Steve McClaren Could Leave Derby In Next 24 Hours

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.

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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?

Comments welcome.

74 comments so far

  • BandB

    May 21, 2015 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #1

    Wait until they sack him and then tell him the wage offer isn’t what it was two weeks ago. That’s what you get for turning Mike down.
    Another brilliant triumph for the Toon!

    Anyone would think from the propaganda coming out this week that the opposition that needs to be put in its place on Sunday isn’t West Ham United, but AshleyOut.

    The figure we should be focussing on is 1-0.

    Not 52000.

  • stan anderson

    May 21, 2015 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #2

    The Messiah is coming to save us hahahaha.
    Ashley OOT.

  • Average_Contents

    May 21, 2015 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #3

    The brightside being if he is appointed he’s not a sacked league one chancer, just a sacked championship chancer 😉

    It’s a step up in the slugs eyes.

    “look what we’ve give you”

    They get clement we get the leftover shit.

    Thanks Mike.

    You couldn’t make it up.

  • Ron Knee

    May 21, 2015 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #4

    Think positive: at least McClaren is familiar with the Championship.

  • GenralHez

    May 21, 2015 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #6

    Carver should try and act like a man, admit he is out of his depth and resign.

    If he is genuine about supporting the Toon and a real fan he would go and bury his head in the sand somewhere else.


  • Ron Knee

    May 21, 2015 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #7

    “I want my unwarranted optimism back”. Brilliant!

  • lochinvar

    May 21, 2015 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #8

    So by my reckoning McClaren can start the job on Saturday.

    Just like the transfer deadline Sky can show him riding up the A1 on his zebra to save the day

    Hurrah !

  • davetoon

    May 21, 2015 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #9

    Tbf Carver shouldnt have to resign. Any club ir business worth their salt would have sacked him a long time ago.

    WTF does Charnley do all day? Fcuk Man I want his job. Does nought all year except sell a couple of players. Hes just JFK without the embarrassing outbursts

  • GenralHez

    May 21, 2015 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #10

    It is truly a sad day when talk of McClaren as a manager / coach at the Toon is seen as an improvement on what we have; unfortunately the tea lady is busy next year so we had to look elsewhere. We could have look at Clegg or Miliband, they have proved they are consummate failures but all of which could be seen as an improvement on Carver.

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 21, 2015 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #11

    Club sources have denied rumours of a training ground punch up between Cisse and Jaanmatt !

  • Ron Knee

    May 21, 2015 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #12

    Where’s that from, Jail?

  • lochinvar

    May 21, 2015 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #13

    Clearly Carver will now keep his job if he has fired up the players to fight each other in training.
    Maybe Ashley could loan Carver to Derby as they need an experienced Premier league Coach who can match their ambitions !

  • manxpie

    May 21, 2015 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #14

    The more i hear of carver the more i think he’s bought a book on management the David Brent one unfortunately

  • BandB

    May 21, 2015 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #16

    From Carver’s West Ham press conference.

    “When we came in to train it was so lively I was convinced I was right to have given them two days off.
    “In fact, it was really near to the knuckle at times, and that was great.
    “We got all the Under-21 players and all the senior players together – and it got quite lively.”

    Sounds like a bit of rough and tumble going on among our injury-hit squad.
    “And that was great.”

  • Ron Knee

    May 21, 2015 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #17

    Thanks, Chris.

  • Ron Knee

    May 21, 2015 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #18
  • BandB

    May 21, 2015 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #19

    Can’t wait for Sunday when Janmaat is sent off for a needless ankle tap on Cisse in added time and Sissoko sees red for scything Jack Colback in half when he’s a yard off the pitch.

  • Ibizatoon

    May 21, 2015 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #20

    Just realised who it is John Carver reminds me of.

    Patches O’Houlihan

    “If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball”

  • davetoon

    May 21, 2015 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #21

    no point even watching the newcastle game on Sunday, just watch the Hull game with a stiff drink

  • BandB

    May 21, 2015 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #22


    On a losing streak?
    Tensions running high?
    Teacher lost his rag?
    Right lads!

  • hibbit

    May 21, 2015 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #23

    if you have to go to the game please DON’T WEAR WONGA thank you

  • Ibizatoon

    May 21, 2015 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #24

    BandB…I have to say, I admire the approach of taking a bunch of players who clearly don’t respond to being under pressure, and then piling more pressure on them.

    It’s make or break, I wonder which way it will work out? I don’t wonder really, in case the sarcasm wasn’t clear.

    This is Patches O’Houlihan saying “Take care of your balls, and they’ll take care of you.”

