Newcastle manager Steve McClaren has been given his final chance to save his job after speaking with the club Director Lee Charnley.
There were several reports going in for McClaren to get the sack after Newcastle United had put McClaren’s pre-match presser on hold.
British media had widely speculated about David Moyes or Rafa Benitez to be the next in line to take charge at St. James’ Park, however, it seems, all has been put on hold for now after McClaren was given the vote of confidence.
As per Press Association, McCalren spoke with Charnley after holding Wednesday’s training and the talks had gone in favor of the under-fire manager.
Newcastle are in a tight battle to avoid relegation with just 10 games remaining in the season. The Toons are set to play Leicester on Monday night which will see them come level on games with fellow strugglers Norwich and Sunderland.
Aston Villa are as good as relegated while the other three teams including Newcastle are the favorites to fill the last two relegation spot for the season.
Only time will tell whether Newcastle come out safely from the situation or live to regret the decision to keep McClaren in charge for rest of the season. Former Magpies star Keith Gillespie has come out criticizing the club for their actions and wanted more clarity form his ex club.
Gillespie said: “It’s typical Newcastle. I think the club need to come out and put it to bed because there’s too much speculation. This club’s got an important game on Monday night and an important 10 games coming up.
“It’s important they remain in the Premiership because it’s a massive club here and it needs Premiership football.”
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