Derby County fans comment on Steve McClaren's Newcastle United sacking

Steve McClaren

Derby fans have no sympathy for their former manager after his latest sacking.


Derby County supporters made their feelings for their ex-manager Steve McClaren crystal clear on Twitter this afternoon.


He was sacked by Newcastle United in what was a dreadful first season for the 54-year-old on Tyneside, with the Magpies 19th in the Premier League table after winning just six of their 28 outings.


McClaren was also fired by the Rams last May after leading them to an eighth-placed finish in the Championship.


But there was a school a thought suggesting that persistent speculation linking him with Newcastle played a role in a poor end to the campaign, with County winning one of their last five matches to scupper their hopes of the playoffs.


He had long denied the United links during his time at the iPro Stadium, but took over at St James's Park less than a month after parting company with Derby.

McClaren took charge of Derby in 2013 and led them to the Championship playoff final that season, where they lost to Queens Park Rangers. 

He has been replaced on Tyneside by former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez, first reported by HITC Sport last week.

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