Karren Brady comments on Steve McClaren dismissal

West Ham United Vice Chairman Karren Brady during the Olympic Stadium press conference

Steve McClaren was sacked as the Derby County manager earlier this month.

Karren Brady

West Ham United vice-chairman Karren Brady has shared her opinion on Steve McClaren in her football diary in The Sun.

McClaren was sacked as the Derby manager earlier this month following a run of disappointing results in the Championship.

The 55-year-old was relieved of his duties at the Rams five months after he was reappointed and 17 months after he was dismissed for the first time.

West Ham vice-chairman Brady has shared her opinion on McClaren and Derby’s decision to sack him.

“The umbrella is rolled up and Steve McClaren heads out of Derby, his ninth job as a manager,” Brady wrote in her football diary in The Sun. “That includes 16 months with England when he was dubbed Wally with the Brolly.

“Why does he keep landing plum jobs? Twente and Derby came back for more, on the off-chance he might deliver. He didn’t.

“I’m told he’s a top coach and a bit of a charmer. No doubt the queue to employ him will be extended. Isn’t he a lucky old Wally?”

McClaren is a very good coach, but he does not seem to have much luck at the moment.

The former Middlesbrough manager failed to make an impact at Newcastle United in the 2015-16 season and then got sacked by Derby.

The Englishman does have a good reputation, and perhaps there will be a few clubs chasing his signature soon.

McClaren is good enough to manage a club in the Premier League, but perhaps his next job would be in mainland Europe.

Derby manager Steve McClaren

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