Premier League side Newcastle United have finally sacked their underperforming manager Steve McClaren today.
The club officially announced on Twitter as well as on their site to confirm the news.
The tweet read:
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) March 11, 2016
In their official website, the Magpies released a statement which read: After the defeat to Bournemouth on Saturday, the Club has spent some time considering its position and has today concluded that Steve McClaren’s employment with the Club will end with immediate effect.
We acknowledge that reaching this decision has taken a number of days and that this has caused uncertainty for everyone involved, in particular for Steve and the players, for which we apologise. However, we felt that this time was necessary to ensure the right decisions were reached with the best interests of the Club at heart.
Club Director Lee Charnley was quoted saying: “I would like to thank Steve personally for his services to Newcastle United. He is a man of integrity and class and he has conducted himself with great dignity during this difficult time.
“Steve worked tirelessly to try and bring success to Newcastle United. He has the utmost respect of all the players, staff and management and he leaves with our very best wishes and sincere thanks.
“We feel that a change is now needed in order to give the Club the best possible chance of securing its Premier League future.
“A further announcement on a successor to Steve will be made in due course.”
Newcastle United are struggling in the bottom half of the league table. They are at the 19th position with 24 points from 28 matches.
It is being reported that former Real Manager Rafael Benitez might take charge at the helm of affairs at the club soon.