“The mistake I made was that I compromised too much”
McClaren told BBC Radio Five Live’s Sportsweek: “I’m frustrated with my time at Newcastle and especially with the way it ended.
“I went in with my eyes open and I knew the situation I was getting myself into, but the mistake I made was that I compromised too much.
“You have to go in and lead and manage. I compromised too much especially early on, instead of saying, ‘we need this, we need this, we need this’.