 9, 2016 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #9

    if ashley goes british as he always has:

    Nigel the Ostrich Hunter
    Hairy Redkrapp
    Moyes
    Rodgers

    anyone else?

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  • hibbitt

    Mar 9, 2016 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #10

    Ron Knee
    just about sums it up

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Mar 9, 2016 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #11

    The clubs treatment of mclaren is disgusting to be honest. We all don’t want him here and got nothing personal against him. But this silence is not healthy for him as well. He’s doing his job and Charnley must come out and say something in public.

    Disgraceful. Mclaren is only a small part of the major problems in our club.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Mar 9, 2016 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #12

    If, and it is still a big if, we get Benitez, I’d expect Ayestrian to come with him. Ayestrian started off as a fitness coach/instructor before he teamed up with Benitez and was a key part of Benitez first period of success as a manager. They haven’t worked together since Liverpool, and he is currently at Valencia, but given their connections and our fitness/injury woes I’d anticipate Benitez being keen to bring him in if he were to take it on for longer than the next 10 games.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Mar 9, 2016 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #14

    They did have a bit of a falling out at one stage, but I’d imagine that it will be water under the bridge, and it will be a mutually beneficial move for both.

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  • Toon Tang

    Mar 9, 2016 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #15

    Why the bloody chuffing hell does he get chauffeur driven likes he’s bastard royalty. I’ve bloody seen it all now. My day has just gone from bad to worse

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  • sparky55

    Mar 9, 2016 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #16

    ILOVETOON

    Maclaren deserves nothing but ridicule and contempt

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  • Toon Tang

    Mar 9, 2016 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #17

    …And massive lols at “preparations for the Leicester game”

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  • hibbitt

    Mar 9, 2016 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #18

    McClaren wont walk we seen that at derby he wants his payoff all he can do is grin and bare it…. he know he has to go its only a matter of time till Charnley caves in and he gets his hands on the money

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  • magicmac

    Mar 9, 2016 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #19

    That board are simply rotton to the core, have some sort of common decency and self respect, and let the poor man go Charnley, i always say dont do on to others, what you wouldnt like done to yourself, to be honest Charnley you should be fired along with senile old fart Carr, is it any wonder we are a laughing stock all over the country, you simply couldnt make it up.

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  • lesh

    Mar 9, 2016 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #20

    The fact that McClaren’s still there and expected to carry on as normal when he and the players are aware that his future is unclear, is disgraceful. No manager, no matter what fans think of him should be treat with such contempt. It’s as though they’re trying to sicken him to the point of resignation. He should be dismissed now.

    As far as Rafa and any other credible and self-respecting manager’s concerned, the only way he’d join us is if there was a capable and football savvy MD were to be installed along with Carr having his brief and influence limited.

    No decent manager would work for Charnley and Carr. Their damned and failed structure should be scrapped. But Charnley’s not keen on that I suppose.

    It’s really up to Ashley to take control and recruit whoever’s gonna save the Club, no matter what price and conditions a new manager asks for. If Ashley really is keen to save his investment and the Club.

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  • lesh

    Mar 9, 2016 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #21

    Magicmac

    You beat me to the punch re McClaren and the so-called board.

    Ah, but great news, KFC have opened a branch in Tibet, so anyone travelling their will be assured of good food! Wonder if they’re looking for an MD in Charnley? Nah, perhaps not.

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  • bladeuser

    Mar 9, 2016 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #22

    ASH OUT SMAC OUT COLO OUT SHEEP BAAAAAAAAAAH OUT

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  • Jib

    Mar 9, 2016 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #23

    Toon Tang
    He doesn’t
    The Audi is a club sponsorship car.
    I imagine it’s been cleared of SM’s stuff and handed back.

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  • Goldmbemba

    Mar 9, 2016 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #24

    @ToonTang

    he gets chauffeur driven so he’s got even more time on the drive in to work on his awesome team tactics

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  • Rotonda heights

    Mar 9, 2016 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #25

    Mag 52

    I know you won’t hold your hands up and graciously admit defeat on AP, but if by some miracle benitez is appointed I want a full apology.

