Alan Shearer must have thought he’d seen everything in football, until that is the Steve McClaren farce which saw the serial failure appointed by Derby County on Wednesday afternoon.

After the sacking of former Newcastle assistant Nigel Pearson, McClaren has been brought in to try and turn around a nightmare start to the season, which has left Derby in twentieth place in the table, level on points with Aston Villa.

Alan Shearer says that ‘only in football’ would you get:

Derby County sacking Steve McClaren because he didn’t get them promoted to the Premier League, Steve McClaren then getting a job in the Premier League only to engineer Newcastle United’s relegation, then Derby County to go back and re-hire Steve McClaren, who they sacked for failing!

It just shows, that no matter what a mess they make of things, English managers such as McClaren, Allardyce and Bruce will always get a job somewhere else.

Alan Shearer:

“Club 1 sacked for not getting promoted.

“Club 2 sacked as getting relegated.

“Club 1 re-hire sacked manager.

“Really?! Only in football. #DCFC “