Derby Will Fire McClaren And Replace Him With Paul Clement


There are various reports that Steve McClaren will be sacked imminently by Derby County, after having lengthy talks tonight – and this follows on from our story this morning when the Telegraph reported he could be gone in 24 hours – and Paul Clement the assistant manager at Real Madrid is set to replace him.

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Steve McClaren – will be fired by Derby County

McClaren will leave the Championship club probably announced tomorrow, following a meeting tonight with Chief Executive Sam Rush and incoming Chairman Mel Morris, and it appears the meeting was to inform Steve he would be fired.

Steve had Derby County in the Championship play-offs last May,  when they were beaten by 10 man QPR with a goal in the 90th minute by Bobby Zamora.

This season Derby,  after being well placed in the Championship until the end of February, then went 12 games with only two wins and were beaten at home in their last game 3-0 by lowly Reading and didn’t make the play-offs – dropping to 8th place with 77 points.

In the previous season they were 3rd with 85 points, so this season was a big disappointment for the Rams.

It seems that Derby were also tired of the continued link with Newcastle United, and the fact he was asked to join Newcastle after the Leicester disaster, and Steve has refused to distance himself from the Tyneside club.

Paul Clement, who is set to replace McClaren,  has also been linked with Newcastle, but it could be that Newcastle will now move to appoint McClaren as the head coach and he would be a safe and easy choice.

Steve was said to be Lee Charnley’s number one choice for the job, and the former England manager would accept working with the current coaching staff of John Carver and company, who have taken Newcastle to the brink of relegation, with just one point from the last ten games.

They have hardly covered themselves with glory this year, and there are now some real questions about their coaching abilities, but they still have five years left on their current contracts on Tyneside.

As Lee Charnley  and company should have found out by now  – the easy choice is not always a good one – and remember John Carver was the easy and safe choice in January.

But there again the Newcastle hierarchy don’t seem to learn from their mistakes, otherwise we would not be perilously close to relegation for a second time in six years.

We don’t think Steve McClaren with John Carver as assistant manager would be a good choice for Newcastle,  when there are so many talented and younger managers available.

It would simply perpetuate the failed policies of Billionaire owner Mike Ashley – and that means we will be mid-table at the very best – and we’ve fought against relegation twice in the last three seasons and could be relegated on Sunday if Hull beat Manchester United.

In the eight seasons with Mike Ashley owning the club, we have finished in the top ten only twice – 5th in 2012 and 10th last year – and we were relegated in 2009.

That’s a terrible record for a club as great as Newcastle United.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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50 comments so far

  • lochinvar

    May 21, 2015 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #1

    McClaren is sacked.
    He’s been spotted riding up the A1 on a Zebra and will be led into SJP by Chanley dangling a carrot in front of him at 2.59pm on Sunday.

    Brolly good show chaps.

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  • Average_Contents

    May 21, 2015 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #2

    Lochinvar (from two threads ago)

    Thanks for clearing the pie mystery up. Much appreciated.

    Is he in full body armour upon this zebra? Does he have a shield? Does he use the brolly for jousting 😀

    Wait, what. He will be the shield. For the slug.

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  • lochinvar

    May 21, 2015 at 10:35 PM

    Comment #3

    Benitez being considered for Real Madrid.
    Would we take Ancellotti ?

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  • NezzaNUFC

    May 21, 2015 at 10:35 PM

    Comment #4

    So lets work this out!

    Irvin and the other guy leaves Newcastle for another job!

    Ironically McClaren gets the sack days after!

    Wronga may pull out of the deal!

    Cisse and Janmaat having a cat fight!

    Paco signs a new deal!

    We maybe relegated on Sunday!

    And Average may go down for murder!

    What the f@ck is happening here?

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  • one fine day

    May 21, 2015 at 10:35 PM

    Comment #5

    He turned us down .
    If you believe the press he is the reason carver is still with us after the embarrassment of Leicester.
    No thanks .
    Rather take a punt on clement or an up and comer.
    does this mean we aren’t getting klopp then ? pmsl.
    Two scenarios for Sunday
    we loose and go down .
    we go for a win and potentially not only are safe but after the complete disaster we salvage a tiny last bit of dignity and finish ABOVE the unwashed.
    how has it come to this ?

