Newcastle United news: Wijnaldum's verdict on McClaren might surprise a few fans

Georginio Wijnaldum
Georginio Wijnaldum

Is Steve McClaren the best head coach Newcastle United can get?

Well, that's the verdict of Georginio Wijnaldum, who starred in Sunday's 2-0 win over Liverpool.

The result eased the pressure on McClaren, who had been installed by the bookmakers as the favourite to be the Premier League's next managerial casualty after the previous weekend's loss to Crystal Palace.

McClaren – whose side take on Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday –felt his plan came together against Jurgen Klopp's previously in-form team.

After the game, McClaren labelled his players as "crawlers" – read why here.

But our South Tyneside-based columnist @GallowgateShots couldn't even give away his ticket for the game.

He explains all in his latest column here.

Finally, Sylvain Marveaux stepped up his bid for a first-team recall last night.