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EXCLUSIVE: Lee Clark admits he’d love role at Newcastle with Steve McClaren

Lee Clark
Lee Clark

Lee Clark has admitted he would love the chance to be part of Steve McClaren’s Newcastle set-up.

The former Magpies midfielder has been linked with a role as part of McClaren’s revolution at St James’s Park withr the ex-England boss set to be announced as the club’s new head coach today.

For any lad who has been connected with the club, you would love to be part of it in any way, shape or form.

Lee Clark

Clark, out of work since resigning as manager of Blackpool last month, is keen to get back involved with a club for the new season.

And a return to Newcastle, where he had two spells as a player and managed the reserve team, would be ideal.

“I don’t know whether it’s speculation or anything else,” said Clark.

“I’m an ex-player at Newcastle, I’ve been a manager and a coach, but whether Steve wants me to be part of his set-up, we’ll just have to wait and see.

“For any lad who has been connected with the club, you would love to be part of it in any way, shape or form.

“For me, whether people are putting two and two together because I’m out of work, I’m not sure.”

Clark made more than 200 appearances for Newcastle in his two spells as a player at the club.

He was installed as first-team coach by Glenn Roeder in 2006, before taking on the reserve team. He left in 2007, following Roeder to Norwich City, before becoming manager at Huddersfield a year later.