News filtering through that Newcastle are almost certain to cancel the press conference that is scheduled for tomorrow for the game against Leicester City on Monday night.
Newcastle continue to dither around and Steve McClaren turned up for the second day running to take the training today, but this move by Newcastle almost certainly means his time is up on Tyneside.
It’s just that nobody from the club has told him that yet.
Steve McClaren – arriving for training today in his Audi
We understand Newcastle will postpone tomorrow’s scheduled news conference amidst uncertainty over who will be in charge of the team.
— Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith) March 9, 2016
Newcastle are talking to Rafa Benitez’ representatives, but things are going slowly and the Chronicle is reporting that Rafa may not wait around too much longer if Newcastle cannot move more quickly to get a 10 game deal struck for him to take over through the end of the season.
Don’t forget Rafa has worked for the big boys like Liverpool, Chelsea and Real Madrid and is not used to dealing with incompetent people who don’t know what they want – and often don’t even know what they are doing.
That could be a disadvantage to Newcastle.
This is now the fourth day since we were humiliated by Bournemouth – how long do this lot need to get things done – or even to make a decision?