Delay in McClaren decision as BBC reports Newcastle could still be some way from final call

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The Newcastle United boss is under intense pressure

According to a report from the BBC, Newcastle United will make a decision on Steve McClaren’s future as manager in the next 48 hours.

The Magpies are currently 19th in the Premier League with 10 matches remaining, and although they are only one point below 17th-placed Sunderland it seems likely that three from four of the Black Cats, the Magpies, Norwich City and Aston Villa will be relegated, with the latter all but doomed.

Newcastle’s poor performance and subsequent 3-1 defeat against Bournemouth at the weekend was another hammer blow to their chances of survival and McClaren has found himself in the spotlight ever since, with many fans believing it is time for a change.

However, it is interesting to note that the Guardian was reporting on Monday that McClaren was expected to face the sack within 48 hours but now the BBC are suggesting there could be a stay of execution, if only for a day or so.

The apparent delay in making a decision regarding the Magpies boss goes a long way to showing the uncertainty that remains at St James’ Park.

After all, if the Newcastle hierarchy felt the time was right to part company with their boss why are their fans still waiting for clarification one way or the other?

Whatever the case, it seems they may now have to wait an extra day before they discover who will be in charge for Newcastle's next match against Leicester City on Monday evening.

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