I can learn from Newcastle United boss Steve McClaren says ex-Dundee United coach Ian Cathro

Newcastle United head coach Steve McClaren
Newcastle United head coach Steve McClaren

Ian Cathro is looking forward to the “challenge” of assisting Steve McClaren at Newcastle United.

The Scot – who has previously worked at Valencia and Rio Ave – will be formally revealed as new head coach McClaren’s No2 this week.

And the 28-year-old said: “This is something that can only prepare me even better for when the time comes (to become a manager).

“I’m incredibly excited by it and I just want to help out in any way I can.

“I wanted the challenge of working in a different league and English football is very different from Spanish football.

“I am also looking forward to working at a club which genuinely wants to push itself and grow, to get back to a real level of competition.

“Steve has worked abroad himself and he is an incredibly experienced coach and manager, an impressive man generally.

“I know I will learn a lot from him.”