Report: Steve McClaren’s future rests upon results of next two Newcastle games

Steve McClaren

Newcastle could sack Steve McClaren dependent upon their next two results.

Steve McClaren could be out of a job should Newcastle lose their next two games, the Shields Gazette reports.

McClaren’s team currently sit in 18th place of the Premier League table, sitting in the bottom three because of their poorer goal difference than Norwich City.

However, given their current form, it would not be a surprise to see them fall lower in the table, with local rivals Sunderland currently performing better - and likely to secure their Premier League survival.

With the Magpies' place in the top flight still under threat, the report indicates that Mike Ashley could be forced to act in the coming weeks, should McClaren fail to improve results in the short-term.

It is stated that Ashely, and managing director Lee Charnley, will assess McClaren’s future should the results in their next two games go the wrong way.

Having just lost 5-1 to Chelsea, the Tyneside club take on Stoke City next, at the Britannia Stadium on March 2.

After that, the Magpies host Bournemouth, a team who are also fighting off relegation, in what could be a important game for the structure of the bottom of the table.

If McClaren cannot overcome both of these two games, it could be that he is out of a job by the middle of March.

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