Newcastle United are in danger of getting relegated to the Championship.
Former Tottenham Hotspur and Leeds United manager George Graham suggested on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show on talkSPORT on Monday morning (March 7) that no respectable manager would want to take the Newcastle United job.
According to a recent report in The Guardian, Newcastle are expected to sack Steve McClaren as their head coach.
The Guardian reported at the weekend that David Moyes, Rafael Benitez, Nigel Pearson and Brendan Rodgers are all potential candidates to replace McClaren.
Former Arsenal boss Graham has questioned whether anyone would want to take charge of Newcastle now.
“Who’s going to take the job for 10 games?” said the former Scotland international on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show on talkSPORT on Monday morning (March 7).
“A respectable manager, I read in this morning’s paper, there were some really good names there, they are out of a job, but would they take it, thinking I might be in the Championship next year?”
Newcastle are second from bottom in the Premier League table at the moment and are in real danger of going down to the Championship at the end of the season.
The players are severely underperforming, and Graham’s doubts that not many managers would be tempted by the St. James’ Park job are valid.
After all, why would an ambitious manager want ‘relegation’ on their CV?