Steve McClaren is trying his level best to face Newcastle United next season but not having much luck.

Sacked by Newcastle after a disastrous 28 Premier League games in charge led to relegation, the former United boss has now been turned down by a second Championship club.

Earlier this month Cardiff City didn’t pursue any interest in Steve McClaren after he applied for the vacancy at the Welsh club.

Now it is being reported by the Press Association that Rotherham have made it clear they have no interest in taking on the one time England Manager. Neil Warnock has left after saving Rotherham from the drop to League One and McClaren was given an instant knockback after contacting the club.

It looked ridiculous at the time and the months that have passed since Steve McClaren was recruited by Newcastle haven’t exactly changed minds.

Mike Ashley first giving John Carver the job last January and he almost got Newcastle relegated, then giving it to serial failure Steve McClaren after having claimed to have searched the world for the very best person.

The fact they found the world’s best living on their doorstep and desperate for a job after being freshly sacked by a Championship club, tells you everything about why Newcastle United ended up in the Championship.

The arrival of Rafa Benitez reminding us of how a decent manager operates after the farce of having a series of yes men over the course of the previous five years, in the shape of Pardew, Carver and McClaren.

Now we just wait for Rafa to be confirmed as staying….

Descending into the depths of a candidate like McClaren once again, just doesn’t bear thinking about.

Monday brought news that John Carver was not one of those on the Aston Villa shortlist after he had applied for the job.