Sheffield United fans react on Twitter as Sheffield Wednesday hold talks with Steve McClaren

Maccabi Tel Aviv's Scottish assistant coach Steve McClaren looks on ahead of the UEFA Europa League Group A football match between Maccabi Tel and Villarreal at the Netanya Municipal...

Sheffield United host rivals Sheffield Wednesday at Bramall Lane next month.

Maccabi Tel Aviv's Scottish assistant coach Steve McClaren looks on ahead of the UEFA Europa League Group A football match between Maccabi Tel and Villarreal at the Netanya Municipal...

News that Sheffield Wednesday have held talks with Steve McClaren is going down well with fans of Sheffield United.

The Sheffield Star reports that McClaren - who has had little success since winning the league with FC Twente seven years ago - spoke to Owls chairman Dejphon Chansiri earlier this week.

And while there is no suggestion the 56-year-old will be offered the chance to succeed Carlos Carvalhal at Hillsborough, the chance to rib their rivals is one which Sheffield United supporters were never going to miss.

Carlos Carvalhal manager of Sheffield Wednesday looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bolton Wanderers and Sheffield Wednesday at Macron Stadium on October 14, 2017 in...

Here's what they are saying on Twitter...

McClaren - who had notable spells as manager of England, Newcastle United and Wolfsburg - was sacked by Derby County in March after a disappointing second spell there, and spent the past few months working as Maccabi Tel Aviv's coaching consultant.

Should the 56-year-old take over at Sheffield Wednesday, one of his first games in charge would be against Sheffield United at Bramall Lane on Friday 12th January.

Would McClaren be a better appointment for Wednesday than Carvalhal was?

Sheffield United fans celebrate after the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield United and Barnsley at Bramall Lane on August 19, 2017 in Sheffield, England.

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