Report: Former Newcastle United manager Steve McClaren rejected by two Championship clubs

Newcastle manager Steve McClaren looks dejected

The ex-Newcastle United boss has been out of work since leaving St. James' Park in March.

Newcastle manager Steve McClaren looks dejected

Steve McClaren has only been out of football for a little over two months after being sacked by Newcastle United, but the former England head coach has already been rejected by two Championship clubs, according to the Chronicle.

McClaren spent just nine months in charge at St. James' Park after leading the club to just six wins from 28 matches as well as suffering an ignominious Capital One Cup defeat at home to Sheffield Wednesday and being knocked out of the FA Cup in the third round by Watford.

The former Derby County coach was dismissed following a hugely damaging 3-1 home defeat to promoted Bournemouth in March, and under his successor Rafael Benitez the Magpies nearly pulled off an incredible late escape.

Newcastle manager Steve McClaren looks dejected

McClaren's reputation, which he built at Middlesbrough in the early 2000s, has suffered in England in recent years due to unsuccessful stints as head coach of the national side and Nottingham Forest, and Derby's astonishing collapse from promotion favourites to missing out on even a play-off spot in 2014-15.

It look as though the 55-year-old has accepted that he will have to look below the Premier League for his next job after his failure at Newcastle, but the Chronicle claims that he has already had interest knocked back from two Championship clubs.

Newcastle manager Steve McClaren

The paper suggests that he was rebuffed by Cardiff City when he approached the Welsh club about replacing Russell Slade, and also claims that he has been rejected by Rotherham United as they search for a replacement for Neil Warnock.

It would appear as though McClaren's success with Middlesbrough is no longer enough for the former England boss to be seen as an attractive proposition in England.

Despite his success in leading Twente to their first ever Eredivisie title in 2010, the formerly esteemed coach's stock has fallen, and it will be interesting to see where his eventual next move takes him.

Newcastle manager Steve McClaren

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