The Telegraph is reporting today that Newcastle United will need to pay Derby £2M in compensation if they want to hire Steve McClaren as their new head coach at the end of the season.
Steve McClaren – will cost Newcastle £2M
And it’s going to be interesting in the summer because Sunderland will need to appoint a new coach, with Dick Advocaat having the job only through the end of the season.
But if Advocaat does well, like beating Newcastle and keeping the Black Cats in the Premier League, he may get an extension to his current short-term contract.
McClaren’s contact still two years to run this summer, but Newcastle will only make an approach to Derby if they are still in the Championship next season – it’s hard toi think that Steve would leave after he’s got them into the top English division.
But Newcastle owner Mike Ashley doesn’t like to pay out money, he just likes taking it in, so it will be interesting to see what happens in the summer, if Derby do fail to get promoted to the Championship.
There are much better coaches than Steve McClaren who will be available for nothing and out of contract in the summer, and they include Remi Garde and Thomas Tuchel.
Both those coaches would seem to be good appointments for Newcastle, but it depends on whether they are willing to work under the constraints placed on them by owner Mike Ashley.
Steve McClaren is like John Carver and would be an easy choice for Newcastle, and both would gladly accept the restrictions to get the Newcastle job this summer.
In fact, if Steve gets the job it’s almost odds on that John Carver will be his assistant manager.
We are hoping for a better coach than either John Carver or Steve McClaren this summer.
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