Derby County fans react on Twitter to Steve McClaren's sacking

Derby County have started their search for a new manager following Steve McClaren's spell in charge.

talkSPORT was among the sources to confirm the news that Derby County had decided to move on from having Steve McClaren as their manager, as they seek promotion into the Premier League over the course of next season.

McClaren drove the Rams close to going up but he wasn’t able to push the side into the top flight with play-off final defeat against QPR and the club missing out on the top six over their last two seasons.

Time will tell whether the Rams have made the right decision but they will now start a search for their new boss, who will have some very big decisions to make over the course of the summer in the build up to the new season.

The new boss has to quickly work out where he wants to improve the squad and the best way to take the side forward, as the club looks to get into a position where automatic promotion is a possibility.

A top two finish removes the lottery of the play-offs and is certainly something that a club of Derby’s size and stature should certainly be aiming for over the course of the next 12 months.

The new boss will also have to quickly identify the deadwood in the squad, which will help free up some space in terms of wages and give players leaving the best possible chance of finding another club quickly ahead of an important pre-season campaign for all parties concerned.

McClaren will be fine because he has the experience and quality to secure himself a very high profile and long term job in the near future with West Ham United, Newcastle United and Sunderland examples of Premier League clubs who could make moves for him.

Here’s what Derby fans made of the news on Twitter.

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