Newcastle ready to grow, says Cathro
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.