Newcastle boss Steve McClaren sends Pavel Srnicek best wishes after heart attack

Pavel Srnicek
Pavel Srnicek

Head coach Steve McClaren has voiced his support for former Newcastle keeper Pavel Srnicek as he fights for his life after suffering a cardiac arrest.

The 47-year-old is currently in an induced coma in his native county after collapsing while out running.

Srnicek remains a fans favourite on Tyneside and his family has been inundated by best wishes from fans, and McClaren added his during his pre-match press conference on Tuesday afternoon.

He said: "It's sad news, sad news. What a character - I remember him and he is really, really well-liked and loved by the Newcastle fans.

"People have sent me through some great stories about him and his love for the club, and it's a real shame. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends, everybody who surrounds him, and we just hope for a recovery for Pavel."

Srnicek, a 49-times-capped Czech Republic international, remains in a critical but stable condition.