Devastated Lee Charnley sends message to Newcastle fans after relegation

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Newcastle United have been relegated to the Championship.

Newcastle United managing director Lee Charnley has written a strong message to the fans on the club's official website.

The Magpies have been relegated to the Championship following Sunderland’s 3-0 victory over Everton at the Stadium of Light in the Premier League on Wednesday evening.

Charnley has thanked the Newcastle fans for their support throughout the season. The Newcastle managing director has also said that the club have already started looking into what went wrong this season.

“Tonight we are devastated at our relegation from the Premier League, as I know every single person connected to this football club will be,” Charnley wrote on Newcastle’s official website.

“I want to thank all of the fans for the support you have shown for the Club you love throughout the season, in spite of this massive disappointment and underachievement.

“Your support throughout has been magnificent, but I want to pay particular thanks for the incredible backing you have given to Rafa and the team during the latter part of the season. Nothing more could be asked of you and I am truly sorry we have not given you the outcome you deserve.”

“We know that supporters want to know what the future holds and will want to hear more from us as soon as possible,” added Charnley. “The process of scrutinising what went wrong and planning for what is to come has already begun.”

Newcastle have a squad that should have been challenging for a top-10 finish in the Premier League, but they have ended up in the bottom three.

The Magpies will play in the Championship next season, and it is going to be very hard for them to bounce back straightaway.

The Championship is a hugely competitive and tough league, and it will be tricky for Newcastle to finish in the top six, let alone get automatic promotion.

It will be interesting to see whether Rafael Benitez remains in charge of Newcastle next season.

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