Newcastle United news: Charnley under fire, Shearer's scathing verdict on relegation

Lee Charnley and Mike Ashley
Lee Charnley and Mike Ashley

Lee Charnley's position is under scrutiny in the wake of Newcastle United's relegation.

Sunderland's 3-0 win over Everton at the Stadium of Light last night condemned the club to the Championship.

There were calls for managing director Charnley – who oversaw the disastrous appointment of Steve McClaren – to resign in the wake of Newcastle's second relegation in seven years.

Alan Shearer, in charge the last time United went down, has had his say on United's plight – and Charnley's latest email to fans.

Charnley must now attempt to persuade manager Rafa Benitez to stay at St James's Park.

And his task could be helped by the club's supporters, who plan to make their feelings know during Sunday's home game against Tottenham Hotspur.

Writer Miles Starforth has revealed who he blames for Newcastle's relegation here.

Finally, we have nine things that Newcastle fans should know about the Championship.