10 pictures that sum up Newcastle United's poor 2015/16 season

Newcastle manager Steve McClaren looks dejected

Newcastle United suffered relegation from the Premier League.

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez applauds fans after the game

The 2015/16 Premier League season proved to be a disastrous one for Newcastle United as they were relegated to the Championship.

There had been increased optimism at the club after a summer transfer window saw them bring several big money signings into the club.

It did not prove to be a strategy that would work for them though as the majority of those signings, aside from Dutchman Georginio Wijnaldum, proved to be poor purchases.

A poor start to the campaign set the tone for what was to come, as Newcastle had to wait until the middle of October to secure their first victory, a 6-2 defeat of Norwich City.

Steve McClaren did not manage to finish the season in charge as a result, with the club replacing him in March.

His replacement, Rafa Benitez, led them on a late by ultimately unsuccessful fight against the drop to cap off a disastrous campaign.

Here are ten pictures that sum up Newcastle's 2015/16 season:

Newcastle manager Steve McClaren looks dejected in a 1-0 loss to ArsenalNewcastle manager Steve McClaren looks dejected in a 1-0 loss to Arsenal

Newcastle manager Steve McClaren looks dejectedNewcastle manager Steve McClaren looks dejected

Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates scoring his fourth in the win over NorwichGeorginio Wijnaldum celebrates scoring his fourth in the win over Norwich

Newcastle's Jack Colback, Vurnon Anita and Papiss Cisse look dejected in the 5-1 loss to Crystal PalaceNewcastle's Jack Colback, Vurnon Anita and Papiss Cisse look dejected in the 5-1 loss to Crystal Palace

 

Newcastle United celebrate in the 2-0 win over LiverpoolNewcastle United celebrate in the 2-0 win over Liverpool

Newcastle's Jonjo Shelvey applauds the fans at the end of the matchNewcastle's Jonjo Shelvey applauds the fans at the end of his debut vs West Ham

Newcastle United's Andros Townsend looks dejected in the 5-1 loss to ChelseaNewcastle United's Andros Townsend looks dejected in the 5-1 loss to Chelsea

Picture Supplied by Action ImagesRafa Benitez poses after replacing Steve McClaren at Newcastle

Andros Townsend celebrates after scoring the first goal for NewcastleAndros Townsend celebrates after scoring the only goal in a big win over Crystal Palace

Newcastle fans hold up a banner for manager Rafael BenitezNewcastle fans hold up a banner for manager Rafael Benitez

 

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