New­cas­tle ready to grow, says Cathro

The Herald - Sport - - FOOTBALL -

IAN CATHRO is rel­ish­ing the chal­lenge of play­ing his part in Steve McClaren’s New­cas­tle revo­lu­tion.

The for­mer Va­len­cia coach is ex­pected to be for­mally un­veiled as McClaren’s as­sis­tant at St James’ Park later this week, but has al­ready spo­ken about his rea­sons for ac­cept­ing a new chal­lenge on Ty­ne­side. Cathro told BBC Sport: “It’s a for­ward step to a dif­fer­ent type of football. Not stronger or weaker, dif­fer­ent.”

The Scot left be­hind a club which will play in the Cham­pi­ons League qual­i­fy­ing rounds, but he has no re­grets about do­ing so. He said: “Steve com­ing in has brought a fresh­ness and en­thu­si­asm to get the club back to where it should be.

“I’m con­vinced that it’s a club will­ing to grow and would be com­fort­able higher in the league. It’s now ready to do that.

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