McClaren’s Staff Taking Shape – Announcement Expected


There’s news on the Derby County web-site that Paul Simpson – Steve McClaren’s assistant manager at Derby County – will leave the club on July 1st and that prompts the question whether he will be joining Steve McClaren at Newcastle – and it certainly looks like it.

When Ian Cathro was rumored to be coming in as assistant manager, we wondered if that would be the case or whether Ian would come in as the first team coach – and that may be what happens.

Paul Simpson looks likely to be the assistant manager.

paul simpson and steve mccalren derby

Paul Simpson and Steve McClaren at Derby County

This is the Derby County statement about Paul Simpson.

Derby County wishes to this evening announce that Paul Simpson will depart from the club’s employment from 1st July 2015.

Simpson took up the position of First Team Coach in September 2013 following the arrival of Steve McClaren.

President & Chief Executive Sam Rush said: “Paul Simpson leaves Derby County with our thanks for his contribution to the club, both as a player and also on the coaching staff.

“We wish Paul every success for the future in his coaching career.”

As previously stated, announcements relating to new coaching staff appointments will be made in due course.

Now that it’s been made official the path is now clear for Steve McClaren to finally announce his coaching staff.

Maybe we will hear about that tomorrow – since the players report back to training on Wednesday

Here’s the article we wrote a couple of days ago about what the new coaching staff could be – and this is what we guessed at that time:

Steve McClaren – head coach

Paul Simpson – assistant manager

Ian Cathro – first team coach

Eric Steele – goalkeeping coach

Steve Black – fitness coach

Alessandro Schoenmaker – head of sports science

That would be an excellent coaching staff and one of the unknowns is whether Andy Woodman will stay on as the goalkeeping coach or whether Eric Steele will come in.

We think Eric will be the new goalkeeping coach at Newcastle.

It would be great if Newcastle can announce the new coaching team tomorrow.

Comments welcome.

Note: Congratulations to the England woman’s side on reaching the semi-finals of the World Cup – it could be an England – USA final.


147 comments so far

  • Tsunki

    Jun 28, 2015 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #1

    Ashley Out!

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  • JamesToon

    Jun 28, 2015 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #2

    Cathro will be assistant and Simpson will be coach I reckon

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jun 28, 2015 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #3

    Just needs to be sorted now. It hslas gone on wayyy too long

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  • croftus5678

    Jun 28, 2015 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #4

    sounds a great team !

    just a shame we dont have the quality players they need to show how good there coaching skills are ^^

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 28, 2015 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #5

    I want to see that in print on the club website. Along with a couple of pre season signings.

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  • Belfast

    Jun 28, 2015 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #6

    So maybe this was the hold up then waiting until Derby released him from his contract so we didn’t have to pay compensation ?

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  • croftus5678

    Jun 28, 2015 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #7

    @5 tsunki

    agree.

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 28, 2015 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #8

    agree with 5 & 7

    well said

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  • croftus5678

    Jun 28, 2015 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #9

    @6 lpc

    do you need a cuddle buddy ?
    seems like you need a bit of attention !

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 28, 2015 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #10

    Well maybe the club is actually going to yank a coaching coup out of it’s nether parts after all. Still even if it’s true I don’t regret giving them stick for dragging their heels. They deserve all the criticism they get. They made us this way.

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 28, 2015 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #11

    Croftus please don’t man. Not worth it.

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  • croftus5678

    Jun 28, 2015 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #12

    @12 tsunki

    aye fair enough

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  • microbar

    Jun 28, 2015 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #13

    nice staff but with the lack of any signings as the old saying says. You cannot polish a turd.

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 28, 2015 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #14

    Any possibility this coaching staff will not just be concerned with first team affairs? It would be good to think there was an agenda to get your grips with the academy and make sense of the development sides. Up to now the whole academy, u-21, reserves etc setup for me has been a joke. Sorry I know but there it is I said it. I never could see the point in a reserve league that produced s*d all.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jun 28, 2015 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #15

    Repost.
    Mister Tuff // Jun 28, 2015 at 7:28 PM

    Wow a lazy no news Sunday and suddenly all the loonies turn up.
    A scumbag will always be a scumbag.
    A tool will always be a tool.
    A thicko will always be a thicko.
    A mug will always be a mug.
    A knacker will always be a knacker.

    Their personalities are not variable dependent upon who they are a speaking to – althought mugs might want to believe that.

    A knacker will always be a knacker.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 28, 2015 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #16

    Isn’t it weird how this poster who ever he is must read the blog a lot so therefore must enjoy reading it as he doesn’t have to do it against his will, yet he seems intent on ruining it.

