Another shambolic day in the life of Newcastle United is drawing to a close, with nobody arriving or leaving and Ian Cathro (pictured above on the right) set to be in charge on Monday night at Leicester.

Sky Sports had earlier today reported that their ‘sources’ had told them Steve McClaren would definitely be sacked before that next match, with talks also said to be still ongoing with Rafa Benitez.

By late afternoon they are still sticking to the line that McClaren is a goner no matter what else does or doesn’t happen, with also a very high probability that Rafa Benitez won’t be in place before the Leicester game (if ever…).

Instead, the broadcaster report that their information is that McClaren’s current assistant Ian Cathro, assisted by Peter Beardsley, will take charge (at least..?) in the short-term and select the team to play at the King Power stadium.

The whole picture at Newcastle United is just one of what appears to be total chaos and a complete vacuum when it comes to taking any responsibility to sort out the serious issues confronting the club on and off the pitch.

To compound the sense of simply drifting towards disaster without a paddle, Sky Sports’ man in the north east, Keith Downie, has revealed that along with the playing staff, Steve McClaren is actually on a day off tomorrow (Friday)!

The usual pre-match press conference for the Leicester match was cancelled today and with nobody around tomorrow, it leaves you wondering when – if at all, the media duties will be undertaken…plus of course who will actually be speaking on behalf of Newcastle United?