Here are some selected tweets from Newcastle fans on the possible firing of Steve McClaren this afternoon by Lee Charnley, which would be astonishing if only because of the speed with which it has been carried out.
Question – would this qualify as a knee-jerk reaction?
And the possible arrival of Rafa Benitez as the new Newcastle manager, which would also be astonishing.
Steve McClaren and Rafa Benitez – a contrast
How RAFA!! Sos about calling you a “Fat Spanish Waiter” we didnt mean it. #nufc
— Banksy (@jeckyllnhyde89) March 9, 2016
— Charles Haughty (@CharlesHaughty) March 9, 2016
Benitez would be great, athough proven track record and requiring control are hardly qualities MA appreciates #NUFC
— Craig Barker (@CraigBarker1209) March 9, 2016
— Telegraph Football (@TeleFootball) March 9, 2016
When you think your life is bad then you look at Rafa from Madrid to NUFC in a year #nufc
— Junior Turner (@juniorturner84) March 9, 2016
— Balmer (@jj_balmer) March 9, 2016
Normal club: 1. Sack manager 2. Put assistant in charge 3. Scout for new manager. 4 Appoint new manager.#nufc however: prevaricate, do nowt
— Denise Dawson (@dd_ann_61) March 9, 2016
— Dean Johnson (@DeanJohnson32) March 9, 2016
I've got visions of McClaren bawling his eyes out round about now.
Please Lee…Please….I'll not pick Goufran anymore!#nufc
— Toon_Fan_1 (@Toon_Fan_1) March 9, 2016