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Newcastle United want Steve McClaren as manager in the next 24 hours

With Newcastle United slipping towards the Premier League relegation zone, Mike Ashley is desperate for a change of fortunes and his looking to appoint Steve McClaren immediately.

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The former England coach failed in his ambitions to secure a play-off spot for Derby County in the Championship, but the Rams fell short of the top six following a last-day capitulation.

McClaren was impotent as his young side continued their slide with a 3-0 home defeat to Reading which meant that Brentford replaced them in the playoffs.

The defeat signals the end of Derby’s campaign and the end of McClaren’s campaign at Pride Park.

Newcastle, meanwhile, are suffering an implosion of their own, and lost 3-0 to Leicester City in the Premier League on Saturday.

The Magpies are on an eight-match losing streak and appear destined for the drop under interim coach John Carver.

In order to save the Northern giants, Ashley is keen to install McClaren with immediate effect, according to the Sunday People [via the Mirror].

Reports indicate that the despised club owner wants McClaren to take over within the next 24 hours.

The Magpies have three games left to remain in the top flight—home fixtures against West Bromwich Albion and West Ham United and an away trip to fellow strugglers Queens Park Rangers.

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