The ex-Magpie is pleased that the club has finally made a decision.
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.
What a shambles— Steve Howey (@stevehowey624) March 11, 2016
Steve might not have been a fans favourite but the way he has been treated and told is abhorrent, # feelashamed.— Steve Howey (@stevehowey624) March 11, 2016
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.