Premier League: Newcastle board to discuss Steve McClaren's future

Newcastle's board of directors met on Monday to discuss the future of the club. Last weekend the Magpies lost 3-1 to fellow relegation candidates Bournemouth, a result which leaves them in the relegation zone with nine games left in the season. Manager Steve McClaren is a member of the Newcastle board, but that doesn't mean he can't get sacked as a manager.

After last weekend's defeat McClaren insisted he would remain at the club and try to steer the Magpies clear from relegation. However, they have won just 2 Premier League matches out of the previous 12 and the team's play leaves little hope for improvement.

The 54-year-old, who was heavily criticized by fans, said: "No way will I quit. That's for other people to decide. I don't do that. I have enough experience. I have been through this, I have had chants like there have been today quite a few times and that's the perils of being a manager, and especially of this team, this season. I have had it before, it's not pleasant and I don't like it, I am as frustrated and angry as the crowd with the performance but we can't say that's it, we have to fight and solve it. I fully believe that what myself and the staff are doing is right. We need to perform better and do our jobs better. We have a lot of players injured and a makeshift back four. We are not having the best of luck but you make your luck by working harder."

Newcastle are currently 4/7 at Bet365 to get relegated from the Premier League this season.

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  • Bulgaria sharpe


    To be honest I've had never liked McClaren too much as a manger. Yes he won the title in Holland with Twente and had some decent seasons as a Derby manager, but never succeed to qualify the for PL despite the ibg investments from the club's management. For me he always will stay in the memories as a worst England manager ever!
    So I'm not really surprised from the situation in his current club. I don't know which will be the right move for Newcastle to stick with McClaren or fire him but it looks too late in the season for a chance, or is it too late? Anyway both decisions would be risky.

  • Slovenia mannixx


    Now in May in which Newcastlle got relegated to championship a lot of fans are accusing Steve Mclaren for relegation even though he got sacked on 11th march and espacially fans are pointing fingers at the board of newcastle for not getting him sacked a lot before.

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