McClaren objective is silverware – and top-eight Premier League finishes

New Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren
New Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren

Steve McClaren says that one of his “primary objectives” is to end Newcastle United’s long wait for silverware.

Appoiinted tonight on a three-year contract, replacing John Carver at St James’s Park, McClaren told nufc.co.uk: “There’s a lot of work to do, but the club has made it clear about wanting success and I would not have come here if I didn’t believe they were serious.

“This club has waited far too long to win a trophy. That’s one of my primary objectives here.

“I’ve already won trophies as a manager, and a club the size of Newcastle United should be winning cups and finishing in the top eight in the Premier League.

“I’m determined to give the supporters of Newcastle United a team they can be proud of. The hard work starts now.”

Newcastle last secured major silverware in 1969.