Shearer Criticises McClaren’s Approach to Connect with Fans

The appointment of Steve McClaren came with promises of increasing levels of communication between Newcastle United and the supporters.

For many seasons, the Toon Army were critical of Mike Ashley and his lack of spending and also his reluctance to publicly speak about his control of the club. On the final day of last season, he gave an unprecedented interview in which he promised to invest and also spoke of his future aims for the club.

He kept his word in terms of increasing levels of spending – with Newcastle being more active in the summer transfer window than they have been in many many years.

Still, it has been a disappointing start to the season for Newcastle United – albeit with a very tricky opening set of fixtures.

One notable change since the start of the season has been the introduction of regular emails from the manager to supporters of the club. Steve McClaren has created several ‘open letters’ in an attempt to keep fans in the loop.

At the moment, it seems like a weekly occurrence.



Following McClaren’s latest ‘open letter’, in which he apologised to fans for the recent derby day defeat, Alan Shearer took to Twitter to voice his own opinion of this new approach…

He has a point. We are sure fans would much rather do the talking on the pitch.

Last month Shearer sent a Tweet about McClaren, giving him a hilariously sly dig after the team’s home defeat to Watford.

What do you think of McClaren’s decision to send regular open letters?



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