Stan Collymore: Newcastle should move for this ex-Forest manager

Steve McClaren

Former Liverpool and Aston VIlla striker Stan Collymore says that Derby County manager Steve McClaren would be a good fit for Newcastle United.

Former Liverpool and Aston VIlla striker Stan Collymore has suggested in the Bleacher Report that Newcastle United should appoint Steve McClaren as their manager in the summer.

John Carver is the current head coach of Newcastle, but he will be in that position only until the end of the season.

Meanwhile, McClaren is in charge of Championship outfit Derby County, who missed out on the playoffs this season.

Collymore believes that the former Nottingham Forest and Middlesbrough manager would be suitable for the Magpies.

“For McClaren, it's simple: Expect a call soon from Newcastle United, whether they're in the Premier League or the Championship,” the 44-year-old wrote in the Bleacher Report.

“He's a good coach who can get the best out of individuals and the team, and I think it's time for Mike Ashley to give him a call and add a bit of stability to his club.”

McClaren has done a good job at Derby over the past two seasons, but he has failed to lead them back to the Premier League.

In the 2013-14 campaign, the Rams reached the Championship playoffs final, while this season, they narrowly missed out on a top-six finish.

But the way Derby collapsed in the second half of this season would have raised doubts among many. McClaren failed to arrest the slide, although injuries to key players did not help his cause.

However, if Newcastle do get relegated from the Premier League, then McClaren is someone that club owner Mike Ashley should consider for the managerial position.

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