LIVE: Steve McClaren called to meeting with Lee Charnley to learn his Newcastle fate

Newcastle United manager Steve McClaren leaves a training session at Darsley Park, Newcastle, on way to crunch talks over future.
Newcastle United manager Steve McClaren leaves a training session at Darsley Park, Newcastle, on way to crunch talks over future.
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Beleaguered Newcastle United boss Steve McClaren will meet with managing director Lee Charnley today as the club comes under increasing pressure to sack him.

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Lee Charnley and Mike Ashley

Lee Charnley and Mike Ashley

McClaren’s position has been under threat since the pitiful performance in a 3-1 defeat at home to Bournemouth on Saturday saw the Magpies slip to second-bottom of the Premier League.

Charnley met with fellow board members Bob Moncur and Graham Carr on Monday although the head coach – also on the Toon board – wasn’t invited.

McClaren hasn’t met with Charnley since the weekend, but will come face to face with Mike Ashley’s right-hand man later this afternoon where he is expected to learn his fate.

Newcastle are understood to have sounded out a couple of managers about taking over for the final 10 games of the season, including Rafa Benitez and David Moyes.

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