A report in The Daily Mail has claimed that the Magpies boss is intending to give his players plenty of time off over the coming days, including four days off from training this coming weekend from Friday to Monday.
With a number of Newcastle United players away on international duty, there was always likely going to be some tweaks to the training schedule, but given where the Magpies are in the Premier League and their recent poor run of form, some extra work on the training ground for whoever was left should probably be on the top of the agenda if they are to keep themselves out of relegation trouble.
And when the news was relayed to the fans on social media, they could not contain their anger:
“It’s just laughable now although as a fan it’s just not funny. Pathetic leadership from all sides. No other football club is run like this.”
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It looks like this is simply the latest act that won’t do a lot to calm the incredibly high tensions between the fans and the club at this moment in time.