There’s a Telegraph report out that Derby manager Steve McClaren could be leaving the Midlands club within the next 24 hours, after talks with the owners apparently have not gone well.
Steve McClaren – could be leaving Derby County
Steve made it very clear at the end of the season that he wanted to stay at Derby County, and he even turned down Newcastle’s offer to come in and manage the side for the last three games of the season.
That would suggest he wouldn’t take the Newcastle job if the Tyneside club were relegated this season.
But with Newcastle’s status being decided on Sunday, the stage could be set for Newcastle to appoint McClaren after Sunday’s game as their new head coach.
The former England manager was apparently the club’s first choice for the position, and it was thought that the current coaching staff would remain in place.
But there are at least a couple of problems with this after what has happened this year.
One is that McClaren would be willing to work under Ashley’s tight financial controls and his tendency to sell our best players at any time – which have ben shown not to work – especially this season.
If Ashley stays, then Newcastle fans want to see him change the way he runs the club – which has been simply disastrous this season.
And John Carver and the coaching staff have performed very poorly this year, and they are hardly top class.
It would be a very good time to bring in a new coach with their own coaching staff – and there are some good successful coaches available this summer.
If Steve McClaren comes in, it will mean there will be no changes in the way Newcastle are run – and that cannot be good.
What do you think?