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

New Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren

New Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren

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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.