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  • lesh

    Mar 9, 2016 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #26

    Lilongwe

    Rafa’s own staff? Don’t be daft – do you believe that Charnley could manage what would become a massive change project?

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  • jon.c

    Mar 9, 2016 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #27

    What a mess our team are in
    1We have a board of nitwits who would debate how to open a tin of beans before the breakfast went cold.
    2 Will S Mc and his coaches have any joy in training this week they might be on jobseekers allo next week.
    3 The players will not be interested and give 100% as they will not know who will be charge next week.
    4What must our new players think of this club and the antics of the board

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  • Rotonda heights

    Mar 9, 2016 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #28

    lesh

    surely ash can now see that leaving crucial decision making to carr and charnley is costing him millions. even he must have a tipping point.

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  • Jib

    Mar 9, 2016 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #29

    Lesh
    Your crocodile tears come across as weird and insincere after the stuff you’ve spewed out about McClaran.

    The rewards for successful footy folk are huge .

    If they fail they are still paid life changing amounts.

    Save your maudlin sympathy for a worthier cause.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Mar 9, 2016 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #30

    sparky55 // Mar 9, 2016 at 10:50 AM

    ILOVETOON

    Maclaren deserves nothing but ridicule and contempt
    —————————————————————

    When a club treats its staff with utter ridicule and contempt, this is why no top managers will want to join this club. its a horrible way of running this club.

    people like you with your mindset are the reason why we are facing relegation.

    mclaren is rubbish and deserves to be booted out but not by utterly disrepecting him.
    THIS IS HOW THE CLUB HAS BEEN TREATING THE FANS TOO FYI.

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  • Dragon64

    Mar 9, 2016 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #31

    mcclaren is just waiting for the pay off he doesn’t give a shit so don’t feel sorry for him at all. make him stew for a bit longer

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  • lesh

    Mar 9, 2016 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #32

    Rotonda

    You’d expect Ashley to see they’re useless but as Charnley was his appointment, to be his hands on the ground, so he really has to commit to and stand by leaving the running of the club to a good football savvy MD.

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  • Toon Tang

    Mar 9, 2016 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #33

    Ronnie Pickering would sort this mess out

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  • lesh

    Mar 9, 2016 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #34

    Ok Jib. You’re right, as always…..

    Harrumph.

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  • Average_Contents

    Mar 9, 2016 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #36

    Ashley out.

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  • Jib

    Mar 9, 2016 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #37

    Lesh
    I didn’t realise you spoke Canadian
    😀

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 9, 2016 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #38

    Get Jonas to ring Churners and tell him he’s sacked.

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  • Average_Contents

    Mar 9, 2016 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #39

    The pressure is mounting from all angles. Good.

    Billionaire Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley has been warned he risks being held in contempt of the House of Commons should he continue to dodge giving evidence before MPs in Westminster about treatment of the retailer’s staff.

    The Newcastle United owner has yet to agree to appear before the Business, Innovation and Skills Select Committee despite being offered numerous dates to do so.

    In a letter sent to Ashley last week, chair of the committee, Iain Wright MP, said: “A number of alternative dates have been offered to you by the Committee Clerk, but as yet you have not accepted any of them, nor agreed in principle to attend.

    “As you will be aware, select committees do not normally need to have recourse to our formal powers to summon witnesses in order to secure attendance; refusal to attend without good reason may be considered a contempt of the House.

    “Should you fail in your reply to agree to attend on one of the dates offered to you, or a mutually convenient alternative before 1 June, the Committee reserves the right to take the matter further, including seeking the support of the House of Commons in respect of any complaint of contempt.”

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Mar 9, 2016 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #40

    AC,
    I like the part in that article where it says workers are shamed over the tannoy for not working hard enough. We should do that at SJP.

    “Sissoko you lazy git, pull your finger out or F Off!”

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