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Derby County 'miracle worker' makes headlines in Germany's biggest newspaper

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Former England boss Steve McClaren inspired Derby County to a comeback against Ipswich Town on Tuesday night.

Steve McClaren made his return to football management this week with Derby County where he replaced Nigel Clough, sacked at the weekend.

Previous to his appointment he had been working under Harry Redknapp in a short-term role at QPR, having left Dutch side FC Twente last season.

He was in the stands as his new Derby side took on Ipswich at Pride Park, but a whirlwind start saw them go 3-1 down after just 14 minutes.

If McClaren needed to learn just what he was up against with the Rams, the defensive frailties in his side were quickly apparent, and they went 4-1 down before the break.

He had seen enough. At half-time he went into the dressing room, as the BBC politely put it: "To tell the side what he thought."

Whatever he said worked, because Derby fought back with three second half goals to claim a welcome 4-4 draw with captain Craig Bryson scoring a late equaliser.

While McClaren takes charge of his first official game at the weekend, his role in Derby's second half revival has widely been applauded.

No more so than in Germany, where he is known for a brief ill-fated spell with Wolfsburg.

Germany's biggest newspaper Bild runs the headline: 'Ex-Wolfsburg soccer coach creates miracle'

They wrote: 'Steve McClaren astonishes the whole of England! A crazy comeback in the Football League. The curious thing is, at this time he was not even managing the team."

Perhaps McClaren should quit now - while his stock is high and before it gets worse!

Derby fans how do you feel about McClaren? 

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