McClaren poised to take Derby job

Former England boss Steve McClaren is set to be confirmed as the new manager of Sky Bet Championship club Derby.

Last Updated: 30/09/13 at 15:42 Post Comment

Steve McClaren: Set to be named new Derby manager

Steve McClaren: Set to be named new Derby manager

Press Association Sport understands the 52-year-old's appointment will be announced on Monday afternoon.

McClaren will replace Nigel Clough, who was sacked on Saturday in the wake of a 1-0 derby defeat at Nottingham Forest.

His arrival at Pride Park will mark the completion of a circle for the man who guided Middlesbrough to Carling Cup glory and FC Twente to the Dutch title.

McClaren played for Derby and returned to make his name as a coach with the Rams under Jim Smith before getting his big chance at Manchester United.

McClaren, who was in charge of England for 18 months after succeeding Sven-Goran Eriksson in 2006, has been working as first-team coach at QPR since July.


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