The Englishman, though, has been linked with a move to Newcastle in the summer, with The Daily Star claiming earlier this month that the Magpies are confident of convincing him to succeed John Carver at St. James’ Park.
Former Tottenham Hotspur and Queens Park Rangers boss Redknapp has suggested that McClaren has a tough decision to make in the summer, but he has highlighted a factor which could help get the Newcastle fans behind him.
“At Derby he is the established man, the boss and he has put his stamp on the place,” the 68-year-old wrote in The Sun last week.
“At St.James’ Park a few managers have found it tough there in recent years and it never seems a settled place. Geordies live for their football too and can turn on a manager quite quickly…
“One factor which will come into play is that Steve is a North East lad. I believe he still has a house up that way.”
Alan Pardew found it tough to get the support of the Newcastle fans during his time at St. James’ Park, and his successor Carver is struggling to convince the supporters that he is the man to take the team forward.
McClaren has done a remarkable job at Derby over the past two or so years, and he seems to have the fans behind him.
Newcastle are one of the biggest clubs of England and managing them is a dream for many managers.
However, if McClaren does take Derby back to the Premier League, then it will be a big decision for him to leave the surroundings he knows best and move to a club where fans demand a lot.