Gary Lineker has responded after Newcastle United finally confirmed the sacking of Steve McClaren.

After a (yet another) tortuous week for Newcastle fans, where the shambolic behaviour of the club was played out (as usual) in public, the club released a typically bizarre statement referring to McClaren’s ‘integrity and class’.

Obviously it being a major surprise that anybody within St James Park/Sports Direct spin HQ, was even able to spell the words, let alone understand what they mean.

Amongst the many pundits reacting to the sacking, Gary Lineker described the situation as ‘finally put Steve McClaren out of his misery’.

The question has to be asked of why they had no contingency plan in place in case of defeat v Bournemouth and certainly he should have been given the push by Sunday at the latest.

What exact purpose the past week’s humiliation for both McClaren and NUFC has served, is something only known to Mike Ashley and his pathetic minions.

Once again Gary Lineker sums up what we all know as fans ‘The running of that great football club is beyond shambolic’.

We can only all hope now that a credible replacement is now brought in immediately, with obviously Rafa Benitez the name in the frame.

Whoever is in charge, we have to remember that Newcastle are currently second bottom and it is nailed on that only one of Sunderland, Norwich and United will survive.

The Manager might change but the same bunch of shirkers have to get the points on the pitch – let’s hope we can just get to the end of the season and this is the start of Mike Ashley starting to run the club properly, or even better, he sells up and goes – with a proper manager being his leaving present.

Gary Lineker via Twitter:

“Newcastle have finally put Steve McClaren out of his misery.

“The running of that great football club is beyond shambolic.”