Derby County Sack Manager Steve McClaren For Second Time


Derby County Sack Manager Steve McClaren For Second Time

Coach Steve McClaren has been sacked as Derby County manager for a second time.

This is coming just five months after he was reappointed back to the club.

Sitting on the 10th position in the Championship, Derby said they acted following a “significant, unexpected and persistent decline in results, team unity and morale”.

Club chairman Mel Morris said:

“We need a manager who shares our values and who is prepared to develop the team.”

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The Rams said they expect to make an announcement in relation to McClaren’s successor “in the next few days”.

Assistant manager Chris Powell and technical director Chris Evans have also resigned.

McClaren, Former England manager was reappointed by Derby in October 2016, 17 months after he was sacked.


The 55-year-old returned to replace Nigel Pearson, who left by mutual consent after less than five months.

Derby lost 3-0 away to second-placed Brighton on Friday and are 10 points off the play-off places.

Derby County Sack Manager Steve McClaren

Morris said:

“The Brighton game was so far from what we expect to see from those wearing a Derby County shirt.

“To ensure we are on the right path, it is important to put the building blocks in place so we can develop a team we can all be proud of.”

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McClaren was in charge for 26 Championship games during his second spell at Derby, winning 12 and losing eight.

So far, of the past nine league games Derby have won only one.

McClaren was first appointed in September 2013 on a two-and-a-half-year deal after sacking Nigel Clough.

His contract was terminated in May 2015 following “a thorough review of the 2014-15 season”.

In between his spells at Derby, McClaren managed Newcastle between June 2015 and March 2016, when he was sacked.