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  • Mister Tuff

    May 21, 2015 at 10:36 PM

    Comment #6

    welsh /fool – yu may be confused about what a zebra is – think of it as a Newcastle United horse.

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  • Average_Contents

    May 21, 2015 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #7

    Can’t back out now nezza. Trust me it’ll be worth it….he says.

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  • NezzaNUFC

    May 21, 2015 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #8

    Average_Contents

    Iv’e got the spork and lube ready lol 😉

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  • one fine day

    May 21, 2015 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #9

    NEZZA
    wronga pulling out ?
    Have I missed something ? if so that’s the only decent news I have heard in a while.
    As for the rest you list it really is the big top on the hill ..I mean imagine following man city where big news is yaya getting upset over his birthday card not turning up.

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    May 21, 2015 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #10

    Poor Mclaren sacked by Derby and probably desperate for a job so he will come back with the begging bowl to find the contract we offered reduced and he will now need to keep Carver and Stone on as coaches…..

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  • Mister Tuff

    May 21, 2015 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #11

    Mclaren – never denied anything outright about coming to SJP.His last interview was along the lines of that he was committed to Derby – then he threw in the phrase “at this time”.
    As someone suggested earlier we need to start a McLaren out protest.
    He’s yesterdays man – please God they haven’t got him waiting in the wings.

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  • NezzaNUFC

    May 21, 2015 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #12

    If we survive relegation and McClaren steps into SJP I just hope fellow fans will turn against him ASAP!

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  • NezzaNUFC

    May 21, 2015 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #13

    one fine day

    I’m not a fan of Wronga but realistically if Wronga goes Sports Direct Arena returns.

    I’d rather have Wronga on our shirts than have SJP renamed again.

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  • NezzaNUFC

    May 21, 2015 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #14

    Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    I fear that your post is 100% certain to happen.

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  • one fine day

    May 21, 2015 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #16

    LEE CHRNLEY BUNGA PARTY@
    Will he accept zero hours though? I mean the close season will be quiet so he will get sent home early a fair bit.
    As for stone at least carver cleared up yesterday what stone actually fu@@ing does around the place …. basically his job is to open the door while john makes his churchchillian speeches

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  • NezzaNUFC

    May 21, 2015 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #17

    It gets even fckng wworse now! F@CKING WILLO IS BACK INTO THE FIRST TEAM AGAINST WHU!

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  • jane

    May 21, 2015 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #18

    I think Alex Neil the Norwich manager would be a good choice especially if we are relegated and Norwich lose the play-offs. he took Hamilton into the Scottish premier league and turned Norwich around straight away he started there. compensation might be an issue.

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  • welshgeordie9

    May 21, 2015 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #19

    You are so funny mister meldrew, please tell someone that cares, anyway time to bring back pardew.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 21, 2015 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #20

    Ha ha, excelleeent, how clever are we, McLaren is eventually sacked for being a disloyal and useless lying cnut. Good ol’ Mikey, he called their bluff. We made noises abawt keeping JC and they bottled it, we got ‘im for free. He’ll make a few good signings, Lascelles and Darlow were his all along, Carver and Stone are his pals and he doesn’t mind LLLLLLambias interfering at all, it’s all part of a successful model, if we can get tenth and a quarter final we’ve made progress.

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  • Average_Contents

    May 21, 2015 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #21

    Now I’ve posted a bad news article (McClaren) a good news article (wronga)

    Now ladies and gentlemen I present to you, for your viewing pleasure (eyeballs melting) last but by no means least. The schizophrenic honest john.

    Carver said on Thursday that the “fall-out” is over and Williamson is back in the fold with a place up for grabs against West Ham.

    He said: “I’ve shaken hands with Mike and that’s forgotten. I’m like that. I can fall out with someone one day and then be their best friend the next.”

    Sorry john you’ve got Schizophrenia.

