Harry Redknapp says that Newcastle United and Steve McClaren will be a great fit.

The former QPR manager added that he thinks the mix will hopefully be able to bring a trophy to St James Park.

Rent a quote ‘Arry also believes that the former England boss will get on well with owner Mike Ashley.

Redknapp rates Steve McClaren and was impressed with what he saw when the ex-Boro Manager did some work for him at QPR, after son Jamie recommended him.

“It looks like Steve McClaren is set to be named Newcastle manager and I thinks that’s great for Steve and the club.

“He’s a very good manager and I can see him doing well there and hopefully ending Newcastle’s long wait for a trophy.”

No doubt he’s a good manager:

“He did a bit of work for me at QPR, Jamie (Redknapp) recommended him, and I was very impressed. I thought he did a good job at Derby and was unlucky the way that it ended.

“But there is no doubt he is a good manager, he and Newcastle are a good fit and I reckon he will get on well with the chairman (Mike Ashley) and hopefully get the fans a trophy.”

The Harry Redknapp comments have come on a day that has seen John Carver and Steve Stone sacked by Newcastle after a disastrous second half to the season.

The removal of the pair is sure to give McClaren a much better chance of hitting the ground running when he is confirmed as Newcastle’s new manager/head coach.

Our recent poll saw Newcastle fans overwhelmingly say that McClaren bringing in his own coaching staff would give him a far better chance of succeeding.

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