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  • croftus5678

    Jun 28, 2015 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #17

    @15 tsunki

    i dont think we have been too bad tbh ! compared to some we have been dire i agree but we have produced tavernier who would imo be an avg player in the prem if we had of kept him.

    rolando will imo be a top player.

    vukic an avg prem player.

    arma …who knows too early to tell but the promise is good so far.

    abied i dont know if you’d class him as ours but he’s avg prem imo.

    dummet again avg prem player.

    def not the best and far from it i agree but for a mid table prem team that we have been it aint that bad imo.

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  • croftus5678

    Jun 28, 2015 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #18

    so reports suggest we will find out if austin is coming in 2 weeks time ! but late that for a backup plan isnt it if we need a quality player ?

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  • optimistic prime

    Jun 28, 2015 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #19

    Maybe it’s raining in Benidorm or his bingo dabber has dried up, either way he’s a sad little man.

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 28, 2015 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #20

    Croftus Austin is on his honeymoon he got married yesterday

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  • croftus5678

    Jun 28, 2015 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #21

    @tfl

    aye so i read buddy just hope they have things lined up for a fast deal if it falls through.

    we dont want another we tried and by the time ….we missed out on ….blablabla

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 28, 2015 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #22

    We will be up shit creek if he says no so I know what you mean

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jun 28, 2015 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #23

    back on topic -if Wally gets that team in place – it looks very respectable indeed. No more questioning poor training/tactics.
    If they are as progressive as some think – blame will down to the players.

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  • dexter53

    Jun 28, 2015 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #24

    This blog has degenerated from a NUFC discussion forum to a troll infested cess pit. People banned then returning under new names to carry on where they left off. Ive had enough. Bye bye to the real fans. Grow up to the rest. Over and out.

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  • why oh why

    Jun 28, 2015 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #25

    Now the coaches are in place or soon will
    I expect us to start buying

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 28, 2015 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #26

    Croftus,
    As much as we all want to see the local lads and youth team make it here you can’t just declare that Tavernier would be an average PL player, if he was WBrom, Stoke etc would have taken a chance on him, as it happens only a poor championship club took that chance.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 28, 2015 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #27

    Coaches, you’d fit all our summer signings in a formula 1 car.

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  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    Jun 28, 2015 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #28

    Lol, Blackley making a return it seems! Maybe he was the troll all along?!!

    Anyway, these coaches better get announced soon man. Sick of waiting for something to happen.

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  • croftus5678

    Jun 28, 2015 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #29

    @31 jfa

    i didnt declare it buddy i said imo if he had stayed.

    i based it on simpson who was first choice at the time and how tav performed at the time in not looking out of place when played.

    and williamson is a prem player 😉 so is obertan 😉 ….i think we should give the ball boy a run in the first team on the basis that those 2 are prem players lol

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 28, 2015 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #30

    Croftus,
    There is a difference between comparing him to some of the dross we have still on contract, Willo and Obertan will not find PL clubs either, hence us being stuck with them.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 28, 2015 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #31

    Churnley,
    Are you blackley and all the other fcukin trolls

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 28, 2015 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #32

    Jail. No. No. 🙂

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 28, 2015 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #33

    Tsunki,
    I’ve been wi fi less all day, can you give me a brief history of what’s been happening.

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 28, 2015 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #34

    OK it appears Blackley may have got himself banned, don’t know. But the prime wum seems to indeed be jeff, ask belfast but twice he shot himself in the ass with double posts. He keeps creating new accounts and is feeding off the retorts to the bike comments he makes. I think we’ve all agreed to starve him of air, blow the sucker out the airlock if you like.

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 28, 2015 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #35

    As for Blackley he might just be taking a night off, but I think it’s pretty certain this character is not him.

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  • Average_Contents

    Jun 28, 2015 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #36

    Jfa

    Basically the’re all twats. Yep, I think that covers it.

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  • optimistic prime

    Jun 28, 2015 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #37

    It’s a bit of a head duck if you ask me.

    So Penfold is Jeff pretending to be Blackley but he’s also Jib Catchys pet lip and Rivierre?

    So who’s spellcheck?

    There’s a movie in there somewhere

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 28, 2015 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #38

    Oh yes I forgot, the other day when this idiot temporarily forgot which welshgeordie or job he was he posted the same thing twice and tried covering it up by doing that all night, but other posters spotted a “Pokat” post which quickly got taken down. Firing chaff, but not very well.

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  • sparky55

    Jun 28, 2015 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #39

    Ed…you can write a very simple script in your sign up that checks IP address’ and you can limit one registered blogger per IP address’ to stop these unwashed pubescent numpties from hacking into the blog.

    You can actually get a free patch for this on any open source blogs so half an hour invested now will save all this sh!te we’re having put up with.

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 28, 2015 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #40

    I tell you it’s like that film ‘Identity’ with John Cusack.

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