    Long-time Toon assistant Carver has had fall-outs with players in the past – including an infamous incident at Newcastle Airport before a European trip under then-manager Sir Bobby Robson, when chairs were thrown in a row with Craig Bellamy.

    “Look at Craig Bellamy a few years ago,” he said. “That’s just the way I am. I don’t hold a grudge and that’s important. I’ll say what I have to say, as I did with Mike, but then I’ll clear the slate.”

    So your a bit of a schizophrenic twat then.

    Thanks honest john.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 21, 2015 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #22

    It doesn’t seem hard to set up a sacckmclaren.com site, I’m going to do it if he now gets the job !

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 21, 2015 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #23

    Just listening to Noel Gallagher’s Riverman again. Very nice.

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  • one fine day

    May 21, 2015 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #24

    NEZZA,
    Seeing that blue banner on our shirts makes me physically sick every time .
    Surely this is the time for Branston to make his move .
    as for renaming St James ?
    ash can do what he wants he knows even the council wont recognise it.
    #was.is.always will be St James park

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  • Average_Contents

    May 21, 2015 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #25

    I mean c’mon ffs. Look at that picture man.

    His face says it all. Gormless.

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  • welshgeordie9

    May 21, 2015 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #26

    Jail, there’s only 1 c in sack.

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  • NezzaNUFC

    May 21, 2015 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #27

    one fine day

    Branson should buy the club never mind shirt sponsor 😉

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  • banjax

    May 21, 2015 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #28

    So hopefully Ashley ignores his eye for a bargain and picks him up on the cheap. McClaren has shown his allegiance as far as Newcastle is concerned and would not be reliable.

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  • Average_Contents

    May 21, 2015 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #29

    Either that or he’s just shat his keks.

    Dirty b@stard.

    Nezza.

    Please don’t.

    I’ve already got a reputation of being in “gangs” on here.

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  • one fine day

    May 21, 2015 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #30

    AVERAGE CONTENTS,
    “Long-time Toon assistant Carver has had fall-outs with players in the past – including an infamous incident at Newcastle Airport before a European trip under then-manager Sir Bobby Robson, when chairs were thrown in a row with Craig Bellamy”

    Oh I read that thinking now they were the days ..I long for the days when we threw chairs at each other in airports on EUROPEAN TRIPS

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  • welshgeordie9

    May 21, 2015 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #31

    Williamson to score the winning goal against West Ham and will be our new hero.

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  • NezzaNUFC

    May 21, 2015 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #32

    SackCarverandCO.com

    McClarenout,nob,com

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 21, 2015 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #33

    I definitely would not take Ancelotti lochinvar mate. He’s not good enough for us. I mean what is his football experience to date really? We already have the maestro Johnny C. so why would we stoop to consider Ancelotti? No, it’s just not on.

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  • NezzaNUFC

    May 21, 2015 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #34

    LeeoutMAass.co.southenuk

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  • welshgeordie9

    May 21, 2015 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #35

    bringbackpardewallisforgiven.com.

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  • lochinvar

    May 21, 2015 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #36

    Nezza @4 and other bloggers tonight all on fire….so good it makes My Head Spin

    Which reminded me of the recording Colo made with the Ameobi brothers:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rYhdnrzCHo

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  • Belfast

    May 21, 2015 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #37

    So Derby where basically hoping to con us for 2 million, So they didn’t have to pay Stevie some compensation.

    Crafty sods lol

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 21, 2015 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #38

    squelsh,
    How can somebody voted player of the year last time round be a ‘new’ hero.
    I should have done a spell chek b4 spelin ball sack squelsh, beging me pardon.

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  • one fine day

    May 21, 2015 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #39

    NEZZA,
    27
    That’s what I meant by he makes his move .. name on shirt is just the start then gains more influence.
    If I was told on Monday your in the championship but Brans ton is buying out the slug lock stock n barrel I would take that in a flash
    The feelgood factor around the club alone would be like
    fu@king rocket fuel .

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  • welshgeordie9

    May 21, 2015 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #40

    Banthewordsyoucouldntmakeitup.com

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