Steve McClaren's response when asked whether he'll be Newcastle United manager until season finishes

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Newcastle United are currently in 18th place in the Premier League table.

Steve McClaren has told the Daily Mirror that he sees no reason why he won’t be manager at Newcastle United until the end of the season.

The Magpies are currently in 18th place in the Premier League table, and there are fears that the North East side could be relegated.

McClaren, though, has no such concerns and he insists that he remains the right man to guide Newcastle away from trouble.

“I don't see any reason why not,” McClaren said, when asked whether he would be in charge of the Magpies until the end of the campaign.

“We are here for a reason, and we have to continue.”

Newcastle lost their latest match against Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium last night.

The Potters scored an 81st minute winner through Xherdan Shaqiri, and they condemned Newcastle to yet another away defeat.

However, McClaren was encouraged by the spirit that he saw on display by his side, and insists that there is still time for them to climb up of trouble.

“11 games to go you saw tonight the reaction of the players was good,” the former England boss added.

“The players are frustrated, angry and disappointed. Everything you'd expect from a game we shouldn't have lost.”

Newcastle’s next match comes against Bournemouth at St. James’ Park on Saturday, with the pressure on the Tynesiders to pick up the three points.

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