The former Newcastle United manager is reportedly interested in taking charge of Rotherham United.
It has been reported by the British newspaper that McClaren has made contact with Rotherham regarding the vacant managerial role at the AESSEAL New York Stadium.
The Englishman is without a managerial job at the moment, having been sacked as the Newcastle boss in March.
McClaren was dismissed by the Magpies following a run of poor results in the Premier League, with the North-East club eventually getting relegated to the Championship.
It has now been reported by The Daily Mail that the former Derby County boss wants the Rotherham job.
However, according to the report, “that contact is not expected to develop into anything stronger”.
“McClaren, who would have been the Millers' most high-profile manager since Emlyn Hughes in the 1980s had he ended up in the New York Stadium dugout, will now wait for another opportunity to come up as he aims to repair a reputation that was badly damaged during his nine-month stay in the north east,” added the report in The Daily Mail.
McClaren is a very good coach, but his reputation as a manager has taken a hit.
Under the former England boss, Derby suffered a stunning collapse in the final weeks of the 2014-15 Championship season and failed to finish in the playoffs.
Despite signing some good players in the summer of 2015, the 55-year-old failed to do anything of note at Newcastle and was a key figure in the Magpies’ failure to retain their Premier League status for the 2016-17 campaign.
It is interesting that McClaren is (reportedly) interested in Rotherham. The Millers narrowly escaped relegation to League One this past season, and they are expected to struggle for survival yet again during the 2016-17 campaign.
Perhaps McClaren has realised that he is not going to get a job at a top club anytime soon.