Steve McClaren would cost Newcastle United £2m in compensation if they decided to go for him in the summer.

The Telegraph report that the Derby County manager would attract that compensation package if United decided he is the ideal candidate for the job.

McClaren signed a new three contract only last summer and is highly thought of at Pride Park.

The former England manager got his first coaching break at Derby back in 1995 as assistant to Jim Smith, winning instant promotion to the Premier League.

McClaren built a strong reputation as a coach and on the back of that landed the job as assistant to Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United.

Derby look destined for the play-offs and whilst promotion to the Premier League would surely rule out any move to Tyneside, failure to do so would potentially make any Newcastle move for him attractive…depending on the job description Mike Ashley might give him.

Typical of Mike Ashley, a compenation package of £2m would even see the Newcastle United owner out in front, having nanked a reported £3m from Crystal Palace for the services of Alan Pardew.

  • Stevie Aces Renforth

    Least he is a proper manger not like Carver

  • geordieladdo

    Sadly it doesn’t really matter who comes in as head coach / manager / chief BS’er…
    absolutely NOTHING is going to change. Same garbage every year. Same empty promises, same old lame excuses… where’s that transfer line these days?
    All the while he’s laughing his rather large man boobs off at it all. He’ll be handing out free ‘MUG’ tattoo vouchers with the season tickets next year…

  • Paul Patterson

    £2m for an actual qualified Manager, or yes man who will toe the party line – for FREE?
    I can see what’s going to happen next season . .

  • michaelhodg67

    Doubt fcb will spend 2 mil when carver the yes man is free and I can’t see much money been spent in the window either relegation candidates next season

  • DonDickson

    Please don’t let this happen the blokes a muppet

  • Stephen Walton

    So after receiving compo for Pardew he’s still up on the deal!

  • stepaylor

    as many have said below, NO WAY will Ashley pay for a manager when there are free ones around. Remy Garde supported by Carver is an almost certainty in my opinion

  • Alistair Moir

    McClaren’s a non starter. What Ashley needs is a compliant doormat, a dirt-cheap, ambition-free stooge who is never going to take us anywhere near those awkward European places or god forbid, a cup final. He already has his man.