  • geordiesteve520

    May 21, 2015 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #25

    Funniest thing about that Mag article is that former blog muckraker Cwarr07 gets named and shamed. haha

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    May 21, 2015 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #26

    Should the club look to sign any players good enough for the champions league if the club cannot realistically make it there?

  • BandB

    May 21, 2015 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #27

    Come lads.
    Cheer up.
    We may swing on Sunday.
    But if we pray hard, it might only be life in prison.
    Gallows humour is our style.

    The sun is shining. Take a walk in the woods.
    Grab a stick. Knock the head off every flower you pass.
    (Legal disclaimer…Damaging flora may be in breach of statute and local bye-laws.)
    Always look on the bright side of life….

    happy blogging.

  • dave 1961

    May 21, 2015 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #28

    We need a now, you just could not make this up, instead of bringing in new fresh ideas, we start out on the same old failure, not be long before the happy clappers reappear with the give him time, hes the best we could get crap.

  • Ibizatoon

    May 21, 2015 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #29

    “you’ll see it’s all a show, keep ’em laughing as you go, just remember that the last laugh is on you, and…..”

  • Ibizatoon

    May 21, 2015 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #30

    dave…The current wesbite works for me. Take away the cause and you’ll get a different effect naturally.

  • Offkey

    May 21, 2015 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #31

    Carver balls this week

    Question – will MA be at WHU game?
    (Carver) “To be honest, I don’t really know.

    “What I will say is that before every game he has spoken to me and wished me all the best, gave me his backing one hundred per cent and that was encouraging for me.”


    “There is no need for me to have a conversation with Mike, because Mike entrusted in Lee to make the conversation.

    “What I have had is more conversations with Lee Charnley than I have with any of my family.”

  • Ibizatoon

    May 21, 2015 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #32

    Offkey…That’s another odd one. He can handle the pressure though.

  • lesh

    May 21, 2015 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #33

    From the Chron…..

    ‘……Newcastle – who insist that John Carver is very much head coach and not a caretaker or interim boss – will hold talks with the Geordie coach next week’

    Who the hell talks to the press up there? Carver’s embarrassing enough but whoever’s given out that statement ought to be shot!

    He IS HC? What message does that give out? Carver’ll take it as an endorsement of his gallant attempts to keep us up and the public at large will see it in the same way.

    Under the circumstances, I’d have thought, nay hoped that a simple ‘No comment’ would be enough.

    But no, no. That’s not enough is it.

    The Club’s up to its neck in clarts and these daft gits start making waves!

    The whole business is a shambles and to think that Carver wheels out the backroom staff to show who’ll be in line for the sack when we go down….. Disgraceful!

    No if he’d said that him and the rest of his crew would get the boot if we survive, that would’ve really driven the lads to win!

    And to further whip things uo, the Mag’s speculating that Llambias and that ex SD finance director (as in Rangers) could be parachuted in to replace Penfold and Irving.


  • BandB

    May 21, 2015 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #34


    If they had any intention of changing anything they would have been saying so now.
    But they are so used to the fans accepting one-sided deals, they don’t feel they need to.
    They are the Daleks!
    They are Invincible!
    Exterminate! Ex-ter-min-ate!

  • jayphoto

    May 21, 2015 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #35

    we live on the edge of derbyshire and surrounded by Derby fans! They all reckon clement is a done deal and the Derby board were counting on Mclaren taking up the Newcastle offer so theyd get rid AND get compensation but now Schteve has nailed his colours to the mast theyve got to take action as Clement is the fan they want to take them forward! Its to do with how the young stars notabley hughes and bennett haven’t progressed in last 6 months!
    If our board has anything about them they won’t go running to a man that twice said no to stay at a club in the league below…

  • kevymartins

    May 21, 2015 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #36

    @Ibiza I wouldn’t mind Carver being squashed by a piano or whatever it was like Patches O’Houlihan.

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    May 21, 2015 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #37

    So you now own the club. How do you run it?
    Simple question to those who reckon they know how it should be done. Should the club look to sign any players good enough for the champions league if the club cannot realistically make it there?

  • kevymartins

    May 21, 2015 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #38

    @Blackley That’s simple. Stop selling the best players and get a proper manager.

    You think we would be in this boat if we had Debuchy/Cabaye/Demba Ba an others in our team perhaps Remy, Lacazette?

    We probably wouldn’t be in this boat if we had perch guthrie and simpson ffs

  • BandB

    May 21, 2015 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #39

    Nust has a plan…..

    Nice to see some thinking going on and worth reading.

    Now, where’s that pesky Fans’ Forum got to?

  • Ibizatoon

    May 21, 2015 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #40

    Jay…Looks like you’re working on material for my book! 🙂

    Kevy…Wasn’t it a luck of the irish slot machine sign? I’d settle for a SD sign.


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