Newcastle chairman Mort unhappy with fans pressure on Allardyce
Newcastle United chairman Chris Mort has hit out at impatient fans for heaping pressure on manager Sam Allardyce.
Mort, like Allardyce, is frustrated by the lack of patience shown at a club which has become a by-word for underachievement but he can understand it in the context of the disappointments which have littered the club's recent history.
"It struck me, even after drawing at Middlesbrough and beating Bolton away for the first time in ages, that there was lots of negativity around," he said. "Lots of people are clearly waiting to see where this club is going and, because there were a lot of unsatisfied people around last season, people are perhaps looking to judge it even quicker this season."