Newcastle boss believes they need three windows to fly high

Newcastle manager Steve McClaren believes the club need ‘three transfer windows’ to improve their fortunes, according to the Guardian.

The former England boss is under pressure in the North East after a dismal start to the season, with the club winless during the opening eight fixtures and bottom of the Premier League.

Despite spending around £50m in the summer, the Magpies had recorded their worst ever start to a Premier League season.

‘You’ve got to say it will take a long time, three transfer windows, to get it right.’

The likes of Aleksandar Mitrovic, Giorgino Wijnaldum, Chancel Mbemba and Florian Thauvin have arrived over the summer for big money.

Ex-Middlesbrough, Wolfsburg and FC Twente coach McClaren believes the new arrivals ‘are going to be really good players for us, without a shadow of a doubt.’

‘But the next window is going to be very important.’

McClaren had been under pressure to convince the Toon Army he is the right man to turn their fortunes around, having been unable to lead Derby County to the Premier League last term.

However, the Magpies sensationally beat Norwich 6-2, with Giorgino Wijnaldum scoring four times.

The St. James’ Park outfit stayed up last year despite flirting with relegation, beating West Ham 2-0 on the final day of the season to ensure survival while under the stewardship of John Carver.