Shaka Hislop explains why Newcastle should replace McClaren with David Moyes

David Moyes

Newcastle are struggling under the management of Steve McClaren.

Speaking to ESPN FC, former Newcastle goalkeeper Shaka Hislop has admitted that the Magpies should look at hiring David Moyes as a replacement for Steve McClaren, as he would bring some sort of stability back to St James’ Park.

He said: “If you have a club on rocky foundations, and want to bring someone in who’s proven to bring stability, then David Moyes is a good option. Newcastle just brought Steven McClaren in, but Moyes might be a good option long-term to get Newcastle back to some kind of steady footing.”

McClaren was appointed over the summer on Tyneside, and has since struggled to impose himself upon Newcastle United. The Magpies have won just two of 12 league games, and they only moved out of the relegation places last weekend by defeating Bournemouth, themselves struggling for top flight survival.

McClaren has constantly preached about the style of football he wants to play, and whilst Newcastle are keeping the ball down and trying to please the fans, their lack of wins is a worry.

David Moyes is now available again after being sacked by Real Sociedad, and although his last two jobs have been failures, the Scot’s spell at Everton proved he could establish a struggling team in the Premier League.

Hislop has suggested that Newcastle should look at bringing in the former Manchester United boss, as a long-term manager to stabilise the club after a few years in which their future has looked more likely to continue in the Championship.

McClaren may be early in his job, but Moyes is a safer option, and would almost guarantee Premier League survival.

At this stage of the season McClaren should be safe at St James’ Park, but if results continue to stay as poor as they have been, Newcastle could do much worse than move to replace the current head coach with Moyes.

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