Newcastle’s board are weighing up their next move as doubts over Steve McClaren’s future continue. The 54-year-old is under increased pressure following Saturday’s 3-1 home defeat to Bournemouth in the Premier League, with the club’s directors holding talks without their manager on Monday. That result left Newcastle in the relegation zone with 10 matches to play, one point behind 17th-placed Sunderland, with McClaren’s tenure as manager yielding just seven wins in all competitions all season. Six of those victories have come in the league but only two of them – against West Ham and West Brom – have been in the last 12 matches. McClaren is understood to have taken the training today.