Former Derby midfielder appalled at Nigel Clough dismissal, reacts on Twitter

Former Nottingham Forest attacker Nigel Clough has been sacked as the Sheffield United manager, much to the dismay of former Derby County star Robbie Savage.

Former Derby County and Leicester City midfielder Robbie Savage has taken to social networking site Twitter to criticise Sheffield United’s decision to sack Nigel Clough.

Clough has been dismissed by the League One outfit following a season in which they failed to get promoted to the Championship, as announced on the club’s official website.

Under the Englishman this campaign, the Blades reached the semi-finals of the League Cup, but they finished fifth in League One and failed to gain promotion through the play-offs.

The news of the sacking of the 49-year-old has come as a surprise to many, including Savage, who has hit out at United for their decision.

Clough replaced David Weir at Bramall Lane in October 2013 with United in the League One relegation zone.

The Blades finished seventh in the league table in the 2013-14 season and reached the semi-finals of the FA Cup.

Former Nottingham Forest attacker Clough started his managerial career at Burton Albion in 1998, where in 2008-09 he led them from the Conference Premier into League Two.

Clough joined Derby in January 2009, following in the footsteps of his late father, Brian, but the Rams failed to reach the Championship playoffs and he was sacked in September 2013.

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