McClaren says Newcastle “close” to a crisis

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When Newcastle finished the season under John Carver in May, it looked like the only place to go was up.

However, Steve McClaren took over and things are going just as poorly, and possibly even worse.

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The Magpies sit 19th on the Premier League table, winless through six matches with just two points. Their three goals is the lowest in the league, and the club was knocked out of the League Cup after losing at home 1-0 to Championship-side Sheffield Wednesday.

Speaking after Newcastle’s League Cup defeat, McClaren said it’s “getting very close” to being a crisis.

Is the job harder than I thought? Absolutely. Without a doubt.

People say it’s a crisis and it’s getting very close to it. We deserve to be criticized.

The only people who can do anything about it are in that dressing room. We have to be fighters, not victims.

A former England boss and a manager with experience throughout Europe, McClaren was thought of as a great hire over the summer. However, tides have quickly turned as the club continues to struggle. After the loss today, chants rained down from supporters of “We’re s*** and we’re sick of it.”

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McClaren has only won one game in charge of Newcastle, and that was against Northampton, who play in the lowest professional league in the English system. To make things worse, Newcastle’s next two games are against Chelsea and Manchester City.