Newcastle United news: McClaren's desperate plea to fans, sack calls intensify

Steve McClaren
Steve McClaren

Steve McClaren has pleaded with fans to stick by his struggling Newcastle United team.

The club's under-fire head coach made the plea ahead of tomorrow's home game against Bournemouth.

McClaren faces the media today amid calls for him to be sacked.

Follow the Gazette's live blog here for updates from this afternoon's Press conference.

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe spoke to the media early this morning ahead of the game at St James's Park.

And Howe has revealed a big 'if' about McClaren's United on home turf.

Meanwhile, Newcastle legend and Match of the Day pundit Alan Shearer has had his say about the club's dismal form away from home.