Sadly, former Newcastle player Steve Watson is the latest in a growing line of former United favourites to embarrass himself in his desperation to get/keep a job at the club.

Currently out of work and admitting his dream is to get a job at Newcastle United, Steve Watson has told Newcastle fans that they have to trust Mike Ashley.

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As I say, sad to see a player who was part of the great times under Kevin Keegan, willing to say anything to try and land a role at United.

Peter Beardsley and Bobby Moncur will always be remembered as great players, maybe the most talented player and the most inspirational captain that the club has had in the last fifty years.

However, with now Moncur a Director and Beardsley on the coaching staff, both of them have been regularly wheeled out to make positive comments about Ashley’s running of the club.

Whilst John Carver never made it as a player at St James Park, his off the pitch pro-Mike Ashley and other crass comments wound fans up as much as the atrocious run of results he presided over.

Steve Watson seems as badly out of touch with the NUFC fanbase as John Carver was.

Let’s hope he doesn’t continue with many more similar comments and dig a hole as deep as Carver’s ended up being, Pardew’s former assistant now seen as a joke by most supporters – rather than remembered for the role he played alongside Sir Bobby Robson.

Speaking to the Chronicle, Steve Watson:

“I’m not one of these people who buys into the doom and gloom.  The owner (Mike Ashley) came out and said what he said and you have to trust that.

“He has accepted he has made mistakes and he has accepted that this is the way of moving Newcastle forward.

Giz a job:

“I have been trying to get into management and I applied for the Gateshead job but it was given to Malcolm Crosby.

“I have publicly stated I would like to be part of the staff (at Newcastle) but whatever staff Steve McClaren decides, I don’t see any reason why we can’t start going in the right direction again.”