Steve McClaren responds when asked whether he will quit as Newcastle manager

Steve McClaren

Steve McClaren's Newcastle were beaten 3-1 by Bournemouth this afternoon.

Newcastle boss Steve McClaren has told The Northern Echo that he won't quit as manager after the 3-1 home defeat to Bournemouth this afternoon.

The Magpies desperately needed a victory to move away from the relegation zone, and fans believed that facing Bournemouth at home was a great chance to pick up some points.

However, Newcastle served up a terrible performance, as Steven Taylor scored a first half own goal before Joshua King added a second for Eddie Howe's Cherries.

Ayoze Perez gave Newcastle hope with a goal, but Bournemouth scored a late goal through left back Charlie Daniels, creating a toxic environment at St. James' Park.

Fans voiced their displeasure with Newcastle's performances, with one supporter even throwing his season ticket at beleaguered manager Steve McClaren in the Newcastle dugout.

The situation is growing worse by the game for Newcastle, who - even after splashing out for new signings in January - appear to be heading for relegation to the Championship.

After the game, McClaren was asked whether he would quit his position as manager as fans call for his sacking, but he told The Northern Echo that he has no intention of leaving St. James' Park, and any decision about his future is up to the decision markers on Tyneside.

"Would I quit? No way," said McClaren. "That’s for other people to decide. I don’t do that. I have enough experience. I’ve been through this, with chants like there has been today, quite a few times. That’s the perils of being a manager, and especially of this team, this season."

"You’d have to ask them. I can’t control that, I can only control what we do. It’s a four-team league now (at the bottom of the table) and we play everyone around us in that four-team league. It’s up to us. But if we play like that, we’re not going to stay up. They know that and the crowd know that. We accept the criticism," he added.

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