Whilst there is undeniably stiff competition, I do think that Steve McClaren has been the most disastrous appointment at Newcastle United.
The likes of JFK, Pardew and Carver were shockers, but when you look at the overall circumstances, McClaren did a remarkably bad job.
Whilst he wasn’t allowed any say in which players came in, that summer 2015 transfer window saw relatively ambitious signings with Wijnaldum, Mitrovic, Thauvin and Mbemba coming in, with Shelvey and Townsend added in the January.
If properly managed and coached, I don’t think that team/squad would have went down.
Having been sacked for failing in the Championship, how on earth did Newcastle’s ‘worldwide’ search for a new manager arrive at believing Steve McClaren was the right man for the job?
Derby County fans asked themselves the same question when bizarrely they took him back again after Newcastle, only to once again have to sack him five months later!
Now it is QPR fans wondering exactly why Steve McClaren has been given yet another chance.
Rock bottom of the Championship due to three games with zero points and a goal difference of minus eight, after the humiliating 7-1 hammering by West Brom, many QPR fans want change already.
Could tonight at home to Bristol City be his final match…and yet another pay-off?
QPR fans comment via their We Are The Rangers Boys message board:
‘Steve McClaren will take us down.
Sometimes in all walks of life you know when someone can’t do the job in any capacity and there’s no point in waiting around for the inevitable.’
‘McClaren needs to retire, track record is shi..’
‘Someone needs to be taken out and given a good kicking in front of the fans Tuesday.’
‘Ollie probably isn’t the answer but I would have him over this clown.’
‘I think this is going to get worse under schteve…’
‘If the reality that we are in for a tough season and are among the favourites to be relegated hadn’t kicked in yet, today (7-1 v West Brom) should see no one in doubt.
However, I’m not here to say McClaren needs time.
He was a risky appointment and in the last chance saloon and its not going to work out with him in my opinion. I wouldn’t judge the club for releasing him of his duties tonight.’
‘So when we are adrift at the bottom of the league act then?
Get rid now whilst there’s time never wanted this useless manger in charge.’
‘Said it at the time that I felt it was a stupid moment to get rid of Ollie and gamble on McLaren and obviously seen nothing to change my mind.’
‘McClaren has been around the block a bit, I’m sure he knew what he was getting into.
I know I’ve heard from many people in the game that he’s quite deluded and thinks he’s one of the best coaches in the game.’
‘I still believe McLaren can turn it round as his record in the Championship is pretty good.
Let’s get behind the lads and manager tomorrow and see where we are in 10 games.’
‘McClaren’s outright stupidity is to assume you can play out from the back when you have players at your disposal that are not suited for it. To play tikki-takka around your own box with sub standard players has a risk profile that is absolutely unacceptable.
Everyone can see this for themselves, save for Les and a minority of our fans that think McClaren was a smart appointment and now try to defend their position.
How anyone could even think for a second McClaren was a better answer for QPR than Holloway is beyond me. Holloway is not one of UKs best manager, but he is a upper half Championship manager, that got very decent results with what he had at his disposal, and improved from one year to the next and thereby created a sort of stability we desperately needed.
McClaren hasn’t shown anything in the last ten years to indicate he was a good choice.’
‘I didn’t understand getting rid of Olly, but think we have to get Steve at least one more week. Even then I would only be in favour of sacking if we lose both and deserve to lose both.’
‘I do blame SM for that result because no.professional team should lose by that amount.’