Mick Quinn reacts on Twitter to Steve McClaren dismissal

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The ex-Magpie is pleased that the club has finally made a decision.


The writing had been on the wall for weeks, if not months, but the axe was finally wielded on manager Steve McClaren at Newcastle United this morning.

Less than a year after replacing John Carver in the North East, the 54-year-old has been sacked as the Magpies sit 19th in the Premier League table, with six wins from 28 games.

The final straw came last Saturday when top-flight new boys Bournemouth beat them 3-1 at St James's Park in a defeat which saw the home fans chant for McClaren's removal.

Those supporters, and most of the entire fanbase, got their wish this morning. Another man who got his wish is ex-Newcastle man Mick Quinn, who has been urging the club to dismiss him as of late.

Quinn, who yesterday demanded that owner Mike Ashley make a decision on McClaren's future, was one of the first to react when the news broke.

Meanwhile, former Newcastle defender Steve Howey has slammed the club for its 'abhorrent' treatment of McClaren.

Speculation is rife that former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez is set to replace McClaren, according to The Chronicle.

The former Middlesbrough and England boss lasted just 276 days on Tyneside.

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