The Argentine admits feeling strange after manager change.
McClaren was something of a surprise appointment in the summer - after the way his Derby County career came to a disappointing end.
Whilst the management of McClaren is easy to target the players also need to come in for their fair share of stick.
Several of the Newcastle players have been in poor form, including captain Fabricio Coloccini.
He has struggled for his best performances and the Argentine has been speaking to Newcastle United's official website about the departure of McClaren and several members of his backroom staff:
"We had good people here - the staff who were here, all of them were good people, so it is a strange emotion.
"But when things are going wrong, you have to change something and the Club made the decision."
Coloccini is clearly upset that the poor performances have seen some good people go out of the Newcastle exit door - but he is right.
The club had to make a change as Newcastle appeared to look lost under the guidance of McClaren and heading to the Championship.
Rafa Benitez is now in charge and has brought in his own backroom staff. Coloccini and co will need to perform better in the remaining games of the season.